I find the reality that I am 17 weeks pregnant shocking. I mean that's like actually pregnant. We're talking baby bump and maternity clothes pregnant. Well into the second trimester pregnant. Listening to the heartbeat pregnant. The big ultrasound looming ahead pregnant. And I'm finding it amazing, especially given that there were several times in the fall when I wondered if I'd ever know what it was like to be pregnant.
Over the weekend, I actually went into a maternity store to buy maternity clothes for *gasp* me. Honestly I felt like a bit of an imposter as I looked around at all the women with much larger bellies than me. But over the past week the Bella Band was getting increasingly annoying as it rides up in back, and while my work slacks will hold out for another week buttoning my jeans is simply not an option. So I bought a new pair of jeans and a few shirts. And after buying some maternity clothes I almost wish I was pregnant all the time. I mean why don't all jeans come with an elastic waist band??? And unlike those hideous elastic waisted, tapered-legged things my mom used to wear when pregnant, these actually look stylish too. Plus my pear shaped body is naturally designed for an empire waist, so I welcome the excuse to make such a style the basis for my entire wardrobe.
Also this weekend, I finished crocheting the brown baby blanket. I need to weave in the ends, and then I'll post a pic. The only last thing to finish is adding a ribbon, which hopefully we'll do after the big ultrasound on May 15th. That's less than a month away!