As I stepped on that scale and saw those numbers go passed what I normally am, I felt a little drop in my heart.
As I put on my pants, I found myself struggling to button it up.
As I look at myself in the mirror, all I see is my ever growing belly.
5 months into pregnancy and my belly is starting to pop.
Not that I’m upset about my growing belly, but, it has taken me awhile to accept the changes going on.
You might be like, What, Why, When this is normal part of life?
Well, you can say I’m weight conscious in a way or conscious about how I look or how my body looks, so seeing these changes did have some sort of effect on me.
However, it’s normal to some extent to feel this way, especially if it’s your first (like me!), as long as it doesn’t affect the joys of your pregnancy. Something my husband told me helped lift my spirits up.
It’s not permanent. If you take care of yourself now and post, you’ll be able to keep at a healthy weight and size. Also, this growing belly is a sign that this beautiful life inside of you is growing and blooming…exactly what we want to happen!
Yes, it may not be the easiest thing to look at yourself these days, but, now when I see myself in the mirror, I only see joy and happiness for this growing little one inside of me.The greatest gift that I can carry.
My belly now serves as a reminder to me that all the changes going on now is worth it. This life is beautiful and blossoming. This life has given me and my husband so much joy already and I can’t wait for the day we get to hold her in our arms.
Enjoy the pregnancy ladies. Don’t dwell on what you don’t like about it, whether it be physical, or emotional, as this journey is special and you have been given the greatest gift. What you go through now is all worth it for your little one. 🙂
Wishing you a very healthy and joyful pregnancy! 🙂