Oy. Here's the important lesson I learned Saturday: when you're pregnant, you can only go so long pretending that you still fit into your old clothes without eventually paying serious consequences for a waistband digging into your abdomen. My penance came in the form of some serious, take-no-prisoners indegestion that left me whimpering in a supine position for hours yesterday. No vomiting, but all kinds of other nastiness ensued. If I hadn't known that I'd eaten nothing that could have possibly caused it, I would have suspected food poisoning. As it is, the only plausible precipitating event I can come up with is too many hours in too small pants with a baby obstructing my digestive organs.
So. Lesson #1: elastic is my new best friend (actually, lesson #1 was probably that Cheerios are my best friends when I was having all the nausea, so make this lesson #2), because I am still too early for maternity clothes. I'm hoping another week or two will allow me to fit into some. In the meantime, thank heavens I wear scrubs to work. But howcome there's no industry for in-between clothes? In the message boards in which I lurk, there's no end to women complaining of their old clothes being too tight and their maternity clothes being too big, so I know I'm not alone here. I know they sell those Bella Bands for this purpose, but I'm torn, not knowing anyone personally who's successfully used one.
15 weeks tomorrow! And 3 weeks til we can try to find out the sex!