February 24, 2011

Fit Pregnancy Feb/Mar 2011

(c) Fit Pregnancy 2011

The day after I found out I was pregnant, I went straight to Barnes & Noble and bought What to Expect When You're Expecting* and the current issue of Fit Pregnancy**. So here is Kate Dillon on the cover. Apparently she is a well-known plus-size model, but I'd never heard of her before. Still, doesn't she look gorgeous? Her hair is full and shiny; her face is luminous; her body is full and lush; her clothes are comfy and chic. If I looked half that good on my best day of pregnancy, I'd be thrilled.


Have you seen...

Her foot?

What in the hell...??? Look at that swollen nightmare of an appendage! Where of the curved arch? Where of the tapered ankle? This looks like a mound of yeasty dough ready for the oven.

It's nice to know air-brushing can't fix everything.

*Despite loving to read, I have a fairly strict policy of not buying books. I borrow from friends and the library and am occasionally gifted a book or two at my birthday. W2EWYE is a great "borrow" book...except when you're not telling anyone until the 2nd tri and you don't have your first prenatal appointment for three weeks...basically you gotta go buy the damn thing yourself. Well played, W2E. Well played.

**How is a subscription to a magazine that publishes 6 times a year $17? A subscription to any magazine should be $1/issue 12 times per annum. I'm willing to pay more for a real magazine like National Geographic, but Fit Pregnancy, despite your propensity for boobies, are no National Geographic.


  1. LOL - love this post! My feet had swollen up a lot at the end of my pregnancy and I was not proud of them one bit. You'll be happy to know the swelling goes away very quickly...no need to worry!

    Enjoy being preggo. Even though there are days you may feel like crap and you hate the way you look, it does go by extremely fast. I remember being in the thick of it (both times) thinking I can't wait for this to be over!! And now I have a toddler and 2 month old...crazy!

    Have a good day!

  2. I expect everything to swell up and out eventually! I'm just going to wear slippers to work at the end:)

    Thanks for the advice. I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in the future we forget to enjoy today. An old college prof called that "forward leaning." Very true!

  3. Flip flops will be your friend. Hopefully you have a job where you can wear them if you need to. Avoid salty foods if you start to swell, but keep drinking water. Put your feet up when you get home. If you have to fly anywhere, wear yoga pants or sweats...something that doesn't restrict your belly...advice from my Dr. Don't sit upright for long periods of time either if your feet are swelling - stretch out as much as you can. Most of my swelling was toward the very end of my pregnancies and I had a little after as well because I had two c-sections.

    I'm sure you'll do great!! My pregnancies were practically back to back and you are welcome to ask for advice anytime...everything is still fresh in my head right now.