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post #81 of 124
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

I think I might be the only woman on the planet that doesn't mind buying maternity clothes.  I have never had to buy an entire wardrobe though. I've gotten hand-me-downs and filled in with clearance pieces.
I actually like maternity clothes too, but I was able to find quite a few I liked last time and for pretty cheap too as there was a great 2nd-hand maternity/baby store nearby (it's closed now and I'm bummed). I really like how comfortable maternity pants are especially, I wish they would make pants for when I'm not pregnant that are as comfortable, but aren't sweatpants/yoga pants smile.gif There are plenty of ugly maternity clothes out there though no doubt, but honestly for the size I wear (16), there are a lot of ugly clothes period. I actually found that I could more easily find stylish maternity clothes in my size than regular clothes which is kind of sad.
post #82 of 124

All this talk about maternity clothes made me think I ought to think about it (as I have none), so I did a little shopping this weekend and scored huge. I went to some thrift stores and found stuff in my size/style (amazing!) that was all SUPER cheap, so I was very excited. Of course all the while I am thinking, I won't need these for months since I just barely was showing at 6 months last time. Well, I am afraid I may have to eat those words, as I feel expansion starting to happen. I really didn't believe it would happen so soon! Right now I just feel "thicker" and still fit into regular stuff, but its a lot more snug and my belly seems to be a bit more poochy than usual which makes tops that are fitted accentuate my belly and make me feel really self-conscious. I am excited to show, but not YET! So loose tops it is and I have to come to terms with the fact that those maternity clothes will be in use probably quite a bit before 6 months! I am worried about people noticing before I want them to know (only 6w today)!

 

On another note, has anyone here tried or thinking about trying hypnobirthing? I am very attracted to this idea at the moment and would love to hear experiences/opinions/etc...

 

-Sheryl

post #83 of 124

I need my hubby to stash some Christmas pressies in the cubby, so I must get him to have a look for my maternity clothes! That hadn't even crossed my mind yet! Thanks for the reminder ladies!
 

post #84 of 124
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On another note, has anyone here tried or thinking about trying hypnobirthing? I am very attracted to this idea at the moment and would love to hear experiences/opinions/etc...
Grats on the maternity clothes score smile.gif I read one of the books (maybe the only book?) for this last time. The whole thing didn't fit for me, but I did pull some useful stuff from the book that I used in labor, relaxation techniques and visualization and a few other things. Its worth checking out if it seems up your alley, but like anything, take what works for you and leave what doesn't. I didn't find one birth method that was 100% for me, I ended up combining stuff from several methods and from recommendations of other women who had given birth.
post #85 of 124
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Originally Posted by adventuregirl View Post

 

On another note, has anyone here tried or thinking about trying hypnobirthing? I am very attracted to this idea at the moment and would love to hear experiences/opinions/etc...

 

-Sheryl

I considered it and did a bit of research, but like Katie, I decided it wasn't for me.  I wanted to be fully "present" for the birth experience and from what I had read didn't think that would be the case with hypnobirthing.  But, I could be wrong and we should each be able to make our birth experience what we want it to be.
 

post #86 of 124
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I am excited to show, but not YET! So loose tops it is and I have to come to terms with the fact that those maternity clothes will be in use probably quite a bit before 6 months! I am worried about people noticing before I want them to know (only 6w today)!

Scarves are good for this too!  I have one on today and it does a lot to obscure the view and distract!  Plus they fit whether you are 6 weeks or 6 months!

 

 

ETA:  Apparently the only thing I think about right now is maternity clothing.  winky.gif  Just wanted to pass on this deal.  It could mean some pretty good deals on maternity clothes. Through today at 11:59PM EST, you can head over to GAP.com and use the promo code PRETTYGAP at checkout to save 25% off your entire purchase. Plus, you can also use the promo code GAPSALE to save an additional 35% off all sale items (and yes, these codes can be used together!). In addition, snag FREE shipping with your purchase of $50 or more (before the codes have been applied) OR snag FREE shipping (no minimum) if you check out using your GAP Card.


Edited by CoBabyMaker - 9/25/12 at 3:58pm
post #87 of 124
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

Scarves are good for this too!  I have one on today and it does a lot to obscure the view and distract!  Plus they fit whether you are 6 weeks or 6 months!

 

Genius!!!

 

DH has been out of town, so this morning on the phone I told him how I was feeling bigger and kinda freaked out about it and his response was "Oh, I am so excited! I can't want to see you!". That just made my heart sing. Feeling a little better about expansion now.

post #88 of 124
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DH has been out of town, so this morning on the phone I told him how I was feeling bigger and kinda freaked out about it and his response was "Oh, I am so excited! I can't want to see you!". That just made my heart sing. Feeling a little better about expansion now.

How sweet! love.gif

post #89 of 124
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Originally Posted by adventuregirl View Post

 

Genius!!!

 

DH has been out of town, so this morning on the phone I told him how I was feeling bigger and kinda freaked out about it and his response was "Oh, I am so excited! I can't want to see you!". That just made my heart sing. Feeling a little better about expansion now.

Aww. I asked my hubby if he could see a little bump forming.... he said "kinda, but people will probably just think you've gained a few pounds". Lovely

 

Oh and scarves are a good idea! Especially seeing as the weather is changing and people won't suspect a thing. Because I tend to wear more tight fitting tops, a sudden switch to baggy, loose fitting tops will definitely not go unnoticed!

post #90 of 124
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Oh and scarves are a good idea! Especially seeing as the weather is changing and people won't suspect a thing. Because I tend to wear more tight fitting tops, a sudden switch to baggy, loose fitting tops will definitely not go unnoticed!

Yup, I'm taking notes on the scarf idea.  I have also been wearing a blazer over my shirts and dresses at work, which also isnt' noticable since the weather is cooling down.  I also feel not as "showy" this week as I think my bloat has died down a bit.  I was having bad indigestion the past few weeks which might have accounted in part for the bump.  However, I KNOW I look different than usual and different than I did at this stage with DS, but I think I can make it 'till 13 weeks at least before things get obvious.

post #91 of 124

I think my bloat has gone down, too, but I noticed in the mirror today that I am not hiding my bump as much as I thought I was. It was like, oh hey you can see my belly in this shirt! I thought I was being sneaky! haha.

post #92 of 124

has anyone started finding tights uncomfortable? ive been on the lookout for some maternity ones on the high street but so far had no luck whatsoever.. not even m&s have them (well not in my size.. they do large and extra large only-rubbish) it wouldnt be such an issue but i have stick thin legs, so i cant get away with bigger tights..  arggg this is gonna be a long hard 9 months.. im 8 weeks and tummys already starting to feel tight and heavy :P (altho at least we wont have to deal with scorching summers for the majority of our pregnancys.. well i wont, in england ;) got a long winter ahead though!)

post #93 of 124
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(altho at least we wont have to deal with scorching summers for the majority of our pregnancys

 

Thank goodness!

 

Last time around, I went from February to November (in Texan heat).  Conceiving in August this time was genius. winky.gif

post #94 of 124
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has anyone started finding tights uncomfortable? ive been on the lookout for some maternity ones on the high street but so far had no luck whatsoever.. not even m&s have them (well not in my size.. they do large and extra large only-rubbish) it wouldnt be such an issue but i have stick thin legs, so i cant get away with bigger tights..  arggg this is gonna be a long hard 9 months.. im 8 weeks and tummys already starting to feel tight and heavy :P (altho at least we wont have to deal with scorching summers for the majority of our pregnancys.. well i wont, in england ;) got a long winter ahead though!)

 

Have you had a look in your local Mothercare store, or tried online here. They have a whole range of maternity stuff on their website, even though I know they don't stock too much in the smaller stores.

post #95 of 124

I am thankful that most of this pregnancy is in the cooler months, but here in South Florida the cooler months can still be warmer than most people's summer. The nice thing those is we don't usually get much humidity in the cooler months. DS2 was born early September and August/September are the worst for heat & humidity here, so that was definitely not much fun. Once the weather cools down in November I'm looking forward to getting back outside more for walks everyday. Its still too hot to be taking 2 toddlers on a stroller walk for me.

 

I do sometimes still miss having all four seasons like back home in Scotland.

post #96 of 124
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Originally Posted by timesway View Post

has anyone started finding tights uncomfortable? ive been on the lookout for some maternity ones on the high street but so far had no luck whatsoever.. not even m&s have them (well not in my size.. they do large and extra large only-rubbish) it wouldnt be such an issue but i have stick thin legs, so i cant get away with bigger tights..  arggg this is gonna be a long hard 9 months.. im 8 weeks and tummys already starting to feel tight and heavy :P (altho at least we wont have to deal with scorching summers for the majority of our pregnancys.. well i wont, in england ;) got a long winter ahead though!)

I was JUST thinking this yesterday.  I couldn't wait to get mine off when I got home and usually tights are so comfy!  I am going to need maternity tights too.  I have bigger legs so I can probably also get away with going a size up for a few months.  The other thing that I love (for nylons, not tights) are these.  Needless to say, DH loves them too.  winky.gif They are comfy because they aren't tight on your tummy, and practical because if you get a run in one, the other is still good to pair with another loner.  The Dim brand are the ones I like.  They stay up!  I bought another brand once that would not stay up.  Disaster! 

post #97 of 124

It's possible I purposely planned my pregnancy around the weather so that I wouldn't be huge when it was all cold and icy and increase my slip and fall likelihood and so that I wouldn't be huge during the heat and humidity of the summer.  

 

Of course we just got our insurance re-enrollment stuff yesterday and I believe that I have to keep my single plan when I enroll this year and then have to switch to a family one the following year.  If I was smart I would have planned it so I'd have the baby in Jan. and get 12 months of family insurance for the cost of single.  Drat!

post #98 of 124

AmanadaLynnH wouldn't you add the baby once its born.

 

This is what we had to do when both our boys were born, so that their healthcare for the birth was covered too. I think it was a 30 day window we had to get them added outside of open enrollment without having a fee. Its usually allowed as "life changing event" (or something like that.) We had the same thing when I immigrated over here 4 years ago and was added to DH's insurance, we had the 30 day window as immigration into the USA was also counted as one of those events. If we waited longer we would have a fee, and if we waited until the annual open enrollment then I (or the baby) would have no coverage until we were added.

 

You might want to give HR a call if your insurance is through work, or give the insurance company a call if its individual insurance you have.

post #99 of 124
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It's possible I purposely planned my pregnancy around the weather so that I wouldn't be huge when it was all cold and icy and increase my slip and fall likelihood and so that I wouldn't be huge during the heat and humidity of the summer.

I was thinking about being huge in winter and wondering how on earth I might cover my giant bump at the end!  I usually wear dresses at the end because all the shirts get too short and the pants are getting too tight.  I have two July babies but I tend to be cold all the time so the heat wasn't a big deal, then again it's not humid here. Another benefit to a May baby is they will be a few months old before sick season hits.

 

I just ate an entire box of mac and cheese. Morning sickness is starting to kick in and it's the only thing that sounds good.  The bad part is that I want a second bowl...That's so wrong. 

 

I just spent the morning with another preggie friend.  She kind of wants to find out what they are having but her DH doesn't.  How about you all?  Will you be finding out if you are having a boy or girl or waiting for a surprise?

We will be finding out.  I sort of would like to be surprised but I know that finding out is really important to DH.  I also like the idea of being able to find so we can plan since we already have two girls we have lots of really girly stuff. 

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Ah so glad im not the only one who has thought about all of this.. Anyone else started constantly needing to pee aswell? That's a new thing for me, I've never went enough since I was a little girl. Also having issues where i think im done, and then 10 seconds later a bit more.. (fun). Damn bladder!! Anyway I will look to mothercare for some tights, my poor belly is killing ATM waiting to get home so I can get these off..

How r u all doing with keeping the pregnancy secret? I've just been out for a friends bday and had to spend the night not drinking or smoking(obviously).. Luckily I have an abscess on my tooth so I think People just assumed it was that.. But I was quite a wild one before I got pregnant and ex doesn't want anyone finding out atall I'm preg as he is really not happy about the whole thing..

Also just phoned up about my first scan today (but they'd just gone home damn!!) so I'm either gonna phone again tommorrow of I will get a callback.. Nervous much!! (eek) this is the bit which will make it feel real..

And as a final thought how many of u are showing at 8 weeks? I'm sure I'm quite obvious now.. We're u small to start with? So nervous about everyone finding out!!

(edited because my phone did a load of autocorrect last night)
Edited by timesway - 9/28/12 at 7:13am
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