Friday, July 17, 2009

Week 26: "Bump" may be an understatement


I sort of can't believe I am posting such a horrid, grainy dressing-room self-portrait. BUT WOULD YOU GET A LOAD OF THAT BELLY?!

The heat is starting to get to me, so last night I went to the mall in search of some cool summer dresses. And I remembered way back when I was 8 or 9 weeks pregnant, I practically had a breakdown in the Old Navy dressing room. I was already starting to feel uncomfortable in my regular clothes, so I set out to see what maternity wear would look like. Turns out, it looked ridiculous. I was like a chubby ragamuffin with all that material sagging over my not-yet-fat-enough belly. And I couldn't tell which was worse: feeling fat and constricted or feeling thin and dumpy. So I decided the best thing would be to cry.

When I pulled this dress over my head yesterday, though, I couldn't believe the difference. It's like a basketball shoved under there! This takes me by such surprise, because I don't really FEEL like that. I'd say 90 percent of the time, I feel like my normal, pre-pregnancy self, with the same old body and same old everything. So it's a shocker to look in the mirror and see this crazy pregnant lady. I did a happy jump-up-and-down dance right there in the Baby Gap dressing room. And then I took this picture. Wheeee!

5 comments:

PRichards said...

You look GREAT! Yay!

missfelice said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Robyn said...

You're like all baby and no fat. You look great!

The Johnsons said...

You look amazing, darling. Just like you always do! The best part of that photo is the super awesome smile on your face. You're gonna be a great mom!

Sheila said...

I love it - you had your camera in the dressing room! :) Sadly, I remember my favorite outfit in the last weeks of being preggers with my daughter - a really really big maternity t-shirt that was grey and white stripes (stripes! on a pregnant woman!) and grey stretch shorts that were like super thin sweat pant material. I wore that outfit more times than I can count. I also recommend a maternity bathing suit - not to actually swim in, but to wear around the house - very great support for the belly :)