Seventeen weeks pregnant…and already not fitting into, well, almost anything! I have one of those extremely adaptable body types that decided that we were back in pregnancy mode, so we might as well look the part! Yep. I’m popping out big time. I’ve embraced it for the most part, put (what I thought were) all of my non-maternity duds out of sight until late-summer. I pulled out the stretchy pants, long sweaters, and mumus. I left hanging the shirts and skirts that I remembered being the versatile part of my wardrobe through my last pregnancy, and thought I was set.
Then yesterday, twenty minutes before church, I pulled on a skirt that normally drowns me, and it didn’t fit. So, I switched quickly into one a bit more stretchy and a tiny bit larger…and it didn’t fit. So, I grabbed the sure-fire, bought 6 sizes too big on clearance, usually worn hanging off my hips beauty, and it zipped. Just tight enough to show of the beautiful muffin top that accompanies my baby bump. And, off it came.
Reluctantly, I pulled on a relatively new find that I bought to alter, then realized it would be a good cross-over into maternity dress. It’s pretty cute despite my clear understanding that it would still fit should I suddenly gain 200 lbs. I moped a bit on the way to church, feeling bad about my new conundrum: 2 dresses that fit, 23 weeks of church to go.
After doing a little online window shopping, I decided to precede my hormonal spending spree by trying to put my well-developed sewing skills to work. I hit up the local fabric store, raided the $2.97/yard section and walked out thirty minutes later with 15 yards of yet-tailored maternity wear! Isn’t it fabulous? I mean, hopefully it will be in a few weeks…
Mostly cotton jersey knit, some cotton poly with stretch, and one nice lycra. I’ve got visions of wrap dresses and ruched tees. Now to find the energy! Maybe I’ll pop some ginger ale and get going right now. I vow to have at least one dress finished by Sunday, so I can spare myself the dressing room routine. And feel proud of this ever-expanding belly! Wish me luck!