Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bump or Bloated?


I can't button my pants.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. One day I could button them no problem, the next I was jumping up and down and sweating trying to squeeze into my work pants. You see, late last year I bought a handful of new pants. I recently went down a couple of sizes and needed pants that didn't sag down to my knees. I then made the brilliant decision to donate all of my old pants because I didn't need them anymore.

Or so I thought.

A couple weeks later I found out the big news. I was pregnant. Which means I was going to be gaining weight/turning into a pretty balloon. I didn't think much of it, because the baby was the size of a raspberry so I kept rocking my size 4 jeans. Now let's fast forward to 12 weeks pregnant.

Yeah, you're not looking so great in those tiny jeans anymore, are you Miss Maxine? Didn't think so.

I'm not sure if this is THE bump though. I feel bloated. Like really bloated. Like don't talk to me, I can't breathe bloated. Like no!! I'm not being a diva just let me lay here in the middle of the living room bloated. It hurts and I'm blaming those dang bagel bites. But those bagel bites are so good.

Anyway, I've finally decided to share a couple pictures with you guys. You can be the judge on whether I look really bloated or just crazy. Or both. Warning: The first two pictures are what seem like a decade ago... but really it was last month. Ha!

4 and 5 weeks, I think

9 and 11 weeks

So what do you think?! Maybe this bloating thing will go away..... or maybe I just need to get new pants.... hmm.....

17 comments:

  1. I ordered a Bella Band from amazon so I can wear my pants unbuttoned. It works shockingly well! It just looks like a camisole coming from under your shirt. I have a few pairs of pants I can't zip anymore. You look cute!!

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    1. I must second this! I'm at 10 weeks and just ordered a Bella Band. I love it! I haven't had my jeans buttoned for days! lol. I'm at that fun bloated point where my pants will still zip/button, but they're just uncomfortable, so I'd rather not, ha!

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  2. I definitely think you are starting to get a little baby bump :D Bloating is normal though, but I think I generally bloated more up top, if that makes sense?

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  3. 12 wks looks like a bump to me! Although I'm no expert :-P

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  4. Okay soooo BABY BUMP and also you're face in the 12 week photo is my favorite. I cannot answer any baby related questions, my apologies..

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  5. you look so freaking cute and a half. seriously.

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  6. I think you're well on your way to being a full fledged baby bump!

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  7. Bloated my ass... That right there is ALL BABY!

    Time to get some new pants. ;)

    I would highly suggest pants with a stretchy waistband that will carry you through most, if not all of your pregnancy. I know they sound hideous. With longer tops, no one will know that you're wearing ginormous waistband pants. They even have dress pants with this kind of waistband for work. I got most of mine at the fancy Target. Ha!

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  8. I'm thinking baby all the wayyyyy. Grow baby grow!

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  9. I think you got a baby bump going on!

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  10. You're so tiny, even with your bump! I bet you're going to be one of those tiny moms with a super concise and organized baby bump. Then again I know nothing of pregnancy. But yay, babies!

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  11. The other day, I saw you pop up on my Twitter feed, and I was like, "Wonder where Max has been?" I realized that I hadn't seen you on my Bloglovin' feed in awhile. I don't know what happened with all that, but you have had a LOT going on since I last read...all good stuff too! Congrats on your marriage and your baby! So happy for you!!!

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  12. Oh my goodness... your bump is so cute!!!! :D

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  14. Aw you have a little bump growing, but I will say I bet more of it is bloat then actual baby. I experienced the same thing you are and I didn't necessarily get smaller but "the bump" would short of get bigger and smaller for those beginnings weeks until I really popped. You are definitely on your way :)

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  15. definitely a baby bump popping up there! i'm also at 12 weeks this week and it's the first week i've started to see noticeable changes. I was at a size 4 as well before now and mine are getting a little big snug. it's shocking and i am so self conscious but hopefully that starts to go away. you look SUPER cute by the way :) and congrats. I will definitely be following along with your journey since we are right at the same week!

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  16. Total baby bump. So cute! The belly bands are supposedly really good for when you are in between sizes.

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