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post #101 of 257
I am here to vent about maternity clothes. I went into a Motherhood store the other day and each one of their shirts was made with spandex. WTF? That stuff shows off every curve. I don't want something clinging to every inch of my overweight self. What are they thinking? And about have of their shirts had to have some type of seam below the boobs. That would be great if I were a B cup. I tried one of those shirts on and the line was at my nipples . I swear, some skinny man designs this stuff.
post #102 of 257
Hi
I am pregnant with dc #2 and weigh more this time than I did at 42 wks with dd #1 (5 yrs old). I have not been feeling good about myself starting out in this shape since last time I was in ideal shape and that helped me have a smooth pregnancy. I am healthy though all my stats are good and other than the physical look of being overweight there are no problems with my health or this pregnancy. I guess I just miss looking cute while pregnant like last time but I was feeling that way before I was pregnant too. Dh doesn't help as he sometimes says some insensitive (imo) things about that issue. I am also feeling a lot more pregnancy symptoms this time whereas last time up until I felt her kick I didn't even feel pregnant. Almost forgot to give my number am currently 15 weeks prego and weigh 202 last time we checked. I have no idea where I started because I was avoiding the scale before I knew I was pregnant but from clothes and look of it I appear to have lost weight during the first trimester. I am not to scared about any initial weight loss though because that happened the first time as well. From the way my body felt then and now I have always had the impression that pregnancy revs up my metabolism. Breastfeeding does that forme as well I got scary skinny during my dd's first 2 yrs then when she slowed to one nursing a day I started gaining non-stop for awhile. My diet is always healthy and we know that is not why I weigh this much. My weight gain has been due to a slow metabolism. I feel better about being a plus size and pregant after reading this thread and finding the plus size pregnancy site. I was so scared at first. Nice to know I am not alone.

Carla
post #103 of 257
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Originally Posted by DBZ View Post
I am here to vent about maternity clothes. I went into a Motherhood store the other day and each one of their shirts was made with spandex. WTF? That stuff shows off every curve. I don't want something clinging to every inch of my overweight self. What are they thinking? And about have of their shirts had to have some type of seam below the boobs. That would be great if I were a B cup. I tried one of those shirts on and the line was at my nipples . I swear, some skinny man designs this stuff.
NO kidding!! It's like Motherhood thinks pregnant plus sized women don't have boobs. Have you even dared to try on a button down type shirt there?? What a freakin' mess!! Totally agree about the seam at the nipples bit. What a joke!

Sorry everyone I haven't gotten around to making the front page pretty yet. I will hop to it this weekend, though!

Oh, to the momma who asked about when we felt our babies. I'm pregnant with #1 and I felt the first move (swish) on about week 16. Though, all the websites say it is rare to feel it that early on babe #1 and/or if you're overweight.

Carla! I say if you feel healthy, are active and feeling good, then don't let anyone else get you down! I think attitude and mindset being healthy is highly important too!!

GinaRae, so glad to see that you're stickin' to your guns. A person really knows what's best for herself if she's in tune to her body, and it seems you're really honed into that. We're all rooting for you!

Holy moley, four months from yesterday I'm due!!! OF course, it will probably be closer to five, but hey, it's still exciting!
post #104 of 257
About clothes. I have been looking online and I found www.womanwithin.com They have plus size clothes up to 50 or something like that. They even have a bit of maternity. I bought 3 shirts, all on clearance, one maternity (that turned out to also be anursing shirt), the other two just one size bigger for $28 including shipping. I already have several other things on my wishlist for when we get a bit more money.
post #105 of 257
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Originally Posted by DBZ View Post
I am here to vent about maternity clothes. I went into a Motherhood store the other day and each one of their shirts was made with spandex. WTF? That stuff shows off every curve. I don't want something clinging to every inch of my overweight self. What are they thinking? And about have of their shirts had to have some type of seam below the boobs. That would be great if I were a B cup. I tried one of those shirts on and the line was at my nipples . I swear, some skinny man designs this stuff.
This is sooo painfully true. I'm just not so anxious to have fabric hugging my every curve, pregnant or not. And with the boobs thing, I've found that anything that ISN't spendex, does this boob thing. Because I've had to buy some of this stuff (we won't talk about my failed attempts to sew my own maternity clothes) to wear to work, I end up wearing a push-up bra for my DDD's just so I don't look ridiculous.
Okay, I still look ridiculous cause now there's cleavage showing and I work at a retirement community, but you know what I mean. So I don't look even more rediculous.
post #106 of 257
I think they take a size 6 mannequin to design things, then just make them bigger without taking into account that bigger women's parts just hang differently. Our breasts, butts, stomachs and arms are not the same as a size 6 blown up!
post #107 of 257
Where do you all get your nursing tops (if you find any?) and nursing bras?
post #108 of 257
It feels like all I have worn for the last 3 years are these boring Just My Size t-shirts. They were longer then my maternity shirts so I wore them to cover that belly panel. Then with nursing the extra fabric draped well enough to cover my flesh for the most part.
post #109 of 257

Two clothing tricks I tripped over in my closet:

I am 34 weeks now, and just finally got to the actual looking pregnant point, though I think some still don't know.


Anyway, I have found that since I have the same amount of "back fat" but my stomach sticks wayyyy out, I can wear long shirts and sweaters from pre-pregnancy that I thought were too form-fitting around the belly.

How ironic is that? Now I don't mind that they're form-fitting because I finally look pregnant AND it saves me from buying a couple more shirts to get me through.


Now that it's cooler outside, I also started pairing tank tops with zippered sweatshirts. Again, saves me from having to buy another shirt. And I can wear the same thing while breastfeeding this winter. So long as the sweatshirt is comfortable and lightweight, you can wear it all day like you would a regular sweater.
post #110 of 257

hey there

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. My one complaint is that being fat no one really ever comments on me being pregnant in public. I know I don't want everyone's comments but a little recognition would be nice.
This always bummed me out too. I was "huge" with the baby in my opinion and because I am big hardly anybody noticed.
post #111 of 257
That upsets me too. And some people act SO SURPRISED if I say I am pregnant! My rounded stomach sticks a ways out past my larger breasts and I am waddling for goodness sake. But that's not enough.

I know that there are big women who look pregnant when not, so maybe people are trying to be nice and not say something that might embarass both of us... but I am still pouting because NO one notices.
post #112 of 257
I am 21 years old and am having my first baby. I am due October 30th with a baby girl!! I did not feel her move until I was in week 24 and it is not regular. I have an anterior placenta which is a big portion of the reason for that. I have had a pretty easy and wonderful pregnancy until I met the doctors here at the naval hospital. Overreactors!!
post #113 of 257
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I finally prettied up the front page! I didn't have everyone's names, so I just used screen-names. Let me know if you want your due date updated, your babe's birth date updated, your age, or whatever else updated. I can't promise a superfast update, but I will get you in there!!
post #114 of 257
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Originally Posted by Teenytoona View Post
I finally prettied up the front page! I didn't have everyone's names, so I just used screen-names. Let me know if you want your due date updated, your babe's birth date updated, your age, or whatever else updated. I can't promise a superfast update, but I will get you in there!!
great job on the page teeny... I've been following this post from day one even if I haven't always been posting.
post #115 of 257
Thanks for the frontpage, Teeny! beautiful job
post #116 of 257
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Aww shucks, thanks you two!
post #117 of 257
Teeny -- I'm 25 and due with #2 in January.


I also find it frustrating that no one recognizes that I am pregnant -- especially when I'm on a crowded train! Last pregnancy, I went to school the day I went into labor because it was very slow. By the time I came home that evening, my contractions were about 3-4 minutes apart, a minute long, and very intense. So when I boarded the train and no one stood up for me, I walked over to the teenage punk in the handicapped space and asked him to let me sit. He kind of glared at me and didn't move until I said, "Sir, I'm 9 months pregnant and in labor. This is a handicapped spot. Unless you are handicapped, please let me sit down." He jumped at that!

I second the recommendations for Woman Within. Almost my entire work wardrobe is from Jessica London, which products are sold on WW as well.
post #118 of 257
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Teeny -- I'm 25 and due with #2 in January.


I also find it frustrating that no one recognizes that I am pregnant -- especially when I'm on a crowded train! Last pregnancy, I went to school the day I went into labor because it was very slow. By the time I came home that evening, my contractions were about 3-4 minutes apart, a minute long, and very intense. So when I boarded the train and no one stood up for me, I walked over to the teenage punk in the handicapped space and asked him to let me sit. He kind of glared at me and didn't move until I said, "Sir, I'm 9 months pregnant and in labor. This is a handicapped spot. Unless you are handicapped, please let me sit down." He jumped at that!

I second the recommendations for Woman Within. Almost my entire work wardrobe is from Jessica London, which products are sold on WW as well.

Oh man, Dov's Mom, what a nuisance. I suppose this is one of those drawbacks. But hey, at least you got the idea to tell him to motor on off, good for you!

Oh, and I've updated your info! Thanks
post #119 of 257
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Originally Posted by Teenytoona View Post
I finally prettied up the front page! I didn't have everyone's names, so I just used screen-names. Let me know if you want your due date updated, your babe's birth date updated, your age, or whatever else updated. I can't promise a superfast update, but I will get you in there!!
If you get to it, my official due date is 11/23 not December. Beckula whom is listed as "other" is also a November mama. I am 31 and don't know the sex of baby, if any of that matters.

Thanks for the great front page!
post #120 of 257
Ooooh, loving the super cute front page. Whe you get to upates, this is baby number 2 for me!

Thanks for taking care of us!
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