I can actually still zip and button most of my pants, but a few weeks ago I noticed that my jeans were sort of falling down, which seemed really strange to me, because I knew I certainly wasn't losing weight (hello, mac and cheese) Finally, I realized that my belly was pushing down the waist of my jeans and creating a really unfortunate bunching/sagging situation in the crotch area. Which I'm pretty sure does NOT fall under the category of "Hot Fall Fashions"--pregnant or not. So I stated wearing a Bella Band, which, for those of you who have not been pregnant recently, is a *magical* stretchy tube that holds up and smooths over your pants when they are unbuttoned:
|Dead sexy, right??|
So, back to the star of this post, my belly. When people see me in regular clothes--jeans, sweaters, etc.--it's still not at all obvious that I'm carrying a little peach-sized Smith Fruit, especially with the Bella Band, which kind of sucks everything in. If you saw me out and about, it would probably just look like I've been eating too much oh, I don't know....mac and cheese, perhaps. In less restrictive pants, on the other hand, the bump is suddenly much more apparent:
|Pregnant Lady Mugshot|
Oh, and in case you think I cheated by sticking my stomach out....oh, no no. HERE is what I look like when I REALLY pooch it out there:
|RAAAWWWWWRRRRR!!! BELLY MONSTER!!!!!|
***GEMS FROM JEROMY***
On being asked by me, for about the 12th time, to feel my stomach and confirm that I do in fact have a baby belly going on: "Ok, yes!! It's out there. You are no longer going to be running into things boobs-first."