Okay- So normally it takes a lot to make me cry, and I mean A LOT! I’m not one of those people who cries tears of joy or anything of the sort. I usually only cry when I’m extremely physically or mentally hurt. Buuut… pregnancy hormones are no joke! I find myself crying at all sorts of random things. However, there are two things I’ve found during this pregnancy that just turn the waterworks on every time I see them.
#1 – This pin I found on Pinterest.
Like every pregnant lady, I’m terrified of stretch marks. I don’t want to jinx myself, but after three kids my mom’s stomach is stretch-mark-free and as far as my dad’s side goes my aunt’s stomach is also flawless after four. But I can’t help but stress over it like all the time. I’ve always worked really hard to keep my abs defined and my body in shape but this is one of those realities of pregnancy that could change your body forever. After seeing this pin on Pinterest, though, my fears were actually soothed a bit. If I do end up getting stretch marks on my belly or hips I will try and think of this beautiful poem whenever I get stressed out about them. Every time I read it I think about how every terrible thing about pregnancy is totally worth it. I haven’t even met this baby growing inside me yet but I already don’t know what I would do without him/her.
In case you can’t read it, it says: “A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me. It isn’t very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That’s OK. It was your home. It’s where I first grew to love you, where I lay my hand as I dreamed about who you were and who you would be. It held you until my arms could, and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it.”
#2 – This darn Pampers commercial.
It gets me every time. Seriously. It can come on while I’m in another room and the music triggers the bawling. So embarrassing.