Photo of last month and this month.
Sometime in the last month I must have really “blossomed” and everyone and their dog is starting to notice (I have seen the way all the dogs have been looking at me). For the past 6 months all I’ve heard was “you don’t look pregnant” or “oh my goodness you’re so tiny” or a lot of sheepish glances debating whether or not they should assume I am pregnant at the risk of offending a big oddly shaped woman.
Now that I am 7 months pregnant no one is afraid to comment on the pregnancy and I get asked my due date about 5 times a day. That doesn’t bother me, but the classic “oh my god your huge!” stuff is already getting old. Apparently I am about to burst and there is NO way I can still have 2 months left, according to the majority of the population. It’s funny to me that there was no stage in the middle where people thought I was just right. You are either carrying too small or too big.
I do feel huge though and I am curious to find out if this means my baby will be bigger or if it is just because it’s a second pregnancy and your body just expands more quickly after the first time. All I know is that my waist is about 2 inches bigger than it was around this time with Z. Also, I am sad to report that I am already getting stretch marks at 32 weeks, instead of 39 weeks like I did last time. The one thing that hasn’t changed though is my weight. The comparison between pregnancies seems to be pretty consistent.
Photo of my belly at 36 weeks with Z.
Current belly pic at about 33 weeks.
Don’t be too shy to comment and tell me about your stretch marks, strangers comments, or how big your babies were with each pregnancy. Does big belly always mean big baby or am I just carrying differently? I am sure a little community camaraderie will help to help this whale of pregnant woman to feel a little more human.