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My MIL took me out shopping tonight (for my birthday). She ended up buying me 6 shirts, 1 pair of capris and 1 pair of jeans. It is going to be soooo comfy wearing clothes that fit! LOL! Shockingly the jeans and capris fit already eyesroll.gif



That is really nice of her. I know as soon as I tell my mom, she'll help me out like that. I sew, and I ordered this book http://www.etsy.com/listing/45399353/lovely-maternity-dresses-japanese-craft which doesn't require you to know Japanese but has great dresses and tops. I use other Japanese patterns even by the same author, so I know they're great.


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Rosemary, those are adorable.

 

I'm going to a sewing class in Boston later this month to make this, Schoolhouse Tunic.

 

It's not maternity but I'm sure it will fit for awhile.

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That tunic is cute! There seem to be a lot of Boston area mamas in this ddc. I live in Gloucester tiphat.gif I go to Boston twice a week because I'm a personal chef. I've just begun discovering the resources available there (like Sewfisticated and Sew-Low fabric stores. They sell linen for 3.99 a yard and some printed linen I got for 2.99)


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That tunic is cute! There seem to be a lot of Boston area mamas in this ddc. I live in Gloucester tiphat.gif I go to Boston twice a week because I'm a personal chef. I've just begun discovering the resources available there (like Sewfisticated and Sew-Low fabric stores. They sell linen for 3.99 a yard and some printed linen I got for 2.99)



Oh my! Another North Shore mama! I'm in Winthrop. Grey's Fabric is awesome. Not cheap mind you. But everything there is beautiful and easy to find. Not like Joann's where you need to hunt and paw through to find what you need. I'll have to check those other stores out.

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i'll go look at Grey's next week!


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here is the first Baby#2 Belly shot. No one would guess I am pregnant

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Another Boston area Mom here.. How many are there of us? Lots more than my last DDC.

 

I am not "showing" so to say, but there is already a STEADY pile of jeans and clothes that are being put away because they do not fit. I dug out my maternity jeans and they are all too big. So I am at a loss what exactly to do. shy.gif I really don't want to spend too much on clothes I'll wear just this year(unless something crazy happens this will be our last) but I also can't spend the year looking frumpy either. I might hit up some 2nd hand stores that carry maternity gear and see what I can pull together.

 


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I'm a Boston momma(to be) too!  I just bought a whole bag of clothes from a woman on craigslist last weekend.  I paid $60 total, and she also threw in a snugli baby carrier.  I have no idea though about sizes.  Normally, I wear size 4/6 clothes, or medium tops.  I'm pretty athletic, but not a waif by any standards.  I have no idea how to go about thinking about maternity clothes though.  The woman I bought the clothes from was probably a little shorter and a little heavier than me normally, and she had twins.  I lot of the tops were larges.  How do the sizes work- are they the same as your normal size, but just maternity.  I'm fully expecting (hoping) to gain a cup size, LOL.

 

I'm 7.5 weeks now, and definitely looking pregnant by the end of the day- super bloated.  I feel much softer & rounder now, and my pants are getting tighter around the waist.  I'm excited to actually look pregnant- now I just feel frumpy. 


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Amy May- with my first I started out buying small maternity clothes (which was my pre-pregnancy size). By midway through I was up to mediums. By about 7 months I was outgrowing even the mediums. I borrowed a couple large tops from my mom but refused to buy any more maternity clothes. LOL!

 

This time I'm starting out in a medium and have gotten a few pieces but am hesitant to buy a lot this early until I know how big I get!


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I'm 9 weeks with number 8.  I'm still wearing my normal pants but by the end of the day they feel tight around the waist.

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I'm with StephandOwen--I bought smalls too early and grew out of them. Also, you have to keep in mind that not even all maternity wear is designed to be worn through your whole pregnancy (I know, genius right?) It is amazing how the "shirts" that went down to my mid-thigh quickly became the only ones that would cover the panel on my jeans at the end. Length on tops is crucial.

 


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I'm with StephandOwen--I bought smalls too early and grew out of them. Also, you have to keep in mind that not even all maternity wear is designed to be worn through your whole pregnancy (I know, genius right?) It is amazing how the "shirts" that went down to my mid-thigh quickly became the only ones that would cover the panel on my jeans at the end. Length on tops is crucial.

 


Definitely!  By about 35 weeks, maybe earlier, I'm often down to a very small handful of tops that will actually cover me.  It's insanely frustrating, not only because it limits your wardrobe variety, but also because by that time in the pregnancy, it's impossible to keep from spilling food all over your belly and often staining your shirt.  At least, that's always been the case for me.  ;)

 


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Okay, I am 6 weeks tomorrow and my baby is "the size of an apple seed," so why in the world don't my pants button?!?!

 

I know it's number three and my muscle tone is not what it should be, but I think it's my frame, too. Any belly stick right out. Also, according to dh, it could be caused by my huge appetite right now, lol. I had such bad morning sickness in the past I think I'm expecting it to hit next week and am storing up like a squirrel for the winter! lol.gif  How much of this can I really blame on the baby?

 

 


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all of it!


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Thank you, that's just what I needed to hear! ROTFLMAO.gif


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