I realized today as I was complimenting my friend on her ‘tiny’ 37 week belly pic, how messed up we are concerning weight and size. Being ‘tiny’ is a desire during pregnancy even though we want a healthy baby and enjoy getting round. But if you ever compliment some one by telling them how big they are you are sure to offend. I relished in my size but I still didn’t want to be compared to a house or my friend who was having twins. I learned that the ultimate compliment is,”Wow, you are so tiny!” But when you think of growing a healthy child with your body, don’t you think being bigger would be better?
Of course, as I know all to well there is such a thing as too much but ironically for me, my second pregnancy where I gained the textbook amount I actually had a bigger baby. But I did eat healthier.
So there you go, it all comes down to health. I am glad that I had midwives because that is what they focused on instead of how much it was what I was eating. That is important and I appreciated that.
I think my compliment from now on is going to be, “Wow, you look so great and healthy.” Hopefully I won’t offend…