The end of week 13 is when Bee really started to POP and be visible to others!! We went to take this pic, I lifted my sweatshirt and we both went "WOAAAAA, hey belly!!" :) :) :)
I've also recently developed a new love/hate relationship with clothes. I've begun to hate a lot of my current clothes (mostly all bottoms) because they're now too small. The first time I put on a pair of my regular pants and couldn't button them was a bittersweet experience. Mostly a sweet one because it's for the best reason ever, but also bitter because it's hard to accept that you can't fit into or button/zip your pants. I've been on the fine line of laughter and tears lately with clothes. Finding acceptable outfits for school was hard some days (I just want to LIVE in yoga pants or sweatpants and hoodies)... And then I discovered MATERNITY PANTS... God's gift to pregnant women!!
We walked into a maternity store after our last appt (the day we announced). I immediately confessed and admitted to the store employee that I had NO idea what I was doing/looking for but I desperately needed pants. Leggings/Skinny jeans... HELP! I quickly learned that your pre-pregnancy size is most likely your maternity size (HALLELUJAH!!- Way to make a woman gaining weight quickly feel good!) and went from there. She made my day by saying I was likely a small in pants, I tried a few one, was assured they would stretch through the pregnancy with me, and we were done and on our way. This was back at the end of week 12 but I forgot to post it then and in week 14, maternity pants are a Godsend. I love them and may continue to wear them post-baby, and for the rest of my life. haha. Mayyyybe not kidding! A good friend told me she often breaks them out each year on Thanksgiving too and I totally know why, respect and understand that, and will likely be joining her on that. The day I have to go back to buttons and zippers and non-stretch pants will likely be a sad day in the future. lol. I highly recommend a pair of maternity leggings for even those without kids because they're just so damn comfy and forgiving. They've re-boosted confidence if even just a bit! :)