What Pregnancy Has Done to My Body
Having three kids in three years has wreaked havoc on my body. In the past four years, I have gained and lost over 100 pounds. But I’ve found that the numbers don’t mean a thing – because my body will never, ever be the same.
A friend of mine also had three kids in as many years. We decided that someone should have told us (or SHOWN us) what this would do to our bodies. So – here goes…
#1 – After each pregnancy, my hair fell out. And then grew back. And every single time, I ended up with gray hair for awhile. The gray was so bad after Alice, that I had to dye it for about a year. It hasn’t been as bad after Simon – and I haven’t had to dye my hair in over a year. But I always know that the gray will come post baby.
#2 – One eye is much larger than the other. Even Steven says I’ve always looked like this – but I don’t think so. Pretty sure I would have noticed that…
#3 – My ears stick WAY out. Again – Even Steven says my ears have always stuck out this far. I think he’s full of it.
#4 – Let’s just say that these poor things are nearly sliding down into my underwear. The good news is that I can breastfeed Simon while I’m driving the car – I just swing one behind my back and into his car seat if he gets hungry while we’re running errands.
#5 – Cellulite, sagging, weird bulges… it’s not pretty.
#6 – Did you really think I was going to go there? Not a chance!
#7 – Oh man – I have some killer veins from all this. I even had to wear compression hose during my last pregnancy. And my lovely vein specialist says there’s definitely vein surgery in my future – and more compression hose. Achy legs, bruises, swelling …
#8 – My feet are HUGE!
#9 – Huge SMILE on my face!
Even though I will never recognize my body again – it was clearly all worth it. Right? Right?