Before and after

Hmmmm…..guys! the past two weeks has been real. I don’t even know how i feel about 2017 at this point anymore. God knows how much i looked forward to this year, I can not say much for now though but i know he is full of pleasant surprises.

This is actually a throw back picture of me but, this post could not wait till thursday.

The pictures above were taken on Friday,22nd January 2016. I had not realized i was pregnant at the time.

So, I remember taking my material to my tailor 4 months down the line and i told her to use my old measurements since i do not intend to wear the dress until after delivery.

When i came back, she told me she added three inches because most women would gain all the weight after the 3rd child…..

At this point my vexing had turned to laughter…Oh really? I asked, I went ahead to answer by saying, “I don’t think that will be my case”.

After that time, i remember that at least two other people said the same thing to me and somehow i was always not sure what i would look like after baby number three or if i would ever fit into old clothes.

Fast forward to one year later, in the picture above, Friday, 20th January 2017, here i am, a third time mom, 4 months postpartum and i am loving my body despite minimal effort at losing weight. The little things we take for granted huh!

…. I only realized the coincidence in both pictures 2 days ago and that prompted me to make this post. I must confess that since after my last post i have not found the inspiration to come back here. I have had a rough week, so i came back home on friday somewhat underwhelmed and randomly decided to take mirror selfies… Now i am thinking, only God knows how i would have been working my ass off if that woman was right in her prediction.

There is nothing like 'eating for two' in pregnancy. Choose your battles wisely. Click To Tweet

Lets just say i was also conscious because, it makes no sense to intentionally put on weight in the name of “eating for two” and packing on calories, only to go and spend twice the space of time and money it took to gain that weight in trying to lose it. Let me just say this, there is nothing like “eating for two”.

Eat healthy not heavy, take your prenatal vitamins and stay active Click To Tweet

Fellow moms, what are your experiences? what did someone ever say to you that turned out not to be true for you? Or do you have any questions in particular about watching weight in pregnancy? feel free to leave your comments below

And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will i rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

– 2 Cor 12:9


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  1. Real words of encouragement, I wwil never eat for 2.😄


  3. Lovely…… Just d advice e I needed. Nice one dear.

  4. Weldone Ijeoma…Nice piece. CONGRATULATIONS on your new blog.we hope to read more interesting write ups from like nice aftwr baby no 3.

    1. Author

      Uju dear. thanks for your nice words. More will surely come through.

  5. You see this eating for two is an excuse and one I give so my husband searches for a jumbo sized sharwama but it doesn’t work that way biko.I’m on my way to baby number 3 and because I didn’t have the time after baby number 2 to loose the extra weight I’m so desperate to do it after my 3rd baby.

    1. Author

      Yes oh! some days it is okay to cheat and give that excuse. Congratulations on baby number 3 and from your pics i must say pregnancy is doing you good. We are also looking forward to that revenge body. The journey starts now.

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