Friday, July 15, 2011

Belly Love

Last night I paid a visit to my friend who does a phenomenal airbrush tan. First let me state that yes, it's safe. The product she uses is natural, and I checked with my doc first. Second, let me say that no, I don't look like an Oompa Loompa.

So anyway, I have been feeling a little lousy about my appearance between having a belly that shows no signs of slowing down in the expansion process...and living in a place where the sun rarely seems to shine. So I decided to pay her a visit. I was a bit hesitant, mostly because of the fact that I think my belly is freakish and kinda gross looking and I don't really want anyone to see it bare, but I'm so glad I went. Sometimes you just need a friend to see your new bump for what it is...and still think it's cute.

As she sprayed me with the cool, almond scented mist, she just kept telling me how much she loved seeing my belly and how cute it was. It felt so nice to hear from someone who is adorable and petite and perfectly skinny (don't you just hate those girls?) that my belly wasn't freakish at all. Just simple words like that made me feel so good. I don't think she will ever know how much I appreciated it...unless she reads this of course. But even then, it's just the little things these days that can make you feel better about yourself when you're feeling awkward and down. And it's things like that which make you grateful for the people in your life who unknowingly make you feel wonderful.

Women are always being preached to about loving your body and yourself, and while this is a great concept and all, it's awfully hard to do sometimes. Especially while pregnant. So once in a while to hear someone love your body (well, belly really) for you is incredibly encouraging. It's nice to get a little belly love from someone who doesn't have to love it at all :)

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