When I was almost 9 months preggo, my friend told me that I shouldn’t expect to lose weight immediately: it took me 9 months to gain it, so why should I expect to lose it faster? (In my defense, I didn’t expect it to disappear immediately, of course – but she felt she needed to prep me, regardless :))
Timothy is 9 months now. I knew that I lost pretty much all of the weight when a couple of weeks ago I decided to put away all summer clothes and get out the winter ones. I tried all of those jeans that have been stashed away on the top shelf since spring 2011, when I got preggo. And all but one fit! All the skinnies, everything!
Today I was surprised, though, when I stepped on the scale: I actually weigh less than I did before I got preggo. About 3 pounds less. I am not sure how this happened. Perhaps the getting violently sick in the Caribbean played a role? I don’t know. That was three weeks ago. I am eating well – and, as always, indulging myself in desserts. And sugared coffees.
Anyway. I am one happy momma! Cause when I look at these pics of my pregnancy – especially the lost two – I shudder. And I don’t have the 40 weeks shot, it stops at 38! Just how big was I???
(For those of you not in the know, Timothy was almost 10 pounds at birth: 4.5 kilo or 9 pounds 15 ounces!!! My total weight gain was only 14 kilo, though – ummm… about 30 pounds? Timothy was a third of all of the weight I gained! hence the HUGE bump)
Hmm. Now I am thinking I need a shot of myself as of today. You can trust me, though, that it’s pretty identical to the one at 6 weeks 🙂