I'm a bit freaked out because my expansion is happening earlier than I ever anticipated. I'm about 13 weeks, this is my first baby (there's only one in there). I've gained only about 3 lbs... but I've got a serious bump going on. My midwives aren't concerned--- but I can't help but worry about my weight/size when this doesn't seem like the norm for most pregnant mamas! Is my body just changing at a different rate than most...and is that okay? Am I just ridiculously bloated..!?
I've given up on the bellaband and rubberband tricks-- they lasted me about two weeks--- and was desperate enough this past weekend to spring for some maternity pants. They are a bit big, I use the bellaband to keep them more snug around the waist, but they fit in the right places and are flattering. I am a much happier camper. Maybe I can get a pic up later.