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What a wonderful beautiful site…..
One of the things I would always tell people when they would ask me what it felt like to ‘be pregnant’ was how weird it was to be so used to looking a certain way for your whole life and then all of a sudden you start swelling and swelling and swelling …..
I’ve always been tall and skinny….and I didn’t want to sound vain when I would describe this weirdness to people but well… it did feel pretty weird to be walking around in a body that just didn’t feel like my body….then after a while you get to a point when you don’t remember what it was like to not be hugely pregnnat…to have to use a crow bar to get out of the car or a pulley system to hoik you out of the bed in the middle of the night to pee.
This is me about 5 months before I became pregnant
(that woman walking behind me as I wave my newly acquired US Citizenship Certificate is all “Skinny Bitch!”)
Me at about 23 weeks while home in Australia visiting my mum…
At this point my weight was still progressing pretty slowly and steadily, however while home I ate a salad Doner Kebab and Red Rooster Chips every other day for lunch…
At 31 weeks back in L.A…. still not looking too bad… could still button up my jeans… but lookin’ a little round of face… and OHMYGOD look at the bazoomba’s….
Hot, Fat, and Pissed Off…a this point I’m 38 weeks and hitting about 205lbs (my pre-pregnancy weight was usually around 135 and I’m 6ft tall).
These Target pants are the only thing that would fit me at this point… I blame my cravings for sour candy, tart flavoured drinks like limeade, Rice Krispies and Mac N Cheese
Looking like some scary Tranny She-Male… this is about 5 days before I gave birth…. look at how my feet are so swollen they’re like sausage’s stuffed into those flats. I totally realised how god-awful I looked and I was about to go out to meet my husbands co-workers….Ugh this picture is painful.
I don’t have any shot’s of me right after giving birth… but I kept a little muffin top for about 5 months… till I started working out at the YMCA in Hollywood… I never got stretch marks – don’t know if this is from all the Shea Butter/Cocoa Butter I lathered on or just random luck… but I have a bit of a sad face belly button now
Me at 8 months post-partum
(full disclosure: I’m totally sucking it in a bit in that last one…)
Every single pregnant woman and mother is a creature of miraculous beauty!