Inspecting my un-clad self after a shower the other night (as I have developed the slightly disconcerting habit of doing), I discovered the appearance of several silvery white stretch marks on my sides. I do believe these have been there since sometime in middle school (another period of awkwardly rapid growth, it seems), but now that my belly is starting to tug at the sides they are showing their sneaky little selves again. I'm not sure if the fact that I had them earlier in my life means my skin is just prone to getting them and I can look forward to all kinds of new lovely, probably purple ones in the coming weeks, or if I still have the chance of escaping with a smooth skinned belly. Of course, I have no choice but to wait and see, and although I know no amount of cocoa butter or belly oil will stave them off, I'm still doing my best to moisturize the heck out of my skin under the premise that it's winter and who wants dry, itchy skin on top of stretch marks?! Bring on the Burt's Bees Mama Bee belly balm!
21 Week Belly:
I really need to have these taken at the beginning of the day instead of at the end...
Dinner last night - tostitos and salsa, chocolate ice cream (I guess this is probably why they have pregnant ladies take vitamins)
Pregnancy cleavage is obnoxious.
Pregnancy skin is still weird.
Pregnancy dreams are weirder. Like the one where the baby was born with all of her baby teeth? Yeah like that.
The room that will become the nursery at my Mom's is in a state of unbelievable possibly pre-hoarding stage disarray. We have MAJOR work to do after the holidays. See for yourself:
So anyway, there you have it. Our life at 21 weeks, in a nutshell.