Sunday, January 31, 2010

where's the glow??

First the important news: I became a first time aunt early this morning! My baby niece is absolutely gorgeous and we'd be super esctatic to have our baby have a cousin so close in age except the fact that my sister lives at the opposite end of the planet in Australia!! Still SO happy for sis & b-i-l and can't wait to meet the pretty lady.

Now for the topic of my post: feeling ugly! Where is this pregnancy glow I keep reading about- apparently with the extra blood we're pumping we should have that ethereal glow. Instead I feel super unattractive. I have been breaking out (went to the dermatologists and only thing she'd give me was Finacea, which is an azelaic acid and ok for pregnancy). It hasn't helped so far, even though it's only been a few days. I've gained 2 lbs but feel as though I've gained 10. My waist area looks huge and my clothes don't fit the same.

The leg injury (still can't walk!!) may be adding to it since I'm unable to prettify myself but I feel like an absolute sloth. Not being able to go on my usual long walks and the gym makes me feel horrid.

Not to mention that husband has been treating me differently- it's almost like he's treating me with kid gloves, afraid he'll hurt me. I want my crazily affectionate husband back!

I am desperate for the "glow" to start. Pretty please. I want to feel like myself again!!


Red said...

Give it 3 more weeks. The second trimester is heaven! Although, I can't guarantee your hubby will get back to handling you per normal until well after the baby is born.

Kelli said...

Oh, sweetie, I feel your pain! :) (Okay, maybe not the leg pain but the rest of it, I totally understand.) I also have no glow...even at 20+ weeks. Boo! Just acne that makes me look like a teenager...and the Finacea hasn't helped me much either. Blah.

Of course, I'm having a sloth day myself, so I might not be the best one to give advice here. :) I say just take it day by day...some days I'm normal and some days I'm so-NOT-normal. It's all beyond our control anyway and just think about what a wonderful prize awaits at the end of this journey. You're gonna make it! :)