Today I wore a maternity frock for the first time. The drama. It was awful. I felt huge. MASSIVE. It changed the way I walked (waddled) and stood and I found myself rubbing my not insubstantial bump more frequently - perhaps so people wouldn't just think I was fat. I was very self conscious. In fact, I hated it. I thought I'd love being in maternity clothes but I really didn't. It was a very strange feeling.
I now feel like I am really at that in-between stage of my pregnancy. I have officially today hit the halfway mark (20 weeks). My pre-pregnancy clothes are getting rather tight but my bump is not yet big enough for proper maternity clothes.
Case in point - with my not unattractive in and of itself maternity frock, I was going to wear a pair of maternity leggings I purchased in the US - correct combo no? Unfortunately the leggings are really too big for me, rolling down over my stomach and falling down my legs. They are the correct size on the label but uncomfortable and far too big, considering I have reasonable bumpage going on already. I struggled into a pair of pre-pregnancy opaques instead - better tight than losing your leggings in the middle of Chatswood Chase, in my opinion. So despite feeling massive, I'm not actually big enough to be in maternity wear. The irony.
This in-between phase will likely end very soon. I'll fit properly into maternity clothes before I know it. It's really not the end of the world and no doubt I'll look back on the time fondly when I still made it into my favourite pre-pregnancy duds, albeit tenuously and only the ones with a lot of stretch. And honestly, I do feel a bit ungrateful after all we went through to get pregnant, complaining about feeling and looking pregnant. Silly really, isn't it?
Life goes on. In other news, Little Miss Kitty is now the proud owner of this fabulous cardi and hat set from Seed:
Inordinately expensive for baby gear but it was just so darn cute I couldn't pass it up. She'll look fab I think and it's so soft. I bought 6-12 months so she'll be getting around in it next winter.