To be exact, 40 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Im officially overdue! My little pumpkin, well at this stage my watermelon, is taking its time and is in no rush to meet us. Rebellious already? Sometimes i wonder how im still able to walk and maintain my balance, my bump its sticking out that much.
I was super fortunate during the 9 months: i haven’t gotten sick once – only experienced mild nausea and loss of appetite, i haven’t swelled up too much – im just slightly more rounder and i haven’t even got a common cold. Pretty lucky! Weight wise i kept things within normal ranges, ive started my pregnancy at 60kg and now im 75kg – 2 stone gain. Sounds a lot but considering that at one stage i was walking around with a Nutella jar in my bag for snacking, im pretty happy with my gain.
Beauty wise, my skin, nails and hair thrived getting smoother, stronger and more luscious by the day. I haven’t experience pigmentation or pregnancy mask, i was very careful applying my high SPF rain or shine and even my bump pregnancy line is very faint. I was surprised to see that my belly button popped and that i actually found it cute, this was one thing that was freaking me out and dreading.
One very unpleasant surprise did happened, which honestly i didn’t expect at all. I got loads of side bump stretch marks and a few around the middle. I say that i didn’t expect it because i oiled myself in the best money can buy oils and lotions and genetic wise i wasn’t prone to them – my mum and both grandmothers didn’t get them. When I’ve examined my bump as usual, one early morning on my 30th week, i was covered in them. Like i said my bump grew fast and furious and it is the sticking out type, so my skin just gave up.
Another thing that i hope its temporary, none of my shoes fit me anymore. I mean i squeeze in them but i cant hardly walk, seems like my feet got wider. Everywhere i google i read that if your size changes is permanent, so that fills me with dread. What am i gonna do with my shoe collection?!
Anyway, these are all shallow and non important minor pregnancy side effects. Like i said i was very fortunate to have a healthy pregnancy so far, so lets hope my labor will be a breeze too. Im still in denial about it!