This morning I noticed I’m pooking out a bit. Finally!
I have been waiting for this day since I found out I was pregnant.
In many ways, you wear pregnancy like a secret badge for the first 14 weeks (i.e., first trimester).
And then, once you feel comfortable saying something — especially if it’s your first pregnancy and you’re like me and not really showing yet — it’s kind of, well, awkward.
I mean, how to bring it up when you’re bursting at the seams but not really bursting out of your seams quite yet?Again, awkward.
So unless the opportunity comes up, I don’t bring it up. In fact, I haven’t said much at work except to the handful of friends who knew what was going on with the testing (and my boss, for obvious reasons!)
That said, I’m rocking maternity clothes now. I mean, really, why the hell not? My amazing mom sent me a TON of adorable things last week — love you, Mama! — and I bought some other stuff.
Even if I don’t have much of an obvious bump to show quite yet and even if they’re a little big, the truth is, they”re way more comfortable than squeezing myself into my regular clothes just because I can. (Just because you “can” doesn’t mean you “should” applies here for sure!).
It’s crazy to me how just a few small pounds can make such a difference to your shape — it’s not at all like when I’ve gained a few pounds in the past. The weight sits very much in my tummy (well, at least for now; I still have 5 months to go!). Continue reading “Observations on Weight” →