My son is almost 10 months old and I am still getting asked, “are you pregnant”. Even in my tightest spanx, and fleexes, my pregnancy shape is still very obvious. Is it because I was blessed with children close in age, or is it my age, 40+ that makes shedding the pounds more challenging.
I must admit, I love chocolate and the taste of oatmeal cookies just out of the oven. In fact, I have never had such a lack of restraint during dessert time. Just savoring those delicious moments of warm baked cookies puts a smile on my face, as well as an extra cushion on my tuchis.
I know that I will eventually lose that pregnancy look, but maybe deep down inside I really want to be pregnant again (my husband and entire family would freak) because I felt so present in my life. Even with my third pregnancy (blessing), I would go to babycenter.com everyday and check out my birth club. Even though I had been through it all before, I was ecstatic to be there again. I think I was probably the only person not to complain about waiting over an hour so see my doctor, I was just happy to be there.
So, the next time somebody asks you if you’re expecting because your control top failed you that day, how does that make you feel? My heart goes out to all of the women who are trying to conceive, and get asked that question. You never know what that woman has going on in the fertility department.
So, the baby weight I am still carrying is a constant reminder of how miraculous it is to have been pregnant. Go ahead, you can ask me. But you may ask a woman desperately trying to get pregnant and you’ll never forget her response, and especially how you felt when you heard her say it.