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:
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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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