My self-esteem during pregnancy
I am 26 weeks pregnant and I love it, although I have had some ups and downs. My biggest down right now is the lack of sleep. The baby sits right on my ribs and it has been pretty painful for me. I would say if I got 3 solid hours of sleep at night, I am pretty lucky. My other down is how I feel about how I look. I’m a little frustrated that most of the maternity clothes I own from when I was pregnant with my Princess don’t fit me. Everyone keeps telling me I look great but that is usually after being told how I look huge for 26 weeks or are you sure it’s not twins. I have also been told a few times that from behind, you can’t even tell I’m pregnant.
Well, I finally had a boost to my self esteem the other day. Most of the compliments you get, are from people you know. So they are obligated to be nice and tell you the things you want to hear right? The best compliments, are the ones that come from people you don’t know.
Last week, I was walking back to work from picking up some lunch from a restaurant down the street. There was a car stopped at a red light and the driver started honking the horn and whistling at me. This normally aggravates me. I think it’s rude and I don’t appreciate it. When I turned around to give the guy a dirty look, to let him know I didn’t like it, I saw a look of shock in his face. He right away started to apologize, and said that he didn’t know I was pregnant. Well, this actually made my day. I guess there is some truth to “you can’t tell that I’m pregnant from behind.” Now when I get a compliment, I take it and appreciate it for what it is. And too think, any other day I might have given that guy the look of death and maybe had some nasty words for him…LOL