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My Hips Don't Lie

To be consumed and in my belly in 3... 2... 1...

I can feel my hips widening and it’s not because of the mini Snickers bars. (I don’t think…)

The beauty of this second trimester is that I can wake up in the morning and get out of bed without having to eat granola bars from my nightstand. I can actually get up, walk to the kitchen, and get a granola bar for myself without feeling like death.

It’s the little things.

With the petering off of my morning sickness comes the feeling of “aww yeah! This is gettin’ real” and my body has mega-morphed.

I popped pretty early with this pregnancy and have been sporting a righteous baby bump for a few weeks now. What I forgot about is that my typical, fairly straight up and down, athletic looking bod gets all curvalicious when knocked up.

Shakira’s got nuthin on me!

I had one of those moments the other morning when I was putting my makeup on, but stepped back from the mirror a bit and scoped myself out. My hips looked entirely different from one day to the next. I turned to the side, my bump was the same. I turned to the other side as if that would make a difference. And then I focused in on my hips and remembered that indeed I have some… when pregnant.

Like I said, the little things.

They actually ache, my hips. I am finding myself adjusting from side to side a lot more often if I’m standing for a while. When I sit on the couch, I prop a pillow behind my back but then turn the corners of the pillows to support my hips. (It helps, I swear!) My hips are hurtin’ y’all.

I’m taking Tylenol occasionally and usually at the end of the day, when I am just overall achy, but more than anything, I’m finding that positioning myself properly is making me more comfortable.

It’s all part of the process, I suppose… one body changing while making room for another.

What physical aches and pains are you experiencing right now?

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