I understand that you are supposed to get bigger during pregnancy, but I had no idea it would happen so fast. I decided to take those chalkboard photos every week so that I could see how my body changed. Here is the one from 10 weeks:
|No real baby bump there|
The next week, I had a wedding to go to. None of my dresses really fit because I had filled out more everywhere. So Matt took me to go buy a new dress. I hated the way I looked in all of them, except one (and I still can't decide how I really feel about it). We bought it anyway and I wore it to the wedding. I really didn't think I had changed too much, until my husband took this picture:
|Where did this belly come from?|
I'm almost 12 weeks now and the same size as the second picture, but I'm still wondering how much weight I'm supposed to be gaining. I know over the whole pregnancy, I'm supposed to gain about 25 pounds, but I'm starting to think I'll gain more. I just don't get it; I've been eating right and exercising.
I've been told by a couple of people that I just got the belly early and it'll stay like this for a while. I have mixed feelings about this. I am already nervous about carrying around a large stomach, but I feel like the one I have now just makes me look chubby, instead of pregnant.
In the end, I guess everyone has a little bit different pregnancy experience, and I won't know what happens with this one until it's over.