This morning, I pulled out my old standby pants. The ones that have fit during 'fat' and 'thin' thanks to a little bit of elastic. My favorite work pants. And I couldn't button them (comfortably). And I started crying.
I'm thinking there are 3 things at work here. First, and most obviously - hormones! But second, is that I'm spending the weekend with my mom. I know she is going to be checking me out. She is constantly telling me that she only gained 15 pounds during her pregnancy with me - and that if I gain too much weight, I won't be able to have the natural childbirth that I want. My mom is totally weight obsessed. The fact that I am overweight is a HUGE disappointment to her. She is very proud of her slim figure. She is a nurse, and will often mention with disgust the 'fat' people who wouldn't need surgery if they just were thinner. So - I'm going to be totally in the spotlight when she sees me this weekend!
The final thing? I've often gone online to Cafe Press looking at the funny maternity tee shirts... but I guess I never realized I get to the point where I would actually NEED to buy maternity clothes! I went and bought this shirt for myself. I also got myself a few pairs of pants from Motherhood and a few tee shirts.
It's a whole new world I'm entering now.