Well a while ago I promised some friends that I would do my best to talk about some of the funny pregnancy things (or gross or embarrassing or whatever) as long as I didn't make hubby too uncomfortable so I think I have done well about talking about my feelings but not as well about the actual things that happen TO you. Here are a few things that have been somewhat strange and weird and wonderful all at once…
1) I am now too fat to wear my scrubs at work unless I wear a belly band over my pants and wear a giant scrub top. So I look like a homeless doctor with about 3 layers of clothes on INCLUDING the diabetic socks I am now wearing to keep my ankles from swelling that come up to my knees…and did I mention it is 100 degrees outside?!!! so the pit-stains are really attractive too.
2) HEARTBURN! need I say more…it pops up at the strangest times for me and doesn't last long but it is like a lightning bolt that hits and then just burns it's way down my chest…have a new respect for people with chronic esophageal problems.
3)Bathrooms are my new best friend…how many trips can one person make to the restroom in the middle of the night? Seriously! you would think that one would do, after all it's not like I drink another gallon after I go the first time but two hours later, Here I Go Again!
4)Thankfully NO HEMORRHOIDS! And just so you know I am knocking on every piece of wood in my house! I am not going to let things get backed up if you know what I mean…If the restroom is the number one friend, Fiber is number two (no pun intended)…seriously there is prune juice on call in the ice box anytime.
5) Truthfully, I really haven't had any major cravings. I have always liked sweets and we are eating a lot of fresh fruit right now but I haven't just had to run out in the middle of the night for anything...YET!
6)I am having a hard time feeling pretty or sexy or whatever you want to call it with this large lump on my abdomen and all the pedicures in the world don't make it any better. Neil says I still look good but it's tough to get dressed up etc when you feel like your weight has doubled. I will let you know a total when I go on Thursday as our scale isn't well calibrated to what I was prior to pregnancy vs now but I would guess that I have gained about 15 lbs since I had gained 7 at my last visit…that is just a guess and I really hope it isn't much more since I have three months left to go but I am trying my best not to focus on weight. (I will give some background on that at some point in the future but for now say I have had issues with weight in the past) No one, including my husband, has said anything to me but how cute I am but in my mind I just worry about how all this weight is going to come off and while I love that my tummy is getting bigger, my booty and thighs could really not stand to grow as they were already of decent size. (I'm just sayin') I know as soon as I go back to running with my awesome jog stroller it will all come off---so what's the point in worrying about it now…but you can't help what you worry about, you can just ask God to take it away.
7)NESTING! I want to clean and move and modify and dust and vacuum and organize---and I am just too tired to get it all done but I am doing my utter best to make it happen. Anyone want to dust my shades one at a time?
8) Women only!!!!
How much bigger can my boobs get? seriously up two sizes and got an extender for the around measurement… DID I say I don't feel sexy? Victoria's Secret here I come! just airbrush out the gut! ; )
9)Underwear…need I say more ladies? yuck!
10)I am now stuck with getting a bikini wax as I am no longer able to see the forest for the bump, if you catch my drift…but I will say if you need it, Selina at Spa Concepts is AMAZING! I am telling you---you can barely feel it, like taking off a bandaid.
Now can we say swimsuit model…don't even go there!
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise: you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely…For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:1-3,13,16