Saturday, April 28, 2007

From April 6, 2007...

I'm finally coming to terms with the fact that some of my clothes are getting TIGHT.

Since I'm on spring break (yahooo!!!!!!!!), I've gotten lots of time to sleep, relax, enjoy the snow (okay, that is definitely sarcasm), and yesterday I reorganized my closet. I normally wear clothes that are fitted. Not RIDICULOUSLY fitted, but just fitted enough to look nice and tailored. So, the first thing to go wasn't my pants, but many shirts.

See, fitted button downs and V-necks, even with something like a nice camisole underneath, start to look a bit ridiculous by the end of the first trimester. Because, not only is your waistline growing, but...uh...some other things, too.

This is a FAMILY, G RATED blog, people, so I'll just have to give you some hints.

They are kind of similar to these:

And these:

And these:

And let's just say that I was never really the smallest girl to begin with. Oh boy. I am not sure how I feel about this change. Can't it just stay in my belly?!

Thankfully I have an AWESOME friend at work who is due April 25th (*update: Baby Aaron arrived April 24th!*) with her second little one, and she let me borrow some of her shirts. Because we all know how I feel about shopping. I loathe shopping, unless it's for tri stuff. I HATE MALLS.

But I definitely needed some shirts to help with my growing, uh, assets. I'm still in my size 8 pants, but not by much....the size 6 ones we had to say goodbye to already. If I can just make it through the last 2 months of school, then I can live in t-shirts and shorts for a while until the hot and sweltering first month of school.

Yeah, I'm not lookin' forward to THAT. Oh well...

So, here's to (hopefully) another week or two in normal pants...but sayonara 3 weeks ago to my regular tops. I shall miss you, tailored shirts. We will meet again someday.

Now, to more important questions...what on EARTH am I supposed to do about sports bras and running shorts?!


Laurie said...

Haha, love the illustrations. Your honesty about all of this is very refreshing.

E-Speed said...

OMG Girl you crack me up!!! Glad you have a friend to loan you her old preggers clothes. i can't imagine shopping for pregnancy clothes. I too loathe shopping unless it is for running shoes so I feel your pain!

jeanne said...

that was hilarious! i hear you about the malls. invented by the devil.

Unknown said...

Hi - new to your blog.

It's been a long time since I was preggers, my kids are teens now. But I remember loathing shoping for materinity clothes. I borrowed a lot and bought the minimum that I could get away with.

Not sure what to say about sports bras other than you will need them like you never needed them before. LOL

21stCenturyMom said...

You are so lucky to be preggers now and not 20 years ago. You can just wear your regular running shorts with the waistband down below your belly. You can swear T-shirts that are strecthed tight. I love that look. I detest the 'lets wear a tent and pretend we're not pregnant' look that was so fashionable until recently.

Let the bump reign!

As for the upper assets - they just get bigger. Sorry - prepare to suffer your inability to find button down shirts that fit the entire time you nurse (if you do). It's totally worth it, though (if that's the choice you make).

I expect you will need do invest in a pretty heavy duty sports bra.
Title IX has some as does enell

Wes said...

Bigger "assets" is one of the benefits us husbands get in exchange for all the pampering :-) You ARE being pampered, aren't you? ;-)

Triteacher said...

You are so funny! I don't know what I'd do if my assets grew; good luck managing yours.

Jennifer P said...

Join the "girls" club!
The sports bra I got (a Champion) is excellent. There are some co's that make mat shorts & training swimsuits but they are stupid expensive. I did break down and buy a swimsuit because I was looking pornographic in the pool.

Kurt said...

You sound like my oldest when she was going through the whole bloated whale stage also! She is a petite girl but put on 35 lbs and was big everywhere lol.

After having 4 kids and one grand baby I still think it is all worth it. You will rock after wards and come back even more motivated.

Just bear with it.

TriShannon said...

You can send some asset development my way! :-)

Janet Edwards said...

So may have to keep those slothes for awhile. My sis who gave birth 9/5 and nursed forever still has some monsters!!!

xt4 said...

Nice jugs!

hee hee hee

Steve Stenzel said...

Gross photos.

Rebecca said...

oh no don't tell me that even when you are big they can still get bigger!!! grrreat... something to not look forward to when i have kids.

greyhound said...

I guess I am just way too innocent and naive. I haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about. Jugs? Knockers? What does this have to do with being knocked up, in the family way, or having a bun in the oven?

Fe-lady said...

You are too funny with the pix for body part names...!
I doubled up on running tops and it seemed to do the trick.
Had a pair of bib cycling shorts made too...they worked well.

Afternoon Tea With Oranges said...

Sara - LOL - I am way behind on your blog, but I have to comment on this one. Because I, too, never had the smallest assets in the world. And I thought the SAME thing when I got pregnant and they got bigger. BUT - get this - they won't stay that way. AND - if you breast feed, they might do like mine and go away to nothing. And I only breast fed for like 6 weeks...but as soon as I quit and started losing the weight, they dried up to nothing! I was excited at first because they always got in my way...but now, you have a picture of a baseball in a tube sock?!!? Anyways...I guess there's a price for everything.

ShesAlwaysWrite said...

Oh My GAWD! I'm lmao over here.

Dude - my, um, parts have recently outgrown my DDD bras. I don't know what I'm gonna do once the milk comes in - maybe rent a forklift to carry them around?

I'm in the same boat with clothes - I like tailored shirts too. My other problem is that with my stellar weight loss success, I just gave away something like 8 bags of now-baggy shirts and pants to charity and treated myself to half a dozen new fitted shirts. Guess what I can't wear? I've got practically nothing that fits - I had to go out a few days ago and buy a pair of stretchy baggy jeans just to get by.

I've lost weight from all the puking and the butt of my regular pants is baggier, but my tummy has still grown and I can no longer button them. GRRR. I don't want to buy a bunch of maternity clothes at 3 months!!

I'm currently living in yoga pants and borrowing Wonderful Husband's t-shirts. I'm SO lucky I work from home and can get away with dressing like a slob for a while.