Ok, so I think I've been postponing posting these pictures because I get horrified at seeing how huge I'm getting! I know being pregnant is a beautiful thing, but when you've worked so hard to lose weight and keep it off, it's not always a joy to see a tummy poking out of your clothes...until you remember what's inside that enormous belly.
I look at some of my friends and family who are currently pregnant and are due at the same time as me and think to myself, "What the heck? Why am I so huge? They're barely showing". I feel like I've been showing since I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks! Haha! I find myself needing to remember that I'm not them and that I don't have their wonderful genes and that's ok. After talking to other mothers, I feel comforted to know that I'm not alone.
When Francis and I are on our breaks at work and he crouches down to kiss my belly and talk to Alana, I am reminded that the weight gain and the little inconveniences of pregnancy don't matter. Francis and I are starting a family and that is the one thing that I said I wanted to do with my life. All the hard work to go to school, get a steady job, save money and get married were all to prepare for raising a family. So what...I can lose the weight when I'm not pregnant :)
Anyway, I'll be a little bit braver and start posting pictures weekly. I know I'll look back on this and regret it if I don't!