Pregnant & Posting: 12 & 13 Weeks
I'm sorry my blog is a bit behind here! Life was busy last week and somehow I just never managed to sit down for more than 2 minutes to be able to talk about what was going on with my pregnancy.
On the positive side, during the last week to week & a half, I've been feeling better. This is likely related to coming to the end of the first trimester. My afternoon/evening nausea is starting to abate, thank goodness. I was getting very tired of being almost unable to eat after lunchtime. I've also noticed that, especially within the last week, my anxiety has decreased as well. This is a distinct relief.
While I know it seems superficial, my biggest complaint right now is about clothing. My pants still fit (barely) around my slightly thickening waist. I don't look pregnant, rather just as if I've put on a few pounds around the middle. (My weight is actually still down overall though, so I must have been losing in one area and gaining in my abdomen.) If I button my regular jeans it is uncomfortable to sit down. When I can, I wear the maternity clothes that I saved from my last pregnancy. I'm not big enough to wear the pants with the full belly panel, but they make some very comfy bottoms with low slung, elastic waist bands. Unfortunately, I only have a few pair of those pants and (to my great frustration) my favorite local place to buy pants doesn't have my size nor does the website for that particular retailer.
On the up side, the "hairband trick" still works with my regular pants in a pinch. In case you've not heard of this, it is where you wrap a hair elastic around the button of your pants, thread it through the button hole, and wrap it back around the button again. It'll secure your pants so that they don't go anywhere while gaining you an extra inch or two in the waist. It doesn't look cool and necessitates a long shirt to cover the waistband, but it works to keep pants from falling off.