Wednesday, July 14, 2010

weigh-in wednesdays

I can hear Rafiki on The Lion King....(this is for you Joette)

"It is time."

I tipped the scale going into labor weighing 201 lbs.

Granted I am 5'9...and my baby was a good size...

Ok, ok, ok, there is no "GRANTED" allowed here- that's a lot of weight to gain. A lot of love...a lot of squishy comfy hugs...a lot of "I love those big brown eyes...and the way you shake those thighs"- anyone remember that song? A lot of "Baby Got Back" from Sir Mix-A-lot comes to mind there anyone who DOESN'T know all the lyrics to that song??? I mean honestly, it's just an early 90's classic. What is middle school without "I like big butts and I cannot lie, you other rappers can't deny..."?


Current weight: 188.5. I somehow lost 13 and half pounds- 8 lbs was Xander...and 5 lbs must have been the placenta and my amniotic midwife couldn't believe how much water I was carrying. When my water broke it made the biggest popping splash sound ever- like a huge water balloon popping on concrete. Chay was actually video taping me as I lay on the bed when all of the sudden "SPLASH"- so the sound of the "SPLASH" is recorded for family history sake. Then when Xander was coming out, he moved a little bit and amniotic fluid seriously went flying in the air and squirted the nurse in the face and chest (I know, disgusting). Chay later thanked the nurse for being in the perfect spot when I squirted everywhere, she supposedly saved the laptop from getting wet...

anyway- so Weigh-in Wednesdays. I have never in my life weighed this much- I am just big and beautiful, what can I say? I look at myself and I am reminded of the pictures of the women, the great great aunts and great great grandmas on my Dad's side of the family...they were mostly tall thick overweight hard-working big-boned women. So it looks like I have some good and not so good genes working against me.

Anyway- I just want to feel good...and fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes- because I'm about to break the bank at TJ Maxx if I don't.

I have no clue why I am blogging about this. I seriously think it's some made up psychological motivation that inspires me more to accomplish a goal. And no, I'm not embarrassed about posting my step mother in law already posted a horrific picture of me on facebook for all to see- even those gorgeous past boyfriends got a glimpse of my reality at the moment- oh well...big and beautiful, what can I say?

Current weight: July 14, 2010 188.5 lbs.

I want 'em real thick and juicy so find that juicy double
Mix-a-Lot's in trouble
Beggin' for a piece of that bubble.


Rachel said...

I only wish 201 was my max pregnancy weight. That would be an awesome weight for me. You are brave to post your weight. Good for you. I remember being bummed after I had Bailey because she was 8lbs 3 oz and when I got home from the hospital I had only lost 5 lbs. I was like "how is that possible, my stinkin' baby weighed more than that!!!" Got to love water retention. -I am happy for you that you can start getting your body back. I am already craving that part once I have the baby. Good luck and good work having the cute little guy.

Levi and Cynthia Wilde said...

April you make me laugh! I love your honest and "say it as it is" attitude!
The whole water thing...I retain water really really bad!! Not right now...but I used to drink alot a yarrow tea cuz it's a natural I have a feeling I'm gonna swell up like a sponge!!

Joette said...

I want to get witcha
and take your pictha
those home boyz tried to warm me


Elissa said...

Thanks for being real. If I hear another "I only gained 2 pounds my whole pregnancy" story, I'll scream. And what's sad is...I know I've heard parts of that song before, but I don't really know it. Nerdy, huh?

Cami said...

Oh, I love you. Thanks for being honest and being able to joke at the same time. Good luck! If you want to go to the gym together, let me know!

Makayla said...

Well like you said, you are tall and the taller you are, you are going to weigh more. So, don't feel to bad because you are beautiful and it sounds like you are really trying to get rid of the excess baby weight you have. So congratulations on losing 13 and half pounds that is a wonderful accomplishment!!!! You go girl! :D


Solveig said...

That song was so gross yet fun at the same reminds me of freshman year of high school. I totally hear you about this weight loss baby weight is driving me crazy! I had a goal to get mine all of by the time H. was 4 months old...well now he is 6 months old and I still have 15 lbs to go! Ironically I still weigh much less right now than I did on my mission...and I keep thinking how in the world did I stand being so fat on my mission when these extra 15 lbs I have now are driving me to insanity. Anyway...I have no doubt that you'll lose the weight in no time. Finding the time and energy for exercise is the tricky part for me...hopefully you'll have more success. Good luck!

joanna said...

Hi April,this is Joanna. I found your blog linked to Solveig's!
congratulations on your beautiful baby! Xander looks so much older than five days in those pictures! Looks like his big sisters are enjoying him. I remember a couple of weeks after I took my daughter home from the hospital, my oldest asked me when we were going to take her back. He had had enough of sharing his mama!
As for the postpartum body, I used a "Belly Bandit" after I gave birth to my third...I really think it helped!
Enjoy your new little one!

April said...

Joanna! ok belly bandit...and what about butt bandit?

are you still in Utah?

your blog looks private- invite me