So, getting that cute little baby bump was more of a mental challenge for me than others.
I'm 5'2" on a good day with shoes on. I'm also not the skinniest girl in the world. I see posts on facebook and other blogs and think part of the pregnancy journey requires some of those taken-from-the-side cute little baby bump photos. And they are cute....if you are a size 6. However, I had a bit of that baby bump long before I had reason to...and that, my friends, is not cute!
I had Hubby take a side-picture of me at something like 9 weeks and I've not shared it with anyone. My sister-in-law keeps begging me for a pic & has even taken some and sent of herself in order to coax me into it, but I haven't done it.
At the beginning of August, I could tell when I'd go to the store or see people I hadn't seen in a while that people were eyeballing my waistline. It was just like to kind of sly little downward glances that you get when a guy is eye-balling your chest. A couple times I wanted to say, "Hey. I'm up here!" Believe me, I wanted the whole world to know that the extra pudge I was carrying was not due to eating too much ice cream on hot summer nights.
It wasn't until August (about 7 months into pregnancy) that people all of a sudden began saying I looked pregnant. I didn't know whether to take it as a compliment or not when I walked into work one day with a tighter maternity shirt on and a co-worker exclaimed, "WOW! You really look pregnant TODAY!" Whew...at least it was finally obvious!
So, while most girls love to show off that baby bump, I didn't really look like I was pregnant for the longest time and that, my friends, does not help the psyche of a chunky girl!