Kate’s baby bump has been her hottest accessory for months! Track her bump’s growth from before the official pregnancy announcement to her final public appearance while pregnant!
It feels like just yesterday we were jumping with joy when Kate Middleton announced her first pregnancy — and now she’s in the home stretch. As we eagerly await the arrival of the royal baby, take a look back through Kate’s pregnancy journey — and her growing bump.
Kate Middleton Announces Pregnancy
When Kate started subbing out her favorite form-fitting dresses for looser cuts, baby bump watch began! After weeks of wondering is-she-or-isn’t-she, the Palace officially confirmed that Kate and Prince William were expecting her first child on December 3, 2012.
Kate Middleton’s First Baby Bump Appearance
In the beginning, Kate was very shy about showing off her growing tummy. Even with the smallest belly — if you could even call it that — she demurely covered her midsection with her hands or a clutch bag. Kate has such a petite, slim frame and it was quite a while before the tiniest bump made its first appearance. Over two months into her pregnancy, she was barely showing.
Kate Middleton Experiences Acute Morning Sickness
Kate’s pregnancy took a scary turn in January when she was hospitalized for acute morning sickness. Common to a lot of women pregnant for the first time, this distressing condition kept Kate out of the spotlight for quite some time. When she emerged from the hospital, her bump was barely visible!
Kate Middleton’s Stylish Maternity Outfits
By April, Kate was out and about for some time, making appearances and showing off her larger seriously gorgeous outfits. Wool coats and edgy trenches concealed Kate’s bump through the winter months, but she shed her layers in the spring! Kate’s maternity outfits have been so overwhelmingly chic that they are sure to be setting trends for moms-to-be everywhere. Scratch that — ladies everywhere, expectant or not, are clamoring for her regal style. Kate quickly learned that her growing bump was her hottest accessory.
— Kristine Hope Kowalski