Dear Pre-Pregnancy Body,
We have been down this path before! Not so long ago , 5 years to be precise, you moved, shifted and contoured to make room for Doll. At this time, being a new mom I never spoke about the things I missed about you. However, 7 months into our second pregnancy, I’d like to celebrate the things I miss.
First, I miss my natural mobility! Being able to flex one’s waist to simply pick up a pin is deeply missed! I’ve become a pro at using a shower brush, with an extender of course, because anything beyond my waist is untouchable. In addition getting in and out of one’s bed is a chore! I mean seriously a Circus De Soleil just to simply roll over, get up and plant one’s feet onto the ground has been a task. One morning it took me 5 minutes to turn from one side to the next. Seriously, 5 minutes!
Since we’ve been down this road before we knew things would shift, spread and reshape to make room for precious baby. I also knew that the dreaded swelling would eventually set in like last time! Having summer babies with swollen feet is an art form! I only wish I took pictures of my pre-ankles because, now as I look at my foot and ankle, which have now become one, I start to panic and wonder will I ever see them again! Are tie up shoes still in my future!
The best part of this pregnant body that I’ve always enjoyed is the expansion of my bust size! I come from the group of itty bitty’s so when pregnancy sets in, I don’t miss our pre-pregnancy bust line! However this time around, they grew bigger than expected, and a bigger bust line comes with a new host of responsibilities. Like supportive bras, you know the ones with 3 hook and eyes! The stretching of one’s elasticity! Before pregnancy, although small they stood tall, now they rest on top of my growing belly. And lastly being pregnant in the summertime has created what I call “boob sweat”. It’s not pretty, it’s annoying and requires a whole different level of hygiene that I never knew existed!
Ohh dear pre-pregnancy body how I miss all these things, and I know we have a love hate relationship! I am amazed at what the female body can do and in 8 weeks we will be reunited, and all these pains, growth and side effect will once again be a distant memory!