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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Maternity Underwear and Spider Veins

So my sisters were here for a week--we did a cleanse: no meat, dairy, gluten, sugar, alcohol, caffeine for a week. For me, all I had to give up was sugar and caffeine, but for them the diet change was more significant. I think it went well, though!

Anyway, last night we went shopping for maternity clothes. I have now outgrown almost all of my regular shirts, so I wanted to get a few new shirts--especially some that I could wear into the fall. So we got quite a few things, but the most exciting among them was maternity underwear.

OMG I AM IN HEAVEN!! They honestly don't look that different than my regular underwear, but they sure feel different! I think they are cut lower in the front, and the waistband is extra stretchy--so what had been PRESSING against my abdomen is now gone and it feels amazing! I also got these little white shorts that I love--also cut really low in the front. They, too, are super comfy.

And today I noticed, for the first time, that I have spider veins on the side of my leg just below the knee. :-/ I don't really know much about these--I hope they will go away on their own, though. Anyway, it is very minor, I doubt anyone else would notice it unless I pointed it out, but still a little bit annoying. . .

I guess I hoped I would be able to sail through this pregnancy with minimal lasting side effects on my body, but the fact of the matter is, pregnancy does change you and your body forever. You have a baby at the end of it, and it makes it all worth it, but I will never again look in the mirror and see what I saw before, and the sooner I accept that, the better off I will probably be.

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

was it all the "Fat-ass" jokes?

Ash said...

Give yourself time. It took me awhile to accept that my stomach would never look the same again (lots of stretch marks). Congrats on finding comfy maternity underwear. You are carrying so low that I bet it really makes a difference!

Alyssa said...

...but I will never again look in the mirror and see what I saw before...

I hear ya, and now I'm wishing I was more happy with my body before the pregnancy.

Jessica said...

I hate to break it to you but those spider veins won't go away. I have one my leg - no idea where I got it from, because I have had it for years, but it's there and always will be...at least unless I get it fixed, but I won't do that.

It did take me while to get used to my stomach too, I made it the entire pregnancy up until the last two weeks without stretch marks and now I have one, just one right by my belly button :)

Arwhyn said...

I think it's one of those "You don't know what you've got til it's gone" situations... you don't appreciate your body until it looks worse ;-)
It takes some getting used to, the way your body changes,and especially your belly.
Almost one and a half years on, my belly is still slightly wobbly (albeit now flat again) and of course the stretch marks won't ever go away. But they're very faint now, almost invisible, and I'm actually not that bothered anymore.
And you're right, the baby at the end makes up for everything :-)

laurengould said...

Aw my biddy!

I think you would be surprised how little affect pregnancy appears (to everyone else) to have had on you! No stretch marks for example! Even someone as precious as Kris G has veins and stuff, nbd.

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