It's nearly impossible to believe these two women are just four weeks apart in their pregnancies.
I recall going belly-to-belly with my college roommate when we were both expecting. For me, it was a second pregnancy; for her, it was the first. And I was HUGE and she was tiny. Although I was due first, we were only about four weeks apart. Argh. (P.S. She is taller than me!)
In the image, we see soon-to-be first-time mom Duncan standing belly-to-belly with her (brave) friend Nat, who is expecting her third child. Duncan, who is over 6 feet tall, captioned the photo in part:
"We worked out that we are 4 weeks apart, so our little ones will be the same age, same grade at school and potential best buds hehehehe..... Nat's due start of March & I'm due end of March. Each women carries different and this most certainly doesn't mean one is doing something wrong or not healthy etc. We both have healthy growing babies & we both have had incredible pregnancies so far, feeling amazing & full of energy."
The Australian trainer is now 36 weeks along, and is thankfully showing, along with her abdominal muscles. But I guess that's what seven-days-a-week workouts during pregnancy will do for you.
The takeaway: Pregnancy looks different on everyone. Some of us are tall, lean, and look like we swallowed a basketball while expecting and gain about 20 pounds total. Others of us get puffy all over, look nine-months-pregnant by the second trimester, and refuse to step on a scale unless at gun point.
But hey, as long as the baby is healthy, who cares?
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Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.