To most of you this post is probably going to sound really stupid, but to some I hope it’s helpful to know you’re not the only one feeling a certain way.
When I was pregnant I absolutely hated my body, to the point where I actually only took one bump picture! Only one photo to show to Ava when she’s older, that’s all I could bring myself to do, and even now looking back on it it gives me anxiety. In that photo I was 28 weeks pregnant and I thought I’ve just got to take one!
My weight has always been something that has played on my mind for as long as I can remember so pregnancy was way out of my comfort zone. I never once felt comfortable in my own skin throughout those nine months.
Now this bit is going to sound really crazy, but before I got pregnant the thought of pregnancy creeped me out. I didn’t like seeing pregnant people, I just found it all way to overwhelming. I’m sure it must be an actual fear that you can get diagnosed because they way I felt was so strong, obviously since being pregnant my feelings aren’t the same.
I know it’s absolutely amazing what a females body can do, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. But I do regret I couldn’t bring myself to do those bump updates that I see everyone doing on Instagram, this one photo is all Ava has a reminder of being in her mummy’s tummy (apart from the sneaky horrific photos my mum took of me, but those I can’t even bring myself to look at). Oh and god forbid anyone ever tried to touch my bump or talk to me about it, the thought of it just made my skin crawl.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that you’re not alone if you have similar feelings. It’s okay not to feel that pregnancy glow that everyone talks about, but just remember you’re beautiful, and pregnancy is an amazing thing and it’s over before you know it so don’t be like me and have regrets! ⭐️
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Thank you to Kirsty Forbes for this infograph. It is spot on. My son is highly in tune with people and places. He feels acutely. He is hypersensitive to emotions and changes in tone of voice etc. He sees rainbows where there are none. He knows a good/bad person on first meeting. He is in tune with the earth, mainly because he never has shoes on, but he does feel nature.