My baby is four months old and I am not one of those lucky women who bounced back into shape after giving birth. So far I have been asked FOUR times when my next baby is due. Ouch. In my defence, my bump was gigantic - here's the proof.
The first person to speak without thinking was my 21-year-old cousin. Now I'll let him off as he genuinely had no idea that women's stomachs don't ping back to washboard proportions after giving birth, and I was just two months postpartum.
Then a pharmacist asked the dreaded question - the most irritating thing about this is that I'd just asked her for the strongest painkillers for period pain! Come on daft woman! And the baby was in the trolley in front of me.
But the most upsetting time came when I was asked by two different people on the same night...I actually thought I was looking good at that point. I managed to laugh it off every time I was asked when my baby was due, but that night I burst into tears on the street after leaving the event. My poor husband got some hard stares from passerbys who clearly thought he was in the middle of dumping me!
I know my stomach is big but because my bump was so large, I think I've been in denial. Here is my 'bump' now
This photo was taken 1 week after I was last asked when I was due...so the diet had started!
No.1 Son is being christened at the end of July and I want to be comfortable having my photo taken on the day so it's time to get off the sofa and stop raiding the fridge. I'll keep you posted on my progress - wish me luck!