(WARNING – the following contains gratuitous amounts of whining and complaining…)
First of all, let me say that me and baby are healthy and I know that I live a charmed life. I am a very blessed woman. Now that I got that out of the way..
I do not like being pregnant! 6 months of vomiting, followed by anemia, followed by intense non-stop braxton hicks, joint pain…and the latest…burning belly button??? Yes – thats right. My belly button hurts! The skin around my ‘bee-bo‘ is so delicate that it seems like tissue paper that could bust any second. And it feels very tender and “burn-y”. (Anyone else experienced this?) Anyway, my handy smart phone alerted me just the other day that I am now at 33 weeks (HALLELUJAH) and went on to say that I may be experiencing rashes and tenderness on my belly and around the belly button. “really?!” I thought. How timely! I clicked the link to read about PUPPP – Its called Plagues of Pregnancy!! Now I am NOT into self diagnosis, and I do not belive that I am suffereing from a rash nearly as severe as those described. But I just fell in love with the fact that some educated, medical professional was finally calling it like it is. YES! Plagues of Pregnancy is about right! Its not all glowing and nesting and daydreaming about the new baby – some of it is a DOWN RIGHT PLAGUE!
So, I feel very justified in my discovery that Plagues Of Pregnancy is a real thing. And I feel grateful to have access to something as simple and pure as Maria’s salve to Cure The Plague!