My "Preggy Look" Story

Two years ago, I was pregnant. I had this big bulging tummy with a moving baby inside me. I had always wondered how I will look like when I get pregnant because I am petite. I actually thought I'd be like a puff fish or a turtle who's shell house was inverted to the front. So, when I got pregnant, aside from worrying about the condition of baby girl inside me, I was conscious of how I looked.

Elders said that once you have a baby boy, you'll be an ugly preggy and if you have a baby girl, you'll be a pretty preggy. So, guess where I ended up to be? Of course  I was a pretty preggy!hahaha. And that lessened up my worries about looking ugly BUT there were still some ugly thingy that happened to me.

My OB-GYNE told me that I would have some dark skin on my neck and armpit. I didn't mind it because I thought it wasn't true. But hell yah it was! My neck and armpits were getting darker and no matter how I rub it, it never go away! I was like waaahhhhh! Give me chlorine or stain remover!haha. I was crazy. I told my mom about it and she said it was normal. Amps. Hubby kept on teasing me about those "black parts". I always tell him that it is his fault for impregnating me.hahaha. Well, sometimes, preggy girls say crazy things.

Aside from those black nightmares, my feet were big! I am only a size 5 but magically I had a size 7 feet. Imagine? I needed to buy new footwear that time. My brothers laughed at how big my feet are. Big tummy, big feet but small me. Can you picture that? Please don't.

Now you'll say, "We thought you were pretty when you were pregnant?" Yah. I was. Well, at least my FACE was pretty but I still had those black thingy, large feet and I was also fat. I also worried about how I could go back to my figure. Luckily, I got my figure back without working out. lol

My baby bump was big too. Some people even asked me, "Can you still see your feet?" I want to slap them on the face because they know I can't. We thought my baby was big. We were even worried that I might have a hard time giving birth or I might get a CS because it is big. Only to find out that they baby was small and the ambiotic fluid filled up my tummy. There were plenty of water around my small baby.

These were the only pictures I can find when I was pregnant.
Guess I wasn't able to justify my "pretty preggy"

I always wanted to look good despite being pregnant. My mother allowed me to use her smaller clothes. Well, don't get me wrong. She doesn't wear oldies clothing. I don't look old on it. lol. I borrowed some of Mom's clothes but I did bought a few. I knew I won't be able to use them after I give birth..and I was right.

Whatever I looked like when I was pregnant, what is important to me is that Bella came up pretty, smart and healthy.  I may looked ugly being fat with large feet and some "black parts" lol but I still looked pretty even if you won't agree with me.haha.

How about you? How did you look like when you were pregnant? Were you a pretty mommy or the opposite?


  1. I haven't been pregnant yet but I hope to be able to be in a finacial position to buy clothing that I like and feel good in. It really stinks that maternity clothing is so expensive, because I think its important to feel like you look nice.

  2. I'm pretty happy with how I look pregnant, I'm 33 weeks today! It is all in my belly so I can't really complain. Although like you the skin in my armpits has gotten darker! Luckily no one can see that but me hehe

  3. LOL! I remember a lot of the same things you mention in your post when I was prego! You look beautiful!

  4. I was HUGE pregnant, and a glowing pregnant lady as well! I just had a big belly and that was it, I didn't have to buy materinity clothes but I had clothes that were large that I just used!

  5. I was round and gorgeous! Pregnancy brought out the best in me :)

  6. I am trying to teach my daughter that her inside beauty is more important. I like to encourage good self-esteem using that ploy. However, as a mother of a daughter, I've been also trying to "dress nicer" so she can SEE my own self-esteem.

  7. I was OK until the last month--then I got HUMONGOUS and could only wear my husband's sweat pants. You looked great, and your daughter is beautiful!

    Thanks for co-hosting Turn It Up Tuesdays!

  8. My first pregnancy I was the biggest...
    I wasn't sure of myself, I didn't like the way I looked..

    My second pregnancy I owned it, I did away with the sweat pants {well till I got home} and I felt beautiful.

    With my final pregnancy I felt like an Oompa loompa but I still felt beautiful :)
    Pregnancy is the most beautiful time in a woman's life...
    I think you looked gorgeous :)
    Thanks for linking up to Mommy Monday!

  9. I love this post! It's funny. I always hear the same thing that women carrying girls get so huge. I was all belly. I think I had the darker thing going on in some parts as well haha! My feet shrunk actually and I think maybe I had the pretty preggy thing going on...according to hubby anyway haha!


  10. Thanks for sharing with Time For Mom on Tuesday! Hope you join us again tomorrow!