It's one of the added things you have to deal with when pregnant. Because sickness, weight gain and a thousand extra hormones aren't enough on their own to deal with!
It isn't enough for some people to just say how beautiful your bump is. They have to comment on size and shape. Or compare you to their pregnancy, their friends or their neighbours daughters pregnancy who lives 1000 miles away! Whoever it is, it doesn't matter.
Women come in all shapes and sizes. Babies come in all shapes and sizes. So it figures that pregnant ladies will come in all shapes and sizes.
It's hard enough going through all the changes that pregnancy brings without the added pressure on how your bump looks. People comment if it appears too small, too big, too round, too high or too low.
Surely all that matters is the fact that you're growing a human being inside you. How amazing is that?! They start off as a tiny egg and sperm. They go through a journey that still amazes me. It honestly amazes me that my body knows exactly what to do and how to make a baby.
We need to cherish each day we get when pregnant. We need to celebrate our bumps and what they stand for. We need to not worry about what others think and trust our own instinct.
We were all different before we got pregnant so during pregnancy we will all be different again. Everyone carries differently and that's fine, it's normal.
A pregnant belly can be so deceiving anyway. You could be measuring small for your dates and end up giving birth to an 8 or 9lb baby or measuring big and give birth to a 6lb baby. So many factors come into play.
So let's not judge pregnant belly's. Let's just embrace them for what they are. Think about what you're saying to that already hormonal woman. Tell her she looks beautiful and glowing and not huge and puffy because it may just make her day.
Half the time we feel too small or too big. We don't need other people pointing out the sometimes obvious and making us worry or putting extra pressure on ourselves.
I wanted to put together a few pictures of woman at around the 30 week mark to just show how different we can all be but how each is beautiful and perfectly normal. A few lovely ladies from twitter helped me out so thank you very much lovely ladies!
|Me pregnant with Paige|
|Me pregnant with Baby Boy|
|Jenna from @jenleerichards|
|Hannah from Budding Smiles|
|Victoria from Walking Talking Polly Pocket|
Kerry from Oh So Amelia
Did anyone comment on your pregnant belly?
Thanks for reading,