I’m huge.

There’s really no other way to describe it. Pregnancy causes me to be HUGE.

Before I got pregnant, I never imagined that a human being could gain weight on their wrists. Or their shins. Or their mid-back. But they can. I am a living testament to that.

The thing that really gets me is that I seem to gain weight at the drop of a hat. I weighed 2 lbs. more at this week’s OB appointment than I did at last week’s. That’s 2 pounds in seven days. And the worst part is that I was sick for half of that and hardly eating. How does a hardly-eating gal manage to gain 2 lbs. in a week? Talk about frustrating.

And, to add insult to injury, I’m fairly certain that all this extra weight is not going to my baby as my sympathetic friends like to tell me. I mean, he’s going to weigh 7 or 8 lbs. max at birth. I’ve already gained double that. And I’m pretty certain that my chubby wrists and backfat are not beneficial to my baby in any way.

The one silver lining to all this is that my daughter broke my scale. She dropped it in a way that tweaked the needle so that it says I weigh 104 pounds. I love that. Given, it’s more than 50 pounds off– which means it’s not even in the ballpark– but I don’t care. It’s kinda nice to weigh 104 pounds. And dream about wearing skinny jeans to show off my cute little figure.

Question: Did you dread the weight gain associated with pregnancy or did you love having the excuse to eat?


  1. Well I have never been pregnant but I hate weighing myself anyway! It can fluctuate so much from day-to-day and even throughout the day! It's no good. Scales = Bad. :)

  2. I'm not going to comment on the question because I was one of those pregnant people who didn't gain much weight but I wanted to let you know that I got your book in the mail last week and am loving reading it. I'll be posting about it next week and can't wait to share it with my readers! It is AWESOME!!!

  3. I am HATING gaining weight. Even though I'm pretty much on "schedule"…it still sucks. As a former overweight person who has worked my butt off for over 7 years to maintain a healthy, good weight, it is extremely hard for me to gain an ounce. I know it's OK, but it still just sucks. At least if I looked pregnant I might feel better, but I just look pudgy. BOO.

  4. I gained a lot of weight at the beginning of each of my pregnancies, but by the second trimester the weight gain evened out and became more reasonable. The most I gained was 24 lbs, with my daughter during my second pregnancy. So, don't worry. Concentrate on eating healthy foods and your weight will take care of itself.

    I didn't know you were expecting. Congrats!!!!!

  5. I was so stinkin' hungry that I sorta dismissed my weight concerns during pregnancy. You are so right about gaining weight in weird places too! I had to stop wearing rings and my watch didn't fit. UGH!

  6. First, Erin, you look fabulous!
    Second, I have this theory that within reason you're going to gain what you're going to gain during pregnancy and there really isn't too much you can do about it. I just tried not to focus on the numbers.

  7. I believe Jesus Himself told your daughter to trash the scales. It's just not good for anybody to know how much they weigh pregnant. TO THIS DAY I couldn't tell you how much weight I gained in my pregnancies! I asked the nurses at the Drs office to not even say the number out loud!

  8. It's been a long time since I was pregnant but I remember loving every minute of it. Except for the fact that – way back then – there were no cute maternity clothes like there are now. So no matter how much weight a pregnant woman gained, those clothes made us all look like we'd gained twice as much!

    I'm new here, so may I just say ConGrAtuLatIOnS!

  9. But still cute as can be!! I just got your book to preview….will start tonight! Cant wait. Hang in there with the weight gain…

  10. What a good daughter you have! lol. We'll see how I fare when I get pregnant…

  11. I tried to be good, but no matter what, gained the same amount with all four. My body has a mind of its own. I am sure though, that you are lovely. Side note- My nose got big!

  12. I was in the Netherlands and so my only mode of transport was a bike. I maintained for the most part, but not because I wanted to. I loved the freedom of not over-thinking every calorie. I was SO SLOW biking to work. Inevitably, I would be feeling pretty good about myself as I slowly lumbered around town, only to have a more pregnant mom with a child on a seat in front and behind her fly past me!

  13. Don't forget that a lot of that weight is water retention. 😉

    Your daughter, by the way, is obviously a genius.

  14. Oh Erin, I can relate! I indulged in ice cream more with my second pregnancy, but surprisingly my weight gain was the same. Still trying to work it off though…ugh. :)

  15. I didn't worry too much about my weight when I was pregnant, and I didn't seem to go on eating binges either. My doctor quirked one eyebrow up and said the 36 pounds I had gained was a little over normal, but that he wasn't too worried about it. I was huge!–a big beach ball of a belly. LOL And if you nurse your baby, you'll take off the pounds easier, btw.

  16. I'm the type that didn't worry too much about how much I gained and happily ate -Of course like you said the baby doesn't count for much of what I gained -still working on getting rid of all the weight -and it's been a few years =P

  17. Send Kate over to fix my scale, please!

    You'll lose it when this pregnancy thing is over with :) AND you'll have a brand new, shiny, squishy, adorable baby to play with!

  18. I gained five pounds in the last week of my pregnancy alone. Hey, what else can you do in that week but eat chocolate cake? :-)

  19. Just remember, it's totally all water weight!

  20. Oh I just loved the excuse to eat. It was only during pregnancy that I gave myself the freedom to 'not care' what my body looked like and just enjoy the ride. I wish I could gain that perspective again, now that the babies have all entered this world. :)

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