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post #161 of 725
I used a belly band for quite a while so I wouldn't have to buy any work pants (I am done and put on bedrest in a week!)...but I DEFINITELY cannot use it now (measuring 30 weeks)--I need real maternity pants.
post #162 of 725

While we're on the topic - I know someone else here is tall, Quinalla, is it you maybe? Or anyone else - I usually have a 34" inseam and I am *dreading* trying to find maternity pants in tall sizes. Old Navy "longs" are not long enough, I have to get their "talls" online ... and I often have a terrible time with fit at my waist (curvy, everything gapes at the back, have to have a higher waist, etc) so buying online is really not ideal. Although, I'm thinking that the stretchy panel thing may actually make the fit of maternity pants more flexible. Maybe I should just find someone with free return shipping and give a bunch of different styles a try before we move.

post #163 of 725

I'm 6' and I don't buy maternity pants because they are too short. If I do get some then I have to get some sort of boots to tuck them into.

post #164 of 725
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I'm 6' and I don't buy maternity pants because they are too short. If I do get some then I have to get some sort of boots to tuck them into.

 

Ah-hah! I knew I remembered someone taller than me :) What do you mostly wear instead? Skirts? I wish I more of a skirts/dresses/tights person...

post #165 of 725
I'm average sized (5'5") and even I have to wear the "longs" from motherhood maternity!

Also, I'm adoring my maternity pants- especially the "secret fit belly" ones.

Has anyone else noticed their belly buttons are less innie? This is #1 for me, and so surprising that there is less belly button when I try to stick my finger in it!
post #166 of 725
I haven't posted on this thread, but the mention of other tall mamas caught my eye. I'm 5'11" and the only maternity pants I've found that are long enough are the Old Navy talls. I've only been able to get them online, but they work!
post #167 of 725
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Originally Posted by TwilightJoy View Post

Also, I'm adoring my maternity pants- especially the "secret fit belly" ones.
Has anyone else noticed their belly buttons are less innie? This is #1 for me, and so surprising that there is less belly button when I try to stick my finger in it!

 

Ahhh I'm glad I'm ont the only one. I noticed I can see down to the bottom of my belly button (innie) which I couldn't before. I was *extremely* amused and pointed this fact out to DH who was like, um, ok? Haha.

 

The different kinds of maternity pants are so confusing. I wonder if anyone has written a guide to what kind of panels are better for when/what kind of bodies, etc. Maybe I'll google around and report back...

 

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Originally Posted by hannybanany View Post

I haven't posted on this thread, but the mention of other tall mamas caught my eye. I'm 5'11" and the only maternity pants I've found that are long enough are the Old Navy talls. I've only been able to get them online, but they work!

 

I was looking at those ... so many of the options are skinny jeans/pants! I am definitely a comfortable pants kind of person and skinny jeans will not cut it for me! Probably for people who like them, they're really glad to see that instead of loose/drapey for maternity, though. To each her own :)

post #168 of 725
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Originally Posted by MarieWalter View Post

While we're on the topic - I know someone else here is tall, Quinalla, is it you maybe? Or anyone else - I usually have a 34" inseam and I am *dreading* trying to find maternity pants in tall sizes. Old Navy "longs" are not long enough, I have to get their "talls" online ... and I often have a terrible time with fit at my waist (curvy, everything gapes at the back, have to have a higher waist, etc) so buying online is really not ideal. Although, I'm thinking that the stretchy panel thing may actually make the fit of maternity pants more flexible. Maybe I should just find someone with free return shipping and give a bunch of different styles a try before we move.
I'm 5'11" and I have had good luck with JCPenney & Gap maternity pants and I get the underbelly ones and they are almost too long on me. I even got the Gap regulars, they have talls too. But yeah, definitely underbelly styles, the over the belly styles for me just are constantly sliding down anytime I move. But definitely try a bunch on, consignment stores are the best if you have one, and walk around in them, sit, squat, etc. so you can make sure they will work for you! I'm a big hips, big butt girl with a relatively smaller waist and I need the extra umph in the underbelly styles to keep them up. Oh and I also like the JcPenny & Gap ones I got (long & lean was the style name) as they aren't super tight. I'm sure there are people out there who like those super tight pants/jeans, but I like a relaxed fit and both of those were very relaxed but still stay up.

Here is my 16 week belly picture:


This is how I looked ~27 weeks last time!
post #169 of 725
Cute PJ's Quinalla!

Just found out yesterday my EDD came forward by about a week, so here's my belly pic for 16w5d.

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post #170 of 725
Thanks, they are from pajamagram, my Mom got them for me a Christmas or two ago and they are super comfy! Also nice and stretchy which is good for wearing while pregnant.
post #171 of 725
I might have to invest in nice pajamas.. All I would wear we're tight tank tops or something for pjs but now they're getting too small. My last pregnancy was through the summer so I didn't wear anything but underwear to bed. But this is my first winter pregnancy and I need pjs.. Guess hubby's shirts will have to work until I get too big!
post #172 of 725

awww your bnellys are all so lovely.. im 19 weeks today, will post my 18 and 19week pics later :)

post #173 of 725
Ha! I was just looking at my belly button tonight and noticed it was getting wider. It is usually really small and narrow; can't see the bottom of it. Now I can. I remember that being a novelty with my first! smile.gif
post #174 of 725
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Originally Posted by PhilsBabyMama View Post

Ha! I was just looking at my belly button tonight and noticed it was getting wider. It is usually really small and narrow; can't see the bottom of it. Now I can. I remember that being a novelty with my first! smile.gif

 

that's my current novelty. It's gone from a pretty tight @ to a definite 0 (but wide, not tall) and I can see the bottom of it. Kind of gross since there are little flakes of dead skin, but I'm sure it will adapt to getting some exposure!

post #175 of 725


A little comparison fun smile.gif

The top photo is me at 18 weeks (a few days ago) and the bottom picture is from my last pregnancy and I'm 27.5 weeks there!
post #176 of 725
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Originally Posted by Renae08 View Post



A little comparison fun smile.gif

The top photo is me at 18 weeks (a few days ago) and the bottom picture is from my last pregnancy and I'm 27.5 weeks there!

Wow that's awesome!! its amazing how different pregnancies can be so different! You look great!
post #177 of 725

I love the photos Ranae.  I am 20 weeks now and feel/look like I did around 6 months last time. Part of it is exciting, but I also am missing how easy it used to be to role over in bed.

post #178 of 725

I'm a couple days shy of 18 weeks, and I'm not showing at all yet. Maybe a slight curve when I'm naked, but once I put clothes on you can't tell. Is that pretty normal for a first pregnancy? When will I "pop"? At my 16-week u/s the doctor said that the baby was just fine size-wise, maybe even up to a week big. I'm 5'6", but long-torsoed (which means short-legged, unfortunately) for my height.

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Edited by RosieSays - 1/24/13 at 9:55am
post #180 of 725
Thanks ladies! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels 6 months pregnant already!! Lol.
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