So I'm 16 weeks pregnant now, and I wore maternity pants for the first time today. Yesterday after my appointment with the perinatalogist, I went to Motherhood Maternity at Highland Mall. I just wanted to try on some maternity pants so that I would know what size to get if I want to order some online. Well, the shop at Highland didn't have a single item in the store larger than a 1X. But the girl there told me to try the store at Barton Creek Mall. So, at 4:30 in the afternoon, I drove through Austin traffic on MoPac to try a different store. I got there and they did have a limited selection of big girl clothes. One little wall and two little racks, but it was better than nothing. I discovered that I wear a 2X in maternity clothes, which is a size smaller than I was expecting, so that was a pleasant surprise. Really the 2X is even a little baggy on me. But I wound up getting a pair of denim capris, and a pair of blue jeans. I also got their version of the bella band. I got home and was showing Brad what his money bought, when he made me laugh so hard I almost peed myself. I held up the Tummy Sleeve thingy, and the first words out of his mouth were, "That should be called a Fertile Girdle." That's funny shit - I don't care who you are. So hereafter, I shall refer to my bella band / tummy sleeve as a Fertile Girdle. Today I wore the pair of capris and they were very comfortable. I was pleased.