Well, I can't suck it in...
Most of the stores around here have gotten rid of their maternity section or have cut it down to 1-2 racks. I had to order shorts online, so I really hope they fit!
It's definitely not just you. I kept waiting for my giant ovarian hyperstimulation abdomen to go down and...I guess it's not retained fluid anymore. Apparently, if you are really short in stature and have a short torso at the same time your uterus has nowhere to go but forward? I don't know. But I can definitely feel my uterus now, my abdomen is bizarrely solid almost all the way to my rib cage and I am HUGE for nine weeks. I am praying that my sundresses make it to the time when the weather changes because it will be a near thing.
On the creepy upside, I am still terrified that we are going to lose this baby so I am grateful to get the chance to experience the belly.
I'm only 5 weeks, and I definitely feel bigger around the middle. I already had some leftover baby weight there, and the bloating and indigestion is making it worse. I had a family wedding to attend this weekend, lots of family I rarely see were there; I spent a lot of time pulling my tummy in and trying to be aware of my posture. My pants still fit, though, so it can't be too bad.
Camera Girl, LOL, I think I have been in that awkward phase for years. You'd think if you worked at a store and weren't sure whether a customer was expecting, a more appropriate response would be, "What can I help you find?".
It really hit home for me when my mom called my grandma to tell her the big news while I was there and she was on speaker phone with many family members gathered around, and my grandma said, " I thought she was pregnant" to which my mom responded "why would you think that?" and she answered, "Because she has gained so much weight".
I was only six weeks at the time of the call and hadn't even seen my grandma since before conception. Ugh.
I have now seen the pics from the wedding, and apparently, my sucking it in and good posture didn't help much.
If I haven't eaten, my stomach is almost totally flat, but when I'm full, my belly pooches out with the meal quite a lot. This has always happened to me, it's not because I'm pregnant, but I'm a lot more aware of it now. So if you don't count this after-dinner issue, I'm not showing at all, just maybe a tiny bit more bloated than usual. 8 wks.
I get to wear stretchy pants and a cute maternity top today! Yesterday I officially had 2 complete strangers congratulate me on our new addition. Ugh. I didn't start showing with my first until I was almost 20 wks. I didn't think it was 'that' obvious but I guess I was wrong. I have this overhang I've never been able to get rid of after two kids but I could at least tuck it into some shorts and suck it in. Now I can't do anything about it except wear bigger clothes. Does this mean I get to go shopping???