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Saturday, September 5, 2009


16 Weeks Pregnant.

In the last two weeks baby moved up, off my bladder (hallelujah!) and out for all to start seeing and wondering to themselves "Is she..?" but too polite to ask. We should have not told anyone just to see how long it would've taken for someone to actually ask!
One day last week, while dressing for work, I noticed that no matter what shirt I put on I looked pregnant. Then I had to remind myself that I was in fact pregnant and should show off my burgeoning bump with pride. I did not have that sentiment with Sierra and consequently refuse to take that attitude with this one. When I drove home recently from buying groceries with my pants button undone I decided it was also time to rethink my wardrobe. My pants options are slowly decreasing and the versatility of my shirts is also disappointing me. I remember thinking with Sierra - and even now - that I'd have more time with my shirts,
"So what if they are a little snug? Shirts are more forgiving that way."
Not with me. Some of them just make me look fat while others are a bit short, or just fit a bit 'off'. Maybe it's the style I wear?
I scanned my maternity clothes that I saved from Sierra and came to two conclusions:
1. I must have borrowed more than I thought because there weren't that many there, especially shirts. Pants I'll be mostly set.
2.Styles have changed enough that I'm not so sure I'll be wearing the shirts I have. Three years ago the style was transitioning to tighter but there were a lot of looser options. Since I was self conscious I erred on the looser side. Hello tent, good bye any semblance of a figure! As I said, I'm not hiding this time around.

So Friday evening I went shopping and lo and behold hit the end of season sale so I went to town. I bought six maternity shirts with short sleeves, a shorter straight skirt, and a pair of super comfy lounging capris. Everything except the skirt was under $15! I'm very excited. I decided short sleeved shirts were the most practical because it's still warm now and I know that as I near the end of my pregnancy, even though it'll be winter, my body will be heating me in overdrive. The best part is that I used a portion of some free money I earned through a promotion at work

The extreme fatigue is abating. I still nap when I can and on the days I don't I'm pretty wiped by the end. I am still able to run on my treadmill four times a week and it helps me feel better. In fact I haven't changed my running routine yet and my body hasn't told me to. I've probably gained close to five pounds by now which I find perfectly fine for only the second time in my adult life!

1 comment:

Tammie said...

you look great!

i know how you feel. with my son, i hated looking pregnant and didnt embrace it until i absolutely had no choice.

with lucy, i was a bit more excited to show off my figure. i wore a lot of leggings and slim skirts with maternity shirts.

as a whole i think maternity fashion is a bit more fickle than regular styles. it just seems like whatever you have with one pregnancy is never in style with the next.