I think when you start hitting the 20-something weeks it is when things really start to get “pregnant”. Unless you are as unfortunate as Duchess Kate and are ridiculously sick from day dot, then I am sure you want to shove that last sentence fair up my inflated ass!
But for the rest of us, you get into the late 2nd trimester and you can feel your hips widening, your stomach seems to have exploded overnight and you are just aching right down to your fluid loving ankles.
Unfortunately during pregnancy my stomach, and of course my amplified boobs, aren’t the only things to grow on my body. I am at the point where anything small on my body is getting bigger and if it is something that I really dislike on my body, it is going to blow up to massive proportions.
I have always had a few shitty skin tags thanks to genetics. I really hate them but know there are bigger things out there and they disappear anyway after a time. But then they come back…anywho, my body has picked up on the scent of my hatred so multiplies my skin tags during pregnancy 5:1. Thanks!
I have a lovely lump that has come up on my left cheek (face not butt). I actually had one come up on the other side last pregnancy and had to get it chopped out afterwards. This one is a little different but is mirror positioning. Word must have got out about how much I loved the last one… very poor game of Chinese Whispers there!
The small lumpy gross thing on my arm I have been meaning to see the Doc about but haven’t. Now massive! Fabulous.
I’m not a glower during pregnancy. I don’t glow!
I haven’t bothered going to see anyone about getting any of it checked out as I just put it down to part and parcel with being up the duff. My gosh I have hardly seen anyone about the whole pregnancy really!
As if birthing the child isn’t enough! You have to than rectify all the icky left overs if they don’t just go back to normal.
Last time I actually had more things go yuck on me so maybe I should be a little more grateful that things aren’t as bad. This time I have been more sick though so maybe my epidermis has a bit of empathy.
Having a small child highlighting things isn’t helpful. He kindly points out “Mummy’s sores” whenever we are sitting quietly together. Thanks buddy! They aren’t sore just ugly.
I have not painted a pretty picture of myself right now have I! I am my own worst enemy and readily pick the shit out of myself so hopefully it isn’t all bad from the other side.
Next week I have planned a bit of a beautifying day before my husband goes back to work. Hair cut and colour plus brow and lash tint so it appears I have these features again. A massage to sooth my aching lower back plus Chiro to realign me. Taking time out like this is essential no matter what state you are in.
I bet when I look in the mirror that night, after my day of pampering my lovely lady lumps, ALL OF THEM, will appear slightly smaller.
Do you love yourself sick when you are pregnant or do you carry the ick factor too?
I am a little harsh on myself. I do rock a smooth and clear blooming belly.