Hayley Hubbard is keeping it real when it comes to some of the more painful sides of her pregnancies.
"They just continually get worse and more painful every time [I'm pregnant]," Hayley wrote alongside several photos and video of her legs up close. "Last year I was told I needed to get them removed before I got pregnant again, but I guess God had different plans for us before I had a chance to make it to my vein removal."
"I wish I didn't care about how they looked, but I do," she continued. "I wish they weren't so miserably painful and itchy and throb all day & night. I wish I could be as active and on my feet as I normally am. And I wish I could wear shorts during my pregnancies without having to wear heavy duty compression socks."
"I’ve worn compression socks for nearly 2 years straight, all day every day. The second I found out I was pregnant with baby #3 which was very early, I put on my socks again," she revealed. "I don’t wear them to hide the veins, but simply to help alleviate the pain and pressure, and to prevent them from getting worse than they already are."
Hayley continued on to share that she wishes she would've worn the socks at the start of her first pregnancy with the couple's oldest child, 2-year-old Olivia Rose, instead of halfway through. "We were traveling so much and sitting in cars, planes, busses, and little did I know it was just adding to the problem," she wrote.
For Hayley, the veins have been "the biggest hurdle" in her otherwise "relatively normal pregnancies." She says it "determines what I can and can’t do up on my feet, how much I can run around with my kids, how I dress, the list goes on."
"I wanted to share this for those of you that ask why I wear compression socks, but also to show how pregnancy can take its toll on a body and how strong women are," she added. "But most importantly to share some realness and that everything is not all it seems on instagram. We never know what someone may be going through so let’s just lead with kindness and empathy. 💛#varicoseveins #pregnancystruggles"
"Little brother, mommy and daddy are having another!'" Tyler captioned his post. "We were as surprised as Liv was and as speechless as Luca."
Hayley added on her post, "When Luca finds out he’s not the baby anymore…Surprise, here comes Hubbard baby #3!!"
The couple will welcome baby number three any day now!
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