It may see impossible to forget that you are growing a human child in your womb, especially after you start to experience all those fun pregnancy symptoms, have a large belly bump, and feel the baby squirm and kick inside of you.
But, sometimes you just don’t “feel” pregnant, or you just kinda forget that you are, in part because you aren’t used to the new girth around your mid-section, or that your body really has changed and you are now incapable of doing things you once did just a few months before with ease!
So, today, let’s talk about some of those unexpected, and perhaps embarrassing, moments of pregnancy that happen, really only because you forget your body is different now.
During my first pregnancy (a twin pregnancy) I was going to school full-time. I was taking a figure drawing class, where I had to sit on these awesome wooden or metal stools with no back support and draw people for three hours. Well, sometimes I would try to squeeze between my peers’ giant easels only to remember that I could not just suck in my gut, and ended up knocking into and over a few people’s drawing boards or supplies. Because, as large and pregnant as I was, I still felt like a skinny person!
And that feeling of disconnect with the length and size of your belly, and thin person mentality (or at least thinner), led to lots of moments were I kinda forgot I was pregnant. And as I asked around, I discovered I wasn’t the only one who forgot the amount of space their belly occupied.
To read all of the other (funny and embarrassing) moments, be sure to head over to ClarksCondensed! This is my contributor post for her for this month.
Have you ever kind of forgotten you’re pregnant? What happened?