Being pregnant really does a number on one's body. All kinds of weird things happen, most of which I won't be blogging about.
Why? Well, they're gross and I'd rather just complain to Adam (okay, and Jackie) about them and move on.
But I will share one pregnancy oddity that I've been dealing with a lot this time around: Body Acne (aka Bacne).
With James, my face broke out, A LOT. I looked like a teenager (okay, a teenager's face) for most of the 8 months. It was horrible, cystic acne and there was very little I could do about it.
This time, I had my share of facial breakouts the first few months. But its died down, for the most part. I also have been more careful with my face this time, washing/scrubbing more often and using a toner regularly has helped. But more than my face, my shoulders have been breaking out a lot. No amount of washing, exfoliating, or medicating has helped. My shoulders and upper arms are gross, although I'm fairly sure that I'm the only one noticing.
Then a few weeks ago, I had a new visitor. A fresh "face" if you will... A huge pimple... IN MY UNDERARM! A PIT PIMPLE! Are you kidding me, hormones? This thing was huge and painful.
I immediately texted Jackie about it, knowing she would at least be entertained by my sudden predicament. She told me to take a video of popping it, which pretty much sums up why Jackie is my best friend. So I popped the sucker, cleaned it well with toner, then put some acne cream on it. Yes, I used Mary Kay on my armpit. That's just where I am in my life.
The remains of the pimple healed and I thought I was done with that fun chapter of this pregnancy. Until yesterday, when I felt a familiar pain in my right under arm. Low and behold, there was another pimple brewing under there, not an inch from the first one.
So this morning, I took care of business and hopefully this one clears up as well. Honestly, it hurts every time I move my arm, reminding me that I'm a freak show with weird body acne. But I will move on and in 23 (give or take) more weeks, I will be done with ever being pregnant again!