So last night, after my freak-out, I tried my best to calm my nerves by doing what comes most natural to me at 2am: surfing the web.
And by the dim light of my laptop, I noticed something interesting about my nipples.
(I have been sleeping topless for the past month or so, because this is the most comfortable in my heavily-pregnant state. Don’t judge. :-))
The skin on very tips of my nipples was flaking.
So of course I had to carefully grab a piece of hanging skin and pull…and it came right off.
I then grabbed a pair of tweezers to continue peeling off every last bit of the flaking skin. For a moment, I reminded myself of Goldmember, except with humongous, pregnant boobs. (Oh, and I didn’t eat the skin.)
I remember the bleeding, cracked nipples from breastfeeding. And I remember the skin on my nipples regenerating itself over and over again to compensate for the bleeding and cracked nipples.
As such, I can only conclude that my breasts must be readying themselves for the new baby. Because the new skin that now covers my nipples? A bit tender, but pink and new, as if to say, “I’m ready for some sucking action!”
Has this happened to any other moms? Or are my skin-shedding nipples just abnormal?
In related news, now I am craving a shot of buttery nipple. Damn you, pregnancy cravings…
HAHA omg! You just had to put the picture of that really gross scene of the flaking skin! LOL!! You poor dear… I’ll be praying for your sanity and health for the next few months! xo
it happened to meeeee too! i didn’t know why before but now u wrote that i’m so much relieved XD actually, i used to spend quite some time sitting there and grab the dead skin off one by one until my neck hurt ‘cos i didn’t want my baby to swallow it. so don’t worry, it’ll all go away when the baby is born~
yes yes yes! I totally had this. And I would pick it all off with tweezers.