Friday, July 22, 2011

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

"Pregnant women always have a beautiful glow." I am here to tell you that that statement is FALSE. Don't get me wrong. I do agree that there is just something about a woman carrying a child that takes them to a whole new level of beautiful, but where do I fall in all of this? For so long I have dreamed about finally being pregnant and how much I would embrace every part of my changing body but I am experiencing something that I DID NOT expect.

My face. Seriously you guys. I feel like shrek. It's swollen and I'm breaking out like crazy! Why oh why? It was already a shock to me when I realized just how bloated my body is (I look 4 months prego already). This brings me to my next point... I was reading this post at Young & Restless and I thought it was perfect for me. She talks a bit about how women love to point out there negative qualities when they look in the mirror. So true. Her suggestion is that we make a post about what we love about ourselves to break the negativity. GOOD IDEA!

So here goes. I'm not going to list everything I love about myself but I will point out my favorite thing right now....

I love how God has made me - capable of carrying a child. With all the bad and the ugly that pregnancy can cause, I don't really mind because the good is well, oh so good. I love my little one so much already and I will take all the changes that come if it's part of my journey to motherhood.

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Happy Friday ladies! I hope you can take this weekend to think about how beautiful and great you are too.
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  1. I had thought I would feel beautiful in pregancy, and I did, but during the first trimester. You are such a ball of hormones and your body is working so hard to create this little person that you may not be feeling like running around singing "I feel pretty"!! But I love your idea about focusing on what you do love, and having a body that is making one great baby is ceartinly a great thing to focus on!! Thankfully the first trimester stuff really does end when the trimester does, it's almost like magic, and then most likely you will feel as beautiful as you look!!!! Have a great weekend!

  2. girl i know how this goes.. when i was pregnant with my daughter i had high blood pressure and got HUGE. when i told people how far along i was they would ask if i had twins lol. i was SOO swollen, broke out, gained 60 pounds, i was miserable! i totally know how you feel. Just rememeber, one day it will be over and you will have your perfect little baby :) you are doing a beautiful thing and you ARE beautiful :) thanks for linking up girl i really need all these positive vibes :)

  3. I know exactly how you feel! Felt that like the ugliest person in the face of the earth too when I was pregnant. But when you've given birth and when you look back, you'll realize, it wasn't that bad and that pregnant women are indeed beautiful :) Congratulations on your pregnancy and wishing you a smooth journey to motherhood. Enjoy your weekend!


  4. God does work in great ways and before you know it, you'll feel great again! :)

  5. My face broke out worse than it ever did my whole life first trimester...but by the third trimester I had the clearest skin I ever had. Those crazy hormones. It is all worth it though. Your body is doing a very beautiful thing!

  6. Ah! Thanks girls. At least now I know I'm not the only one. :) And Kristina, hopefully I'll experience the clear skin towards the end like you did.

  7. I completely understand. I felt horrible in my first trimester, but then at the beginning of my second I felt awesome. I felt beautiful. My belly has just turned from looking pudgy to actual pregnancy belly. And now {I'm still in my second trimester} I feel crabby. I'm swollen and in pain and always tired. I will follow in your footsteps and post something that I like about myself in hopes of feeling better.

    Southern Mama Bri

  8. Don't worry Mia. I'm sure you look beautiful! We miss you...


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