So. A funny thing happened.

I randomly decided to measure my 7 1/2 month pregnant belly.

But before I get into that, let us address the girl on the left.

This is from October 2009. So, ya know, almost 4 years ago.

My waist at the time was 44” and my gut/at my belly button was 54” (which you can’t see in this picture, but unsurprisingly I don’t have many pictures from that time.)

Anyway. Back to my 7 1/2 month pregnant belly.

At my belly button it’s measuring 45”.

Which means that at 7 1/2 months pregnant (30 weeks on Saturday.) my belly—which is quite the belly!—is measuring an inch bigger then my waist when I was 280 lbs and NINE INCHES smaller than my gut.

It’s kinda shocking. I was a little upset with myself that I’ve already gained 28 lbs (average/normal/healthy/whatever is 25-40 for women who started with a healthy BMI, which I did), but with the never ending nausea/morning sickness I haven’t been able to work out. Plus it is a billion degrees here so I’m probably retaining a lot of water weight, especially since I’m not even eating badly (or excessively). And the extra skin that I have bothers me sometimes.

But looking at myself, especially with a comparison, I’m so much smaller everywhere, even my pregnancy belly, then I was back then. Left Sarah still has 70-something pounds on Right Sarah.

I can still fit, even though I’m living in maternity maxi dresses, into most pre-pregnancy clothes (belly becomes an issue with button jeans & length of shirts, etc.). So the rest of my body hasn’t changed much, except for losing muscle tone & well, a baby bump.

It’s weird. Very cool. But weird.

Thursday Jun 13 @ 08:03am
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  3. sabineslife said: you look SO SO good! It gives me inspiration that my body wont go to hell when I get pregnant some day :)
  4. carogetsfit said: WOW this is absolutely amazing!! And you’ve only gained 28 lbs with only 1.5 months to go! That’s pretty impressive :) they say you should only gain 25-30 so it seems like you’re right on track!! thinking of you in these last few weeks!
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