Now with all of my struggles to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy I really try not to complain, but let’s be real here. Can I just take a moment and say that pregnancy is gross? Not the actual act of another human being(s) growing inside of me, that part is pretty cool, but all of the other changes my body goes through to facilitate this? Erm… no. Not so much.
They say every pregnancy is different, maybe with my first Little I was so excited/nervous that I simply didn’t notice all of these other these other annoyances. Or maybe it’s because I have a double dose of hormones this time around but honestly… ew. Just ew. lol. My skin is all scaly and oily, no matter how many times I shower I wreak of human sweat smell, which is like ten times more pungent than it usually is even in the hottest season, after the most brutal workout. Even sitting at home on the couch doing nothing I will sweat and stink. Hormones are literally oozing out of my pores 24hrs a day.
I can’t seem to stay hydrated no matter how hard I try to squeak in my recommended GALLON of water daily, which makes me bloated and uncomfortable. I’ve already got super pasty white as a sheet skin, most of my veins are always visible but now with my increasing blood volume there are giant purple lines streaking down my legs that I didn’t even know existed before this pregnancy. Everything is WORKING, which is why my veins have decided to take on a life of their own, but again: ew. Not to mention the fact that my leg hair is also growing about a million times faster than it normally does. I can still bend over to shave right now, and I’m still having trouble keeping up. By the time my bump gets in the way I will have sasquatch legs within two weeks. I’m not worried so much about beauty standards, I just like my legs smooth. Hair is itchy, nobby, and pulls funny on your clothes. EW.
But, I suppose all of my major disgusting pregnancy issues do come in handy while I have to abstain from intimacy with my husband. Yeah, thanks a lot subchorionic hemorrhage. Hopefully we’ll get the all clear from the doctor at my next appointment, or my second trimester is going to be even worse than the first. lol. It’s a miracle the human race has survived as long as it has folks. It really is.