Friday, September 6, 2013


Being plus-size while pregnant isn't ideal. The usual pains that come with hauling a watermelon-sized uterus are typically already in place before a plus-size woman even finds herself pregnant. As a big girl I can tell you without any shame that my greatest obesity-related ailments are heel spurs, lower back pain, and more chafing than you can shake a stick at. (I never said this blog would be sexy). But the biggest bummer when you're a plus-size mama is the B-Belly.

A classic B-Belly, courtesy of

What's the B-Belly, you ask? It's the sillouette an overweight woman's stomach makes when she's pregnant. Most normal size women bloom into a lovely D-shaped belly, where as us big girls, with our layer upon layer of stored fat tend to make a B-shaped belly when our tummies finally "pop". I'm currently obsessed with Googling images of B-Bellies.

As of now, I haven't really grown forward, per se, more side to side.  My mid-section has thickened and I feel like I look like your average chubby woman. The good news is, for the first time in, like, forever, I don't see a big fat disappointment when I look in the mirror. I see a woman with a beautiful, efficient, natural, working body. I know my flaws are there, but I really don't give a shit. Those who know just how tormented I've been by my body and my issues surrounding food since the age of nine know just how revolutionary this is. And I have my unborn child to thank. This is the time of my life, and I know it. The only thing that can (and will) make it better is going from "average chubby woman" to "adorable pregnant lady". In due time, Tay Tay, in due time.
A gorgeous belly. I don't know this woman, but I'm pretty sure I hate her.  Just kidding. Girl Power. 

I plan on posting weekly belly pics beginning Tuesday (the official end of my first trimester, and the official beginning of my 15th week). Spoiler alert! I will look nothing like the crop-top rocking chick above. And that's okay.


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