Friday, January 29, 2010

Piling on the pounds

Mariel and I were at Kate's atelier and we had such a fun time just choosing cloth swatches, designs, accessories. Well, the truth is Kate drew and drew and Mariel and I just oohed and clapped in delight. Why were we there? Mariel's wedding is coming up! So excited for my dear friend.

So I had my measurements taken for my gown and, let me tell ya, I'm a little alarmed at my size. Everything's about 3-5 inches bigger. Good for the boobies but the waist and hips? Yikes! It's not that I'm being vain. It's more like I feel this is a stranger's body. Last time I checked, my waist was 26; now it's 31! I guess if it was a gradual gain, I'd think nothing of it but, my goodness, every time I look in the mirror, I do a double take, "Who's that?!"

For the first time in my life, I've started thinking seriously about exercise and diets. I look at the Kardashian sisters' bodies for example (here's their pic when they did a Quick Trim review) and I find myself wondering if I'm ever going to need to work hard to get thin again.All my mommy friends tell me--almost gleefully--that, "No, you'll never get your body back!" and I feel a little sad. Not because I'm vain but because I like my body--the skinny, flat-chested, bony-kneed me. It's who I am and, despite being taunted for being a skeleton all my life, I really like my eat-all-I-can-yet-remain-skinny self.

I've always been super thin. I can spend the entire day at the buffet and not gain an ounce. I've never owned a weighing scale but, now that I'm pregnant, I got a nice bathroom scale that I step onto every morning and evening. That needle has climbed to 112 lbs. That's way beyond my average weight of 100 lbs--which is my 30's weight. In my 20's, I was an average of 95 lbs. In my late teens, I tipped it at 90 lbs. Nope, no eating disorder. My family and I are just naturally skinny. My husband is slim, too.

At the OB's office last week, my OBG told me I'm gaining too much weight and put me on a diet--more leaves and salads and grains, no more sweets and fatty stuff. I'm not even a fan of sweets and fatty stuff! I'm already eating less than I used to (blame the nausea)! Where on earth are the pounds coming from?

Curiouser and curiouser indeed. In other news, we're very excited about the baby. Vince says he can't wait to see me get big. I also want to see myself get big, but in the boob and tummy areas only. I'd like to look like Nicole Richie when she was pregnant. This is what I expect actually since my mother, when she was pregnant, always looked like she just swallowed a basketball. But with my fast weight gain and my OBG's confirmation that I am indeed piling it on, I don't think I'll be anything like Mama!


  1. aw the weight means baby is growing well :)

  2. hi frances,

    as long as you're on a healthy diet, you shouldn't worry too much about gaining weight. and yes, you can get your pre-pregnancy weight back. the sleepless nights will do it! :) seriously, i managed to get back to my skinny self soon after i gave birth to my first child. i did a lot of walking while i was pregnant, and after i gave birth, did even more walking and ate healthily. no extensive workouts though. with my second child, i couldn't walk at all because i had a pelvic bone disorder. i just did very gentle yoga. it took me longer to lose weight, but i managed to get there in the end, thanks to the yoga and my zumba workout!

  3. Congrats on your pregnancy...and don't stress about the weight gain!

  4. I feel ya!
    I was eternally 100lbs too.
    That changed since I gave birth to two babies!

    That's why I refuse to get pregnant again.

    I currently weigh 106lbs, still underweight for my height. But just like you, I'm at my happiest at 100lbs.

    Sending more good vibes gor your pregnancy! As early as now, time seems to fly so fast-- as soon as morning sickness is gone.

    Too much thoughts here now :p

  5. woah! I've been away from your blog for far toooooo long. Congratulations on the pregnancy! I can't imagine you getting bigger and would have to agree that the expectation is that you'd be more like skinny momma nicole richie.

    I knew someone who remained super thin during her entire pregnancy. akala ko nga matagal pa sya manganganak ayun pala due na sya!

    So happy to find this news, but I'll be reading back on your posts pa to find out what your reactions were to the news :)

  6. LiL, thanks for getting me! I really didn't want this to sound like a vain post although I know it did!

    Thanks for the encouragement, everybody!


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