When my wife was at full-term, she looked absolutely ginormous. So much so that despite several ultrasounds showing that there was only one baby swimming around in that amniotic sack of hers, I was convinced there was a twin hiding behind our son somewhere.
And when she finally delivered our baby and he arrived safe and sound, I almost wanted to look inside her and see if there was another kid, hiding. There wasn’t, just the one. And I learned something important that day: different women carry their kids way differently.
Like this Instagram fitness model, Revie Jane Schulz.
Here she is, before she got pregnant, where she was obviously fitnessing around.
This is her when she was pretty much at full-term, right before giving birth to her daughter, Lexington.
Here’s the thing about Jane, though – despite having rock-hard abs prior to her pregnancy and being in incredible shape, her stomach got ENORMOUS.
Like, this was her at 26 weeks, and people wouldn’t shut up about how she was just about ready to pop. All the talk gets a Mama kinda frustrated.
“I posted this after so many comments were thrown my way for having a massive bump. It’s tough, you’re carrying a human, your body is dramatically changing, more than you ever expected and then to rub salt in it, strangers feel the need to comment every time you’re out in public.”
Telling a pregnant woman she is abnormally huge to her face is a big time jerk move.
“I was so fed up. I had tried on this dress and the shop assistant said ‘Holy moly! My friend is 36 weeks and you’re only 24 weeks and you’re WAY bigger than her!’ She repeated this to the lady in the next changing room to me. I cried while I tried the dress on.”
“I got it everywhere I went and it did make me want to hide away.”
Now, Revie is embracing her newfound Mama-Hood and healthy lifestyle and all those unintentional bump-shamers don’t seem to bother her as much.
But she remembers the time when they did, and put out a message for pregnant mamas everywhere.
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