Complaining and pregnancy go hand in hand. Virtually every woman, at one time or another, complains while she is pregnant. Some women aren’t shy about their whining. They’ll post about it freely on their blogs, or tell the person standing next to them in line at the grocery store. Others, particularly those that had difficulty conceiving, might feel that they shouldn’t complain. That maybe, if they complain, it will appear that they are not eternally grateful to be pregnant in the first place. Now, come on. We all know that almost all women, the infertile as well as the fertile, are grateful to be having a child. Just because someone complains about the aches and pains and annoyances of pregnancy, doesn’t mean they don’t thank their lucky stars that they’ve been blessed with a little bundle of joy. So lets just get that out of the way up front, shall we? ALL PREGNANT WOMEN DESERVE TO BITCH. It’s a uniquely difficult (in the physical sense, though it’s no cake-walk in the emotional sense either) experience and anyone who can make it the whole nine months without even THINKING a negative thought is a robot.
That said, I want to get into my latest pregnancy whine. It’s my face, ya’ll. OMG. I haven’t seen a face like this… well, EVER. Even at 15 years old, I didn’t break out this bad. It’s on my cheeks, my chin, around my mouth, on my nose, on my forehead… good grief! And it won’t go away. Now, I will admit, I don’t take the best care of my skin. I know, Amy would recoil in horror knowing just how little I do for my skin. I don’t wash it as much as I should, I never use moisturizer or anything else like eye creams or anything. I’m pretty low-maintenance. But in the past, it’s never been a problem. I just put my acne cream on whatever trouble spot I’m having (and it’s never EVER plural) and the problem is solved. This time, not so much. The cream isn’t cutting it. I mean, I guess it keeps things under moderate control but the breakouts (especially the ones on my cheeks) will NOT go away. They just get worse. And worse.
I’ve never had this before. Not with any pregnancy. I was getting to the point here that I didn’t think there was anything new under the sun, you know? I’ve been pregnant now a total of five times. True, one of those times fizzled a 1/3 of the way through, but still. I never had skin like this. If you buy in to that sort of thing, the “Old Wives” would have you believe that a different pregnancy means a different gender. Plus “they say” that acne means you’re having a girl. All I can say is, if this child isn’t a girl, then this boy is totally grounded. I’ll put up with some spots (okay, a LOT of spots) for a shot at a girl, but a boy is gonna have a heck of a time getting away with that from me.