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post #21 of 24

I am only 5w2d but I am definitely a bit bloated.  I finally started wearing mat pants at about 18 weeks with my first but I never lost all the weight so I can see it will be sooner this time!

 

Anyone use belly bands - those things that go around your waist so you can keep pants unbuttoned?  I kind of thought they were a waste the last time but wondering if I wouldn't find them useful this time since I am "puffy" and don't want to wear mat pants to work!!

post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Jend1002 View Post

I am only 5w2d but I am definitely a bit bloated.  I finally started wearing mat pants at about 18 weeks with my first but I never lost all the weight so I can see it will be sooner this time!

 

Anyone use belly bands - those things that go around your waist so you can keep pants unbuttoned?  I kind of thought they were a waste the last time but wondering if I wouldn't find them useful this time since I am "puffy" and don't want to wear mat pants to work!!



I used belly bands the last time around during those weeks/months where my regular pants didn't fit but I was still too small for maternity clothes.  I liked them a lot.  I also used the hairtie-through-the-buttonhole trick for a while, too.  

 

I'm still in regular clothes, but I would assume in the next few weeks that'll change.  I see lots of dresses and leggings in my future.

post #23 of 24

I used them last time. I liked them for when my regular clothes weren't quite right but my maternity stuff was way too big. I'm not sure I ever actually left my pants undone but they definitely helped make sure I wasn't flashing belly as my shirts got shorter.

post #24 of 24

I loved bella bands last time!  I still have them kicking around, so I will likely use those until it gets warmer and I can wear my super comfy yoga style skirts!  I know a lot of people dread being pregnant in the summer, but I think it will be kind of fun, plus I am having a homebirth so I could labor outside if I wanted!

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