It's a myth, right? It can't possibly be a real thing, can it? Between the weight gain, bloating, exhaustion, headaches, heartburn and itching skin I can't say that I feel like I'm glowing in any capacity. Is the pregnancy glow supposed to grace me with its presence despite all of the aforementioned? Am I supposed to look especially attractive now that I'm with child?
Last night I Googled images of 'pregnant celebrities' simply to see how high the bar could be set for looking attractive during pregnancy. I figured with all the expert help and guidance they would manage to make us common people feel pretty shitty about ourselves. Turns out I was actually pleasantly surprised to find that Mother Nature touches us all despite our celebrity status. Just Google images of 'Mila Kunis pregnant' and you will see what I mean - overgrown boobs, strange fitting pants, awkwardly fashioned bumps, tired faces - I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty happy to see it all. While I don't believe in giving in to Mother Nature completely, I do know that accepting significant loss of control over your body is something you must master in order to stay sane. As for those certain people that make pregnancy look flawless - Halle Berry, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Wilde, Shakira - well, some people just get lucky.
One sure fire way to get that pregnancy glow is to set up flattering light and take photographs at all the right angles. That's just what I did. Here's what I came up with. 22 weeks and counting.