Thursday, May 7, 2009

32 years old and 27 weeks pregnant

I turned 32 yesterday! It was a lovely day that started out with Joaquin singing me the most adorable version of Happy Birthday. I got flowers from a student and was in a meeting where the staff sang me Happy Birthday. The evening ended with my parents, Dan and Joaquin taking me out for sushi, don't worry, I only ate the cooked stuff. It was a wonderful day and I couldn't ask for more.

I also finally took another belly picture. Here I am at 27 weeks.

27 weeks

I know, I know. I'm big.

It's kind of freaking me out actually. I know how big I got with Joaquin and I was hoping I could curb that a bit with diet and exercise. While I'm not gaining as much weight as I did, I am still getting pretty much just as giant! It doesn't help when people at work assume I'm due any day or ask if I'm having twins either. "Nope", I tell them, "I'm just fat, thanks!"

I'm really trying to enjoy the belly and not worry about the weight, but it's hard for a girl who has struggled with weight all of her life! I know, I know, I'm pregnant, it's supposed to happen, it's all baby, it's natural blah blah blah.

Oh well...anyway 13 more weeks to go...movin' on into the third trimester!


lola coca-cola said...

You are NOT big--you look exactly right.

Itty Bitty said...

you look great! Happy Birthday!

Sabrina said...

You look gorgeous!!

Iris said...

I'm glad you got to go out to sushi! And, you do not look big, you look gorgeous.

veganmomma said...

You are doing great! I stopped counting after I gained 40 pounds with Rowan, and you know what, all but 5 pounds came off without me even trying (after awhile).
I got huge and got the twins comment too. I know it is hard though!

Tiff said...

I don't think you look big- you look adorable! I can understand the feeling of battling weight, it's been hard for me to understand that it's OK for once to gain weight. Hope you had a fabulous birthday (sounds like it)! Hope you have a continued Happy & Healthy 13 weeks!!! :)

Eliska Bobeeska said...

Happy Birthday! You look beautiful!! Don't worry about the weight, it means your baby is healthy and growing!!! I love the big belly..the bigger the better! You will have two little ones to chase around, so it will come off =) I think people just don't know what to say, but they want to say something, and dumb comments slip out. I love your belly!

The Mrs. said...

you look awesome! :)