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…