There are a zillion "rules" of pregnancy, but one is that you will go through a "tween" stage of pregnancy; 'tween positive pregnancy test and looking pregnant. And everyone will go through it at a different time. It's not like "At week 12 you will be pregnant and feel fat, but by week 16 the world around your will know that there is a baby in there." Nope. One woman will hit the "tween stage" at 9 weeks, the next at 19 weeks, and most women hit it earlier with each pregnancy. Someone once came in expecting her third and declared that with her first she had "popped" at 5 months, with the second it was closer to 15 weeks and this one felt like it had shown the next morning and she just had just held out until 7 weeks.
(with thanks to Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas for the cool visuals of one woman in 3 pregnancies) It's just like so many things in parenting, you can't know, you've just got to go with it and take care of mom. So, seriously, what do you wear?!? How can you feel good, cute, and not fat? Start by not wearing your "fat jeans". Nothing like wearing your fat cloths to make you feel fat:) A good solid pair of jeans at this stage of the game is a very worthy investment in looking good, feeling pregnant and breathing without unbuttoning your pants! And no one will be the wiser for it. Tuck in a top and off you go. These are pics of Kate and I wearing our maternity jeans while not at all pregnant. Why do we do this? Because we work here, we're busy, and they are cute and comfy and no one would ever know! These jeans rock, bump & beyond, from 0 to 40 and are brilliant for the trip back down.......... Rock on, mom, it's time to shine, from 'tween to forever.