your mileage may vary

It’s really interesting how pregnancy is different for everyone. This week I’ll be at the 14 week mark, and by the photos I posted, it’s so obvious how I’m showing already! Due to pregnancy related nausea & food aversion, I’ve actually lost 8lb since getting pregnant! I haven’t looked this good in a while, actually!

I have some friends who are not showing as much as I am at the same time in their pregnancy, and haven’t lost any weight, either. I also know people who are showing more than I am. My doctor says that no one should compare themselves to anyone else, as everyone is unique and things happen in different ways for different people. You can’t go by a textbook to predict what your pregnancy will be like… as they say, “your mileage may vary.”

That said, I love the fact that I am showing as early as I am! It’s really fun when people notice that you’re pregnant, and my maternity clothes are so comfortable, cute, and fun to wear. Despite the nausea, headaches, and other “malaise,” being pregnant is such a fun and happy time. I told Adrian the other day that I love feeling this way and definitely think I could go for a second one at some point… but we’ll see how I feel about that after I give birth to the first one. LOL!

3 thoughts on “your mileage may vary

  1. Awww! I am glad you are enjoying your pregnancy. It’s an exciting time in your (and Adrian’s!) life!

    I have been enjoying your pregnancy shots. Keep ’em coming. =)

    I think it’s funny that you lost 8 lb being pregnant. Hehe!

  2. I’m so glad things are going well for you Karen. I think I could have another too and my babe is a bit colicky and I’m starting work right now on zero sleep… ahhh. I really love your pics, it must be fun to take photos whenever you want! And you really do look great… I was always baffled by how different everyone’s pregnancies were also. I was in maternity clothes at 12 weeks and all the books made it seem like you wouldn’t need them until about 18 weeks. And then when I was 26 weeks my doc gave me that speech about gaining too much weight and I felt awful. I remember you were one of the ones who commented on my lj that he was a jerk and now I’ve only got 9 pounds left and I actually fit back into a bunch of my clothes 😛

  3. Hey congrats, I can’t get over how much you’re showing! I’m also 13 weeks. And I’m so far from showing it’s not even funny.

    I also lost a bunch of weight since getting pregnant. 5 lbs. They were not happy about this at the doctor’s yesterday, but she had told me she only wanted me to gain 15-20 lbs the whole time because she thought I was already a bit overweight. Bah! So now I’m supposed to eat like crazy and gain weight, I guess. LOL.

    I wonder when I’ll start to show.

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