This week in pregnancy: Amy vs.
Things are getting a little tight around here. I've been putting off buying maternity pants/clothes in order to try to save money, and also because of the knowledge that I'm just going to keep getting bigger!
Rubber band trick: Still working okay... but the gap between the button and the hole is getting bigger. ha.
Belly bands: I was able to get two free "Belly Button Bands" (site here), by only paying shipping and handling. I also bought a regular band at Target. These are both great, but are meant to be pulled up on your belly, and mine just isn't that big yet. So I fold them over, which covers up the fact that my pants are unbuttoned/in various states of unzipped, but can look kind of bulky. I feel like Alice In-Between, The Pregnancy Months.
Maternity pants: Fine. I finally caved and bought a pair at Ross just yesterday. Trying them on in the dressing room was like opening the gates of heaven. They were comfortable, business casual, and cheap.
Stretchy dresses have still been great, but the elastic waist is now hitting at a weird spot and getting uncomfortable.
This phase has been fun, frustrating, and somewhat panic-inducing, all rolled into one. I love knowing that baby P is growing and my body is doing what it's supposed to, but the in-between phases are getting a little annoying, plus they make getting ready in the morning that much more difficult when something that fit me last week suddenly doesn't anymore.
Honest hour: As someone whose weight usually only fluctuates up and down within a few pounds, and like a lot of girls occasionally battles disordered thoughts, seeing the scale climb has almost been triggering. I'm trying to find the right balance between eating healthy, exercising, and doing the best I can to keep the total weight gain between 25-35 pounds, while trying not to worry about it too much, remembering that everyone gains differently, and that hormones play a big part in the process. I think it would help if I felt him moving around more! Then it would feel more like I'm pregnant and less like I'm just getting fat. :)