Thursday 8 December 2016

'I feel like I deceived you all' - Mummy blogger gets honest about what pregnancy looks like

Published 22/11/2016 | 14:58

Sophie Cachia/Instagram
Sophie Cachia/Instagram

A parenting blogger has taken to Instagram to show her followers what pregnancy "really" looks like after feeling like she had deceived them.

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Sophie Cachia, from Australia, shared a photo to Instagram two days ago showing her heavily pregnant, in a bodycon dress, with a curly blow dry and red lipstick.

However, after receiving over 100 comments of praise about how good she looked, Sophie felt that she wasn't being honest with her followers about pregnancy.

On Monday she uploaded a second photo, this time showing her sitting in her underwear beside a laundry basket.

I feel like I deceived you all. I uploaded a photo of me looking pretty darn glamorous. And although I like that photo of myself, and I did put in effort to go out in the city looking 'nice' that day to perk myself up a bit - I feel like a lot of you misinterpreted me as a person. You see, there were a lot.. and I mean ALOT of comments... saying "wow you looking AMAZING" and "how do you look so good" But the ones that really didn't sit well with me were the "I wish I could look like you when pregnant " NOW LADIEZ LISTEN UP! I'd had a spray tan, one that's now manky. My hair was curled, it's now sweat-infested in a knotty bun. I had applied my 'glam' makeup look that takes 30mins and I had big sunnies covering half my face. I also SOMEHOW looked thinner, especially than how I feel, but I think it was just the angles and #instahubby worked some magic that day by nailing it with the first pic. Now whilst I am only 26 and proud of the fact I sometimes make a lot of effort in my presentation, I do things like tan, makeup, hair etc quite regularly... THAT IS NOT ME EVERYDAY!!!! I can ASSURE you that 5/7 days a week, THIS IS ME I'm a 33 week pregnant extremely uncomfortable woman, one with furry teeth, I have a bikini line that I haven't seen for over a month assumably in desperate need of a good wax and owner to a smell of sweat that I can't quite figure out where it's coming from. This is me in all my swollen-cankles glory. This is me doing my third load of washing wearing a bathers top & undies around the house because who needs clothes inside when you're pregnant. This is what Jaryd deals with on a daily basis and is somehow still trying to bang me every single day. Please don't say 'I wish I looked like you' because whilst I should take that as a compliment and I am grateful for your kindness, every person's body is different, everyone's pregnancy is different, and the LAST thing I ever want to seem like I am is the person who makes everything look OK all the time. We all know that's bullshit, true? EDIT: Me glammed up and going out is still "real". It's still the person I love being and the person that I am... I'm just saying that's not me everyday.

A photo posted by SOPHIE CACHIA (@theyoungmummy) on

"I feel like I deceived you all," she wrote.

"I uploaded a photo of me looking pretty darn glamorous. And although I like that photo of myself, and I did put in effort to go out in the city looking 'nice' that day to perk myself up a bit - I feel like a lot of you misinterpreted me as a person."

"You see, there were a lot.. and I mean A LOT of comments... saying 'Wow you looking AMAZING' and 'How do you look so good?'"

"But the ones that really didn't sit well with me were the 'I wish I could look like you when pregnant.'"

The 26-year-old went on to reveal the work that had gone into taking the first photo and creating her "glam" look.

"NOW LADIEZ LISTEN UP! I'd had a spray tan, one that's now manky," she began.

"My hair was curled, it's now sweat-infested in a knotty bun. I had applied my 'glam' makeup look that takes 30mins and I had big sunnies covering half my face. I also SOMEHOW looked thinner, especially than how I feel, but I think it was just the angles and #instahubby worked some magic that day by nailing it with the first pic."

"Now whilst I am only 26 and proud of the fact I sometimes make a lot of effort in my presentation, I do things like tan, makeup, hair etc quite regularly... THAT IS NOT ME EVERYDAY!!!! I can ASSURE you that 5/7 days a week, THIS IS ME," she said.

#32WEEKS Bomber by @cartelandwillow

A photo posted by SOPHIE CACHIA (@theyoungmummy) on

"I'm a 33 week pregnant extremely uncomfortable woman, one with furry teeth, I have a bikini line that I haven't seen for over a month assumably in desperate need of a good wax and owner to a smell of sweat that I can't quite figure out where it's coming from."

"This is me in all my swollen-cankles glory. This is me doing my third load of washing wearing a bathers top & undies around the house because who needs clothes inside when you're pregnant."

"Please don't say 'I wish I looked like you' because whilst I should take that as a compliment and I am grateful for your kindness, every person's body is different, everyone's pregnancy is different, and the LAST thing I ever want to seem like I am is the person who makes everything look OK all the time."

The photo has gone on to recieve 12.7k likes, with over 472 comments praising her honesty - more than double what she received for the original picture.

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