having a protruding belly or abdomen
Here’s the thing about motherhood.
It comes with amnesia.
Even though I’ve done this 2 times before, I completely forgot how once you’ve already had a baby and you get pregnant with another, your belly wastes no time popping right out, making it nearly impossible for you fit into any of your pants roughly five minutes after the positive pregnancy test.
When my mom was visiting a few weeks ago, we were all sitting on the couch one evening and she stated:
“You’re starting to look a little paunchy.”
Troy thought it was hilarious and immediately pulled up the definition. We all had a good laugh about my mom’s directness.
It’s a good thing we have moms who will tell us the truth and keep us in line. Because she was right. I am looking paunchy.
I’m in that super awkward phase where nothing really fits, I look a little fat, and the belly isn’t really big enough to work the “check out my fabulous baby bump” routine quite yet. So, I just look like I’ve let myself go.
But hey, I would take paunchy a million times over if I could feel normal again.