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post #21 of 28
Near the end, when I desperately needed something to wear out one day, I made something vaguely similar to the Bella Band, but I put elastic on the top edge to make sure it stayed up (basically, it held right under my ribcage and hung over my belly, hemmed at the bottom to simulate a T-shirt. However, lots of knit things are made without hems lately, so even that wouldn't be necessary. Mostly, you just need a stretchy knit (something with a little Lycra/Spandex) and one seam to turn it into a tube. If you have any friends who sew (or if you sew just a tiny bit), you could make one that's wide enough for you. I'd also make it longer than a standard Bella Band.

It gave me the coverage I needed to wear a few existing maternity tops outside the house (unfortunately, it was July in Utah, and VERY hot, so it wasn't great for comfort to have anything hugging my skin remotely). But it allowed me to go out when needed without embarrassment.

Michelle
post #22 of 28
When I was pg with the twins my mom sent me a "It's TWINS!" shirt. Well, that lasted until 7mo... obviously not really a maternity shirt meant for more than one!
post #23 of 28
Liz Lange at Target. I am pregnant with Triplets and the only shirts that cover my belly are shirts from Target. Cheaper than motherhood maternity as well!!!!
post #24 of 28
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Liz Lange at Target. I am pregnant with Triplets and the only shirts that cover my belly are shirts from Target. Cheaper than motherhood maternity as well!!!!
If you need any more they have a bunch 30% off here in Texas!

I got the Awesome Jeans (aka Secret Belly) from Motherhood last night. I went up a size. Even though they are FALLING off my booty most of the day I think they will work very well. I took some photos! Of course.

This is the waistband. It's super soft and comfortable. No tightness or pull on my stomach at all. We put on the "prosthetic belly" at the store and it had plenty of room still to give more. I was frightening looking that big though!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...s/b8fcecca.jpg

And here's me at 21 weeks 2 days:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...s/61d5b27f.jpg
post #25 of 28
I'm 18 weeks and already most comfortable in dresses (I'm about as big as I was at 28?ish weeks with my DS). So I'm not sure how you feel about maternity dresses, but there are some really cute ones out there. I feel so pretty in my jumper I got from Motherhood (I wear it with a long sleeved black shirt, I think it's more spring/summer weight and meant to be worn without a shirt?). And it's just so much more comfortable not to have any waistbands around my middle.

I need to find more dresses. Hippie-style dresses, flowy things, I love them!
post #26 of 28
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I'm liking dresses as long as they are below the knee or longer. I noticed yesterday that the new "style" is to wear leggings and a tunic style dress. I'm going to go that route for Easter!
post #27 of 28
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I'm 28cm now at 20 weeks (well, on Tuesday I was but I've gained significant belly the last 4 days). Is that pretty normal? Babies were BIG at 11 and 13 ounces.

I have no idea what I'm measuring, but when I had the Level II u/s last week (20 weeks), both babies were measuring 12 oz. The perinatologist told us that was right in the 48th-50th percentile. I got the impression that they were pretty much right on target ... not too big, not too little. Did they tell you something different??
post #28 of 28
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I have no idea what I'm measuring, but when I had the Level II u/s last week (20 weeks), both babies were measuring 12 oz. The perinatologist told us that was right in the 48th-50th percentile. I got the impression that they were pretty much right on target ... not too big, not too little. Did they tell you something different??
No, I was going off the "norms" that are listed for 20 weeks. That makes me feel better that they are normal! Although they sure feel like monster babies right now!
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