Jan 27, 2014
My girlfriend Shelly literally forced me out into the street to take blog pictures last week. I'm not kidding. When I say forced I mean it, the whole time I was literally saying over and over again, "Okay can we stop now, please, let's just go watch a movie, doesn't that sound way better, please we really don't have to do this."
Here's the thing about pregnancy. You hear all of these amazing things from mom's about the beauty and joy of creating a human being. And then you look on Pinterest for maternity inspiration and there are all of these freaking adorable girls in adorable outfits and you think, man pregnancy is so cute!!! I mean it's got to be fun, look at these girls!! But what you don't really hear is the truth, because if we knew the truth about pregnancy there wouldn't be anyone getting pregnant up in this hizzle. For reals. What you put your body and mind through when you're pregnant is HARD. And one of the smallest aspects of pregnancy being hard is that you just don't feel comfortable in your own skin, you feel huge and swollen and the last thing you want to document is how huge and swollen you are getting.
But here's the other thing. As I was talking with my friend Shelly she kept reminding me that really all pregnant women feel this way, and they feel like something is wrong with them if they don't feel cute and they don't feel good about how they look. And I realized that there needs to be a voice of reality amongst all of this pregnancy cuteness on blogs and Pinterest and what not. So anyways, I'm just here to tell you that hey, I'm freakin' 35 weeks pregnant, I feel huge and blah blah whine whine and if you feel that way too it's okay!! Today was a miracle, I put something other than my sweats on. Today was also a miracle because I'm creating a freaking human life inside of my body. You're not alone, and you also probably don't look as huge and swollen as you think you do:)