After nine months of pregnancy, you remember back to the days when you were cute. Those carefree days of sunbathing, filmy dresses, and flirting seem like a lifetime ago. It seems that the looks you get from men have turned from looks of appreciation to looks of pity. As you waddle proudly down the sidewalk, you can’t help but feel like a pod rather than a woman. You may feel as though your life has ceased to exist as you carry this little being.
Don’t forget that you are valuable as a person, not just as the carrier of little Junior. You have plans and dreams, thoughts and feelings, wants and needs. If you are feeling discouraged, please remember that this state you’re in is only temporary, although sometimes it feels like a lifetime.
You will get your body back with time. You will be able to walk down the street without the pity looks again (unless your toddler is having a tantrum). The last few weeks of pregnancy are mentally the toughest, but the reward is just around the corner. Hang on!
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