I didn’t think I would take photos and I don’t know if I will continue, but here goes…….
Month 1 (5 weeks to be exact). No physical changes other than uber sore boobs and shock from finding out I’m pregnant.
Month 2 Sorry, bathroom photo.
Month 3 (13 weeks I think) Sorry, dark photo.
Month 4 Right after a run so I’m bit sweaty.
It probably doesn’t show it, but I do FEEL like I’ve become a huge whale already. I’ve put on a few kilos, but I think it’s mainly all in the thighs/buttocks/face…not so much around the belly. Although, last week at my yoga class one student said “Your stomach and boobs are bigger.” of course to me that sounds like “You’re getting fatter!” Argh, this isn’t easy for me and I’m only 4 months into this journey! As of tomorrow, I’m officially 4 months (18 weeks) and every day I wish I was a day older. I just can’t wait for this pregnancy to be over. SO far……still not enjoying this in the least bit and I don’t understand when mothers tell me they loved being pregnant, I really don’t understand!
Who am I kidding though, at the end of the day, everything and everyone only care whether the baby is happy and healthy, so this may be just falling on deaf ears. Let me tell you though, I know I will never say some things now to new expectant mothers. Simple things like “How Exciting!” or ” What a special time for you!” can easily be misread and taken the wrong way. A simple Congratulations and assuring the pregnant women that everything is going to be ok is probably the safest thing to say. I never again will automatically assume that the pregnant women is happy, although she very well may be, but you never know….our emotions change from one day to the next so its better to be on the safe side.
Question: How come all the pregnancy books say the endless trips to the bathroom become less frequent in the 2nd trimester!? That certainly isn’t the case for me. If anything, I’m waking up more frequently through the night and yesterday during my run I had to stop 3 (!) times in an hour! Thank God for public bathrooms. I can not imagine how its going to be in the 3nd trimester!
Kind request: If you’re male or a non pregnant/mother female then please don’t give any advice (unless I ask you) no matter how well your intentions are! Perhaps my husband will be more receptive to your “words of wisdom” but what I hear/see is someone who never experienced pregnancy first hand so really, you aren’t in any position to tell us what you think is best.
2 days ago a well-intentioned father got on my case for still drinking coffee. “Megu, you aren’t suppose to be drinking coffee!!!!!!!!!!!! And um….are you exercising? You should be!!!!!” Please put a sock in it!
I was horrified when I read a comment my pregnant friend got on facebook. My friend is in her 3rd trimester and looks gorgeous! The comment was “You’re so chubby and cute!” Ok, cute is fine….but chubby!? People really need to be more sensitive because that sort of comment can be horrifying for someone who already feels completely out of her body! And she, by the way, is no where near chubby!
Sorry, I have to rant every now and then.
But thank you everyone who has been so nice and supportive. Last week I had many kind wishes and words from running club member friends and I really do appreciate everyone’s kindness.