Ok, so I'm posting already!! Told you this pregnancy stuff is all I think about. Ha ha.
So the thing is, I finally have to confront the fact that my body is changing. I didn't gain much if anything during my first trimester. And then all of a sudden I had this belly that seems to grow every week if not everyday. That might not be such a big deal if everything else wasn't growing just a little bit too!!
Ok, so I guess I've been a little free with the eating. Well I've never been *that* healthy of an eater. And I've never been that great at regular exercise either. Sigh. And with the pregnancy, I haven't really changed my habits too much. I should change my habits, but that doesn't change the fact that my body is designed to grow in new ways to nurture my developing child, and I guess growing it finally is. So I must confront the inevitable: Maternity Clothes.
I have lucked out with a few Goodwill finds and a few hand-me-downs from friends, but for the most part, I can't find any maternity clothes that are the same price or less than what I normally spend on clothes and close to something I would normally wear. And none of them fit right anyway. It's hard enough that your physical self is taking on a new identity, now you have to put on a new and unrecognizable shell on top of that. And that's not even taking into account the new identity you're dealing with internally! Ah, what's a girl to do?
Make her own clothes.
Well, it's an idea anyway. I've been sewing for a long time, but I usually make toys and objects. I have never been too good at making apparel. Last night I modified some old jeans so that they could accommodate my growing belly and a*s, and that went ok. Tonight I venture into the world of making from scratch. I'll let you know how it goes.