Thursday, 23 July 2015

Pregnancy and the extra pounds of LOVE!

The moment I came to know that I was pregnant, i was overjoyed because it was indeed a happy news! I guess I was not matured enough to be happy about a life growing within me because there was no bump and no movement inside my tummy yet, but then I was definitely excited about the midnight cravings!! It was more like I just got a license to hog on whatever I wish for and yes I did make maximum use of those 10 months :D Once the bump came out and baby started practicing martial arts inside me I was happier. Not fitting into old clothes was something that amused me, thinking it was a usual happening during pregnancy.
After our son was born, there were guests  pouring in, most of whom were strangers for me but there was this one comment that came in common from many of them "Ohh you have put on so much weight!!" Initially I just did not give much of an importance to it but time and again I kept hearing it especially from aunties (who were definitely not in great shape I would say). There were instances I got so annoyed that i refused to hand over my baby to them..instances where I wanted to ask them if in their generation ladies lost weight when they got pregnant..instances where i got hurt, hurt because I was still healing from the mental trauma of a 10 hour long delivery, from the pain of stitches that were not letting me even to sit and trying hard to fit into this new title MOM. Of all these the so called visitors were more concerned about the weight I have gained than having a look at our darling baby.
After 3 months, once I came back to Bangalore it was more of juggling cooking and baby and husband and household chores that I really didn't have time to think of those visitors and their comments but somewhere in my sub conscious mind it was still there i suppose. Following 4 months were more of baby centric, i feel earlier the only thing to think of was what dessert to have after lunch but then now I find myself thinking about baby's sleep, food, play time and it just goes on! A bit of yoga here and there, which helped me in 3 ways - lose weight, soothe my sciatica and entertainment for the little one and I was mostly accompanied by a mimicking baby, slight cut down on sugar (oh yes! It was indeed tough for the chocoholic me where I even had to warn my husband not to bake cakes anymore!! ;)), carrying our big bundle of joy around which in a way helped me with my dumbell workout :)..all these put together helped me in getting back to shape or rather shed 24.5 kgs in 8 months!!
When i go shopping when the sales person directs me to a section of clothes which is 2-3 sizes smaller, I have this evil grin on my face thanking all those people and their comments for making it possible, yes i have not forgotten any of their faces either! So here I am, a happy wife and a happier mom :)