Me: 26 Him: 27Dating: 5/2011 Married: 6/2014
Mirena out/TTC: 02/2016
BFP #1: 12/01/2016
maybeitsmadeline said:Any questions for other plus size FTM/STM/etc.? Do you think your weight has made you less excited to be pregnant? I'm trying to figure out if it's affected me. As stated above, I lost a good amount prior to my BFP, but I wasn't done. I'm satisfied with my size right now bc I'm not uncomfortable really, but curious if I am robbing myself of some joy because I wasn't a perfect BMI.
Any struggles as your pregnancy progresses? Recently, I had been struggling with body image as I have lost about 75 lbs prior to getting pregnant and seeing my stomach grow again was kind of a mindf*ck. I've gotten better about it though because I feel her moving and see my stomach jump when she kicks so I know it's her and am wrapping my mind around the fact that it's not fat. I spoke with my doctor about this too and she said that it's normal to feel that way, but to realize that my weight is stable and I'm not putting on fat, but growing a human. She put a lot of emphasis on this which helped my perspective a lot.**Stuck in the box**More than 10 years ago, I lost about 60 pounds (Was about 230 at 5'9", got down to about 170 initially, then a few years ago got back up to about 190. Joined weight watchers, got back down to around 160 then eventually evened out at around 175, which I was ok with. I have only recently started having some anxiety about my weight regarding this pregnancy. I gained nothing in the first trimester but have been gaining quite a bit in the last month or so. I know that I will gain weight from the pregnancy, but I feel like it's going too fast and maybe I am gaining too much? Doctor hasn't said anything about it though, guess I'll talk about this at my next appointment as she knows none of this history, I was living in another state at the time I lost the initial weight.
I have a mini babymoon in May and the thought of shopping for a swimsuit is giving me heartburn. It's hard enough finding something I feel comfortable in when I'm not pregnant since I'm so bottom-heavy. Even those skirted options always draw more attention to my problem areas. On the bright side, I won't be nervous about my belly sticking out!
I’m only 1 kilo above the weight gain goal I set for myself
I’m so happy with that!
Also I feel like my almost 2 year old would love having a
baby around since she’s obsessed with her 2 months old cousin. Not really a
triumph but makes me happy lol.
Any questions for other plus size FTM/STM/etc.?
Just wondering if anyone else feels the same way, if I walk
during the day it makes my hip pain way worse but if I walk at night it helps a
lot and almost makes the pain go away completely! So weird.
GTKY: What's the worst gift you've ever gotten?
Clothes that don’t fit or that are waaay too big lol MIL is
guilty of both, she doesn’t mean anything mean by it but it just makes me sad.
@GlitterFish I got the full panel ones that are to the ankle and I was probably an 18 going toward a 16 pre-pregnancy so I got an XL which said 16/18. The legs fit well, but for whatever reason the panel feels too big. I like it more snug and supportive, so maybe that's why. I want to switch them out for a L. I carry most of my weight in my stomach too, so it's really throwing me off. I don't have a baggy crotch, but I do have these pulled up almost to my bra line because the panel is so large lol.
I think the panel is supposed to go up to your bra line??? At least mine does, so maybe that's why I didn't think it was big! hahaI wear an XL in them too, but I don't like anything too tight.