I have heard how some women feel very confident and sexy when they are pregnant. I was confident in my own body before I was pregnant and thought that feeling wouldn’t change. Boy was I wrong. I do not feel sexy, I do not feel womanly, I feel off balanced and not myself. And with only a 10lb weight gain, thus far, I still feel huge most days. It also isn’t for lack of support from my Husband who has not been one of those men weirded out by my ever changing body, in fact, he loves it.
Here I was, last night, walking my dog, in town. I went by a house that had a large field in the front. Several young boys were out playing a game of football and along the fence line was a few of their girlfriends, cheering them on. I glanced at the scene and thought to myself, how time flies, I used to be that girl on the fence line but damn I wouldn’t pay to go back.
As we walked by I heard one of the boys yell something about “nice ass!” while other boys agreed in unison. I couldn’t imagine he was talking to me and didn’t dare turn around to check. Although another girl then yells “I’m right here and I can see you checking out her ass!” I glanced over my shoulder to see that indeed they were looking at me.
I held my head a bit higher as I headed back home and may have had more swag in my step. At dinner I told my sister and Husband. The Husband gave me a high-five and my sister used it as reason to tell me once again, you can’t tell I’m pregnant in a t-shirt from a ways away. Pathetic that it took a high school boy (so damn young and wrong, I know) to give me a boost in spirits but every now and then us ladies need it. If those boys only knew they were hollering at someone much older than them and 25 weeks pregnant. Bam. It is the little things in life.
13 thoughts on “25 Weeks Pregnant- I Still Got It”
I agree – I am someone who has always looked after myself healthy eating wise, but never had a weight issue or had to worry about my size. I am now 18 weeks pregnant with Twins and have only put on 12lbs to far, but I am just not used to the way I look and it does take those little things to cheer me up as well!! Take them all though, bet you do look amazing 🙂 xx
It is crazy how your mind can just go crazy on you when you know better! Congrats on the twins!
Thank you!! 🙂 xx
Hahaha that is too funny! I’m just a week behind you and gained 15 lbs already and I can understand where you’re coming from. I don’t feel unsexy (yet!) but, hey – there are still 16 weeks or so to go! Get it mama!
It is the little things to get us through the day, hour, or even minutes:) haha!
I hear you.
When I was pregnant I had this whole plan about how I wasn’t going to gain too much weigh and I’d leave the hospital with my favorite blue dress and I’d just be ME again in a few weeks…
That happened, actually. I left the hospital in my blue dress and I didn’t gain weight at at… but I wasn’t me anymore. I was deformed for life. It’s not gonna happen to you, though… it’s the kind of thing that only happens when you have (thank God) seriously healthy twins and you manage to get to week 37, even though you’re only 5 foot tall…
You’ll be you, again, I’m sure. So will I. Even if that means being a new version of what we used to be…
We all can form an idea in our heads but truth be told, we have little control over any of it. We can just hope for the best! Way to rock those twins to 37 weeks though!
Nothing like a little teenage honesty to give a little boost! When pregnant we have to take all the compliments that we can get. They become even more important the further along when you start to feel more uncomfortable and unattractive. Keep rocking it and hold on to those compliments on the hard days 🙂
Lord knows teenagers say the truth! Haha. I will take whatever I can get. Not that the Husband’s compliments don’t mean anything but you know, he is kinda required to do that:)
that is AWESOME!! haha! I love it friend 🙂
Lol so true, this time around i feel much more sexy and confident with this pregnancy. It is kinda crazy how people still check us out, im like dont u see this belly on me?! But hey, no complaints. .. sounds like we’re doing something right lol
It just goes to show we see ourselves one way and others see us another!