Giving Up

I have a confession to make–I’m nine weeks pregnant today, and I’m wearing maternity clothes.

I certainly didn’t want to start wearing them this early. I have a very limited maternity wardrobe, and the thought of making it last for almost 30 weeks scares me a little. But, even though I’ve actually lost weight since I found out I was expecting, (all-day nausea will do that to you!), I just can’t button my pants anymore.

At Wal-Mart last week, my belt actually sprang open and fell to the floor in the middle of the store–talk about embarrassing! And a few days later, the button on my shorts popped right off. At least that incident happened at home. Irritating, but not embarrassing.

So, here I am in maternity clothes. I do have some things from my regular wardrobe that will continue to work for a while yet–mainly tunic-style shirts, and maybe a dress or two. But I’ve had to say goodbye to my regular shorts, pants, and skirts, even though they were all too big on me a few weeks ago.

I guess it really is true that the more pregnancies you have, the sooner you start “expanding!”

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