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Plantain

July 29, 2006

Hi! I’d like to participate:

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

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(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…

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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….

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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

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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.

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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

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(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!

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10 Responses to “Plantain”

  1. Elaine Says:
    July 29th, 2006 at 5:37 pm

    Loved this entry. You obviously have such joy and humor in your life and it shows in these photos and your words! You look beautiful!

  2. clara Says:
    July 29th, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    You are beautiful, I love your style too. You are making me feel better as I pass 50 lbs and am 35 weeks. Thank you!

  3. Mrs. Hardaker Says:
    July 29th, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    You look awesome! Being pregnant has it’s crappy days but honestly it is when I felt the best about my body.I am large chested and was always a plump 175 – 180 so I was paranoid of passing the 200 mark (delivered at 182 lbs) but I never felt so good about my body! And I still do, baby belly and all, mine is twice your size!It looks awesome on any shape or size woman!One of my mommy friends passed along your blog, she shared it with all 200+ of us and I am going to thank her and thank you!

  4. plantain Says:
    July 29th, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks…I’m glad this turned up.. last night my entry in the comments section of ‘participate’ got wizzed away into the netherworld of the internet … so I wasn’t sure it had got thru and I sent a back up email…Again… what a great idea…yay to all the lovely mummy’s out there!

  5. Mama D Says:
    July 29th, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    First of all, you are hilarious!! You did not look like a tranny she-male! Funny!! Love your tatoos. Wish I looked as great as you do now and I’m 10 months p-p. Sigh. You’re awesome!

  6. plantain Says:
    July 30th, 2006 at 7:43 am

    what a boost to my day… thanks so much for all the kind words!…Quote:”You are making me feel better as I pass 50 lbs and am 35 weeks. Thank you!”No worries! Enjoy it! I know I did (maybe a little too much though – mmmm mac n cheese, baked potatoe, Limeade) I stopped looking at the scale when I saw 200lbs… and at the end I was wearing Fredericks of Hollywood 36F bras. When I was 36 weeks and they did the last ultrasound the technician said she thought my boy was about 5 and a half lbs at that point so I knew he’d be a big boy… he was 9lbs and 21 inches long when he was born. PLANTAINhttp://plantain.blogspot.com

  7. Anonymous Says:
    July 31st, 2006 at 5:24 am

    WOW – an amazing sight! Sorry, but I mean the Black Flag T shirt. You have great taste in music!

  8. Kier Says:
    August 1st, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    You are gorgeous! I adore the tats! Your story was so funny and I absolutely LOVE the belly pics! (And the citizenship pic!)*Kier*

  9. Becca Says:
    August 1st, 2006 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks for posting your story! It was particularly interesting to me because I have a pretty similar body type (6’1″, 140lbs pre-pregnancy) and now at 5 months, I’m pretty curious what’s in store for the remainder of the pregnancy and afterwards.

  10. eatupmartha Says:
    September 4th, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    Great story. Love your tastes and tats. It has been 8 1/2 months since my daughter was born and only now do I deem my arms good enough to get my half-sleeve started!

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