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I’ve discovered in this pregnancy that I like my round and pregnant body.
Pregnant me is lush and full of promise. I am mysterious- each roll and flip, each kick is a secret I can choose to share or to keep to myself, a connection that only exists between my baby and me. My curves, my usually embarrassingly jiggly and squashy rolls that I work to hide behind layers of clothing, are filled out. My belly is drawn tight as a drum below my ribs, and I marvel at this smooth, firm, skin where usually I am soft.
Right now I feel like all this extra me, this roundness that I lament and cry over, that I have wished away for most of my life, has purpose. I am growing a tiny person, and my body is amazing.