At nearly 5’8, I was a pretty big mass while pregnant and carrying an extra 75 pounds on my already large frame. With the big ass, and (finally!) big boobs, I also had very large feet. This was most obvious to me when I was commuting to work in winter in NYC and stepped in a huge puddle and couldn’t bear the thought of going through the entire day with totally soaked feet. Loving the convenience of the city, I was able to stop off at the first store I saw to get a new pair of shoes. After trying on several pairs of women’s shoes, I found nothing would fit. The salesperson offered to help me and returned with men’s galoshes. I was trading in high-heeled boots (that I refused to give up and stuffed my hoofs into daily) to buy giant, rubbery, black, shoes -- for a man. Stretch marks, hemorrhoids, alarmingly odd body transformations and now this. Um, I can officially say the “glow” of pregnancy was dull.
Big all around
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