StrugglesThursday, February 05, 2015
I'm feeling a bit annoyed at myself this week.
I have a couple of projects that I have been meaning to blog about for quite some time, but with one thing or another, I only got around to getting photos taken last weekend. So I had high hopes to be able to blog about the makes this week.
But in between taking photos and editing them I had a bit of an unfortunately experience. We were round at a friend of my husbands house, whom hadn't seen me since I became pregnant. He congratulated me on the news, but also made a comment about my weight gain and made some remark about how you don't need to eat for two. Now, I can't remember exactly how he said it, and he is actually a decent guy, so I know he wasn't trying to be rude or to hurt my feelings. But, what can I say, these pregnancy hormones are obviously in full flow, and the comment got to me.
And then I got around to editing my photos for the blog and all I could see was the extra weight I have put on recently and I couldn't bring myself to post them! The thing is, I have put on weight over the last couple of years, not just during the last 5 months, and having a blog just makes me so aware of that - I have a tangible timeline really, if you look at my archives.
However, there are two sides to every story. I was walking across my office the other day (after looking at myself in the bathroom mirror and telling myself I need to cut back) and one of my colleagues chimed in to say how lovely my growing bump was and how 'neat' I was looking. A couple more colleagues agreed and said that I was really looking lovely and that pregnancy suited me. Wow, talk about perfect timing! It was a big boost during a rather low moment and I was so grateful to have such lovely people around me.
So as I said, I'm just annoyed that I let that one comment get to me. I have put on some weight, but I AM pregnant, and it can be something that can happen. To be honest I am really loving watching my belly grow and being able to feel the little baby move every now and again and I'm actually very proud of my baby bump.
Any of you who have been through pregnancy - did you struggle with the weight gain? Did you have any similar experiences?