Okay ladies, here's the deal. I'm 20 weeks pregnant with Baby #3 and I am huge already, have epic stress incontinence and was just put on pelvic rest. I have outgrown all my underwear. Again. I can't shave my legs because I can't get to my ankles so I would have little Chewbacca Socks anyway. I have to live in a giant muumuu because nothing fits. My self-esteem and self-confidence are at an all-time low. The last time I attempted some kind of physical closeness with my poor, long-suffering, awesome husband, I ended up feeling sick, threw up over the side of the bed AND pissed myself at the same time, so naturally, I am loath to make any further attempts in that direction. I saw all this coming months ago and talked with my husband about it. He's a super-mellow person, all he said was "Whatever, babe, you just let me know what you need." Yeah...That's not such an easy thing to express when one has systematically had every shred of dignity and self-respect stripped away one humiliating event at a time, and what I really need seems pretty impossible at this point: To feel pretty, in control of things and not insane, just for a few minutes.
I'm quite sure I'm not the only person who has been in this position. Perhaps some of you would like to share your experiences and what, if anything, you were able to do about it?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Pregnancy
Answer by laura970 at 10:53 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by b_stotka at 11:02 AM on Nov. 20, 2010
Answer by kjrn79 at 11:15 AM on Nov. 20, 2010