Even before I got pregnant, I began hearing from prego and mommy friends about what you “can’t” have or “can’t” do when you’re pregnant….no coffee or soda (or anything with caffeine), no dying your hair, no botox (not that I’ve begun this regime – yet), no alcohol of course, no painting, no undercooked meat, no raw sushi, no lunch meat, no soft or unpasteurized cheese, and the list goes on and on and on.
I also quickly learned from skimming mommy books that some pregos are obsessed or obsess too much over being pregnant and, you know what, after talking to my dr., learned that the guidelines aren’t so strict. So, along the way I’ve had the occasional cup of decaf or a half caf (always a small), even a soda here or there. I’ve also had sushi (just the cooked rolls), a little sip of champagne here or there at celebrations and just this past week did something I was embarrassed to tell even my prego and mommy friends – I got my hair highlighted.
In my 27th week of pregnancy, I haven’t been feeling that I’m looking my best. Sure, I sometimes have that lovely pregnancy glow, but more often than not, I look in the mirror and wonder, “who is this I’m looking at!?” Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved every second of my pregnancy and truly enjoy being pregnant, it’s just the facial skin discolorations, the sometimes bloated cheeks and not so well-maintained appearance that sort of throw me off. Luckily, my husband hasn’t shown that he senses that in any way. But, I did some reading online to find getting hair highlighted in perfectly safe, and decided to bite the bullet and get the highlights. A couple days later, I’m feeling great (minus the guilt I feel even though they say highlights don’t even touch the scalp.)
Not sure what this post is supposed to accomplish…I guess just getting this confession off my chest. Any of you have prego guilty confessions?