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Please share some of what you're loving about your body right now - baby related or not. 

 

- My hair is lush. 

- My belly is taut like a ripe fruit. 


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I *love* my belly.  I love that I look pregnant now instead of like I just pushed back from a really big meal.  orngbiggrin.gif

 

And I'm pretty sure I had some colostrum leakage the other day, which could be gross but I think is awesome because it means that my second super-power is activating!

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I love my growing belly. Yes it gets in the way and is awkward sometimes, but I love the way it looks. I feel like a tree in bloom. My body and my breasts are budding with new, spring life and ready to give beauty to those around me. My body can nourish a new, human life... growing and changing, birthing and nursing. My body is amazing!


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I have a serious love affair with my hair and nails when I am pregnant! My hair gets all thick and smooth and shiny (even more than usual) and my nails grow so fast and stay pretty!


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Sex is better in pregnancy, orgasms are easier. I love how round my belly is. I look down over the top and am amazed, that there is my 11th baby and my body is in its 10th pregnancy.  


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Hmmm... sex... I almost miss it... almost...


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I like that I'm getting a belly now and not just looking a little tubby. It's fun to pet. I haven't noticed any hair and nail changes but I usually have fast-growing, thick hair and fast-growing nails anyway.

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I'm loving my hair and skin right now. I'm glow-y, and while pre-pregnancy I was not diligent with moisturizers except on my face, I've been covering myself in cocoa butter to prevent stretch marks, and both DH and I are really enjoying the texture it's brought to my skin.

I haven't cut my hair since I found out I was pregnant, since I knew I'd be getting curvier, I wanted long goddess-y hair. I've never had hair past my shoulders before, and I feel so sexy. In my last couple weeks before the baby is born, I'm going to treat myself to a haircut to put layers or shape or something in (this isn't something I usually do or know anything about!).

In general since going on mat leave I have more time for self care stuff, like moisturizer, yoga, other exercise, and so on. I feel like I'm taking better care of my body than I did before.

When I saw the baby's spine on my detailed ultrasound, I was in such awe that I grew that. A real live spine! It's so complex and kind of magical, I cannot believe it sprang up inside my body and I grew it.

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This is less about my body, but more just an appreciative thought about pregnancy: people smile at me on the street. Apparently pregnant women make folks happy. I like it when strangers ask me when I'm due, etc.

 

Thanks for this thread, it's a good one.

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This is less about my body, but more just an appreciative thought about pregnancy: people smile at me on the street. Apparently pregnant women make folks happy. I like it when strangers ask me when I'm due, etc.

 

Thanks for this thread, it's a good one.


I LOVE this!  I was commenting to my husband a few weeks ago that perfect strangers come up to me to ask about the baby and I thought it was a little weird.  He told me that babies give people hope for the future (whew, typing that made me tear up a little LOL), THAT'S why everybody loves to see pregnant women. love.gif  (I love my hubby ...)


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OH!  And I'm loving the ripe-fruitiness of my belly too.  My skin feels beautiful and I definitely feel goddess-like. lady.gif


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When I saw the baby's spine on my detailed ultrasound, I was in such awe that I grew that. A real live spine! It's so complex and kind of magical, I cannot believe it sprang up inside my body and I grew it.


I always think it looks like a string of pearls. Gorgeous and unquestionably magical. 

 


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I work with teenagers, and they are really excited about the pregnancy. I've heard people say they don't like all the belly touching, but I love that kids are hugging me, smiling at me, and telling me they love me all day. My visibly changing body seems to  humanize the institution of school in an amazing way that I haven't experienced before.

 

 


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i love my belly and my newly giant boobs. i love that there is a real life baby in there that kicks so hard you can see it from the outside. i love how easily laughter or tears rise up out of me. it really is an amazing transformation!

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I thought of another one!  I love that I am finally the warm one.  eyesroll.gif  I've always been the only person in the room wearing a sweater, and unless I'm being pretty active anything below 74 is "chilly" in my book.  I blame it on growing up in Texas.  But now I'm the one walking around in a t-shirt while DH grumbles about his jacket not being warm enough!  I'm getting a whole new perspective on the phrase "bun in the oven".

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I thought of another one!  I love that I am finally the warm one.  eyesroll.gif  I've always been the only person in the room wearing a sweater, and unless I'm being pretty active anything below 74 is "chilly" in my book.  I blame it on growing up in Texas.  But now I'm the one walking around in a t-shirt while DH grumbles about his jacket not being warm enough!  I'm getting a whole new perspective on the phrase "bun in the oven".



Send some of that my way. I am waiting for my bun to heat me up! I am always freezing, I love summer, nice and hot, b/c I am finally warm, but cold in stores and restaurants still. 


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Originally Posted by nikie23 View Post I love that I am finally the warm one.  eyesroll.gif


 

Me too! I can't blame it on being from the South--I think my body temperature just runs lower than other people's. When I was charting my cycle, I had to edit the charts to be a full degree lower. But now I am actually warm more often. I have my own little thermal regulator! (I guess that's where all the food I'm eating is going--it's burning to keep me warm! Well, not ALL of it, since I put on 30 lbs, but I really don't care.)

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I love this thread! My love is watching this beautiful belly move and shift as she dances inside me, it's mesmerizing!

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I love this thread! My love is watching this beautiful belly move and shift as she dances inside me, it's mesmerizing!



I totally agree with you! When I'm taking a nice relaxing bath I can help but smile when I watch my belly move as she makes all the water ripple, it is just too cute!

 

I love the "pregnancy glow" on my skin and how everyone is just so nicer when they realize you're a pregnant woman haha.

 

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Originally Posted by flavorgirl View Post i love that there is a real life baby in there that kicks so hard you can see it from the outside. i love how easily laughter or tears rise up out of me. it really is an amazing transformation!


 

ditto! i love when dh & ds kiss and talk to our little snap pea. i love the increase in flexibility.


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I love that my DD is now magically obsessed with me joy.gifShe is normally very independent and not very affectionate. Now, she can't get enough of me! She hugs, kisses, and snuggles my belly all day.... Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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