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post #161 of 193

I am wearing sun dresses and yoga capris (these are almost to small) and maternity capries, and mostly maternity skirts; for shirts I am mostly wearing skin tight sleeveless ones....I was a size large/14 before getting pregnant and I am 20 weeks now. I just prefer the tight fitting shirts because it shows that I actually have a pregnant belly - not that I am just overweight...that's a personal feeling though I guess. I did get most of my stuff from Target, but, I also have found a great variety at Motherhood Maternity, and Old Navy clothes are always a little looser fitting to me - I don't think I have personally bought maternity there, but, just an idea...;

 

I just realized I am really going to need to do some shopping when the weather turns cold!

post #162 of 193

I wish I could help :( I'm totally sold on Thyme Maternity, but it's only sold in Canada. By far the best maternity wear I've found though. Most of what I have is for winter though, so I'm supplementing as well with non-mat tank tops. One by one they're getting too short, and going into the storage box, but it should even out as the weather gets colder I'll be able to transition into all the long sleeve tops and sweaters I have. 

 

I also echo value village or another secondhand store for sundresses. They don't have to be maternity, and you can buy several cheap, so if they don't fit throughout, it's not a problem. 

post #163 of 193

I like long skirts and flowing tops for the point at which my regular clothes don't fit.  I have some in my closet already, but I need to find a couple more.  I plan to go with leggings and long tunic sweaters for Nov/Dec. In general, I don't find it worth it to buy maternity clothes- I don't need them until about 36-38 weeks, so it seems like a waste.  Today I'm wearing a pair of yoga pants and a loose-fit sleeveless tshirt.  Not exactly sexy, but I'm weeding the garden and mopping the floor- and it's about 100 degrees out. 

 

I'm saving my 'maternity clothes' budget for some great nursing tanks and a couple new bras that will get longer use.  I should get my tax refund (yay!!) at about 3 months pp.  At that point, I plan to invest in a new 'done having babies forever!' wardrobe. Hopefully, I'll manage to come out of pregnancy about 30lbs  below my pre-pregnancy weight and lose about 20 lbs more in those 6-8 weeks.  With some exercise and self control (I eat EVERYTHING IN SIGHT while nursing...) I should be right about where I want to be. Note:  NOT a healthy approach unless you already know your body loses weight while pregnant, and you have the extra *ahem* reserves for that not to be a problem. 

 

 

post #164 of 193

In totally unrelated news- I have to take my three year old in for a doctor's appointment on Monday morning.  While I dread the appointment itself, I am SO EXCITED to be going into town with JUST my three year old and I get to go shopping with only one child!!!    I kind of find myself wondering how I was ever overwhelmed when I only had one child.  I know I was at times, but I can't fathom why.  

 

Pondering that though, I wonder how on earth I'll juggle four. :P

post #165 of 193

I only wore maternity clothes for #2 because I was a restaurant manager and had to look the part. 1 got yoga pants and tanks, 3 got skirts and sundresses and that's what this one is getting as well. All mine are winter babies and they were all snuggly covered by sweaters bigger than my norm and leggings under skits.

 

Maternity clothes are ugly and expensive. I refuse to buy them - I want to feel pretty when I liken myself to a beached whale!

post #166 of 193

From previous conversation - I think we are liking Xavier more and more and after talking to quite a few people about it, I'm getting more positive then negative feedback!  Maybe we have a name!!  woohoo!

 

Maternity clothes- I need to invest in some great maternity jeans.  I'll probably wear them from October-December nearly every day.  That's probably all I'll invest in though if I can get away with it.

 

Completely random - This is a weird question, but I notice a lot of you are wearing skirts or dresses these days.  Is it just me or do you get all sweaty "down there" when you are outside?  I can't even SIT outside in a skirt because of how much I sweat.  It's totally disgusting!  I'm not usually a skirt/dress kind of girl and I bought about 3 of them to last me this summer, but I just can't wear them anymore.  Please tell me your secrets if you have any!  I want to wear my skirts!  eyesroll.gif

post #167 of 193

I wear denim bottoms and some fitted tops and some flowy tops. I have 3 knee length skirts, capris, and jeans. I have about 10 tops right now. I should be able to use everything I have throughout the fall. I am in AZ and I can just add leggings under the skirts or stick with jeans from Oct.-Dec. I CANNOT wait for the "no more babies" wardrobe, insidevoice! I'm already buying stuff in sizes 10 and 12 when I see stuff that is my style and that I know will work after I lose the baby weight. I am seriously so excited about this part of "moving on" to a new stage of life. I joined a gym a month ago and have been about 10 times this month and am excited to actually be able to do more cardio a few months after baby gets here.

 

Movement: anyone else still not feeling much??

 

Xavier is an awesome name, wendizbaby!

post #168 of 193

Sweat- I sweat everywhere! Its so gross - that's actually what made me suspect I was pregnant lol...I got so stinky - YUCK!!! I actually sweat more when I wear shorts/pants though, so the skirts feel really nice, but, I often end up switching underwear half way through the day...and I wear sleeveless shirts mainly so they don't stink, but, I have to reapply deoderant...seriously, I feel so gross sometimes lol.

 

No more babies wardrobe- YES!!! I'm so excited!!! This is our last one also (that's what we said last time too lol, but, I am quite certain this time...just need to figure out BC because between BF and PPD I cannot take many kinds...I got the Mirena last time, which seemed like it would be the best thing and it made me feel horrible and gain wait..so I am really quite nervous about how to handle this)...but anyway, I am really looking forward to getting my body back and wearing grown up clothes and such....I'm hoping I lose the weight quickly this time..we shall see!

 

Movement- I am feeling it quite strong - my belly is actually moveing very obviously - I can see it "jump" or feel it with my hand from the outside... that said, I can go most of the day without feeling movement, then it will go crazy for a while...

post #169 of 193

Amanda, I am almost 19 weeks and still not feeling any movement that I'm sure is the baby. It actually worries me some - it will be a relief to go to my next appointment and have the reassurance of hearing the heartbeat again. I know, I know, the normal range for feeling movement is like 18-22 weeks, but still. C'mon baby, let me know you're in there, please?

post #170 of 193

wendizbaby~ with skirts, I usually put some spandex-type shorts on instead of underwear. No sweat! The first pair I had was just cut-off leggings, so if you have somet hat are a little worn, you can try this for free. I made the mistake of wearing regular undies under a dress to the mall a few weeks ago and they would. not. stay. up!! I bought some shorts a good size or two too big, and they go right over my bump. Okay, it looks ridiculous once my clothes are off... but at least they don't try to abandon me in public!

post #171 of 193
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Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl View Post

Oh my goodness!   I went shopping for maternity clothes yesterday and am finally in some stretchy, paneled shorts -- I am sooooooooo freaking comfortable!   I can't believe I held off as long as I did.  

 

And can I complain about maternity clothes for a moment?  I went to Target and could not buy any maternity shirts!  I was a size 12 before getting pregnant, overweight, but not extremely so.  I tried on maternity T's size XXL and they were skin tight!  Everything was very form fitting and tissue thin.  Good grief!  



Well, try being a size 2 pre pregnancy. It's not any easier.
post #172 of 193

I wear boy short undies, they go a teeny bit down the leg just enough to catch the sweat in the crease. not pregnant I'm a commando girl, but after about 16 weeks I gotta wear them!

post #173 of 193
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Originally Posted by futuremamaheather View Post

Amanda, I am almost 19 weeks and still not feeling any movement that I'm sure is the baby. It actually worries me some - it will be a relief to go to my next appointment and have the reassurance of hearing the heartbeat again. I know, I know, the normal range for feeling movement is like 18-22 weeks, but still. C'mon baby, let me know you're in there, please?



Your placenta might be anterior (in front).  Mine was low, then anterior, and now I can tell it is moving up by where I can feel movements.  Its pretty normal not to feel much at 19 weeks anyhow with your first.  You might be feeling something but not really know for sure.  I bet you'll start feeling movement soon! 

post #174 of 193

I had trouble with Target's maternity shirts too - I usually wear a 2x and their xxl fit me like a scuba outfit. I was unpleased, as the shirts were a birthday gift, and I couldn't find other shirts to exchange them for. I ended up getting another pair of yoga pants, which is ok, but not really what I needed.


Edited by futuremamaheather - 8/1/11 at 6:17pm
post #175 of 193

I found a dress when I popped into the thrift shop today.  $2.  I might not wear it much, but it is pretty and feminine and um... $2!  It's about a size bigger than I usually wear, and should work into early/mid fall. 

post #176 of 193

i'm in love with dresses this time. I don't know why.. that and doing my nails.. which I hardly ever do.. I don't know.. maybe it's my body bucking all the testosterone and trying to be super girly? lol

post #177 of 193

BTW Echo- Your dress in the belly thread...the blue one...I'm in love with that lol...

 

My dresses both (especially my blue one as that is my favorite color) looks like its really old from all the washing - I'm wearing them so much - pretty much every day I am not at work, and often in the evenings after I get home. Once I finally announce my pregnancy at work I will probably wear them there too...but, at the moment I am trying to keep things a bit hidden still.

post #178 of 193

aww thanks ;)

 

 

 

post #179 of 193

Aww- I am so happy- I put on the dress (after washing- I don't usually try things on, I figure I can do that AFTER they have been washed) and it fits well and looks pulled together.  I am planning to look around for a couple more dresses over the next little bit- I feel almost pretty in them sometimes!  

 

As for feeling movement- I felt little flutters very early on and occasional 'maybe' movements, but I know the placenta is anterior, so I won't feel much and certainly won't SEE movement for some time yet.  Baby has a handy shock-absorbant punching bag for now. 

post #180 of 193

Thanks for this. I was thinking about asking my midwife if I could stop in to have a listen to the baby's heart, but a few days later I'm feeling less anxious and more patient again LOL
 

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Your placenta might be anterior (in front).  Mine was low, then anterior, and now I can tell it is moving up by where I can feel movements.  Its pretty normal not to feel much at 19 weeks anyhow with your first.  You might be feeling something but not really know for sure.  I bet you'll start feeling movement soon! 



 

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