August 31, 2010

It's not you, it's me.

Tonight while at the gym, I realized that spandex may no longer be suitable as workout attire, at least until my real baby belly starts to show. While breaking my sweat and feeling strong, I also felt self conscious about the way my quickly disappearing waistline was highlighted by my oh so streeetchy pants and hoodie.

I remember an in-between unpleasant wardrobe development probably a few weeks further along in my last pregnancy. It lasted at least a month, and consisted of a transition period in which I had to make a big decision: wear my pants over or under my belly. Over equated to "muffin top", under equated to ....belly hanging over pants. Lose-lose!

I don't recall what my solution was, but I fear that I have just entered that awkward point in time yet again.

Maybe some maternity workout pants are in order?


  1. I remeber wanting a t-shirt that said I'm pregnant and feeling like everyone at the classes were thinking what is that fatso doing here ;-) I know it was all in my head and now it make me laugh.

  2. LOL! I can totally relate to this stage...I'm stuck there now. Looking forward to the "real bump" to form. I just read your profile summary and I'm still wiping tears from my eyes. It's nice to "meet" you!

  3. Yankee: Well that's exactly it. I've been tempted to tell the instructor up front that I'm pregnant--which is pretty much unnecessary right now--just to get it out of the way and to maybe drum up some empathy!

    Mama Tully: Oh, wow! Thanks :) As for the baby bump, you only have a few more weeks (if that!). Do you feel bigger this time around!? I totally do.


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