You know how your body changes so much during pregnancy? Some good, mostly not good. The good really just being that there is a baby in there underneath the stretch marks and skin that will never bounce back to its former shape.
Remember how I mentioned that one of the biggest pluses for me is that the hair on my legs stops growing during pregnancy (with my boys)? I know, totally awesome.
I guess I am ever the optimist and always hope that it will stay that way. It's like laser hair removal without the laser and the without the cash!
But no such luck. The hormones have settled down or up or whatever they do after giving birth. The leg hair has returned. Cue the sad music.
So I went to get a much needed pedicure the other day. I went to a new place--well, a remodeled place in the neighborhood. I walk in and someone yells, "Can I help you?"
I answer that I need a pedicure. They yell, "Pick your color!" And then motioned for me to sit down in one of the pedicure chairs.
I sat down and started reading my latest issue of InStyle--it's full of cute, stylish and incredibly expensive things. I usually can afford about 2 items per issue. I never buy them. But I like looking at the pictures.
Anyway, don't you hate how they suck you in by sitting you in a chair and then never telling you how long it will REALLY be? I waited a while and then reminded them of my need for their services!
I got a man pedicurist--is that what they are called? Anyway, this guy was really nice and super smiley. I couldn't understand everything he said but I just smiled back and kept looking at my magazine.
Did I mention that this guy has a really loud voice?
So he looks at me and says, "So glad you here. You have ingrown nails."
I didn't quite understand him, so he repeated it louder this time. Loud enough for all to hear it.
I know I sounded like an idiot when I looked shocked and confused and kept babbling on and on about it. But I have never had an ingrown nail! Seriously. I guess I can thank pregnancy for this as well.
Then I got to a section in the magazine about dressing to highlight your best feature--your legs, your arms, your waist, etc.
So I was initially drawn to the section about highlighting your waist. The clothes they suggested were all cute and definitely emphasized a small waist.
But I don't have a small waist anymore. I guess I can thank pregnancy (#4) for that as well.
I looked for a section for people with muffin tops but that wasn't in there.
Or for people with with ingrown toe nails and hairy legs. Not there either.
Wow. Anyone else totally grossed out by this post?
I think everyone stopped reading when I got to the leg hair part.