My body at 32 weeks pregnant

I’ve hit that stage y’all and damn if it isn’t driving me crazy. Yep, I finally hit the “GET THIS BABY OUT OF ME” stage of pregnancy. No matter how often a woman tells you she loves being pregnant, there will come a point during the adventure when she starts spitting fire and cursing the man who put her in this position.

Before I go any further and get a ton of criticism for not appreciating the gift of life I get to carry, let me say this, ” I am very thankful that I have been blessed enough to carry four children into this world.” Now with that being said, the reality is that I am a human and no matter how joyous this should be, having another life growing inside you can become exhausting.

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Lets start from the feet up shall we…

My feet our swollen and black and blue. Yes, literally black and blue from busted blood vessel. Just another reason I’m thankful it’s boot season right now.

My legs look as if a garden snack, that just ate rocks, is crawling beneath my skin. If that doesn’t gross you out reading it, let me assure you the sight of it is God awful.  This is why I wear leggings and maxi skirts no matter the weather. Hell no I’m not showing these legs to the world.

My hips wont lie. They indeed scream “Hey watch how far I can expand while carrying babies!!” I kid you not, I have a built in shelf to hold my children now from the wideness of these things. They also make any form of walking turn straight into a waddling contest.

My butt. It’s there. The end.

My lovely baby bump. It’s expanding at a rapid rate. I lather it in all kinds of body butters to make the itching of stretched skin not seem so horrifying. {try Skin Food by Aubrey Lavender Body Butter }

My boobs. Holy hell are they huge. Not in that “Oh how sexy” kind of way either. More of a “I feel like a Cow who needs to be milked” scenario. After my first three kids sucked the life from my breast I swore I wanted big boobs again. I’m slowly starting to rethink that one. I do keep them moisturized by using {Boob and Baby}

My face. It’s chunky. I have two chins and cheeks for days. This too shall pass.

My wardrobe and I are in a constant battle of “Who wore it best?” and I seem to always be on the losing end. Luckily I have found comfort in {LulaRoe leggings} graphic tees and items from {Bump Glow Maternity }

My thoughts, they are not my own. This womb baby has taken over all reasonable decision making abilities I had. Of course I know it’s wrong to drink soda during pregnancy. However my fetus disagrees. Yes it’s a bad decision to eat an entire box of oreos myself.  But the baby thinks this seems best. No I shouldn’t wear pajamas and over-sized shirts in public and luckily my baby has steered me clear of this!!!

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The point is pregnancy at this stage in the game is far from glamorous. Sure I can put on makeup, do my hair and rock one hell of a cute outfit, but that wont change all that is happening underneath that. I am doing all I can to embrace these last eight weeks of pregnancy, as it will be my final ride on the preggo train. However no one said I had to hide the un-pretty parts from you all either.

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  1. Amanda West says: Reply

    It makes me feel so good to hear you say all of this. I am 29 weeks with my first baby and this pregnancy thing is not for the weak! I am counting down for this baby to get here. Totally freaked out by all the body changes, trying to eat healthy and still working out but without a doubt it just completely blows some days!!

    1. Christina says: Reply

      100% agreed that it is not for the weak. I think since this is my fourth pregnancy everything is much weaker and feels like it will give out instantly. Embrace all the joys of this first pregnancy mama!

    2. Meredith says: Reply

      I am 34 weeks pregnant and this is my first also! I am ready!!

  2. Audrey says: Reply

    I love this!! I am 28 weeks with my second nugget… I am large and in charge!! I started this pregnancy 20 pounds heavier thanks to it being unexpected! We had to do fertility with our first so we weren’t expecting the second time around to be so easy!! I love what comes out of being pregnant but I am not an overly joyful pregnant person lol… But I do try!!! Thank you for being so honest!!

    1. Christina says: Reply

      Are any of us really “overly joyful” and if we are we are super models who barely look pregnant EVER.ha. thanks for reading along Audrey and best wishes during the finally leg of this journey.

  3. Amanda says: Reply

    Yes! I’m almost 36 weeks but at 32 weeks I was for sure ready for the baby to be out. Now I’m like, “Okay, let him cook a little longer.” I got stuff to do! And I enjoy the sleep I’m getting now. It’s not full nights of sleep due to bathroom breaks and toddler/preschooler waking up random hours of the night. But I’ll take it! And my little one wanted a Mcflurry last night, who am I to say no?

    1. Christina says: Reply

      That’s the point I’m at now where I know baby needs to stay in much longer yet with each passing day Im cursing my body! Milkshakes make everything better girl!

  4. Trenia says: Reply

    I agree with you 100%. We are human not superhuman and carrying a baby can be exhausting! I’m 35 weeks and this is my 2nd pregnancy. I’ve definitely hit my wall. Especially with being a full time wife, mom, and employee. Being pregnant with a 2 year old can be comical and crazy at times. I’m blessed to be able to carry a baby, but there is NOTHING wrong with admitting the TRUTH about pregnancy. It’s not always glitz and glamour! 🙂

  5. Christie says: Reply

    This is refreshing to hear. I’m not yet at the uncomfortable stage that you speak of but I know it’s right around the corner. I’m 23 week with my first baby and I’ve had an easy pregnancy so far but growing a human is a blessing but it’s hard physically and emotionally. I’ll remember this when I get to the 32 week mark. Thanks for sharing!

  6. jenny says: Reply

    I’m 38 weeks on my 3rd baby. Ready for her to make her appearance. My left boob is way bigger than my right and my arm lays funny on it. My bra doesn’t fit either. All my maternity clothes are getting to small and this time around it itches so bad down there 😕 boo.

  7. jenny says: Reply

    I’m 38 weeks on my 3rd baby. Ready for her to make her appearance. My left boob is way bigger than my right and my arm lays funny on it. My bra doesn’t fit either. All my maternity clothes are getting to small and this time around it itches so bad down there 😕 boo. Oh and don’t worry about drinking soda, I’m totally addicted to cokes right now.

    1. Christina says: Reply

      I needed this so bad right now haha. I knew I wasn’t alone in this hot mess express state of living!!!

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