I'm certainly pointing out. I bought a couple of shorts a week or two before I found out, and they don't fit anymore!!
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Ha i'm a bit folded up as i cant seem to stay upright long enough to get e a decent photo and my tights are so baggy i have norah jones ankles.. however they are very warm and im freezing.. ha!! anyway this is me.. 11 weeks today.. before preg my tummy was really really in.. so this is a big change in tummy for me.. but compared to some of u its a bit nothing like lol ;)
I'm 10 weeks today (!!) and both DH and I are noticing I'm a little "bellier" than usual - when I'm standing up or walking, my belly looks like it usually does when I'm sitting down. And I can't suck my gut in all the way anymore, ha! I read on one of the "your pregnancy at 10 weeks" sites that the bump at this point is not actually the uterus, but rather that the uterus down in the pelvis is pushing the intestines up and out. So I stopped telling DH to pat my baby and said "here, pat my intestines" instead :p
What a sweet photo, berrymama! The mom, the big boy, the belly, the background, beautiful!
Still not showing here at ten weeks in a couple of days with baby number three.
Slightly OT, but are you ladies counting from LMP or suspected date of conception? I'm almost 10 weeks actual.
I am counting from suspected date of conception, but for me it is actually the same as LMP...I'm as regular as old faithful.
Yes! Fat days! The little tweaks in what I eat to keep my belly in check aren't working per usual, and I'm ALWAYS bloated.
I may have to cut out wheat/dairy, which sucks. Boo.
I'm finally checking back in to file a report on the "new" Bella Band. It's supposed to be longer, and also has a silicone gripper strip across the bottom to hold your pants better. Here are my thoughts - since I have never used any other belly bands many of these may apply to belly bands in general!
I don't think the whole concept of a belly band works if you have pronounced hips/booties. Even if it did, I don't think the "new" bella band is worth the premium price.
- for the most part, did what it said - hold my unbuttoned pants up
- discreet, looked like a (tight) tank top under my sweater
- wide enough to fold over so it was not all the way over my belly
- nice fabric - smooth and a little shiny from all the spandex. Feels like it will last through a pregnancy.
- The silicone grip became less sticky over the course of the day as it collected lint from my pants. My pants were clean khakis, and not very linty. I think the silicone is just very sticky. anyway, this made the silicone virtually ineffective - not a very useful feature in the end.
- The band was TIGHT! I was only 11 weeks when I wore it and I am not sure how the same size can work throughout pregnancy. Based on their size chart, I was firmly a size 1 even with my big hips and narrow waist. I know it needs to be snug to hold your pants up, but I imagine I would feel like a boa constrictor was eating me in a few months. This was tighter than a 1-piece bathing suit.
- It kept riding up. I have a shape Sir Mixalot would love, and the tube-shaped band just doesn't seem compatible. At one point I am pretty sure it rode up over my pants button as I was walking around the office. I had to keep pulling it down, and since it was so tight that meant pulling it in about 4 places to try to keep it even. I suppose it would stop riding up so much when my belly is bigger, but I don't think I would like how tight it is then.
I have been doing the hair tie trick with long shirts since then, which has been so much easier than a belly band. Those of you with a straighter shape may be able to get away with using this (or a cheaper version) for transition, or even in place of maternity pants, but I decided to bite the bullet and get some "real" maternity wear on Craigslist.
kimble - my experience has been about the same and I got the cheap Target version. Although yours sounds a bit tighter, mine does feel constricting at times for sure. Every time I stand up, I have to adjust it, often pulling it back down over my pants, and that is just not all that convenient at work or in public. I found some maternity jeans that fit and much prefer those these days. I haven't really wanted to use the band since I gave in to the comfyness of my maternity jeans. And the best part is, I got my maternity jeans at a thrift store and 3 pairs together didn't cost as much as 1 cheap band! Call that luck, the stars must have been aligned just perfectly the day I visited the maternity section of the local thrift stores.
Adventuregirl, thanks for the feedback! I also found some great deals on maternity clothes on craigslist - 2 nice pairs of jeans that fit, plus another pair of less flattering pants which I may grow into and an assortment of ~10 shirts (granted many will be for at-home only) for $30? yes please!