Thursday, September 6, 2012

Uh-Oh! The Big 4-0!!!

Sadly, I'm not talking about my age- although I do plan on being a fabulous 40 when that time comes. Y'all what I am talking about is what no woman enjoys ANYONE. The 40 I'm referring to is the amount of weight I've gained so far in my pregnancy. Did it hurt anyone else to read that as much as it hurt to write? 

Now, if I'd started out at 100lbs I don't think I'd feel nearly as self-conscious. But let's be real, I don't think it matters what weight you start out at- 40lbs is 40lbs! You're feelin' it and seeing it. Think about it this way 40lbs is half freakin' Olsen Twin! 
I know it's not the end of the world and I'm not going to get all crazy and start crash dieting. I get it, I'm growing another human being inside of me - this happens. I mean look at Jessica Simpson.

Even Jenny McCarthy said she gained close to 70lbs when she was prego. 
Jenny was cool enough to Tweet this pic to Jessica Simpson when people were giving her sh*t for her weight gain.
I always knew this was a possibility, but it's one of those things where you're like, "Sure it happens, but it's not going to happen to ME!" WRONG!

Me and my cousin Brenda after I headlined at Caroline's on Broadway last week
Well, now that it has I just have to deal. I have to eat really right and not give in to as many cravings as I've had. AND since I was just informed by my doctor that I need to watch my salt intake (due to my swelling from Edema) sodium is off the menu. However, that diagnosis leads me to believe that it IS entirely possible that I'm carrying 35 pounds of water weight! Right???!!!

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  1. I'm 28 weeks along and have gained 32 pounds already and idk where it has gone! My doc keeps saying to "keep an eye on it" to which I reply, "I am and it keeps going up so I'll just stop watching and assume I'm giving birth to a 20 pound child."

    but you're right we can't worry about it, all for baby right?!

    1. That's right Amanda! It is all for this sweet little creature that we will remind when they talk back how much we distorted our bodies for them! ;-p. God bless you and your 20lb baby- too funny!