Well, it's official. I am starting to kind of show. I have very mixed feelings about this. I have been working so hard to decrease my belly fat for so long that it feels like an epic fail to have it growing. At this point, it just looks like the babies growing has forced more of my belly fat up and out. My tummy is not firm at all and at this point it looks like how it did when I weighed 190 pounds.
I have to keep several things in mind.
#1 - I have a baby growing in my belly! This is normal!
#2 - I haven't actually gained all that much weight. This morning I weighed in at 175. That's about 3.5 pounds which really isn't that bad.
#3 - I am short waisted and thus any growing I do has nowhere to go but out.
I have bought a few small maternity items to sort of smooth out the transition. The problem with maternity pants that don't have the belly band sewn in is that you can't pull them up very well. I know some of you know what I'm talking about! You sort of belt your pants around the bottom of your belly to keep it from spilling out. This is how I've had to adjust my pants for so many years that it's hard not to. I have to learn to stop trying to hide the belly that I should be proud of!