Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hard To Understand

I have heard from more than one man, whether it be my husband, my father, a friend or some dude on TV, that pregnant women are stunningly beautiful. As a pregosaurus rex myself, I'm finding this one hard to understand.

In conversation while I was at home with my parents, I happened to mention how awkward I thought I looked, and my mom reminisced about feeling the same when she was pregnant. It's just weird. Nothing is the same...not the same shape, not in the same place, or just not looking like it used to. To put it bluntly, I've got a growing baby bump, incoming stretch marks that no miracle cream seems to be able to stop, a widened tushy (even though I've yet to gain any weight back from what I lost in the first trimester), and skin that just won't stop breaking out. Honestly, I think that I look like a 4 month pregnant disaster.

And yet somehow, my dad thought my mom looked simply amazing every time she was pregnant....and apparently my husband is liking this whole pregnant look on me as well. I don't get it.

Funnily enough, when I see other pregnant women, I constantly find myself thinking how adorable they look. I think every other woman's belly is cuter and more perfect than mine and none of them seem to have acne like a 16 year old...they all just look cute. How come I can't look like them???

Maybe some day I'll look back and think that I looked cute with a baby bump...some day....but right now, I think I just look like a plain, weird, prego hot mess.

1 comment:

  1. "Funnily enough, when I see other pregnant women, I constantly find myself thinking how adorable they look. I think every other woman's belly is cuter and more perfect than mine and none of them seem to have acne like a 16 year old...they all just look cute. How come I can't look like them???"

    I keep asking this to my husband, who tells me I'm crazy and I look great, but I feel the same exact way! I keep asking when my "glow" and my perfect hair arrives! I feel like a teenager with a beer gut, essentially!

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