Last night after the gym (4.04 miles - woo hoo!) I came home and hopped in the shower. As usual, after I was done I started to rub some lotion onto my increasingly itchy belly and did my inspection for stretch marks and to see if those funky veins are still visible. Yep - still there. But then I noticed something else. It appears to be the faint beginnings of that gross line that stretches up to the belly button (linea nigra I believe it's called).
Aaaahhh! NOT what I wanted to see. I know it's a normal part of pregnancy and that it will fade away several months after the baby is born, but still - it's gross. And for someone who is already self conscious about all the weird happenings going on with my body this is not good.
Not that I am going to go over the edge because of this, but I was really really really hoping this is one part of pregnancy that I would bypass. I mean, it's weird enough seeing my naked body in the mirror in this new and unusual shape without having a funky dark vertical line dissecting my belly.
At least as I am sitting here typing this our little guy is doing flips in my belly and letting me know he's there. I love these times when it's just me and him - our quiet time. I can sit and talk to him without someone thinking I'm nuts for talking to myself. Now if only I could talk him into not giving me a gross belly line...