Pregnancy is Weird
I’ve been assured by medical professionals, experienced moms, and my husband (who isn’t nearly as qualified to give pregnancy advice- but he’s very reassuring) that what I’m going through is totally normal and nothing to worry about. But, every day, I find a new thing that doesn’t seem to fit in with what I expected pregnancy would be like.
- I haven’t gained a pound since getting pregnant. In fact, I actually lost weight during my first trimester. Over the last month, I’ve come back up to my pre-preggers weight, and I’ve been holding steady. This is especially confusing considering the many changes to my (typically uber-healthy) eating habits, including but not limited to:
- Switching from skim to full-fat milk
- Switching to full-fat cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese, sour cream, etc.
- Eating a LOT more dairy… like, a LOT
- Consuming eggs like they’re going out of style
- Choosing red meat over chicken or fish whenever I have the chance
- Eating like a hobbit; you will find me in the kitchen rummaging through the cupboards or refrigerator at least once an hour, stuffing food into my mouth.
- The feeling that I am justified in eating an ice cream sunday every time I drive by Sonic.
- The fact that I act on that feeling at least 50% of the time.
- I’ve lost two inches around my waist. I’m confounded by this. Lately, when I look in the mirror, I have a hard time finding my waist. But the numbers don’t lie. 2 inches. Gone. What the what?
- I’ve also lost two inches around my hips. But I know for a fact that my pants are tighter around my hips than they were three months ago. I’m mystified.
- I’ve gained two inches around my tummy. Yes, the baby bump is clearly visible and getting more obvious day by day. Yet, I haven’t gained weight. Not. A. Single. Pound.