I haven’t really gotten a chance to write a blog about my pregnancy yet. And it will have to wait again for the next one. Today I watched an encounter between Aubrey and her cousin that needs a quick blog!
Aubrey is hyper aware of everything around her. It’s a nice trait, but also a bit tricky. She asks questions and remembers things that just kind of blow my mind. Even with being quite self-conscious of my body I never let it be an issue at home. The girls have seen me shower, change etc. A long time ago Aubrey stopped in her tracks like she was seeing me for the first time. Her eyes widened slightly and she said “Mom where did you get those scratches on your tummy?”
I knew this question would come eventually. I sorta really hate my stretch marks, but also don’t pay much attention to them. So, I gave her this big explanation about how when she was a baby inside me she just didn’t have enough room, my tummy had to grow and it left these marks all over. She was satisfied and went on her way.
Now she likes hearing the story. Like it somehow is this special story just about her and I.
Today Rowan (her cousin) came over, I was trying to explain to her that I had a baby in my tummy. She thought I was hilarious and had a good laugh, followed by saying “uhhh no you don’t!”.
Aubrey quickly dropped what she was doing looked at her and said “YA she is! AND my mom has marks on her tummy that are from when I got to be inside!”. She said it with way more pride then anyone I have ever met about stretch marks. Like they were hers.
It threw me off. Made me stop and remember how much she soaks in from us. From now on they will be ‘our’ stretch marks.