Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Skinny pregnant people turn me green -- with envy

I’m always a little jealous of those pregnant women who still wear a size zero. Or two. Or four. Heck, if it’s below double digits, I’m jealous.

You see the ones. They were stick thin before they got pregnant and then they’ve just got this round belly where everyone automatically knows – no, they didn’t gain weight, they’re pregnant.

(Because one of my biggest fears when I get preggo is that people are just going to think, “Wow. She really let herself go, didn’t she?”)

(As another sidenote, no, we’re not trying to get pregnant. Unless you count Patricia Hattie Darcy – aka Ph.D. – as our baby with a three-year incubation time.)

I’m in that stage in life where everyone and their mama it seems is having babies. Remember that blog near Christmas where everyone in my Sunday school class was pregnant? Well, their babies have arrived – and the mamas are GORGEOUS.

Like drop dead model gorgeous.

I seriously thought about posting pictures, but I felt that might be rude without notifying the people in them. Amy, you’re one, though. Lindsey and Rebecca -- you're both hot mamas. Misti, your sister was definitely one. I’ve never seen a new mama who’d delivered a child hours earlier still look dang sexy.

How does this happen, and how can I work this out?

My mom was a hot pregnant lady. She did everything the doctor told her to do because she had experienced two miscarriages previous to me, so she was extra cautious – but only gained seven pounds (‘Course, she had pre-gestation diabetes, too, something I’d very much like to avoid.). My aunt was a gorgeous pregnant lady, too.

I’m crossing my fingers and hoping those particular birthing genes run through me.

Heck, my mom even had NATURAL childbirth. And I don’t mean, “Oh, she just didn’t have a C-section.” No, NO DRUGS, NADA, NOTHING. And what did she tell me about childbirth? “It’s not that bad.”

I plan on having the drugs on standby. You know, just in case.

I’ve heard I can still keep up my running through most of my pregnancy, which sounds pretty swell. I’m hoping that helps. But you know what else is going to help?

Make up.


Anonymous said...

Don't worry. You will be a gorgeous, SKINNY pregnant woman. It helps when you start out skinny. No one is going to think you let yourself go. :)

Brittany Ann said...

Oh man! Me too! This is one of my biggest fears!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Rachel. No worries. You will glow. Meanwhile, that running is way good for you and future SuperBABY!...ha!

Brooke said...

i don't bother with makeup half the time now - so i'm certainly not going to bother during labor if i have a kid! :P

i'm sure you'll be a perfectly gorgeous pregnant woman! although selfishly i'm glad that you're not trying for a kid - most of the time i feel like the only woman in the world not ready to start poppin out babies!

Jill said...

I totally detest skinny pregnant women, and I have a hunch you will be one of them! As soon as The stick turned blue, my belly pooched, my face broke out and my hair went weird. And I did this SIX TIMES! I guess I never learn. : )

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

You will look FAB - no worries. :)

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

i didn't have the cute belly either! never looked prego, just fatter! people say things like "wow, you don't even look pregant" and act so shocked when you tell them you are 8 months along.... like you don't know that you just look huge.
I would just say.... I am tall, so my babies like to just stand up in there!

Meredith said...

I am so not one of those people! They pumped me so full of fluids when I was delivering that my feet wouldn't even fit in FLIP FLOPS for a week. Not cute at all.

Mari said...

I'm jealous of all those gorgeous pregnant women too. I'm even more jealous of those who are gorgeous after having the baby. I'm still carrying baby weight around from 21 years ago!
I had 3 natural births - nothing in the way of drugs, but it was because my kids were uncooperative. It was always too early for drugs, and then after hours of labor - it was too late. :( Oh well - they were worth it!

The Hat Chick said...

My only advice is to get good maternity clothes. They can help with the "skinny" factor. Trust me, after that little bundle of joy arrives, you won't care about the skinny anyway.

septembermom said...

I know you'll look great :) During labor, it's hard to be glamorous, and you really don't care :) You may just keep saying, "Get me through this, pleeesse!!!!:

Jen @ After The Alter said...

lol I want to be one of those cute skinny pregnant girls..lol but I doubt that will happen. I'm finally pregnant and STARVING! lol No wonder ppl put on weight! But I too fear people looking at me and saying "wow she let herself go" lol I guess time can only tell!