Friday, January 7, 2011

18w1d - The Tale of the Vanishing Belly

Yesterday morning I jumped on the scale because it was my 18th week and I wanted to record my weight, I was up a total of 6.5 lbs from the beginning. I was able to get into regular work pants - with just the help of a rubberband. But I noticed as the day went on and each time I went to the bathroom, I would actually be able to button my pants, but didn't because I thought it would be uncomfortable.

When I came home last night, C surprised me with a "date night" and we went and saw Black Swan (this could be a totally different post ... that movie was CRAZY!) and we indulged in the butteriest of popcorn - so delish. I did feel the baby move during the movie ... it was at the very end. I felt like the baby was thinking the same thing as me - "That movie was intense!" and let me know that by tumbling around in my belly. When we got home and I got undressed, I caught a glance of myself in the mirror and realized I looked exactly the same as I did before I got pregnant. Ok - maybe not exactly the same, but I definitely lost some of my belly. C even commented - unprovoked - that I looked smaller. I heard about the "vanishing belly" before and thought, well it will be back in the morning.

I woke up this morning and I look flatter than last night. I hopped on the scale and I'm down over 2 lbs, bringing my total weight gain to only 4 lbs. Now hey - I'm not one to complain about losing weight, but I don't think this is the time it should be happening. I had to use my doppler this morning to make sure the baby is still in there and hasn't migrated to my ass or something. (because that thing is still big!) Sure enough baby is in there.

Now I've heard of women who start to slim down during pregnancy and actually look better after pregnancy than before. (C'c cousin is def one of those women. So I know this "myth" to be true) C joked with me that I could be one of these women and that maybe I'll look like a supermodel by the end of my pregnancy. Hmmm. It's a bit of a stretch and I don't at all think that will happen. I'm sure the belly and the weight will be back tomorrow, but wouldn't that be nice.

So here is a picture of what I anticipate looking like in 4 months ... I'm hot!


  1. 2 more weeks to find out the gender! How exciting!!!

  2. Ha, ha, ha. Now THAT is a funny post.