(Closed) Uncomfortable in your pregnant skin.

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 18
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993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I hear you.  I’m 22 weeks. I’ve gained 20 lbs.  That’s alot for me and I weigh more already than I ever have in my life.  I’ve taken maybe 3 pictures – I want to document it, but I just don’t feel like me.  It helps thinking about this not being permanent and focusing on what I can control.  I can be proud of my body for making baby even if it looks weird.  When I eat healthy or put together a fun preggo outfit or do my makeup really nicely I feel better about myself because I know I am still here, rather than just becoming a vessel for this child.  Going for a long walk or getting some sunshine rewards me in other ways.  I check out my arm muscles at the gym instead of looking at my cellulite butt.  I guess what I’m saying is try distracting yourself.  I’m loving my giant boobs right now and that my skin is actually clear – there must be physical changes about pregnancy that you are enjoying – try to highlight those things and maybe it will help you feel more positive?  I’ve stopped weighing myself and standing naked in front of a full length mirror.  I get Darling Husband to take my progress photos.  Buy a fun maternity dress or shirt and go out with some girlfriends – they will tell you how cute you are.  I think my belly looks weird but everyone else is in love with it, that validation actually helps.  I also had a chat with Darling Husband about how we talk about it – he keeps saying “omg you’re so big!”  I’m like, um what? that doesn’t make me feel good – now he’s changed his words to “you’re so round and beautiful”.  Tell SO you need him to help you feel good.  

I’ve seen the pic you posted of your belly and I think its adorable.  And come on I KNOW you have some cleavage to show off 😉  You are a gorgeous momma, so please don’t feel bad about yourself!  I know its hard.  

Post # 20
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9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You don’t have to do bare belly shots to document your pregnancy, especially if you feel self conscious about it.

Here’s a tasteful shoot with a covered belly:

Amazing Maternity Photography Ideas and Poses - Cool Digital Photography - 4 - Pelfind

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/229191068510489791/

Post # 22
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Soooo I’m not nor have I been pregnant so my advice might be useless but…

I have my fair share of image issues and I’ll tell you doing your hair and makeup does a WORLD of difference. Especially since you said you love doing it you’re probably really good at it. I feel so much better when I’m trying on clothes, don’t ask how they fit better when I have makeup on but they do. It’s like night and day–I feel like I look like a troll and then I’m like “hey I don’t look that bad!”

Not saying this is healthy and I certainly don’t think everyone needs to try this hard, but it’s my 2 cents when I’m feeling down on my appearance. Even a little foundation and lipstick makes me feel better. 

For the record I don’t think I’ve ever seen maternity shots that looked bad! It’s such a special time in life, you’ll be glowing even if you don’t know it. 🙂

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