How Pregnant Women Are Like Hobbits

Whoa! Just look at that belly!

Whoa! Just look at that belly!

It’s no secret that pregnancy changes a woman’s body. Well, maybe “changes” is too light a word. How about completely takes over! Your body grows in crazy ways and starts functioning way outside of the normal range and you find yourself with issues you never thought were possible. It’s all good though, because at the end you get to hold a beautiful new life that you’ve already fallen in love with from the first time you saw the positive test. But in the mean time, you may wonder what has taken over your body and if you will ever have it back. (You will, don’t worry-God designed us to grow a life, and He is really good at what He does!)

I am right in the thick of my pregnancy right now (by thick I mean fat!) and feel like I may never get back to normal. I have been so crazy hungry and it hit me the other day that maybe I’m not pregnant, maybe I am turning into a hobbit. Don’t think so? Well let me present you with the evidence here:

  1. Three meals a day are just not enough. I eat breakfast when I wake up and then I’m ready for another full meal by mid-morning. I can totally relate to the hobbits habit of eating first breakfast, then second breakfast, then first and second lunch. And let’s not forget an after dinner snack. And an “after the kids go to bed” snack. Should I feel guilty for eating this much? Maybe. Do I? Usually not. I am a full-time baby making factory, after all. Have to fuel the factory!
  2. Being pregnant causes women to become bare-foot and hairy. Hopefully that doesn’t mean your bare feet are hairy-but if they are-be happy for the body God gave you. (And get some wax, definitely get some wax!) What I do mean is that I would much rather walk around with bare feet, socked feet, or at the very least, some comfy flip-flops. Shoes make my feet scream. Besides, have you seen how swollen some pregnant mama’s feet get? Good luck squeezing those into a nice pair of shoes! As far as the hair goes, I do enjoy how much thicker and fuller my hair is, and how fast it grows. I could do without having to buy stock in razors. And shaving cream. Have you ever tried to shave your legs when you couldn’t even see your feet? I’m surprised I’m still alive to write this!

    Vienna Sausages

    Vienna Sausages

  3. Don’t knock on my door if you’re looking for adventure. Or a journey. Unless it’s a journey from couch to fridge, then I might be interested.
  4. I wish I had a ring that made me invisible. That way you couldn’t see me eat that second piece of cake. Or my swollen feet. Or hairy legs. But instead of an invisible ring, I have no ring because my fingers got so fat I had to take it off. At least the tan line hasn’t faded completely–yet.
Yes, I will take some more cake, thank you!

Yes, I will take some more cake, thank you!

Even so, I really do love being pregnant. I love knowing that there is a little miracle growing inside me. I love feeling the little baby kicks and hiccups and rolls. And I am very excited that in 3 short weeks (give or take) I will be holding a new little baby in my arms. Until then, I’ll just hang out here in my hobbit hole.


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  • Shauna Lynn

    Pregnancy is not something I’ve had to, or plan to, deal with on a first hand basis (medical conditions), but I love learning something new with each of my sisters’ pregnancies. It’s almost like being pregnant without being pregnant sometimes. I get HUGE sympathy cravings though, weird right?

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      So not weird to have sympathy cravings! My husband gained like 30 pounds in one of my pregnancies :-)

  • Megan Kubasch

    Lol this is soooo cute!!!! I absolutely love the comparison :) I haven’t had any little ones yet, but I know I will definitely remember this post when the time comes around for us to start a family. #ibabloggers

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Glad you liked it! I was in kind of a goofy mood when I wrote it, but it is definitely all true :-)

      • MelissaSayWhat

        I love the tone! It’s so cute!

  • satrntgr

    What a crack-up!! You’re much better looking than those hobbits, though, that’s for sure!! Stay strong and know that all of this is to bring the miracle of life into the world – so worth it! #ibabloggers

    • Miranda Gonzalez

      Oh yes, definitely worth it! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • crystal

    I love it! I had some very harsh pregnancies. I definitely say that my life was very similar to that of a hobbit too. Great comparison.

  • Elizabeth Stewart

    I’m happy to be next to you at Barbie’s! I’m a Nana now, but I was definitely not the type of pregnant that only showed in my belly. I was pregnant from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet! It’s worth it though!

  • Mary

    Thank you for sharing your pregnancy story. It’s been many years for me but I can relate to all the things you said. Thank you for linking up to The Weekend Brew.

  • Jayne

    Enjoy the next few weeks in your hobbit hole! Rest up and look forward to welcoming the little one soon!

  • divasrunforbling

    I have pinned it to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board. Thanks for sharing

    • Rahab to Riches

      Thank you so much!