I know I am growing this tiny miracle and I should be thrilled...and for the most part I am. I truly am blessed that I am pregnant. After many years of being told I couldn't have kids, this pregnancy is truly a miracle. But then there are days I look in the mirror and go back to my old ways of pinching my love handles, checking out my cellulite, and scanning my body for any new stretch marks. I think it was a bit worse during the first trimester though. During the first 13 weeks I noticed my hips widening, my boobs getting bigger making me top heavy, and my stomach was in between looking pregnant or having a beer belly. Recently, I've noticed I've lost a lot of muscle since I am not lifting as heavy as I used to. I've gotten tiny spider veins on my thighs and my skins is a bit more loose on my legs due to loss of muscle mass. However, the skin on my stomach is getting tighter. Sometimes I look down at my pregnant belly and wonder how can it get any bigger? One thing that does amaze me is how my body just knows what to do. It literally is taking 40 weeks to cook this tiny human.
If you've been pregnant (or currently pregnant),
have you dealt with body image issues?
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