Do you know that I LOVED being pregnant with LilZ? Considering how unplanned the pregnancy was, and that I gained 65lbs during it, and that I was poor and the state was having to pay for my OB/GYN visits, I STILL loved it.
Of course THAT? Was in the WINTER. Now? I’m pregnant in the summer. Here are some of the new things I’m experiencing this time around.
I gained 65lbs with LilZ and never ONCE even had a toe look puffy. I wore my jewelery the entire nine months and never once had blisters on my toes from where my feet had swollen so much midday that my shoes no longer fit right.
But NOW? I’m wearing a 5 dollar fake silver wedding band because I can’t stand not having SOMETHING on that finger. I have blisters on all of my toes and am down to about THREE pairs of shoes I can wear. All of them are flip flops.
My Ugly Thighs
Holy Shit, my thighs are ugly. I always joke that I didn’t think I had ANY stretch marks with LilZ because I couldnt see the parts of my body where they were at. That extends way beyond stretch marks, I realize now. Having gained 65lbs and topped out at 198 pre-delivery, I know for DAMN sure my thighs were a lot bigger than they are now, on my 149lb body.
But I never saw them, because it was WINTER and I was wearing PANTS.
But it’s summer now, and I’m wearing shorts and sundresses everyday. My GOD…my thighs are pregnant! I told Amalah that I attempted putting on a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans (because I was feeling suicidal) and I could not put them up past my KNEES. My KNEES are now fatter than my pre-pregnancy hips. My thighs? Just lauged at the jeans stuck below my knees and said “Heh. You didn’t REALLY think you’d make it up to us did you?”
Boob Sweat AND Ass Sweat
Holy SHIT. The sweat.
First of all? I am not a sweater. I am the type of person whose face gets REALLY red, but I rarely sweat. It always scared teammates and coaches when I played sports because I got SO RED. So, needless to say, being pregnant with LIlZ in the WINTER did not challenge that at all.
Do normal, non-pregnant women get boob sweat? I’m not sure if I’ve never experienced it because I never sweat, or it it was because my boobs were so small. I went to lunch today in a non-air-conditioned car in 105 (heat index) temps and when I came back to the office? I had BOOB RINGS. I had semi-circle sweat marks UNDER my boobs. And waistband of my skirt? Was soaked with sweat because the sweat STARTED under my boobs and dripped to my skirt.
And don’t get me started about the ass sweat. I’m leaving sweat marks in my chairs, people.
So. I’m sweaty, stinky, and swollen. Pregnancy in summertime ROCKS.