4 Thoughts In Every Pregnant Women’s Mind During Bathing Suit Season
This week, we celebrated the newly warm weather with a little girls' trip to the beach. A night away, the excitement of a hotel (for my kids, not me), and endless hours at the pool.
Which is all fun and games … except for me, of course.
Because at 7 months pregnant, beach season means bathing suits. And tell me if my fellow pregnant ladies have ever had any of these thoughts about rocking their bikini bump during bathing suit season …
#1) Ok, maybe this won't be so bad…
I don't know about you, but I always start out my hunt for a bathing suit when I'm pregnant, thinking “Ok, maybe this won't be so bad! Maybe I'll look like one of those women with just a cute little baby bump!”
And then I try on my first suit …
#2) Whoa, whose body is this?
So my search for a bathing suit starts out rather optimistic, until I look in the mirror and this is all I see.
#3) Well, maybe no one will notice me in the water anyways …
After hours of struggling with elastic, straps, and horrible belly panels, I always end up just grabbing the bathing suit that I hope will fit me. Or completely giving up and ordering something online. And while I know the truth that I will never rock a bikini bump in the most fashionable way possible, I know that pregnancy is not forever and that swimming can be the key to surviving a summer pregnancy. So eventually, I give up, waddle my way into the water, and enjoy the feeling of weightlessness for the first time in what feels like forever.
#4) I just don't even care.
I love the water when I'm pregnant so much, in fact, that I start to feel like maybe I really am not that big. In fact, I bet I'm graceful enough to attempt an out-of-water jump.
Or maybe not.
But then again, I don't even care if this is what people see when they look at me. Because I can totally float on my belly!
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