Mind you, I've never thought of myself as fat either. My pre-pregnancy measurements were around 34-28-40+. We actually have "Quadriceps" on the shortlist of potential names for any Hoyos Winship baby boy or girl because our offspring are bound to have large legs if mom's and dad's constitution are any indication (I'm not kidding). I am graced with a modest chest, a small waist, a long torso, "child-bearing hips," and short, chubby legs. Regardless of my weight, I've maintained these basic proportions and never had reason to complain (nor received any complaints from anyone who was looking).
On the other hand, I've also had additional testing because my doctor is concerned that baby is too small. Even the dreaded word "induction" has been mentioned. So there you go, the doctor agrees with those who are surprised at how little I'm showing. However, on each test so far baby girl has shown that she is doing fine and that while she might be on the lower side of what's normal, she is within normal range. I appreciate my doctor's concern and precautionary recommendations and I am thankful that this pregnancy has been the low-key, life-changing experience I hoped it would be.
I share what I've written here because this is my story. We have a natural tendency to compare and contrast our bodies and our experiences. Statistics shed some light on what's normal and what's cause for concern. This can be both useful and reassuring or stressful and unnecessary. While I might be lucky that I won't have much weight to shed postpartum, it hasn't been without cause for concern...and I haven't been able to hold on to the bigger boobs so far. I know that every pregnancy is different and every baby comes on her/his own terms, I wouldn't have it any other way. If you have any comments or want to share all/part of your story, please do.