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okay, i have officially 'popped' out. i am 11 weeks today and in the last 4 days i have been bone tired and growing quite a belly! i haven't been telling everyone but this past week the secret is out! i am thin so such a big change is easily noticed.<br>
it seems so much more real now! i can't wait to feel this babe moving soon!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
i got out my old maternity pants and found a newborn sleeper that my daughter wore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
i am so excited. plus my mom promised to take me on a maternity clothes shopping spree on boxing day at her house, no stores around me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Yup, I'm packing it on too but it looks more like an extra tire around my belly than a baby. Either way, I love it! I look at it this way - that extra tire is padding to protect this growing baby. How could I not love that? And boy do I need it! We cosleep w/ my 4 yr old son who is a very active sleeper. He kicked me in the belly 4 times last night! I learned to sleep on my other side very quickly.
 

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Same here!! Looking forward to the next few weeks and hoping to look more like baby and less like "fat" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've been wearing maternity for a bit since my pants were just too tight but I'm 13 weeks now and I think its pretty obvious <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I adore big pregnant bellies, even when it makes me uncomfy and huge feeling....theres just something about knowing your body is making a nest for a sweet baby.....its just wonderful!
 

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I have not been able to fit into my regular jeans/shorts for awhile now. (I live in AZ, so I'm still in shorts quite a bit.) My belly has just been too bloated/uncomfortable to cram into the old stuff. I started digging through my maternity stuff, and I found a couple things (a pair of jeans and a pair of shorts) that will work for now. I also got some really comfy stretchy leggings last week. Many of my maternity clothes are for summer, because I was dressing in maternity from May-November last time. This is in AZ, so I was wearing tanks, shorts, skirts, and dresses pretty much all of the time!<br><br>
My pajama pants, which I live in a lot, are getting too small (pair by pair). I found a pair in my maternity stuff. I really had to draw in the drawstrings, though, as the pants stuck out from the front of my belly about six inches!<br><br>
I have definitely started popping...to the untrained eye, though, I feel like people may look at me and think, "Gee, that girl likes her desserts!" :)<br><br>
Happy, and comfy, dressing to all!<br>
Joanna
 

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I had a bit of a belly before hand, but I could do a fairly decent job of holding it in if I wanted to, but now it just has to hang out there. People probably think i am further along than 12 weeks, maybe like 5 months, but oh well, pregnant is pregnant right. And when my sister puts her hand on my belly it's kinda funny because there's no baby up there, I am starting to feel a small bulge though which is getting me very excited, and I can't wait to do some maternity clothes shopping in the next month or so, my birthday was last week, but i told Dh I didnt want anything yet because I want to be free to pick out some clothes for myself when the time comes. It's getting so exciting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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I look way further along than my 11 weeks 4 days but I figure I am allowed since I've got three cooking. My mom just took me on a maternity shopping spree this last weekend and I am thrilled.<br><br>
No more yoga pants at work!! I'm still a bit small for the belly panels in the jeans but at least I can wear something other than the same two pairs of yoga pants every single day.
 

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We are visiting family for Thanksgiving and I washed all my jeans only to find they don't fit! I had to run to the mall and get a pair of maternity jeans and one of those belly sleeves that let's you unbutton your pants underneath.<br><br>
With my first two I didn't show for a while, but I'm thinking number 3 is making an appearance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm only 9 weeks, but I had to buy maternity clothes already. It's my 5th pregnancy, 4th to make it this far, so I'm not exactly surprised. I know a lot of it is bloat, though I don't really know what's up with my weight distribution, since I've actually lost weight since getting pregnant. But also, my uterus is the size of a large grapefruit, so obviously the rest of my organs are being squished up. I have a B-shaped belly, (super defined waist), so I'll be glad when I get big enough to smooth that dip out. I feel like I just look like I have 2 big fat rolls that have gotten bigger (this is true) but I don't look, to the unknowing eye, pregnant. So far, I have 1 pair of maternity jeans (the Target version of the Motherhood secret fit belly), 1 bella band for the one or two pairs of jeans that I can wear with them, 2 maternity shirts, and 2 regular shirts that still fit, but are still tight. Luckily, I'm home most of the time, so I don't need to wear clothes every day. Now I just need some bras, and maternity garments ("mormon underwear", which I wear by themselves when it's just us at home.) Eventually, I'm going to want a couple nice maternity outfits for church (I'm too sick to go right now anyway,) and a couple more casual outfits, but that can wait for another month or so.
 

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I'm so jealous! All my clothes fit and I still look exactly the same. I was bigger to begin with though so it might be a while before I look more like baby less like fat. I did buy some mat clothes for Christmas ( to myself from hubby lol ) hoping they fit by then or soon after!!
 
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