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?