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post #21 of 39

Popped the buttons off of two pairs of pants at week 10.  Bought a ton of stuff for not a lot at the local maternity outlet mall.

post #22 of 39

We'll  at 12w6 days  I'm sitting right now with my "fat" capri pants unbuttoned.  lol.   It's just not comfortable to have waistbands at all!   I've had to keep up on laundry because I only have a select few pairs of capris that are comfortable. I can still wear my regular pants/shorts, but it's not comfortable on the waistband at all.

I'll have to look into those bands....what are they called?

post #23 of 39

NourishCreate, I bought a couple of "bella bands" last pregnancy and they were great! I didn't buy a single pair of maternity jeans--I just used the bella band. Now admittedly, maternity pants would have been easier and probably a bit more comfortable during the third trimester, but by then I had been on bed rest for so long that more clothes were really not a good investment for me... But I'd say the band is great for that "in between" period! 

 

I'm still fitting into my regular clothes at 11 weeks, but it is certainly getting more uncomfortable. I imagine I'll be pulling out my old maternity clothes within the next few weeks and will start picking up new items as I need them. I need to find some stuff for cheep!!

post #24 of 39

I made my own bella band - very easy and cheap!  Just get a tank top that is one size smaller than you usually wear (so that it will be snug.)  Cut the top off so you have a band about 8-10 inches long.

 

If you can sew, turn the end over and sew.  If not, just leave it - knits don't really fray.

 

To wear it, put it on inside out with the cut end facing down and the bottom end facing up.  Tuck the bottom  (cut end) into your pants, leaving your pants unzipped/unbottoned.  Fold the top of the band down over your pants so that it covers the whole zipper. 

 

If it shows beneath your shirt, it just looks like you've layered a tank top under your shirt. 

 

With my dd, I lived in Tanzania until I was 24 weeks pregnant and my homemade bella band saved me! I didn't really have access to maternity clothes.

post #25 of 39

Sigh.  I've gained at least 4 pants sizes... next stop, I get to start wearing my hubbys pants.  Loving my Motherhood sport stretch pants though...

post #26 of 39

Great idea Bluedaisy!

post #27 of 39

I broke down and ordered some maternity pants, leggings, and 2 tops from Old Navy yesterday that were on sale and then I got an extra 20 or 40 percent off. Here's hoping they work out! I'm so sick of wearing the same 2 pairs of jeans!

post #28 of 39

I am wearing my maternity capris today!  Not really necessary but as they are cropped and slim they look fab with my heels that I am wearing :)   I cant believe these are maternity - they fit well and are slimming!  (they are under the belly)

post #29 of 39
My jeans are still fitting, but my shirts are getting too short. I went to Target yesterday and bought some more maternity tops (i like the sinched sides), and two new bras. My boobs are smaller because Ive lost milk.
post #30 of 39

I bought a few cheap tshirts in a size up to last me until I need actual maternity tops.  Admittedly they aren't very flattering and are kind of adding to the whole "she looks like she's been packing on a lot of weight" look I have going on right now.  I was hoping I would be one of those girls who just suddenly developed a cute baby bump, but instead I just look like I have a flabby beer gut.

post #31 of 39
I also look like I have a flabby beer gut. The cute baby bump will come!
post #32 of 39

I was about 6 weeks along when I started shopping for maternity clothes.

It wasn't that my old clothes didn't fit anymore, it was just that any bit of pressure on my belly felt immensely uncomfortable (I mostly wear pants with a belt line at the waist).

post #33 of 39

I'm going camping this afternoon for the weekend and realized last night that I should pack jeans.  I dug out every pair of pants I own, even ones that are 1-2 sizes too big and I can't button a single pair-- I figures I could maybe zip them and leave them unbuttoned or something but I can't even get the fabric to connect over my bump (my totally flabby and non-cute bump, mind you).  I FINALLY dug out a hideous pair of pants with a draw string to bring.

 

But, really, at 13 weeks how can I be so huge?

 

Anyone find any really good brand of maternity jeans?  I never found any comfortable maternity pants last time.  Everything just kept falling down.  I was looking at Gap online, which is usually my favorite for jeans.  Has anyone tried there maternity jeans?

post #34 of 39
If I were you, Id go to Target or Motherhood and get a BeBellyBand. You can leave your jeans unbuttoned and put the band over the waistline where the jeans should have connected. I leave mine almost halfway unzipped. The band is about 6 inches wide, so I fold mine in half. Its nice and smoothing, and even a little slimming. The support on your belly makes you feel less flabby, more pregnant. I wore these until about 22 weeks with DD.
post #35 of 39


 

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I'm going camping this afternoon for the weekend and realized last night that I should pack jeans.  I dug out every pair of pants I own, even ones that are 1-2 sizes too big and I can't button a single pair-- I figures I could maybe zip them and leave them unbuttoned or something but I can't even get the fabric to connect over my bump (my totally flabby and non-cute bump, mind you).  I FINALLY dug out a hideous pair of pants with a draw string to bring.

 

But, really, at 13 weeks how can I be so huge?

 

Anyone find any really good brand of maternity jeans?  I never found any comfortable maternity pants last time.  Everything just kept falling down.  I was looking at Gap online, which is usually my favorite for jeans.  Has anyone tried there maternity jeans?

 

Last time I used bella bands with my jeans and work pants until I had to make the shift into maternity pants - I had the best luck with Motherhood jeans, even though almost ALL of my pants (regardless of brand) felt like they were falling off by the time I was close to 9 mos pregnant. I remember pulling out the bella bands again at the end of my pregnancy because they gave me some extra "security" and helped me keep my pants up. :)
 

 

post #36 of 39

Thanks for the tip-- I'll have to go buy a Bella Band.  I think some of those jeans could do a partial zip :)

 

I know i had one last pregnancy but I never really used it too much.  I guess I was eager to buy maternity clothes last time?  Seems crazy now...  Maybe it will be useful this time though.  And, I can run to target before we leave so that's a plus!

 

As for maternity jeans, I'm hoping that with all the new waistbands out this time I may be able to find something that will stay up for  a few months at least.  It's frustrating though that it all has to be bought online and I can't try things on.  Ugh!

 

Thanks for the help.

post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by parsley View Post

Anyone find any really good brand of maternity jeans?  I never found any comfortable maternity pants last time.  Everything just kept falling down.  I was looking at Gap online, which is usually my favorite for jeans.  Has anyone tried there maternity jeans?


I have a pair of Gap's under the belly ones in the "Long and Lean" style and I love them (been wearing them since around eight weeks because they're so comfy!).  I got them new on eBay to save some $$ and, fortunately, the fit was true to my pre-preg size.

 

post #38 of 39

I've been living in leggings and empire waist shirts and dresses. My former "fat day" clothes have become my every day clothes!

post #39 of 39

I'm about 14 weeks and although I haven't bought maternity clothes yet, I've been wearing empire waist dresses and leggings for weeks! I feel sooo bloated all the time, jeans or really anything slim fitting are NOT an option!

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