I am officially introducing the BABY BUMP! Yes it has unfortunately, finally arrived! (actually it has kinda been popping out the last few weeks I was just wayyy too embarrassed to reveal it before I was at least 4 months pregnant lol). So yes, I have been trying my very best to cover the bump (which I have gotten really good at!) but I am not sure how much longer I can keep it concealed so here ya go...
I must say that I have NOT embraced the baby bump as well as some pregnant women do. It could be due to the fact that I am MUCH LARGER than one of my BF's who exactly as far along as I am :( (you know who you are friend!!!) Or it could be the fact that I did not imagine myself showing until I was at least 5 or 6 months along. But unfortunately, I now can not button 4 pairs of jeans (the rest of them button just great! As long as I lay on my bed, suck in and use my husbands pliers to insert the button into the hole lol) not to mention the fact that I only like about 5 shirts in my closet :/ I use to be one of those girls that wore the FIRST thing they tried on in the morning. I did not have to put on a million things before I found the "perfect outfit" I just wore whatever I saw. Ummmm that has totally changed!!! Unless I am wearing my pink sweats ;) I have to try on at least 3 or 4 outfits and I am usually still not satisfied with the end result...but oh well I guess that's pregnancy for ya!
I am blaming my early bump on the the fact that I am only 5' 2" tall and I have quite a short torso, so there is not really any where for my growing grape fruit to go... (or so I tell myself!). I can boast on the fact that I started this pregnancy at a mere 104lbs but I am not going to disclose my new total body weight!!!! hahah Well, since I am only 4 months pregnant and I have another 5 months to go I better suck it up and learn to love this growing bump of mine ;)
But let me leave you with a little bit of advice...If you see me or any other pregnant women for that matter please do not say things like : "Wow you are really SHOWING" or "Oh my gosh you have gotten sooo BIG" or "I can't believe how HUGE your stomach has gotten" And yes, believe it or not I have already heard ALL of those things and I am just 16 weeks along!!! We emotional, hormonal, pregnant women do not like to hear the words: big, huge, large, growing or even showing in any sentence that is pertaining to our new bodies! We prefer statements like: "I can not even tell you are pregnant" or "You are still so tiny" or "you are just beautiful and glowing" Even if you have to lie a little bit, go ahead we don't mind... I PROMISE :)
Well...I better get going, it is about time for another Palmer's Cocoa Butter application on my bump! I don't care if they say stretch marks are genetic I am going to lather this bump with Cocoa Butter 3 times a day for all 9 months!!! At this growing rate I need all the Vitamin E, Collagen & Elastin I can get!
I will be back next week & I will be announcing the gender of BABY ALCALA :)
CHEERS TO THE BUMP!