Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Why I Stopped Doing Monthly Updates
So, I know with second children (or thirds or fourths) the bumpdates typically fall by the wayside. And you may or may not have noticed that that has been the case around these parts. Truth is: that's not a symptom of second-child pregnancy. It's been a conscious decision.
Here's the thing: After having CT, I worked hard to get into shape again. To feel like me! And with that came a lot of weight loss, a ton of muscle strengthening, loads of self-confidence, and a passion for being healthy so that I can be the best mom ever to my family.
And I've done that. I'm in a much better place than I was before and as a result this pregnancy has been much smoother and healthier.
But, I noticed that I started to cringe and stress each time I stepped on that scale to do my weekly weigh-in. I started to freak out a bit inside if the number was getting bigger. I even went so far as asking the nurse to check and make sure my weight gain was acceptable. To which she responded, "Girl, you're on the low end of the spectrum - stop worrying."
But, I couldn't stop thinking about it you guys.
So, I decided to stop getting on the scale except for the days I had to step on at the doctor office. Those are required and good so that I can keep things in check. But, what had started as a weekly weigh-in at home to monitor and record progress had turned into multiple times a week or even more than once a day!
And that's just not okay with me. It shouldn't be for you either.
I'm not throwing away the scale and I'm not saying the only reason I did bump-dates was to track my weight, but I realized I can track these moments in different ways. I typically update every other week or so on my Facebook page and I snap lots of little moments in between on Instagram so I can always look back on those when I decide to.
Pregnancy is absolutely beautiful and I'm not about to ruin it by stressing about things that are natural. And good!