Wednesday, April 4, 2012

52 Week Project : Wk 29

The landscape is changing around here.
Far more undulating these days.
The flat, sweeping plains of 2011 are looking vastly different
- but pretty magnificent in their own right, if you ask me.

I mean, how's this for a view?

With a checkered body-love (or more body-hate) history,
people (myself included) have questioned how I feel about myself during pregnancy.

The answer today is -  pretty damn good!

Yes, I still weigh myself. Regularly.
(I know. Pregnant ladies and scales are not intended to fraternise.
As I've said before it's a 'control thing' and a habit.
Let's just call it curiosity.)

Yes, I purchased 4 pieces of costume jewellery on the weekend to balance
the side-saddle chunk I can see creeping around from my behind.
(Peripheral vision is a drag.)

Uh-huh, I know there will be days when I redefine 'elephantitis',
can't find a single thing to wear and have to go with thongs
because I can't see my feet - let alone reach them.
Days when the whole entire world (but me) seems to have been dieting, working out
and engaging in subtle plastic surgery.

But, in general I loooove this body right now.
I loooove the magic it is creating and sustaining every single day.
I can't get enough of my growing belly and there's something slightly inappropriate
about how captivated I am by my breasts.
Hefting them and giggling at my mammary reflection in the oven.
Hey, they're a novelty event around here.

I'm eating whatever I feel like -
with great intentions of eating as much healthy food as possible.
So instead of chocolate, I have a piece of fruit - and then the chocolate.

I have happily indulged the lolly phase, the sparkling water phase, the vegetarian phase,
the hot cross bun phase, then the sorbet phase
and most recently, the chocolate crackle phase.

I'm a-okay with the idea of gaining weight, but will try not to double in size literally.
I'm proud of my body and I'm also proud of the way that my head is conducting itself.

I look forward to feeling less, um,  cumbersome one day -
but I also know that that day doesn't have to come in the week post-birth,
or the month - or at any point this year, really.

I can honestly say that I feel the least critical of my body in the throes of pregnancy.
It may have something to do with the feeling that my body's shape is not my handiwork right now
- so I can embrace it without my usual issues.

Anywho, here's to lady lumps and all that.

Linking with
The 52 Week Project
Shar :-)


Alex aka WHOA MUMMA! said...

Nice boobies Shar!

I think you look gorgeous. I love the middle phase of being pregnant when you have a little belly, can feel bub rolling around and your boobies start auditioning for Baywatch.

The end bit not so much. ;)

Cherie @ 'a baby called Max' said...

Shar, I want to come back & read this when I am pregnant one day.

Because I loathed my pregnant body. Sad, I know.

I think it was because I was bedrested & not allowed to move, so literally did double in size.

But I grew a human being, & I have to be proud of that xx

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

Yah for you, so true.I think too that you know you can knock it off without any problems when the time comes.

The food cravings thing, I laughed at this one, so strange..'I need it and I need it now!!!!';)xx

Looking great.

Jane said...

Oh Shar, you gorgeous girl. I am so delighted to see how much you're enjoying this precious time. Woo hoo! J x

Jane said...

Oh Shar, you gorgeous girl. I am so delighted to see how much you're enjoying this precious time. Woo hoo! J x

Miss Mandy said...

The best my boobs have ever been was when I was pregnant.
You look fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy those lady lumps and the various food phases xx

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

How lovely Shar! I love the way our body changes to grow our little miracles inside, such a special time.
Nice jewellery too!

Mama of 2 boys said...

Yee Hah! Look at you showing off that amazing cleavage. Be loud and proud Shar, you look gorgeous! Loving the chunky beads too, you're one funky Mama. Just enjoy it my friend, you have a whole lifetime to do what you would like with your body, only 9 or so months to house that sweet little babe xoxo

SportyMummy said...

I think you look wonderful Shar...just Wonderful! :)

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

I think you look amazing. Side saddle chunk? I can't see any of that. Pregnancy is so wonderful, glad you're enjoying it x

Kate Sins said...

Pregnancy is hard when you're not accustomed to loving your body but I love that the wonder and beauty that is new life is so much more important than a lump or bump or two.

Happy belly rubbing and mammary staring!

Anonymous said...

Awww Baby Bump! You look cute!!

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

You look absolutely gorgeous, that beautiful tum and how good are your boobs lol. Sorry couldn't help but notice when I was checking put your fabulous necklace. I love that too! You are doing pregnant woman everywhere proud Hun xxx

Lee said...

You are a stunner Shar. Great swells in all the right places!
I loved my pregnant blooming body. Enjoy. x

My Mummy Daze said...

Check out those bazoongars!!! I'm glad you're embracing your body changes. I'm loving following your pregnancy journey!