Dear Baby Bud,
I have never been what one would call a slim person and I have never been able to hide the fact that I am pregnant. By 5 months I looked 8 months pregnant and I knew the questions would begin.
This time around I decided to not get annoyed and so when people laughed and asked if I was expecting twins, I would respond with, ‘Oh yes’ or ‘Triplets actually’. I still think it’s really rude to comment on someones bump. I would compliment a woman and say how radiant she looked or ‘what a lovely bump you have, how are you feeling?’ but never would I say,
‘ You look like your due any day’.
I know that with like anything, people are different and bumps come in all different shapes and sizes. Some people say that they always wanted to have a big bump to really ‘look’ pregnant and others that they just wanted a tiny neat bump. Again, I guess you always want what you don’t have!
I just wanted to look well. To have a neat bump and finally experience the pregnancy ‘glow’ that people talk about. I wanted to run (even though I am not normally a runner) through my pregnancy and feel really ‘well’.
I don’t think I have done too badly with this pregnancy. I may need help getting up off the sofa and I have stopped attempting to bend down and pick things up but I am thankful that you are well and have lots of room to move around.
I love feeling you kick and know that I will miss my big bump once you are here in my arms.
It won’t be long now until we get to meet you and we just can’t wait.
Lots of love,