Yesterday I decided that since fall (and football season!) is upon us, it was finally time to buy some maternity jeans and a few tops so that I have something other than sweatpants to wear when it's cold outside. I learned right away that maternity clothes make me look REALLY pregnant!! That's not necessarily a bad thing...it's just been difficult for me to adjust to how much my body is changing. I've struggled with weight my whole life, and all of a sudden my stomach is just ballooning out in front of me. It's kind of scary! I know it's all for a good cause, but I basically feel like a gigantic whale. When we were trying to conceive, I never really thought much about the pregnancy part of things. I always envisioned the baby and our lives after having a baby. I've been wearing dresses all summer, and while I think people can probably at least sort of tell that I'm pregnant at this point, the flowy dresses hide things a little better. Maternity clothes, on the other hand, are pretty form fitting...something I never really wore even before getting pregnant. They definitely accentuate the bump! Here's my 18 week picture taken while I was wearing a new pair of maternity jeans and a top:
Abigail is now the size of a sweet potato!
I'm still just feeling flutters and an occasional small kick...but nothing big at this point. I really can't wait until I can feel her consistently, just for the reassurance. Still no weight gain as of yet, which I'm completely fine with! I know that it will happen at some point, but right now I am very content with seeing the same number on the scale every morning, especially since it's still ten pounds lower than my pre-pregnancy weight. I think that's about it for new baby news at this point!