I Was Never This Big

by Stacey on May 7, 2012

Still Look Pregnant

This is an original post written by Danielle at Obsession Bella. Thank you for listening to her story.



I have been asked several times “when are you due?” or something along the lines of that.

The first time was at the grocery store. The cashier was asking me how old my 2 daughters were (they were 4 and 2), and she’s like, “and you’re having another”! I had a little laugh, but then thought…am I really THAT big to look like I’m pregnant? And every time I look at myself, I AM that big. I’m not wide, but my belly looks like I am about to pop out a baby any second. Sometimes I wish I was pregnant again because that would give me a perfect reason as to why I look pregnant. Anyway, so I just laughed a little and told her I wasn’t expecting another.

Another time was on Halloween of 2010.  The lady at one of the houses asked when I was due, and I said I wasn’t pregnant. She felt so bad and kept apologizing. Saying that we’d never want to go to her house again (which really didn’t matter because I didn’t know her in the first place). But how is someone supposed to react when someone asks them something like that?

It makes me so upset with myself. I was never this big, and I am not okay being this way. I’ve tried doing something about it, but it seems no matter what I do, I can’t lose weight.

Another time was when I was taking my daughter to the ER and when I went up to the desk, the lady asked me if it had anything to do with my pregnancy. I was like, “”I’m not pregnant”" and she actually tried to pull it off by saying it was just something they always have to ask. Which I know is BS. I have been to the ER when I WAS pregnant and they NEVER asked that.

I watch What Not To Wear all the time too. I was actually watching it last night and typed in “”How to hide a pregnant looking belly”" on Google and found this website.

Maybe one of these days I can get rid of this belly…or at least hide it.

Danielle is a mother of 2 girls. They were both born on May 12th, exactly 2 years apart. She is a Mommy Blogger and writes at adeliciousobsession.com.

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This is an original post written by Bobbie. Thank you for listening to her story.

Sleeping Like A Baby

I have a 3 year old daughter and a soon-to-be 7 month old son and only birthed large babies (my first was 9 pounds, and my second was 10 pound – both born via c-section).

  • Every day I try on a needless five outfits…and I end up not caring in the long run.
  • I’m constantly asked “What are you having?” and told “How exciting you’re expecting again!”
  • The only response I can provide is “No, I’m not pregnant… just fat.” What else is there to say?
  • Honestly I have not started to diet. I know, shameful.
  • And I do not exercise.

It took me 2 years after having my first child to become comfortable with my body again. I remind myself of this every day. In time my body will go back to its old self (aside from mass amounts of stretch marks).

I think I may need to start a separate tummy-tuck savings account.

Bobbie has a beautiful daughter and son and they are living proof that dreams come true.

Creative Commons License photo credit: A. Strakey

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