I'm not saying it's not beautiful - but when you can't see your feet, or fit in your old clothes, it's frustrating to say the least.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my bump and find it amazing how it changes every day - but let's be honest here, it ain't easy dressing it.
For the first 3-4 months you face the dilemma of looking like you've piled on a few pounds so those mini skirts, leggings, and lycra dresses look goddam awful - people WON'T know whether you just have a belly, or are in fact with bun.
So I'm at the 6 months stage now (hello, I'm Lauren btw!) and I'm loving it.
Prior to this, I would have fallen in the shy mum stage, covering up in billowing frocks, and last years tunic trend, which quite frankly makes you look colossal. So my tip - embrace the BUMP and you will love your new shape.
Grab all those dresses that were that little bit tight on all the wobbly bits before and embrace them now - because with a bump pushing them to their limits - they look hot, and will accentuate those curves in all the right places - so much so, there's room for that extra donut!
So here're some hot picks I've found for that 5/6 month bumpy boo...no maternity sections required.
Love this with its round neck and long sleeves, with stretchy jersey material, it'll hug a bump perfectly.
Just pop yourself up a size, to alleviate any tightness on the bump - team with sexy wedges like this and a nice vest top - summer parties/afternoon tea - without a hint of dowdy mummy in sight.
So it comes in racy red and safe playing black, this is best for a summer day, picnic or a nice posh brekky teamed with a loose blazer. Vegan mumma and I will rock ours with biker boots (natch), while our lovely yummy mummy Ro will probably avoid at all costs as we're the token Rock chicks (my speciality Power Ballads ha!).
Don't be scared re the 'petite' it's just for shorter ladies, always pop up a size or two to allow for big bumps.
The ribbing makes it nice and soft and breathable - and the midi length is oh-so-on-trend.
If you're suffering from the dreaded 'cankles' then chunky ankle boots aren't for you, so team with pretty pumps like French Sole (funds permitting) and you'll get good wear of this throughout your pregnancy, then after wear teamed with a cardi (to hide any remaining bump).
Having a fat day? (Like what I did there?) this absolute BEAUTY teamed with black lycra skirt, jersey maxi dress - in fact ANYTHING, will jazz it up and take you from day to night.
We're big fans of la Leopard print here and can't wait to embrace the bump with this animal print number. Coveting NOW!