So, the end is near. I’m due pretty much any day now, and I’m looking forward to no longer carrying a watermelon around. I know it’s still going to be some time before I feel myself again in my body, but I’m excited about post pregnancy.
However, I just saw an article come across my path about sex post-baby — the author said you need to wait at least 6 weeks. All I can think is…sex?!?
I’m not even anywhere near having the emotional or mental capacity to entertain having sex at this moment, let alone 6 weeks from now. It is a serious struggle to even find socially acceptable clothing to go to the grocery store, let alone feeling sexy and appealing. I can’t believe how even my maternity clothing is stretched and telling me, “no way, lady!”
And bless my husband, because I’m consistently asking him if he’s grossed out by me. He always responds with an adorable eye-roll and a “you’re beautiful.” He has had amazing patience with me in this journey, and while it can really be tense that our sex life has changed, we both know it’s all part of it.
*Disclaimer: I know pregnancy is beautiful, and I feel that, but I also feel that my body is not my own. I’m so amazed at it’s size, and how I keep growing when I think there can’t be more room to grow. So when I’m not feeling like the beautiful amazing woman that’s growing her child, I’m feeling more like an awkward version of humpty dumpty.
Suuuuper sexy….maybe, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Caitlin — Mother To Be