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#1 of 15 Old 06-05-2004, 01:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am just wondering when I am going to need some bigger stuff. I am PG w/ #2, and it was about 13 weeks or so when my clothes got tight last time. Will it be about the same this time? I'm about a size 6, if that makes any difference. I think I'm about 6 weeks, but will know for sure next week. Oh, and has anyone tried the under the belly shorts/pants? Any reviews on them?

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I can't wait to see the replies! I'm pregnant with #2 also.

Last time I didn't wear maternity clothing until 7 months! This time, I'm sure it will be much sooner! I'm small and wear fitted clothing normally but last time I just bought my clothing a tad bigger/looser until I fit into maternity clothes.

I'm wondering what to do for summer clothes -- buy my normal size? Buy a size bigger?
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I'm a lot smaller this time, and I am showing quite a bit. I already have things in my wardrobe I can't wear. At 8 weeks, I look the way I did last time at 12. As far as the under belly thing, I have some yoga pants that are stretchy and I could wear them under my belly, but I find it uncomfortable. I'd rather have the support of the material over my belly. However, if you have stronger abdominal muscles, this might not be the case.
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I think it really depends. W/ #1 I started around 14 weeks, w/ #2 I grew out of my regular clothes around 8 weeks but didn't fit into mat. until around 13 weeks. This time I'm about 8 weeks and still wearing my reg. clothes BUT as of the day that I found out that I was PG I had just lost 10 pounds (there went losing the remaining 20 - huh?). Good luck and congrats on your PG!

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hmmm... I can't really remember when I started wearing Mat. clothes with my first pregnancy, but I know that I was able to wear *some* of my regular clothes right up until her birth practically. Summer dresses are very forgiving

I have a small tummy already, but I can still button all my jeans. I'm quite small, and I started to show quite early even with my first pregnancy - I was a bit afraid that I'd have outgrown everything already!

I'm not sure what to buy yet, but I'll probably just pick up a couple of pairs of pants that I can wear with lots of different shirts. Otherwise I hope to make due with what I have for the summer. Guess we'll see what the "bump" thinks of that!
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I needed them starting at just about 6 weeks. However I've found out I'm pregnant with twins so that might make a difference. I look now like I did at 5 months with my first pregnancy.
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For my first pregnancy, I started using maternity clothes and other stretchy clothes around 4 months. I still have a little extra padding from #1 (which I am terrified about!!!!! : ) and I have already gone up a size with this one (I am 9.5 weeks).... I am not ready to wear maternity clothes yet, but I feel silly buying one size up that I probably (hopefully!) won't use again and will only fit for a month or so.
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I think I wore regular clothes (most of them anyway) for the first 4-5 months of my first pregnancy... This time I'm noticing some of my clothes are tight now and I'm 6-7 weeks. I think I'm just going to buy some forgiving larger sized clothes for the summer. They'll probably fit next summer too. I prefer the under the belly clothes, especially later on when my belly gets itchy...having the elastic on top of it just drove me nuts last time. Overalls/jumpers are very confortable, too...

Congrats on your pregnancy!
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I prefer the under the belly clothes, especially later on when my belly gets itchy...having the elastic on top of it just drove me nuts last time.
Ugggggh!!! Yes, I remember all to well that itchiness that came with high-waisted mat. pants & those dreadful tummy panels!!

Low-risers all the way for me this time, baby!
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I'm only 7 weeks and am already wearing maternity clothes! I started showing very early with my first pg too, but not *this* early. I think I was around 9 or 10 weeks when I had to make the switch to maternity. So far all my shorts are from Motherhood and have the low-rise band (under the belly) and I LOVE them. They are so comfy!!
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I am 7 weeks pregnant with #4 and already wearing maternity clothes. i could fit into some of regular clothes (uncomfortably) but i like that my belly is now there for a reason. i have lost about four pounds but the belly is protruding like a bad bloating day. i would not wear the under the belly stuff but i have nursed through my last three pregnancies and don't want to show all my business when i lift my shirt up...kwim? plus after all these kids my belly is full of stretch marks and extra skin and fat. it's worth it, right? my poor body needs to be reminded.
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I was in maternity clothes by 10 weeks with my first, but this time I have clothes in a bigger size because I gained so much weight the first time. This time, I seem to be smaller than I was with him, and I haven't gained as much weight. I am just about 11 weeks now, and expect to be needing my maternity clothes in the next 2-4 weeks.
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Both times, I didn't really *need* maternity clothes till about 6 mos.

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I started wearing maternity clothes around 2 to 2.5 months, but that was mainly because ANY pressure on my belly would make me physically ill .
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I needed maternity clothes around 8 weeks (baby #4). Gotta love the stares when people aske how much longer I have and I'm only 17 weeks now. My belly is huge but I've only gained a few pounds
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