When my husband and I met I was a self-sufficient, badass single mom who ran marathons. Then I got pregnant, and pregnant me didn't feel or look very badass. Saying I had a difficult pregnancy is totally an understatement. I had hyperemesis gravidarum, which resulted in me vomiting several times a day every day. I couldn't run, so I was weak, tired, sore, insecure, and afraid my partner would see me as a completely different person. But when I actually realized my partner looked at me differently, I was surprised. The way his glances and stares changed ended up changing me.
While I worried he would fall out of love (or out of lust) with pregnant me, his love and desire only seemed to grow. I mean, I am not a beautiful pregnant person. I'm just not. But, you guys, if you judged me based on how my husband looked at me alone, you would think I was Beyoncé herself. It made me feel like a million bucks and helped me get through some pretty dark days.
In my honest opinion, you can't really judge someone's commitment to you by how they look at you when you look and feel your best. It's easy to love someone when everything is "perfect." Looking at your partner as if they are the most beautiful person in the world after they've thrown up and peed their pants on the side of the highway, however, just might be a sign of true love. There are so many moments when it was obvious that my partner looked at me differently when I was pregnant, and it made a huge difference in how I viewed myself.