I usually blog while Miles naps....well, that and clean the house, do laundry, cook dinner or any number of other things I can find to do in a two and a half hour time frame. For the past three months while Miles napped...I napped (ahh sweet sweet sleep). There was no blogging, a dirty house, piles of laundry and dinner was always made last minute. It's time to spill the beans.
I know some of you already know, but some of my faithful readers who I've never even met, aside from reading their blog everyday (I sometimes wonder if I know more about them than some of my own friends) don't know yet. Needless to say, these days I'm feeling less tired and have been inspired to blog a bit more than I was in the first trimester.
My last pregnancy with Miles was a breeze, aside from the fact that I gained a freakish 60 pounds! I was running and swimming practically every day. I really did eat quite healthy...I mean, don't get me wrong, I did indulge every now and again, but I did that before I was pregnant too. Miles was 10 pounds and c-section. To make it a long story short, because of some hormone issue relating to pregnancy and birth, I was never really able to get my old body back. Some doctors have told me that perhaps getting pregnant again would "correct" this whole hormone situation. My fingers are crossed. It's been very difficult for me to live in this body.
Ok...my point. I'm starting off this pregnancy 30 pounds heavier than I was for my last pregnancy. I am terrified of what is going to happen to my body this time around. I already look like I looked at 19 weeks with Miles. I've been keeping a schedule of what I've been eating to make sure I don't lie to myself, and even though I understand that often women show sooner for their second pregnancies I am afraid of the next few months.
To make it even more difficult, two of my close friends who are skinny beyond belief are both pregnant. Nathalie is a bit further along, so I don't look as pregnant as her (thank god), but I am a month behind my friend Michelle and I'm definitely way bigger than her. To top it off, the most frustrating thing is that likely after they both have their babies they will look like they were never pregnant at all...like two days after they deliver and I'll be strugling with my wieght for another year. UNFAIR!
So in search of some hope I found the pregnant belly gallery. It is here that I found the strange woman's belly. I don't know who she is (and I certainly hope she doesn't mind I've posted her on my blog...oh well, that's what you get for posting your picture on the net). I know this is her second pregnancy and that she's not having twins. I know she is as far along in her pregnancy as I am. I now introduce to you SOME STRANGE WOMAN'S BELLY!!!