It's a wonder I managed to leave the house at all this morning. Due to a barrage of wonderful pregnancy symptoms (bloating, GI issues, water retention) all perfectly aligning, my body appeared to have temporarily swelled to far beyond it's normal size. Seriously, from my toes, to my knees, to my upper arms, I swear everything I owned (including the outfit I had donned just yesterday - erm, hello?) were in coalition with their refusal to zip up, button or generally fit me in a way that could be socially acceptable to leave the house in.
Now, here I am mid-afternoon, and I seem to be back under control of my flump impression. How odd is it though, that my size and shape can fluctuate so quickly? I mean I know it's 'normal' (so says the midwife at least) but at the same time, what a challenge that creates! No wonder it's harder than I realized it would be, to feel consistently in control of or confident with my ever-morphing shape, especially when I never know what I'm going to wake up as: wife or walrus?!
I've mostly come to accept each and every bizarre physical change that's come my way so far, and I even revel a little in how feminine I get to feel at times (that doesn't include trying to get in and out of the car), but I'm not sure there's a woman out there that would like to begin her day putting together a 5 piece outfit all made of various elasticated items. simply because nothing else can be persuaded over her upper thighs...
Thank goodness that by the time I'm ready to burst I'll be swimming in an abundance of cute wintery layers, is all I'm saying!
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