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Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Pressure to Lose Baby Weight and what it Really Means!

It's not a secret, I'm a huge fan of the British monarchy, especially of William of Catherine.  So it's not a surprise when I click on the article whenever I see their names or their pictures.

Today's article talked about the speed of baby weight loss.  Click here for the full article.  

I'm interested in articles like these not because I'm eager to lose all the weight I've gain (it is a factor), but because it brings up a lot of concerns that need to be thought through.  Truthfully, I have NO IDEA how my husband's and my life will change after we welcome our baby into the world.  I think we currently believe we can manage a baby, our marriage, our careers, our workouts, and our hobbies all together.  But with all the parenting and "what to expect" books we're reading, it's getting pretty scary thinking about the one thing they all have in common: "YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE!"

How these articles affect me is that they make me realize that maybe I won't be able to do everything I think I can do.  I don't care about the pressures to get back to my pre-pregnancy body as soon as possible, but maybe I will care if I can't fit in time to be active, or time to spend my with husband, or time for myself to unwind.  I'm worried about what I'm going to do for the first few months with an infant and how much I will or won't feel the pressures to get back to my work.  These articles usually focus on the rich and famous, or the royalty, but it just makes me feel really disconnected from people I do admire.  I DO have to go back to work, I probably CAN'T afford to take an extended leave of absence to be with our baby, my husband and I DO have to worry about our budget, and we probably CAN'T take time off whenever we want.  Things like that are what articles like these make me think about.  

Let me be clear, even though there is a very healthy dose of worry right here, we are super excited to be starting our family.  With every one of our baby's powerful jabs into my ribs, my bladder, or the side of my tummy we get more and more excited to be able to hold this little miracle in our arms in a few months!  It's the next chapter in our lives, after all.  And you know what?  People have babies all the time and they make it work, so I'm confident we'll find our way, too.


  1. I'm so glad you're looking at your change in a positive way!!! I'm confident you both will find your way as well. =D

    1. Thanks Linh! There are moments where it gets overwhelming, but then I think to myself it is all worth it and more! :-)

  2. I am happy to hear your not dwelling on the unhappy thoughts and relishing in the unlimited happy moments that come with your new bundle of joy! =D

    1. Thanks Ari! Every day my husband and I talk about how much we can't for delivery day and the days and years after that! :-)


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