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post #21 of 37

7 weeks and 2 days I am in some of my smaller maternity stuff.  The pressure on my lower abdomen is so annoying and I am "bloated" looking.  I don't think I "need" to wear them they are just way more comfy. 

 

My sister in law refuses to wear maternity and thinks they are all ugly.  guess I will be wearing ugly cloths :)  I can't imagine never wearing maternity cloths during pregnancy

post #22 of 37

KS ... hum, I'm totally going with twins joy.gif you look adorable!!
 

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KSDoula- you are ridiculously adorable!  

 

I agree with pp- I can fit in my jeans, but the extra pressure is so uncomfortable!  Buying maternity clothes is bad enough- buying plus sized maternity clothes is even worse!  Harder to find, etc.  Oh well.  I think I'll have to bite the bullet and pick up a few pairs of pants and jeans. 

 

I do feel better now, though!  Thanks ladies!



Target has some really cute plus sized maternity clothes, but then again Motherhood, Pea in a Pod, and Mimi (Destination Maternity) have so GORGEOUS ones too ;o)

 

I look normal in the mornings, and by the evenings it pokes out just a bit, and my jeans put LOTS of pressure on my stomach that I hate and it makes me ache more.  I'm much smaller than I have been in YEARS though and the thought of putting on maternity clothes just frustrates the crap out of me.  I don't need them really, not yet.  You know though, our 3 y/o had surgery on Thursday and after being released from the hospital on Friday I really haven't left the house.  Except for my trip to the OB yesterday to see the bean's heart beating LOL

 

post #23 of 37

I got some really cute maternity clothes from craigslist (check it out! there were lots of women selling clothes for really cheap!) and I'm wearing a pair of the pants today since I wasn't going to the office. They are on the small side so I feel like I should wear them before they get too small. Hopefully my legs won't get any bigger and they will fit for awhile.  HAHAHAHA. Well, a girl can dream.

post #24 of 37
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice!  I actually did go to Motherhood Maternity, tried on a couple of things, and bought some jeans and tops.  I put on the first pair of jeans today... and they kept falling down!  LOL  What a conundrum- I feel too big for my regular clothes, but apparently I'm too small for really maternity clothes yet.  I guess I'll just wear a robe for a couple of months.  Ha!  

 

I've looked on CL in my area, but I haven't found anything in my size that's near enough to be worth it.  One lady was advertised some free maternity clothes, I e-mailed her, and she tried to recruit me for some working at home internet business!  uhoh3.gif  

 

Oh well.  At least we are all in it together!  It's like my body said, "Oh, 3rd time around, huh?  Screw it.  The abdominal muscles aren't even going to put up a fight."  Then, splergh!  

 

 

post #25 of 37
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Thanks for the advice!  I actually did go to Motherhood Maternity, tried on a couple of things, and bought some jeans and tops.  I put on the first pair of jeans today... and they kept falling down!  LOL  What a conundrum- I feel too big for my regular clothes, but apparently I'm too small for really maternity clothes yet.  I guess I'll just wear a robe for a couple of months.  Ha!  

 

I've looked on CL in my area, but I haven't found anything in my size that's near enough to be worth it.  One lady was advertised some free maternity clothes, I e-mailed her, and she tried to recruit me for some working at home internet business!  uhoh3.gif  

 

Oh well.  At least we are all in it together!  It's like my body said, "Oh, 3rd time around, huh?  Screw it.  The abdominal muscles aren't even going to put up a fight."  Then, splergh!  

 

 


Well, hum, have you tried a bella band?  $20 at target (saw them last night) and they will keep your regular ones up without being buttoned, or keep the mat pants up without falling.  Hope you find something mama.  :o)

 

post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 

Thanks Tenk!  I actually have a bella band (or belly band) that I got at Motherhood Maternity the last time around.  I found it last night, so I'll give that a shot.  It'll all work out, I'm sure.  I'm feeling really miserable today, so after I make dinner (gag!) I may take some Tylenol and go back to bed.  Then it won't even matter what I wear.  :-)

post #27 of 37

If your old pants are comfortable for your hips, you can do the hair tie trick with the buttonhole and button.

 

A bella band might help keep maternity pants up for now.  And it might help keep up unbuttoned old pants, but that's never been my experience, plus it makes me feel lumpy.

 

post #28 of 37
Thread Starter 

Jocelyn, you know what always worried me about the Bella band over my unbuttoned pants?  That my pants would fall down!  I'm sure that would be a sight.  

post #29 of 37
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If your old pants are comfortable for your hips, you can do the hair tie trick with the buttonhole and button.

 

A bella band might help keep maternity pants up for now.  And it might help keep up unbuttoned old pants, but that's never been my experience, plus it makes me feel lumpy.

 



 



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Jocelyn, you know what always worried me about the Bella band over my unbuttoned pants?  That my pants would fall down!  I'm sure that would be a sight.  


Well, see, I don't have personal experience with them, I was merely offering up suggestions based on opinions I've heard.  Sorry.  Hope you figure something out mama :o)

 


Edited by Tenk - 11/3/11 at 6:09am
post #30 of 37

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post #31 of 37

i couldnt stand my bella band. my pants would fall down or it would roll up. i just couldnt do it. i will prob do the hair tie thing this time until my maternity pants fit me. i did go out and buy some not skin tight shirts. i had just lost 40 lbs and was wearing form fitting stuff. now i cant stand anything tight. so i just went out and bought some shirts that will work until i really start showing around 12 weeks. then i might have to go buy some maternity shirts. i kept all my pants and shorts and gave away my shirts. i hope my pants and shorts fit even though i am much smaller this time. maybe i should go try them on...

post #32 of 37

This is something I'm worried about. We aren't planning to "announce" the pregnancy this time till after my little sister's wedding (I'll be abt 15 weeks then) but I've always switched to maternity clothes around 10 weeks--sometimes a little before or a little after. Anyway, I'm all bloat-y and fat-looking right now. My maternity clothes would highlight that and make the pregnancy obvious (usually preferable to just looking fat), but I want to avoid that for just a little longer this time! What to do?? I am quickly expanding out of my 6s. I guess I'll hit the goodwill and buy some bigger regular clothes to hold me over.

post #33 of 37

Darci, you're probably too small for Holy Clothing's dresses, but some of them might fit you and be flow enough for the wedding.  Look for the styles that aren't fitted below the breasts.  Or you could look for a nice empire dress.  :)

post #34 of 37
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This is something I'm worried about. We aren't planning to "announce" the pregnancy this time till after my little sister's wedding (I'll be abt 15 weeks then) but I've always switched to maternity clothes around 10 weeks--sometimes a little before or a little after. Anyway, I'm all bloat-y and fat-looking right now. My maternity clothes would highlight that and make the pregnancy obvious (usually preferable to just looking fat), but I want to avoid that for just a little longer this time! What to do?? I am quickly expanding out of my 6s. I guess I'll hit the goodwill and buy some bigger regular clothes to hold me over.



This is what I did- I got some 8s at goodwill. Look for very low cut jeans and long shirts with a little baggyness or cardigans.

post #35 of 37

I'm 10 weeks and finally broke down and bought a pair of maternity pants.  My fav jeans were hurting my tummy too much :(  They are black jeggings type pants.  VERY comfty at first.  But I feel like they are sagging and I have to continually yank the belly part up.  Not very classy..lol

I think i'll have to go buy a pair of jeans in the next week or two.  I have one pair left that isn't super tight.  Pre-pregnancy all my clothes are very fitted.  I'm going to have the smallest wardrobe soon :(

post #36 of 37

I'm wondering now how the heck I got through last pregnancy without maternity clothes. I think they'll be in order soon, though I did do some thrift store shopping for loose-fitting tops that were flattering, a few new flow-y cardigans to go over top, and scarves help hide the bump too. Pants, I find myself cycling through the same 2 or 3 pairs that have a bit of give in the waist, some are so structured that even with an eleastic they're uncomfortable.

post #37 of 37

I wore my maternity leggings yesterday. My last pregnancy I didn't really need any maternity clothes until the 2nd trimester, and I was due a month later, so all my maternity clothes are summer clothes. I'm really going to need to go shopping soon. I'm already showing!

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