I can honestly say I enjoyed both of my pregnancies! My first pregnancy was textbook....except for the sixty pound weight gain! If you recall this post....you will know that I read What to Expect When You Are Expecting for my entire pregnancy. I do wish they had a What to Expect AFTER Your Pregnancy book.
I was fat for the entire year I nursed my daughter...that was not fun. Since my daughter was born in April, I had the joy of being post-baby-fat throughout summer. I purchased a few pairs of linen pants and some long sleeved shirts at Old Navy...three sizes larger than my norm. I wore ugly nursing bras, and you guessed it....Packaged underwear that could hold a donkey's ass...only it was my ass they had to hold! (click here for that story)
It would be 95 degrees out, and people would ask me...
"Aren't you hot in that long-sleeved top and those pants?"
"Oh, no! I am just fine thank you!" ( I would lie as sweat dripped down my back)
I managed to lose all that weight and then some, immediately after I was finished breast-feeding. I also lost a lot of my chest, and for the first time I could button up cardigan sweaters....it was bliss!
(Read about my sushi craving here)
I also was teaching up to seven fitness classes each week until the week before I gave birth. Yes, I did push-ups, squats and rode a SPIN bike until my 38th week of pregnancy. I only gained 32 pounds. I figured if I lost 60 pounds, 32 pounds would be a breeze.
"Would you like to try it on?" I was asked.
"I guess"...(What did Elle McPherson know about being over-weight after a baby anyhow?)
"There is black or hot pink"
("Come again?" "Black or Hot Pink?" "No Neutral colors?")
"I guess I will try black, as it is more slimming! How much are they?"
"WTF?" also known as..."Never mind, I will pass."(I look back now, and I think that was just one of the reasons I didn't nurse my son. I also was suffering from a small case of postpartum depression...but that is a long story I will not share now!)
If I had been one of those women that lost all their baby-weight immediately after pregnancy, I would probably had one more child.
However....remember that 32 pounds I thought I would lose so quickly? I still have ten of those pounds which I have held onto for the past four years as a small keepsake...
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