My first OB appointment isn't until next Monday, but I'm pretty sure that I'm right around 7 weeks. Someone needs to tell this to my belly, who seems to be under the sad and untrue impression that I am 4 months pregnant. Now, I will admit - I have been eating more and exercising less than normal, but not to extreme my-pants-no-longer-fit levels. This poses a problem for a couple of reasons:
#1 - It does NOT help my extreme nausea to have my pants pushing up against my belly.
#2 - I cannot start wearing maternity pants yet since the vast majority of the people that I see daily don't know I'm pregnant...and I'm pretty sure that would be a pretty big tell.
I bought a Be Band (Target purchased rip-off of the way more expensive Belly Band) thinking that I could wear my pants unbuttoned with it, but I can't figure out how to wear it so that it doesn't look like a pregnancy waistband in the back. I think it will be fab little item once I'm out and proud, but until then, I'm just wearing my low rise jeans EXTRA low and wearing bulkier shirts/sweaters so my belly is not bouncing around.
All joking aside, this really is SUCH an awkward time. I'm sick, tired, bloated, emotional, dazed, dizzy and just a little bit weird right now. My belly is getting bigger, but only in the fat way, not in the cute pregnant way. No one is doing me any extra special favors - they are just wondering why I forgot about that deadline, and wow, you are looking a little on the chubs side, eh?
Here are a couple of awkward and blurry "before" pics...