Kidspeak, pregnancy

Fact: Kids make you fat.

For my mid afternoon snack yesterday, I made myself a grilled cheese with tomato sandwich. I usually have several slices of bacon with my grilled cheese in lieu of anything resembling a vegetable, but during my gynae appointment on Monday, I was told that my weight gain is getting “alarmingly rapid”.

After keeping my weight gain to just 8 kg in 32 weeks, I’ve put on another 3 kg in the last month alone, of which only 200 grams belong to the baby.

I guess that counts as alarming.

Also, I hate you, last trimester hormones.

So I was sitting at the kitchen table trying to enjoy my vegetable sandwich and not think about bacon when the kids came sauntering in.

Tru: What are you having, mommy?

Me: A sandwich. Want some?

Both: Me, me, I want!

Kirsten took a bite and immediately started making gagging faces before letting the whole gooey lump fall out of her mouth.

Kirsten: That’s not a sandwich. It’s gross.

Me: What do you mean it’s not a sandwich? It’s a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. And it’s not gross.

Ok, it was totally gross but if I was going to endure a vegetable sandwich, they were going to suffer together with me.

Kirsten: Sandwich is not s’posed to have tomato…where’s the bacon?

Me: Guys, we’re not going to have bacon for a while because mommy’s on a diet. It’s vegetables for everyone yay!!

Tru: What’s a diet?

Me: A diet is when mommy needs to eat less to lose weight, and I’m not allowed to have bacon.

Tru: Because you’re becoming fat?

Me: Hey, I’m pregnant, there’s a difference. And it’s because of you guys that I’m even in this predicament.

Tru: But Truett and mei mei are not fat what. We can have bacon, you eat the vegetables.

If you must know, they got their bacon sandwich and I might have snuck one or two slices into mine as well.

For the record, if I get really fat, it’s definitely the kids’ fault. All 3 of them.

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  • Reply Daphne Maia July 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    haha you’re still beautiful even if u’re… big. :)
    how close are you now? so exciting!
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    • Reply Daphne August 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Hahah thanks ah! 4 weeks to go man.. hopefully sooner

  • Reply andrea July 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Confirm!! Definitely fact!!! Eh wait I was, u know, always been plump… Hmm ok mayb shld have been Kids make u fatter!!!?? Aiya don’t know don’t care, essentially it is the kids… They r responsible for my weight gain… Or is it my self control issues… Oh nevermind!!

    • Reply Daphne August 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Definitely the kids haha!

  • Reply Madeline July 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Oh totally. But at least we got excuse. The daddies grow fat with us n what’s their excuse? Hahahaha.

    Anyway I gained 23kg during pregnancy. Can’t beat that I suppose :)
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    • Reply Daphne August 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

      The daddies join in for moral support I guess! I actually put on 30kg when I was pregnant with Tru and reached a high of 82kg. That was so depressing

  • Reply Elaine July 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    8kgs in 32 weeks sounds like quite an achievement to me! Nevermind the little bit of extra fat though, actually, grilled cheese and tomato sandwich doesn’t sound half bad to me.
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    • Reply Katriina July 31, 2012 at 3:50 am

      I’m with Elaine! If you only gained 8kg in 32 weeks it was inevitable that you were going to gain a bit more after that! Enjoy your bacon :)

      • Reply Daphne August 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

        I’m averaging about 1kg a week now.. but I blame it on the appetite. I’m ravenously hungry all the time, it’s terrible!

  • Reply rach July 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    eat all you want & blame it on the darn hormones…

    • Reply Daphne August 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Yeah it’s one of the perks of pregnancy

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