I'm in a similar boat - just hit 21 weeks and am FINALLY sucking it up and going shopping tomorrow for some maternity clothes. I've been getting by with one old maternity skirt that's a size too small (muffin top - eek) and one pair of non maternity jeans that are (well, were) a size too big. it's ridiculous. My last baby was born in August, so by the time I was getting bigger the weather was warm enough to get by with yoga pants and skirts. Heavenly! I just bought/borrowed a few maternity shirts and was good to go the whole summer! But this time around, knowing that I'll be getting bigger in cold weather, I've GOT to find some warmer options!
I'm 5' 7" and have a pretty long torso, and I don't seem to get very big in general when pregnant. This is a blessing and a curse! With my last pregnancy, I went to 42 weeks and never experienced a single random "OMG you're huge" type comment. But in a way I would have appreciated a bit of sympathy there towards the end
With this pregnancy, I've yet to have a stranger ask me about being pregnant (though it seems like this might be a predictable topic of conversation among mommies at the playground, if you know what I mean). I'm beginning to WANT someone to notice! Last week I noticed a mom at the library who looked REALLY pregnant... While DD was oggling the Elmo videos, the pregnant mom ran into a talkative friend and I eavesdropped a little. The conversation went something like this:
Mom friend (very sympathetically): "OMG you look FANTASTIC honey! HOW ARE YOU FEELING??!????"
<and I'm thinking "wow I guess pregnant mom must be really far along then">
Pregnant mom: (sighs pitifully) "Oh, I'm ok, but I can't believe I'm only halfway done!" etc etc...
<and I'm doing the math....... thinking "wha! this mom is just as far along in her pregnancy as I am?! she has friends treating her like she's in the throes of the third trimester already, and here I am still just looking paunchy and having to tell people that I'm pregnant?!">
I dare say I'm a little jealous of that pregnant mom.
Edited by LightForest - 10/26/12 at 9:21pm