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October 30, 2006

Hi, I came across your site from an article in an August edition of G2 magazine supplement for The Guardian, a British paper. I was well impressed and being 7 months pregnant at the time and huge I knew I wanted to post my shape at the later stages. My name is Clair Harris and I live in the Midlands, England. This is my second child and I am loving it. So far I have gained 3 and a half stone (sorry not sure what that is in kilos). I am 36 weeks in the photo and blooming! My belly is looking like a road map with stretch marks criss crossing everywhere but I really do not care for I know there is a bundle of joy wrapped up inside.

People are amazed at my size and the comments they give can be quite rude and they all instantly think I am either having twins or my dates are wrong. They can not accept its just the way my body wants to behave. I began to lie about the expected date to complete strangers, I looked full term from 28 weeks. For some reason I got embarassed but not sure why, I have no real control the way my body stretches and I should not have needed to make excuses!

Everyone is different and we need to accept this, we can not all be these celebrities with flat tummies with no sign their body has gone through this fantastic 9 month journey. Pregnancy is amazing, the way you body copes, why try and hide it!

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2 Responses to “Clair”

  1. eBirdie Says:
    November 23rd, 2006 at 8:00 am

    What joy! How lovely.

  2. Sarah Says:
    November 23rd, 2006 at 10:45 am

    I understand completely. My daughter is now three, however, when I was pregnant, people would always be wide-eyed when I told them how far along I was. I was showing very quickly and my belly just kept growing. I loved every moment of it. Some people just aren’t educated in pregnancy, and don’t realize that the pelvis can be oval shaped or rounded, and that can contribute to the baby “sticking out” more. You look beautiful and you glow in your photos!


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