I am literally rounding the end of my third month of pregnancy with a fuller belly and more buxom bust. The bump has come on faster the second time around, which was not as surprising as it was alarming. At the rate I'm going, I anticipate looking like a beached whale by week 20. Whatever toll this pregnancy takes on my body, I am prepared and willing to take it on as the outcome is worth every pound, stretch mark and age spot.

First item to take a hit — my wardrobe. Maybe the shrinky dink effect helped me stay clean for the last year, but along with the growing chest and tummy have come unwelcome stains and spills. Just today I ate a sandwich and later discovered a piece of lettuce dangling from my silk shirt. Maybe I should be the one sporting the full body Bumkins bib at mealtime. Either that or OxiClean and I will become the best of friends in the coming months.