Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The day I both anticipated and dreaded has arrived...I can no longer fit into my regular jeans. I am so happy that our baby seems to be growing healthily, but I have to admit that losing my petite frame may be a little harder to accept than I once thought. I mean, I have talked to numerous friends who struggle with their new found "motherly" figure, and I always told them that they looked great (because they did!). But I am now in the in-between stage. I am not noticeably pregnant, but I am also not my normal thin self anymore...to put it bluntly...I just feel fat! Today I had to embrace the Belly Band, which I now wear around the waist of my unbuttoned jeans. But I do realize that saying goodbye to my pre-pregnancy body is a tiny sacrifice when I think about the incredible life that God is growing inside me! So, I will happily embrace the Belly Band and the maternity clothes to come, because I know having a petite frame pales in comparison to the awesome privilege of carrying a precious son or daughter (yes, we will find out what it is, but we can't until March).