Monday, September 10, 2007

Sometimes it feels that way, kid.

I made a shocking discovery this weekend: I am too big for my maternity clothes.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?! I thought the whole point of maternity clothes is that they grow with you! How can it be that at only 26 weeks I can no longer fit into my gigantic, elastic waisted shorts? It's bad enough to have to suffer through wearing maternity clothes, but having to stuff yourself into uncomfortably tight maternity clothes is a serious low. (Seriously, Maternity Clothing Designers - what gives with the hideous, polyester-blend circus tents? Emphasize the bump! If you emphasize the bump and stay snug everywhere else it makes everything else seem small by comparison! How hard is this to understand?!) Lest you think I'm exaggerating about my size, I have belly pics. I'm not going to post them here but if you're interested, drop me a line. I warn you, it's a little shocking. On the playground recently a small child came running up and lifted my shirt.


(me) "It's a baby!"

(small child, scowling in disbelief) "IS IT A BABY ELEPHANT?!"

Here's a tip: When approaching a pregnant woman, instead of saying "My god, you're so huge!" try "My god, you look so pregnant!" Works wonders on the psyche.


Woman with a Hatchet said...

Hah haaa!

Yes, I've grown out of all manner of pregnancy clothes, too. Too big for large, too small for extra large. The waist/belly may fit just fine, but then you have this giant pouch around your crotch that isn't even useful as a place to keep your gear. : )

Next time someone says "You're huuuuge!" just threaten to sit on them.

I would love to see some belly pics! I've shown you mine! Well, you and everyone else on the internet. What can I say? I like to share!

ktbuffy said...

I really want to see you in person -- we should do dinner! -- but I'll settle for belly pics!

Missy said...


Valerie said...

Me four!