Yes, this is one of those "Be Attitudes" lessons and one that I needed to learn badly today. So some of my maternity clothes are getting just a little snug, or uncomfortable in certain places. Funny, the maternity shirt that my mom got me for Christmas doesn't really fit me anymore. I had expected my belly to possibly get too big for some of my maternity clothes, but my belly isn't the part that's too big. "The Girls" have decided to join in the belly fun of growing and getting more attention than is wanted or needed shall we say. "The Girls", not the belly, are also the reason why the two maternity dresses that I have aren't quite working out for me anymore. So last night I had Stephen take me to D.I. and Savers to look at maternity clothes (because most maternity stores are too expensive.) I found one shirt, that I got, but everything else was hideous! I started to cry and feel extremely sorry for myself, which just got worse when we went to Macey's to get food and I saw this other pregnant woman who was tiny everywhere else and then had a basketball tummy. It didn't help when Stephen said, "See look, she's pregnant, too!" because she was wearing/still fitting into clothes that weren't maternity. Don't worry, I'm coming up on the part where I need to be grateful. Well, this morning I was surfing blogs, jumping from one blog link to another to another, when I came across this one blog. I watched the video they had posted, a song called "I Would Die For That." Maybe some of you have heard it before, BUT have you seen the video? (Sorry but you'll have to click on the link to see the video, I can't figure out how to put videos up on my blog. Megan? A little help please? :)
I can't remember the last time I cried so hard. (Trust me, take a minute and watch the video, it's really worth it.) The whole part about me feeling sorry for myself kind of went away. Does this mean I will never ever have a pregnancy complaint again in my life? No. But it certainly helps me to see that this isn't perhaps as bad as I see it. This goes out to all you woman out there that are having, or have had, a tough pregnancy like myself; be grateful. Play "the happy game" like on the movie "Pollyanna." And watch this video, especially on the days you are feeling like throwing yourself your own pity party.