Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Crotchety Old Pregnant Lady

How I feel
I have reached the point in my pregnancy where I am officially a big ball of negativity.  I'm a crotchety, big pregnant lady.  Some women glow throughout their pregnancy, relishing in every kick and pushing the uncomfortable aspects to the back burner.  It's only for a short while right?  It's a big miracle right?


My skin is stretched painfully thin.  My right leg looks like it belongs to an eighty year old, covered in spider and varicose veins which are creeping up to my vagina.  Speaking of my vagina, it's starting to hurt.  I feel like there's no room left in my stomach.  I don't feel attractive, sexy, or put together.  My skin looks dull.  My hair looks stringy.  My wrinkles look more pronounced.  And I have an overall "puffy" appearance.

When people ask me how I'm feeling I know I'm supposed to say "Great".  But I'm so tired of faking it.  So I'm complaining and being obnoxious and ungrateful and just pitiful.  But that's about where I'm at and I still have about 13 weeks left to go until my due date.  It's gonna get ugly around here.


The Dose of Reality said...

Oh definitely! I totally remember hitting that point with both of my pregnancies!

Tammy said...

I remember feeling the same way. And then feeling bad and ashamed that I wasn't embracing every freaking second. Pregnancy isn't for the weak. It destroys our bodies, messes with our minds and hormones, and we're supposed to relish it all. Bah! Good news is, you'll be back to the old you in time. And look at the bright side: You don't have to suck your stomach in! My new motto is "This won't last forever".

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