week 18 pregnancy confession.

May 10, 2012 in Oh baby!

Confession: I imagined that at this point in my pregnancy, I would be fully embracing everything about being pregnant. And I just can’t.

I feel guilty about it.

I can’t get over feeling insecure about how I look at 18 weeks pregnant. I keep venting to the husband that I’m not gaining weight evenly — my hips have widened, my butt has expanded, and I have love handles that go on for days.

Where is the cute pregnant look that others get??

this is NOT AT ALL how I look.

I so expected that after the first-trimester blahs were gone, I’d be left with a 2nd-trimester pregnant glow. Eh, not so much.

And I don’t mean for this post to be a pity party. I guess I’m hoping that I’m not the only person who’s ever felt this way. And that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel…

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Jenny @ Practically Perfect...
Twitter: americanrninnz
May 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

You’re not the only one 🙂 As my husband told me (once and only once), “It’s not a glow – you’re just sweating from all the extra hormones”. Yeah, no more pregnancy books for him after that, ha ha!

I never felt good-looking or gorgeous during pregnancy, but it does get better. I actually look better now and am thinner post-pregnancy than I did pre-pregnancy. That may seem like a ways off and might not be much encouragement now, but just keep it in mind!


Twitter: SeriousKrystyn
May 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Keep waiting..it will happen..I wasn’t even really showing with at least my first two until like 25 weeks! You couldn’t even tell I was pregnant at 20!

Enjoy it:)


fizzgig May 11, 2012 at 8:02 pm

You probably already have the “cute pregnant look that other people get”

I’ve never been pregnant. But I am a woman, and I have been skinny, then fat, then thinner. The general consencus is that we as women are never happy with our bodies, so just take it for what it is. you are happy with where life is leading you, so try to be happy in the meantime. You will eventually embrace it, as all women do!!

You will get there!!


Twitter: Mrs_southerland
May 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I feel ya girl! I still really dont look that pregnant. strangers still cant really tell and it kind of looks like I need to lay off the miller lite. im avoiding the scale like tbe plague too!


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