35 weeks 4 days. Today I went to my last two week OB appointment. I had my GBS test, which was just awkward, and then I asked for a cervical check to see if I was dilating at all yet. My doctor hates me so he just was like ‘nope, you’re not ahead of schedule’ and that was that. :| I also found out that I’ve now reached a whopping 170 lbs! Which means I’ve gained 45 lbs, with 4 weeks to go. For the longest time I dwelled on the amount of weight I was gaining, it made me sad that I let myself eat that much. It made me feel like everyone who claimed that ‘I’m all belly’ was just trying to spare my feelings. But then I realized, I don’t look horrible. I may have gained more than the ideal amount of weight for a pregnancy, but some women gain upwards of 50 lbs, and lose it all within a year. I’m growing a beautiful baby girl inside of me, who just so happens to be hungry all the time.
I’ve got a plan to get back to the old me, and to be honest..if I don’t get my old body back completely, I wont be devastated. I’ll have my daughter. The one thing I’ve wanted forever, to be a mom, will finally have been fulfilled. My lifelong goal wasn’t to be thin with nice boobs and flawless skin, and the perfect body. It was to be able to experience this.