Friday, 26 March 2010

Competitive pregnancy

Being pregnant for the second time is a completely different experience - or it is, at least, for me. This time, I'm much more conscious about what the end result is (let's be honest, last time around, I didn't really take it that seriously. I spent most of my time moaning that I couldn't have a second glass of wine). This time, I'm a lot more aware that I'm actually growing a life - something that I remind my husband on a daily basis (mainly from the sofa I've collapsed on) - and so the lack of wine, cheese, sushi etc isn't really such an issue. Although, it is only month two - let's see how philosophical I'm being in month eight.

Either way, I'm finding it much more fun to read about pregnancy and other people's experiences. Which is how I came across this post from Mommy Has a Headache. I love the whole idea of a competitive pregnancy - and specifically the Stickthins vs. Supersizers. To give you a flavour: "If you are the kind of pregnant woman who can start stick thin and stay stick thin throughout her pregnancy (but with a small bump), you have a good chance of competing with the Stickthins. But let’s face facts here most of us would have an easier job competing with the Supersizers."

Naturally, I'd like to think of myself as a Stickthin. I reckon that the lack of alcohol consumption alone ensures I lose weight, or at least don't put any on. Or at least that's what happened last time. Then again, I also organised my own wedding last time (yes, shotgun) - and the stress of that probably helped keep the weight down too. My main concern so far is stretch marks and saggy boobs - for which I'm employing Mama Mio's Boob Tube and Tummy Rub. But having read this, I'm also off to find the healthy eating plan from 'What to expect when you're expecting'. If I'm going to carry my bump as if it's a Prada purse, it's the least I can do.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the mention ! If I had to do it all again and I probably won't I would have spent a lot less time lying on sofa like a beached whale during pregnancy eating huge bags of chips and watching Oprah and would have exercised more as that pregnancy weight is a devil to shift!