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#1 of 12 Old 12-30-2007, 04:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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my favorite jeans died they needed to be replaced anyway. I've got other jeans, but they aren't fitting well these days. So do I stick it out and just deal with not having a new 'favorite' pair of jeans, buy maternity jeans that will probably be too small in a few months anyway, or buy regular jeans in the next size up?
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well, if you buy regular jeans in the next size up, you can wear them after the baby too when you're still getting back to before baby shape.

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I would get the maternity clothes. A good pair of maternity jeans can be so comfortable! I bought the next size up when I was pregnant with DS. I rarely wore the pants while pregnant. The button band would bother me when I sat down. After DS I wore my maternity pants for a while and then I was back in my regular size jeans. I donated the bigger size jeans, and they were practically brand new.
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Get the maternity clothes - I've already bought a few things on sale, and a friend is giving me some more next week. For me, it's the pants that are most important fit-wise; I can't stand for my belly to feel pinched!
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I'd say spring for the "transition" wear, like the underbelly styles. I was too cheap to buy those during my first pregnancy but I have some now (from SIL) and it's soooo much better. The pants-a-size-up I bought when I was pregnant the first time were never very comfortable and looked sloppy, it wasn't really the good value I thought it would be.
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I'd say spring for the "transition" wear, like the underbelly styles. I was too cheap to buy those during my first pregnancy but I have some now (from SIL) and it's soooo much better.
Yes, the underbelly pants are what I bought!
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Another idea is to wear your regular jeans unbuttoned with a belly band over the top. That way you can wait a bit before having to buy maternity. http://www.ingridandisabel.com/bellaband.html
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Deliarose beat me to it!

My instant thought was "spring for a bellaband." You can make ANY pair of jeans fit with that thing! And rather comfortably. They range 17-30 bucks - but you won't have any more probs making pants fit.

Ok, not sure about that very last month actually, but...
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I wash going to suggest the bella band as well; a great investment!
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I use an eleastic looped through the hole of my jeans and around the button when the time comes so I vote buy your regular size

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I had the same problem. Maternity clothes were too big but I was definately out of regular ones. So I found these awesome, non-maternity but could be, sweatpants that have a drawstring so they fit me now and have room to expand for at least a couple months I'm sure. And they aren't grubby sweats - they are almost like yoga pants and can pass for dressy or casual.

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I would say spring for a few maternity clothes, particularly the pants. Since I've got a little belly now, the maternity pants feel most comfortable. I don't plan to buy many maternity shirts until further in the pregnancy but I have tons of strapless shirts from my pre-prego days to wear in the spring and summer.

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