Yes, this little dude still moves around a ton and I’m constantly getting kicked in the ribs, but besides that, my basketball sized stomach hardly bothers me at all and I often forget that it’s even there (until I try to squeeze through a small space and get stuck…).
Along with this weird phase comes some shopping troubles. I’ve been wanting to pick up a few new things for fall, but do I buy maternity clothes? Or non maternity clothes? I’m gravitating toward the non-maternity sections because in my mind I will totally fit into them, and even once I remember that I won’t, I tell myself, “in another 6 1/2 weeks I won’t be pregnant anymore, so better to think ahead.” But 6 1/2 weeks is still quite a ways away, and these last few weeks are probably the most important time to have maternity clothes as I get bigger by the moment.
So to compromise, I pick the flowiest top I can find and buy a size up — which is exactly what I did with this bird print top from Old Navy that I’m wearing. It’ll probably become a tight squeeze through these last six weeks, and then I’ll probably be drowning in it once that pregnant belly is gone, but it seemed like a good idea at the time, and at least I have something to fit into right this moment as my closet possibilites shrink ever smaller.
See? These are the problems that I’m dealing with. High stress and urgently important, obviously.