After trying for over four years to get pregnant, I wanted to announce it to the world. I couldn’t wait to join the club of knowing looks, motherly-advice from strangers, and cute maternity fashions…[insert tire screech here]. The club does not exist! Cute maternity clothes? For a plus-size gal? As elusive as a unicorn…
I couldn’t find anything cute for my figure that didn’t make me look like I was wearing a tent. An ugly tent. An ugly. EXPENSIVE. tent. What’s a gal to do? Here is my #1 way to look cute and pregnant while plus-size:
- Stick It Out: That’s right! No more sucking it in, no more hiding behind baggy t-shirts, live your pregnancy out loud and proud. My pregnancy was the first time I could be proud of my roundness. I finally felt free to fit-in. So what if I was only 8-weeks along?! You’ve only got 40 weeks (give or take) to bask in your pregnancy physique—so get to it!
Unfortunately, even well into my second trimester, I just wasn’t receiving all of the positive-tummy-praise I thought I deserved. Turns out, unless you are obviously pregnant, people don’t say anything to you for fear of being…er…wrong. Have no fear!