We All Have our Own Struggles

We all have our own struggles. Left to right: 31 weeks with baby #1, 31 weeks with baby #2, and 23 weeks with baby #3 .   I put away my scale in early pregnancy because I was gaining weight much more quickly than in my first two (despite being so miserably sick). Now–I know–it is completely normal to get bigger faster with each pregnancy. But I had to know–because none of my clothes fit–so I weighed myself today, only to see that sure enough, in the next 5 weeks (so by 29 weeks) I will have gained as much weight as in my first two pregnancies in 40 weeks!! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t having a really hard time with this. I PREACH that the scale is the least important thing (and I realize that my weight gain is still within the healthy recommended amount)….but I think what I hate the most is that I worked SO HARD prior to this pregnancy to get to my healthiest, strongest body. And now every day to feel weaker and weaker….I feel defeated. I know I am still ahead of the game by working out 5-6 days a week and that it will make it that much easier postpartum. But I need some encouragement. I have been really down on myself, and I don’t even know how to give my own self a pep talk at this point!

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