Even though pregnancy is an incredible experience, it can take its toll on your vanity. I'm not used to being this...ahem...large. There are lots of other things that make this time not as magical as other women might have you believe.
At this stage, I am sick of my maternity clothes, but I don't want to spend money on buying new ones since I feel I won't get to wear them that much longer. I feel like I've worn the same outfit at least twice a week for the past 3 weeks. It's been really hot here lately (which I detest even under normal circumstances) so anything I wear is immediately drenched in sweat the moment I walk out to get the mail.
I want to get my hair cut, but I would still like to be able to pull it back in a pony tail (which it's just now long enough to do). Plus, I've read in countless pregnancy magazines that at the end of the pregnancy it's important to avoid any rash hair style moves. Lots of moms-to-be chop off all their hair because it will be easier with a new baby, yadda yadda yadda. I'm fighting the urge...plus, I think I'd probably end up looking like this (minus the facial hair!):
|Mr. Mugatu from the movie Zoolander|
Not only do I feel as though I'm not glowing anymore, but my hormones have kicked into overdrive and I find myself getting irritated over silly, non important things. For example, when returning something at Wal-Mart recently, another customer stood annoyingly close behind me as I waited in line. I felt like saying, "Seriously?! Back off lady!?" It's kinda scary the things I think in my head lately. I've tried to spare Todd any completely uncalled for outbursts. Even still, if you see him, be nice to him :)
So, if you ask me how I'm feeling, I will want to show you this picture and simply walk away.
Aren't you glad you asked?
So, if you see an obviously pregnant lady, be nice and
- give her plenty of space
- pay her a compliment
- let her go in front of you if you're standing in a checkout line
Then you will be safe from harm :)