I'm glad you're a "smaller" pregnant person. Your body knows exactly what it needs to do during pregnancy. It's very wise. You don't have to be huge during pregnancy. You can look great during pregnancy. I give you permission!!
In response to your question:
Yes, this created some havoc in mind the past month. People kept saying, "You're so small. You're so tiny. You look like so & so who's only 4 mos. pregnant. You don't look very pregnant. How much weight have you gained? This is going to be a small baby. Wow. I wouldn't have noticed you were pregnant if you hadn't said anything... etc."
So, for whatever reason, I really let this affect me... thinking, "I need to try to eat more. I need to snack more. I need to drink calories. I want the baby to be big (at least 7 pounds) and healthy..."
Then I MamaJaza posted that she's gaining similarly & is about the same height, etc., and I felt better. Thank goodness!!! I have myself back in line... things back into perspective... But, without the support of these forums, it would be a whole different world. I'm so grateful for the support here.
I really love being pregnant, and I'm a 25-lb type of gainer. I'm 5' 9" so I carry it well I guess. There's a plenty of room for the baby.
People don't notice I'm pregnant. You definitely can't tell it from behind at all. I have a little bit more weight all over, but it's mostly bigger breasts & a nice round basketball.
I love it. It's no problem for me, but it's really a problem for others. They say all kinds of crude things.
Sometimes people just want to make conversation. They haven't learned the value of silence. They just have to say something. And, sometimes I don't know what to say. Sometimes I don't reply. Sometimes I explain that I've gained about the same as I did with my first pregnancy & this is just what I do.
Tonight a lady said, "I wish I would have looked that good during my 2nd pregnancy... or even my first pregnancy." I couldn't think of a reply. I said, "I have about 5 more weeks to go."
When I was pregnant with dd in '99, I gained approx. 25 lbs. and my dad's mom said the baby would weigh only 3 pounds!! She weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. I wanted to wear a sign afterwards that said, "My baby weighed 8 1/2 pounds!"
I think the thing that I have to keep reminding myself is a quote (can't think of the exact words) from a favorite author, Swami Rama:
"Today I will not let anything any one says to me disturb me. I will remind myself daily to not allow anything to disturb me."
Peace and love and happiness to you!! Take lots of good pics. of your beautiful body!!