This is the first week where I have really felt like I am getting bigger in a short amount of time. Along with having an itchy stomach quite often, I've been awakened by round ligament pain which is, I'm assuming, from sleeping on my side with nothing under my stomach. I still have not definitely felt the baby move so I guess I will just have to keep waiting for that to happen. I decided that showing only the profile only tells half the story, so I've included a second picture that definitely shows the growing bell.
Before moving to Denmark, my friend Rachael came to Texas for one last weekend together before I left. While we were in the Gap, I was looking at the sale clothes, but was soon informed by a saleswoman that I was actually looking at maternity sale. After my initial embarrassment, I realized that all of the shirts were less than 5 dollars. "What a great deal" I thought to myself. I had already heard about the clothing prices here so I decided that I would spend a few dollars and buy some maternity shirts in advance. While I have not yet been wearing them, I will add that I have tried them all at least once...with a lumpy sweatshirt baby. Special is the only word that comes to mind...One can't be taught such great poses such is this one: