• Morning sickness
  • Dr. tells me to gain more weight.
  • Ollie's born!
  • Whoa, I heard you lose a lot of weight when the baby's born, but this is crazy! And what's going on with my stomach?!
  • I will never fit my pre-pregnancy clothes again.
  • Yay! Pre-baby weight mark reached. Yet body seems to be configured differently, possess some kind of body 2.0 now.
  • Ran 15K (9.3 mi) Hot Chocolate road race in Central Park. It was the longest run since before I'd become pregnant. It was very hard.

80 Weeks

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This is a chart of my weight over the last eighty weeks, from the date of my LMP until today. The range is 33 lbs. and it's not hard to tell when Ollie was born just by looking at the chart.

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  1. madmann 73 months ago | reply

    I hear ya on the different body. I'm going through my pre-pregnancy clothes now and some of the stuff looks child-sized. Of course, I had no boobs at all back then.

  2. Janusfinder 73 months ago | reply

    Never seen a plot like this before . . .

  3. southco 73 months ago | reply

    This is awesome, Meg! I love to hear about women who beat that whole post-preg body fear. Looks like you are getting into the shape of your life! Anything change for you that is not usual? Like, some people have different tastes (in food).

  4. megnut 73 months ago | reply

    I think the shape of my life was either in college when I was rowing or in 2004 when I ran the NYC Marathon. But I'm definitely getting back into good shape again, which is great. And no changes that I've noticed, aside from the slightly different allocation of fat around and shape of my hips.

  5. sephramercereau 73 months ago | reply

    I am crashing your party here, but this never happens. I happened by your site(s) while searching 'Parisian Chocolate'. Nothing happens without reason. Today I was freaking out about losing baby weight..and I haven't given birth yet! My sister-in-law is expecting in moments and she is HUGE. I have no idea how she is going to take that off (I really hope she never ever reads this) and with my coping hormones on vacation it seems, I feel overwhelmed by the most ridiculous prospects right now, and the weight is weighing on me. But, not so much right now because of your chart. So thanks. I found out I was expecting while training for the NYC marathon, (me puking on mile 14 and wondering why). NYC, my ideal marathon. The one I have been waiting for since age12 will have to wait, but it seems more likely that it can happen now.

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