Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Those three words

I read somewhere once that the three words a woman most wants to hear are not "I love you", but "You've lost weight".

The boy reckons that, apart from the wriggly beach ball that is my abdomen (which is apparently growing beautifully, according to the midwife), I've lost weight in my thighs, upper arms and face.

In the months leading up to my getting pregnant, I could tell that I was starting to stack on a bit of weight because my clothes were getting tighter. This, plus my age, had lead me to believe that my post-baby body shape wasn't going to be anything like Elle MacPherson's. I'd been psyching myself up to accept that it was highly unlikely my favourite pre-pregnancy clothes would be emerging from storage in the next twelve months.

But the boy's remark has left me feeling a little more optimistic, perhaps even ambitious, about my post-baby body possibilities. Okay, so the first few weeks aren't going to be particularly active. But later on I can see myself pushing Baby in a stroller up and down steep hills, using cans of baked beans on my biceps and maybe even following yoga exercises on DVD.

I have a chance of being one hot mama.


flying kiwi said...

One hot mama, yes. But I hate to be the one to break it to you - Elle McPherson is about twice as tall as you ;)

The Skirt said...

Short is the new tall - you'll be hotter than Elle!

BTW, tagged you for the meme :-)

onscreen said...

One hot mama huh! I'm not gonna comment on that, 'cause i'm partial to another woman who's a hot mama, but by way of encouragement, I'll tell ya that my hot wife came out of her first pregnancy weighing less than when she concieved..... maybe it was just the 9 months of morning sickness though... ;-)

Nigel Patel said...

I like short women, but then I'm medium in height for a man.
I'm sure chasing after a tiny person all the time will keep you quite active.

EB said...

"And put on some shades because the future's so bright." `

Violet said...

flying kiwi: well, only a little (about 12 inches)...

skirt: did you now? I better go check the meme on your blog then.

onscreen: morning sickness may have had something to do with it. Myself, I've had no trouble eating - which was another reason I was expecting to be a blobby mama.

nigel: Apparently holding a baby all the time is good for the biceps.

eb: With shade, I'd be a coool mama.