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I got out the maternity shirts this week. Some of my regular ones are getting pretty short.

post #2 of 88

I've been happily in maternity clothes forever now.  Well, on the weekends anyway.  When I was still hiding it at work, it was just big sweaters, but the day I announced it I busted out all the maternity shirts.  Everyone was all "Whoa, what have you been hiding?!?"  lol.gif  

 

I still need more bottoms though, I still have a lot of winter to get through here.  The pants I ordered from Old Navy are a bit snug. They'll still be good for next fall, they don't scream "maternity!", but it means I still need to go shopping...

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I've been in maternity a while.  Just gave in and have been staying comfortable.  Mainly because my in between pants mostly have holes in the knees.  One of my regular pairs of jeans always fits loose and it's still working.  I'm alternating them with a pair of maternity pants that is "under belly style".  Not long after I switched to the maternity pants, I ran out of regular shirts (I was being lazy and not doing laundry) and just started pulling out maternity shirts.  So I guess I'm in about 50/50 maternity wear.  I just really don't care this time. :p

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I still haven't told work or our nanny so every day I am struggling to find big sweaters to wear. But on the weekends I look so totally preggo in my maternity outfits. I have 3 more days to hide it because on Thursday we are going on vacation then when I get back I go to my midwife. I plan to tell people after that. I will be 15 weeks. 

 

One thing I have been worried about is my blood pressure. At 11 weeks its was 138/80 which is high for me. I figured I was just excited. I took it myself at CVS and it was still high. 137/81 I think. I have heard about using magnesium lotion or taking cal-mag. Anyone have experience with this? I don't add salt to my food. What else can I do?

 

Alisha

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Hi ladies! Just joining here. I'm pregnant with #3, and my daughter will be 7 and my son will be 4 when their little brother is born. I was active here back when my DD was little, but haven't been around much since. I'm a SAHM and LLL leader. Even though I'm 15 weeks, I'm still wearing regular clothes, but I'm down to 3 pairs of jeans. I really need to go shopping since I gave away all of my maternity clothes after DS was born (mostly to my sister). I haven't told many people, but I think my belly will out me soon. But it's easy to hide it in the winter (under a coat during school pick-up). I will be 39 when the baby is born, and I had the MaterniT21 test last month, so I found it it's another boy. Good thing since I saved nearly all of DS's clothing and our house is overrun with Legos, cars, and trucks.

It's nice to be around like-minded mamas!
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Welcome Georgiegirl!

 

I am not quite in maternity clothes but I probably could be. I definitely look preggo! Thankfully I have lots of cute long skirts with elastic waistbands and some larger jeans from the post-partum state of previous pregnancies, although I think in a couple of weeks it will be time to get out the maternity pants. I feel like my belly took a growth spurt this week.

 

I have felt a couple of pokes and prods from the baby which is exciting :) and overall my energy is a lot better after adding significantly more protein to my diet. I am still ready for bed by 10pm though (at the latest, lol!) I still cannot STAND the thought of coffee despite being a 2-3 cup a day girl when not preggo.

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I got my first ultrasound today!  We didn't get any last time with DS. We decided to get an early one this time because we weren't sure on our dates.  Plus, it was a little (extra) reassuring after our miscarriage last summer.  It was so crazy!  I mean, WOW!  So, our new due date is August 22 (only 5 days off).  DS said the baby looks like ice cream and sounds like a herd of flies snoring... hmmmm, I guess that it just the way a 3yo sees things.  I really can't express how happy I was to see a bouncing, kicking, flipping, baby in there!  So cool.  Thank you technology!

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Mama505 - ice cream, that's hilarious! I sent my dad a picture from our 12 week ultrasound and he said the baby looked like it was smoking a cigarette huh.gif

 

I don't feel like I look pregnant yet, I just have a real beer belly look! I have a few of my regular pants that I used to wear a belt with that I can still barely wear, but I've been trying the belly band with some and that's also worked to varying degrees. I guess for the moment it's a bigger problem with the pants than shirts.  A few weeks ago I hit a local thrift store to try and pick up some cheapies, with moderate success.  For weekends I can wear stretchy yoga pants but now my problem is clothes for work.  

 

This is my first so I have no supply to draw from - besides Old Navy which everyone keeps telling me about and which I'm not incredibly impressed with in terms of professional items, any recommendations for reasonably priced clothes?

post #9 of 88
Hello Georgie, welcome.

eBay has a pretty decent "outlet store" for one of the big brands (motherhood?) there is lots of stuff there. eBay in general. Big fan.

Hippie- you need to search through some of Oregon's threads. She is attacking the high BP head on. She has all the tips.

I'm not really showing either. But I never do until 6 mo! Today my midwife is coming by to try to hear the HB ( I am 15 weeks today) and oh please, oh please let there be a HB today, because I have to tell my family. I can't go for two weeks and then not say anything until I get back. They're going to think I'm nuts!
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Banana- today's the day! I'm sending good vibes your way for hearing the heartbeat! Keep us updated.
post #11 of 88
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Originally Posted by greentoubab View Post

Mama505 - ice cream, that's hilarious! I sent my dad a picture from our 12 week ultrasound and he said the baby looked like it was smoking a cigarette huh.gif


I don't feel like I look pregnant yet, I just have a real beer belly look! I have a few of my regular pants that I used to wear a belt with that I can still barely wear, but I've been trying the belly band with some and that's also worked to varying degrees. I guess for the moment it's a bigger problem with the pants than shirts.  A few weeks ago I hit a local thrift store to try and pick up some cheapies, with moderate success.  For weekends I can wear stretchy yoga pants but now my problem is clothes for work.  

This is my first so I have no supply to draw from - besides Old Navy which everyone keeps telling me about and which I'm not incredibly impressed with in terms of professional items, any recommendations for reasonably priced clothes?


In high school, as a senior, there was this baby faced middle schooler that hung around. His nickname was "the smoking embryo." I haven't thought of it in years.

I too am anxious for professional looking maternity clothes. I have a real aversion to unnatural fibers, which rules out all that polyester dreck. I love this dress (and everything here), but not the price: http://hatchcollection.com/shop/product/shirt_dress_short/
I bought some black linen yesterday and will try to make my own. I also have some vintage marrimeko yardage that I'll try making it in, too. I work in the 'creative industries' but my new job does not consider jeans 'biz casual' which gets me really riled up.
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As for professional maternity attire, I ended up getting black and charcoal grey maternity pants and pairing them with my suit jackets. I was able to wear my button down shirts until about 18 weeks. (This was when I was PG with DS). I ended up getting some polyester "fancy" looking tops from a department store and Kohls for really cheap...like $3-5 a piece. You can probably find some non-maternity peasant tops to wear. I ended up wearing lots of non-maternity clothes at the end...mainly stretch skirts and peasant tops. Of course I gave all of those clothes away, since they just didn't look cute after the baby was born (even though they weren't maternity).
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You guys seem to have more "professional" wear available than I do. I'd love to find several pairs of heavy duty pants, khakis maybe that are quality enough to withstand working with animals and around the farm. All the stuff I find is super cheap feeling. Aren't there plenty of moms out there who do physical labor during pregnancy?
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Originally Posted by AUvetmom View Post

You guys seem to have more "professional" wear available than I do. I'd love to find several pairs of heavy duty pants, khakis maybe that are quality enough to withstand working with animals and around the farm. All the stuff I find is super cheap feeling. Aren't there plenty of moms out there who do physical labor during pregnancy?


I wore overalls that were big.  You could probably also find maternity overalls and unbutton them on the sides when you start to outgrow them.

 

Welcome Georgirgirl!

 

Oh my goodness, we found the home of our dreams today on 40 acres!!!  We are so hoping we can finagle it.  The house is perfect and with that much acreage we could do anything we want.biggrinbounce.gif

 

17 weeks along yesterday and had to fast for 12 hours for a blood draw.  Never again while I'm pregnant.  I was so hungry and I had to turn off my insulin pump so I wouldn't go low.  They wanted to see if I was a type 1.5 diabetic, which is where you produce antibodies that attack your insulin receptors.  I should have told them it could wait until after the birth, but I figured I could handle it.  I did not get much sleep since I couldn't eat anything in the middle of the night.  D'oh!!  Not fun.  It's done now though.  So, I guess I will find out soon.  Not much they can do about it.  If the Nutrition Response Therapy helps my body heal I may be able to beat it and so far the signs, like having to totally turn off my insulin pump are good, so we'll see.  My dh is excited to see what my blood sugar does after I have the baby.  I may be able to almost totally go off insulin again and pretty much stay off.  It's exciting!!  If not and that's not a big deal, I'm just insulin dependent for the rest of my life, which isn't so bad when I don't normally take much insulin to start off with unless I'm pregnant, which this will be the last one. thumb.gif  I haven't been as hungry either, which is weird, but I'm ok with not putting on 52 pounds this time.  I'd much rather put on more close to 30 like my DS, but it will probably be closer to 40 with me being on insulin and all.  Anyway, enough of my ramblings.  lol

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We heard the heartbeat today, there's somebody in there!

I sent my family a picture of my three girls, each holding a sign that says "big sister" but it is not as obvious as I thought! It was pretty funny waiting for them to get it smile.gif
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Yay Banana!

 

I am feeling preggers today for sure... temperamental, annoying cravings, and all the fun early BHs...  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to be pregnant, I'm just tired of ME today. :p

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Wow, Banana! That's great news! You've been very patient these past few weeks. :-) Congratulations!
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Yay Banana!

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Originally Posted by Calladona View Post

 

I am feeling preggers today for sure... temperamental, annoying cravings, and all the fun early BHs...  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to be pregnant, I'm just tired of ME today. :p

 

 

 I hear ya on starting to feel pregnant.  I woke up last night with awful sore hips and needing to pee.  Definitely felt pregnant at that moment.  I have also been super cranky.  I'll just blame that on being pregnant, too.

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AUvetmom-  For farm work when I was pregnant with DS, I wore a lot of overalls and maternity overalls.  I also found a couple of pairs of work jeans that were too big to start out with that I found at a thrift store.  Oh, and a pair of old woolen grandpa pants got me through the winter milking times, but DS was a March baby.

 

FarmerCathy-  Wow!  40 acres!  Congrats, that sounds like a dream!

 

Banana-  Congrats!  It feels so good to hear that little heart.

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ugh.
 
edited because my brain apparently quit functioning.
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