I am 18 weeks pregnant and even though my baby boy is growing well – from the outside, he is not making a big showing just yet. I am in that phase that most women refer to as the “fat” phase. You don’t quite look pregnant yet – because your tummy does not yet look like a baby bump, but rather like you’ve just put on some weight or eaten a big meal.
It’s quite something to wrap one’s head around when you’ve built a career on being fit and slim. I keep thinking, if people don’t know I am pregnant, they probably think I am letting myself go. It’s silly I know, but I find myself, telling people quickly that I am pregnant, so that I can justify the strange ‘chubby pooch’ I have right now.
I cannot wait for my fully fledged bump to pop out! So I won’t have to explain my weight gain to anyone anymore.
I guess this is all about embracing the process of helping to grow this little miracle inside me. I am so excited to meet my baby boy.
Happy Healthy Fabulous
Photography: Hemisha Bhana