Unlike my last pregnancies, this baby is riding high from the beginning. So my normal pants have been fitting me alright... which has been great for my self-esteem. However, I have noticed in the last few weeks, that by insisting on wearing my "normals" I have been squishing belly and baby and everything else out the top. I have been looking like a real muffin! BUT my normal pants still fit, right?
Well, last night, Ben and I went on a date. I prided myself in still looking pretty good in my "normals" and I only had to wear a looser top to hide the bulge. We went out and had a great time. Afterwards we went to the mall to go look in the Motherhood store. I love that place even when I am not pregnant! I thought to go look and see if they have any of those bands that you can wear over your normal pants to make them look like maternity ones.
The manager was working last night, and she was really nice and helpful. AND she was honest, and kindly blunt about my bulge. She told me that I was only making myself look chunky by not wearing my maternity pants. I told her that I was a little embarrassed because I was really showing at only 3 months! She told me that that was what happened on number 3 and that I should embrace the belly not try to hide it.
She was right.
I was just kidding myself. I was looking like I was gaining back my hard earned lost weight instead of pulling my pregnancy card.
So here I am, feeling silly in my maternity clothes... but still looking a little cute I think! What do you think?
I don't look 3 months do I? Oh, well. And NO I am NOT pushing out... I am actually, shamefully, sucking in...
I left the store with a couple new shirts (clearance items) a bunch of free stuff (Labor Day weekend sales and promos), and I even, much to my delight, found a modest, formal maternity dress for the Military Ball in November. So this mama was one happy camper!!