So when you’re pregnant, a common phrase is that you have a bun in the oven. What no one tells you is that you literally become an oven. I have never been more hot in my life than the last 3 years as I’ve been pregnant or nursing/postpartum for all but a month or so of the last 3 years.
Let’s Start with Clothes
My wardrobe (read more about my awesome sexy mom wardrobe here) these last 3 years is exclusively tank tops. I might as well pack the rest of my clothes away and I don’t know why I haven’t. I’m sure my husband would appreciate the closet space it would free up. I very rarely put on anything else, especially when nursing but mostly just because I’m so hot and the thought of putting any more cotton on my skin besides that makes me wanna do the polar plunge.
Texas Doesn’t Help
Almost 9 years ago I moved from Michigan to south Texas which I loved. The weather here was perfect to me. Hot but not humid. Now, even 80 degrees here makes me sweat like a whore in church. I cannot get cool enough most of the time. I nearly bought one of those personal misting fans this last pregnancy.
Hot and Angry
And being hot, especially postpartum/nursing hot, makes me so irrationally frustrated and stabby. I get so pissed off that I feel like I become the hulk and I could hulk smash something. My poor husband. I get so crazily angry when I’m hot I’ve lashed out and said some things to him that afterward I’m like WTF did I say that for? And I feel terrible. Thank god for him, he tolerates it and doesn’t get his feelings hurt easily.
If I’m Hot, We’re All Hot
I’m so hot even in my house with tank top and shorts on, air conditioning and fans on. My poor kids, I got the inclination from my mom to dress my kids how I feel, so they’re probably cold all the time because I’m sweating so I put them in minimal clothing as well.
My insane hotness, and not the appearance kind, is part of the reason I chopped off my long hair last summer, couldn’t stand the ponytail down my back. Now that I’m starting to get a ponytail again you’ll frequently find it clipped up.
I was so surprised at just how hot I get and how it makes me feel. I definitely don’t remember anyone telling me about that.
And While We’re on the Surprises
I also didn’t know that I would lose so much hair, which is tricky because with a baby you have to keep an eye out for hair tourniquets. It’s so easy to see how they can get them now when you lose a handful of hair a day! I’m so annoyed with having to clean up my hair everywhere. And it is EVERYWHERE.
I also had no idea that breastfeeding could make you NOT LOSE WEIGHT! Everyone says the pounds will fly off because you’re breastfeeding. I’m here to tell ya folks… Not necessarily true!! With both boys now, my weight does not fluctuate more than a pound in either direction. No matter what I eat and what exercise I do. So … Might as well enjoy myself and keep my maternity clothes out!
What are some of the things that no one told you about pregnancy/postpartum?