Well, at 38 weeks wearing an empire waist top, strangers/aquaintences finally feel like they can ask me if I am pregnant. What a long wait! I wasn't very social all summer but still I got NO comments until I went back to work for a conference (teacher) this Friday. It was nice. It also helped I'm sure I was walking around with my coworker who is 39 weeks.
So anyway, I got some hugs from my coworkers and a few belly rubs and congrats from random people, and it felt good! I don't know that I needed to deal with for the entire pregnancy, but at least even at 320# it happened eventually.
I have said before I get so depressed reading all the ladies on the babycenter plus size board (which is very mainstream and young) whose main concern about pregnancy is showing, hiding their b-bellies, etc. But I do know that it's a sensitive time body image wise and I have had my own issues. I feel pretty good about my giant bump lately, even though it's definitely still got a belly button indent and an apron. I am hoping I can maintain a good body image post-partum, does anyone have any thoughts about this?? I've been fat my whole life but I didn't think about how pregnancy would change the way it was distributed, etc.