Back in April (wow...that seems so long ago now!) I shared how I was slowly but surely replacing my normal wardrobe with the bigger sizes that I had been wearing prior to meeting with the RE and reworking my diet and exercise regimen. Immediately before getting pregnant, I was typically wearing a size six...prior to that, I had been a size twelve. It was really cool to see the "big" pile shrink and the "small" pile grow as my belly started to expand.
Well...I think I'm pretty much out of "big" pants that fit well. I tried to get by with the good ol' rubber-band trick yesterday, but found that I had to constantly pull down my shirt to cover up (if anyone noticed a half-open fly and bright blue rubber-band, they were kind enough to not mention anything). And I gave up on the belly-bands in May when I was sick and feeling really "restricted". I think I have one remaining pair of wide-leg (and apparently wide-hip) slacks that I can still fit into comfortably, and I can actually still rock my size twelve jeans if I roll the waist down to make room for our Baby Girl, but I think it's time to put away the rest of my pre-pregnancy pants. This makes the frugal side of me a little disappointed...but ultimately, I absolutely love admiring my growing belly and am more than happy to sacrifice my wardrobe to make room for her!
So now, I have two two piles of unwearable pants in my closet...and just a handful of day-to-day pants hanging up that still fit. It's enough to get through a week of work...but it doesn't allow for much variety (although I do have plenty of tops from to choose). I'm taking a long weekend next weekend to head home (more on that later), so I'm hoping to get some shopping in as well to get at least one or two more pairs of pants that will get me through September. And then I hope that I can get back into the "small" pile by the time I head back to work in January (if not...I'm perfectly happy dipping into the "big" pile).
Today's blessing--and really, a blessing all week--has been waking up early (my husband has had to go in earlier than usual this week) and being able to just lie in bed and feel the most amazing kicks from our Baby Girl! All the websites that I read for "30 weeks pregnant" say that we should be able to feel ten kicks per hour. Well, she's been giving me much more than that in our early time together, and it's phenomenal. I'm amazed at God's goodness and just how immensely He has blessed me with this pregnancy!