Originally Posted by kltroy
Bah! As my mom keeps reminding me, you HAVE to have some chocolate every day while you're pregnant, or else your baby won't like chocolate! Works for me
Oooh, I like that theory. I have strangely been "off" choc(I usually LOVE chocolate!) but let's just say this baby will have a strong liking of the local bakery's scones!!!
After reading my previous post, I feel like I expressed my own body image issues.......yes, I honestly am taking joy in still wearing the jeans, but let me say that I definitely have body image issues. I was never more than 105 lbs until I was pregnant with a babe I miscarried back in 2001. When I was prego with this babe, I gained a bunch of weight right off the bat. I was definitely underweight at the time. I was a bit uncomfortable about the weight but in reality, I was actually normal for the first time ever. I was 200 lbs when I gave birth to my son, and was 160 for about the year following. I was totally depressed. I then realized how much I relied on being skinny to feel good about myself! This is a true confessions moment here, mamas! It was not about how people saw me, it was about how I saw myself. This realization was a good eye opener, but it made me sad. I had to admit to myself that I had definite issues with my body image. I think I had them from an early age(I was a gymnast from age 3 to 14) but was never conscious about it. I still have these tendencies.(back down to 115 this summer) Yoga actually helps me out a lot. It has taught me to honor my body.
Ok! Rambling and not trying to steal the thread, but I want to say:
WE ARE GROWING BABIES!!!!! It is ok to gain weight!! Maybe a few of us are feeling stressed or out of control about it, but our bodies are AMAZING!!!! They stretch, they birth babies, they feed babies, and they are constantly changing. The most important lesson I have learned from my boomerang body experiences is to love myself and honor the vast changes that women's bodies are able to endure. Sometimes I need reminding of this, and that's why I wanted to share!