I'm about to turn 31 in a mere 6 days. Aging doesn't really bother me too much, I had no problem turning 30. But now that I've had a year in my 30's I'd like to complain a little.
WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO MY BODY????
WHERE DID MY METABOLISM RUN OFF TO???
IS THAT A SPIDER VEIN I SEE ON MY THIGH????
Seriously, is anyone out there with me on this? Is it the 3rd baby that did me in or is it an age thing? Yes, I realize I had 3 babies in 4 years and that they all happened to be gargantuan, but come on! After my first 2 babies I was shocked by the stretch marks and the lovely deflated balloon look my stomach took on. And yes, the herniated bellybutton was a bit of a shock at first. But by the time I became pregnant a third time I'd kind of gotten used to it. I had accepted the hand that had been dealt and maybe even embraced my cute little pug face belly. I also thought I'd be able to do something about it a few years down the road.
Well the 3rd baby came and man did she do a number on my belly. But I was so stinkin' glad to have a GIRL I didn't even notice the skin that could have been tucked into my pants. However, little miss Charlie girl is 20 months old now and I'm starting to see through the cloud of pink. Here I am at almost 31 and I'd like to put in a request for my original body. Or at least my original metabolism so that I could get that body back. I'm doing all the things I used to do to loose the weight and IT'S NOT WORKING.
I believe through and through that I am "fearfully and wonderfully made", but the fear part of that is making more and more sense to me these days.
OK, that's all for my whine session today, thanks for listening. I promise not to do it too often. Here's where you get to do a little whining yourself.... what has surprised you about aging?