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‘Tis the Season…

December 10th, 2007

… to don the girdle!   Ha ha… but really, I did have the not-so-fun opportunity to wear one this weekend.   I was determined not to buy a new dress for Casey’s annual company party, since I have so many.   So  I carefully planned a starch-free day  (to keep down the bloating) and squeezed my 11 week blossoming belly into a girdle of sorts so that I could zip up  the beautiful little black beaded dress I had been planning to wear before my delicate condition became apparent.

All was well until I had my first cocktail (cranberry juice) and a handful of wasabi peas at the pre-party.   My carefully packed in torso suddenly expanded in its confinement.   Then as I ate dinner at the party, it gradually ballooned like there was a little gremlin pumping me with air.   The dress held, but I couldn’t breathe.   I actually went to the ladies’ room a few times to unzip it, let my belly free for a few minutes, then strap it back in.

It’s not that I’m hugely pregnant already or anything, it’s just that I’ve expanded by several inches in the waist, and it seems to continue as the day progresses.   You know how these things go – first thing in the morning there is no belly at all, then my bedtime, even the elastic pajama pants are feeling a little snug.

Anyway, we had a great time, and I don’t think any more of our parties this season are very dressy, so I can relax and let the good times roll.   Or at least let my bump free!



  1. Sarah says

    Y’all look so cute! I love the smiles on your husband and Kenny’s face. I know what you mean about the little belly that pops out of no where… Im almost 20 weeks, and I definitely have a hard time zipping up my pants… bella band to the rescue!

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  2. Milaka says

    GREAT picture!

    I know what you mean about the belly changing during the day. Later in my pregnancy with Buddy (my 2nd), he would shift during the day so that I would carry lower in the evenings. I accidentally turned on the dishwasher several times with my belly because I wasn’t used to the shift!

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