I have not been pregnant for more than six months now (and no, I’m not pregnant now, either!)
Yet I still find myself subconsciously touching my belly ALL.THE.TIME. Kind of like I did when I was still in my first trimester and not yet showing, or even well into the second trimester I guess. When I looked rounder but didn’t have the big bump. Even at nine months, my bump wasn’t enormous, but it didn’t stop me from caressing it. It held Maya, after all!
I notice pregnant women tend to do this; touch their bellies; rest their hand on their belly. It’s a totally subconscious thing and I’ve yet to meet a mom who didn’t do it.
But I’m not pregnant anymore … so what gives? It’s not like I’m feeling phantom kicks or anything. I don’t know if it’s because I have a little pooch there that wasn’t really there pre-pregnancy, or what, but for some reason, I’m drawn to this part of my body.
We do want to have another baby at some point, but I’m in no rush. (Notice I said “I” — hubby would be happy to have #2 STAT).
Anyway … am I crazy? Did you find yourself touching your belly a lot even after your baby was born?!
2 thoughts on “Belly Love”
I find myself doing it and then stop myself, lest someone think I’m pregnant again! LOL I have no idea why I do it – I’m even thinner than I was before I got pregnant, so I have less stomach, overall. I guess it became habit? I like to think it’s lingering amazement at what happened in there. 🙂
Isn’t it wild, Candice?!! I like to think that’s why … lingering amazement about what happened in there. Good call!