I think I've gained about half a stone - is that about 7lbs? I'm 17 weeks now and I've never really thought much about my weight and more about whether my clothes do up or not! I'm usually around 8 stone/50kg waht's that in your numbers?
This is my fourth and each time I have noticed that I start 'storing' more flesh on my hips during pregnancy. This doesn't really go anywhere after the babe is born but has got less over time. I still have fat there from the last time and am not willing to deny myself good food in order to get rid of it!!!!!
A good friend told me a long time ago that this weight on the hips is a store to keep you going in hard times which is why it goes a bit with breastfeeding. Once you have children you go down the pecking order in terms of food provision - your children come first. She is happily reassured that if there were to be a lack of food in her house her children would be fine because they would eat more than anyone else but her no-hip-fat-husband would fade away before she would
This made me feel better about it at the time and it still does. I'm a mum and my body is different because of that. I can understand why some people ar more comfortable with one weight and not another but generally speaking why are we ashamed of how our pregnancies and births change us? I have been changed spiritually, mentally and physically by my children but why should I feel bad about that?
The current celebrity portrayal of parenthood is that it doesn't change you at all. The body 'snaps-back' the child has a nanny and you go back to making movies and looking glamourous. The child is just a cute 'add-on' to what you already have.