Friday, September 4, 2009

Doing The Bump - AF


According to An Island Life: 

"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."


I’m noticing that there are a lot of skinny pregnant women out there, who look like they just stuffed their shirts with basketballs.

What are they doing, and where did I go wrong?

When I was pregnant, once I hit seven months, my body swelled up to gargantuan proportions. Including my nose - we’re talking Karl Malden here, people.

Okay, sure, it didn’t help that my appetite kicked it into high gear in month seven, or that I believed my mind when it told me that working out was useless since I was going to gain weight anyway. But still! How is it possible for these women to look normal except for their bumps?

Capital B, Boring.

My question today:

Which one were you when you were preggers: 
Skinny/Normal Body or Swollen/Crazy Lumberjack Body?


If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at today's installation of Aloha Friday at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

41 comments:

Alicia said...

Uh..unfortunately, I was the swollen lumberjack!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Veronica Lee said...

I couldn't keep my food down for the first two trimesters so I was kinda skeletal.

Buckeroomama said...

The only time I was ever skinny in my life was when I was pregnant. As soon as the babies came out, I ballooned!!! ...that's why I won't mind being pregnant again!

Auntie E said...

Skinny..What's that? The only Skinny's I saw were teenagers and Athletes:-)

Drahdrah said...

I was in the middle... I was about 40 lbs overweight to begin with (so not skinny), and gained a total of 25 lbs... up until month 8, I was cute. The last 4 or 6 weeks were terrible. I gained 10 of the 25 lbs, and the swelling took over. I'm glad she came out !!!

Tami said...

Hmmm..Baby #1 I gained a 100 pounds! YES A 100! He weighed in at 11 lbs 7oz

Baby #2 I gained 75 pounds and he weighed in at 10 lbs 2 oz.

Baby # 3 I gained 82 lbs and he was my smallest at 8 lbs 8 oz.

I ATE to my heart content.. now look at me!

I gave birth to MUTANTS!

Manic Mother said...

Yea, my husband called me Gigantore when I was pregnant. I gained 80lbs w/ the 1st, 60lbs with the 2nd!

LZ @ My Messy Paradise said...

With my first, I was the little, thin lady with a bump. You could barely tell I was pregnant from behind. I looked back so fondly when I was pregnant with #2, because I was a whale. I grew sideways, frontways, all ways. Sadly, I started growing huge and by 6 months people thought I was due any day.

Design it Chic said...

I didn't have kids yet.... but i hope i will keep my current figure as much as possible..plus the baby bump:)
Aloha Friday!

* stopping by from An Island Life

I am Harriet said...

I wouldn't compare myself to anyone else. Everyone is different and you don't know their full story.

Have a great Friday!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/09/people-of-walmart-is-all-over-place.html

Stacie said...

With the boys I was crazy lumberjack body and with brittany I couldn't gain any weight to save my life.

Jennifer said...

A swollen lumberjack!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

I was HUGE! The swollen/crazy lumberjack body. I am still recovering. lol

Kimberly Kihega said...

I'm the swollen balloon when I get pregnant! I get pretty fat and uncomfortable, unfortunately.

AudreyO said...

I was pretty sick through both pregnancies and so I did not gain a ton of weight. This was not a good thing and the 2nd pregnancy my daughter was very worried.

TheAngelForever said...

I was overweight to begin with on both pregnancies. There were times at the end of both that you may not know I was pregnant. If the boys were in just the right spot I did not have pregnant look. Both times I lost a lot of weight at the start of my time and in the end only gained 10 pounds. Once the kids were born I had a loss of 20+ pounds.

sues2u2 said...

I was overweight w/ both of my babies. The first one I gained 18lb & had a 9ob 15oz boy. The second one I gained nothing but had a 8lb 12oz girl 9 days early. You bet I looked like a lumberjack! As a matter of fact, Hubby came back from a military mission & I was 6 months pregnant w/ son. His first comment was Holy Crap, you're HUGE! Nice one.

Swoozie said...

I gained 40 pounds with both of my kids AND I was being careful with my diet and exercise---or so I thought! Those last 2 months I was absolutely feeling like a Swollen/Crazy Lumberjack Momma! Yep, good times!

Nicole said...

Well, I actually lost weight in my first trimester which was not good because I am already a pretty thin gal! I didn't think so, but a lot of people told me I was a cute pregnant lady because I was so small with just a big belly!

wkiskizt said...

I was small. I've always been thin and I guess I was like the women you saw - just a bump in front. I didn't realize I looked so small until I saw my SIL who was having twins around the same time!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I was skinny & had just the baby belly...until about 8 months! Then I got really puffy! LOL! Maybe it was that doughnut craving that hit REALLY hard LOL!

Lyr said...

TELL ME ABOUT IT!!!! I was a freaking blimp! Might be because my torso is smaller than most… but come on!!!! I totally feel ya!

Deni said...

Neither - I had my baby so early that I never even showed. I am a heavier woman, so I just looked like my normal self.

Mother of Multiples said...

Oh hugs!! I had both sister love!! My first I looked like I just had a huge alien on my belly and then with the twins...HUMONGOUS!! I mean I was like Violet from Willy Wonka! Swollen, fat, and non stop eating.

I couldn't even fit in XL prego clothes..I might as well have been barefoot, naked, and pregnant I was so miserable! But hey...we have these sexy bodies now for these little beauties that we love!

Muwah!
Karie

Deb said...

With my son I was fat all over and had lots of swelling. I was much luckier (and healthier) with my daughter, and gained 1/3 the amount of weight, mostly all in the belly.

A Frugal Friend said...

Oh soooo swollen in the end......too funny looking back at those pictures. I don't know how they look normal.....not in my gene pool I guess. :-)

Annie said...

LOL what a great question! I have wondered the same thing about women...

I am a sweller! My feet were sausages...my nose changes....my butt can't fit in pants....

OH SHEESH.....

I saw a skinny pregnant lady at the pool the other day and saw GREEN LOL

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Let's see... it has been awhile... and I was much, much younger back then... but... oh, you're not going to hate me for this, are you?

Skinny with a basketball.

Insanity Kim said...

As soon as my body discovered it was pregnant, I LOOKED four months pregnant! People always asked if I was having twins; gained 53 pounds, lost 75, next one gained 43, lost 50. So even though I broke the 200 mark the first time, I was thinner after having the babies than before. But, all this skin, and stretch marks, and cellulite...yeah, I birthed healthy babies...I am blessed!!

Banteringblonde said...

I was huge and round! round round round like a big fat ball ... just round

Kristen Andrews said...

I gained 45lbs, but did eat a lot and really packed it on at 7 months like you, more of my issue was the bloating. I don't get those women that are skinny w/ just a tummy

Muthering Heights said...

I was always pregnant from the eyebrows down. No tiny little bump for me, LOL!

kailani said...

I guess I'm skinny/normal body. I'm due in about 6 weeks and I've only gained 20 lbs.

Nap Warden said...

I was skinny/normal body. I only gained 25 pounds...lucky:)

ZenMom said...

I was the crazy lumberjack type myself. Even though I couldn't keep food down during all the trimesters, I gained a ton of weight all over.

I always looked in envy at those simple bump in front types.

Jean
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http://zenandmotherhood.blogspot.com

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

Jane said...

Swollen lumberjack here! I got pregnant for the first time at age 40 and my midwife warned me that the weight gain wouldn't just show up in my belly, but across my back, arms, etc. Unfortunately, she wasn't wrong. And I'm still working on getting rid of it all.

blueviolet said...

My weight was spread all over the place. I'm not the one to answer this question for sure!

CenzLuccsMom said...

UGHH, I am the lumberjack for sure, LOL!! When I was pregnant with my twins I gained 19 pounds of fluid in 2 weeks, I was enormous at the end!!!
This time around I am not swollen and I have only gained 10 pounds, but I an far from thin and most people are surprised I am pregnant which leads me to believe they think I am just FAT and that my big belly is maybe a beer gut??? Either way not flattering,LOL!!!!

Mighty M said...

Swollen the first time (delivered in Oct.) Normal the second (delivered in April). I hated the swelling!!

Annette Piper said...

With pregnancy one I was skinny (I was also very fit so that may have been why). For pregnancy two however I was definitely in the Crazy Lumberjack category but I DID have twins!!!

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