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Ladies... i think I'm on my last week or so of my pants....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
I acctually left the house the other day with my jeans unbuttoned and tucked in with a SUPER LONG shirt on to cover it up!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><b>GOOD BYE JEANS!!!!</b><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"></div>
 

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<div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><b>GOOD BYE JEANS!!!!</b><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I packed mine away because I kept trying to squeeze into them and it got depressing. So I brought out all the maternity clothes and put all the other clothes in the maternity box and packed it away. I'm sure this box will never be seen or heard from again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Thanks for the Old Navy hint. I went there yesterday and they make short jeans! Unfortunately, that's the only type of short materity pants they make. Well, at least now I can be comfortable on Fridays at work. My more formal day...we'll see.
 

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Don't tell DH, but I have been secretly buying maternity items on sale ever since DS was a baby. Shh! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Not very many things, really, but cute maternity pants from fancy places (babystyle, Nordstrom) for $10 or less? Yeah, I bought them! I was coveting being pregnant again way back then. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I haven't taken my maternity box from the attic yet, though. I'm just wearing the 3 new pairs of pants I just bought on sale from Motherwear. I really, really want my Deva jumper and dress, though.<br><br>
My mom will be here Wednesday and then we will tell about the pg.<br><br>
I'm afraid the girls I work with at the bookstore will remember my maternity clothes if I start wearing them before we tell. I think Mom needs to know "first", or she'll be a little offended. After that, fashion can go to he** and I will wear my loose clothes! Aaaaah!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">this is number two and the upper part of my belly looks very pregnant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: you know the part i'm talking about, the part where the baby is NOT! lol...i guess it's just all those fun internal organs being pushed up and it's making me look more pregnant than I am.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"></div>
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this is exactly my belly! all guts. although the midwife told me my uterus is right out in front there under the belly button<br><br>
i'm in one pair of regular low-rise stretch jeans still. they're comfy. and another pair of stretch jeans i bought last time as my pre-maternity but not quite ready for panels pants. but i went to a conference last week and had to wear something besides jeans so i broke out maternity pants. they're pretty comfy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and luckily some of my shirts are long enough to cover the top. fashions have trended more towards the long shirts since my pg 3 years ago so that is handy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
i'm a big fan of the old navy and gap maternity stuff. esp the sales online <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> i liked the low panel thingy pants but they started cutting in once i got really big. it warmed up at that point last time and i wore a lot of elastic waist skirts.
 

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i had to pull the elastic out of a pair of jogging pants the other day. there is still a drawstring so they don't just fall down around my ankles, but any pressure or rubbing on my tum drives me mad so nix to elastics!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i had to pull the elastic out of a pair of jogging pants the other day. there is still a drawstring so they don't just fall down around my ankles, but any pressure or rubbing on my tum drives me mad so nix to elastics!</div>
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laughup <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
this made me laugh soooo hard!!!!<br><br>
Thank you for sharing that!
 

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I'm ready to go out shopping, except shopping makes me puke. I've puked in the Target parking lot more times than I care to relate. I live close to the Mall of America, so I like to hit the Old Navy and Gap there. My mom works for Macy's now, so I'm hoping to hit that store and see what cute maternity clothes they have that I can buy with her discount. I'm, unfortunately, 20 pounds heavier this time around than with #2, so my winter maternity pants do not fit. It seems as though my belly has pooched out much quicker this time. I wore my regular jeans with a belly band convertor through 8 months preggo w/ DS. I've already given those jeans the chuck...
 

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I'm seriously thinking of selling some of my pants from pre-DS to fund maternity clothes. I will never fit into them again, and if I do, it will be cause for celebration to buy new. LOL!<br><br>
I've got two pair of jeans, a pair of twill black pants, and about six shirts. I think I'm set for a good number of months now.<br><br>
eta: except for the pair of yoga pants I'll be buying next. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Shell, Your idea to sell your pants makes me laugh! My mother always said that the best way to lose weight is to sell/give away your skinny pants. She says they just mock us hanging there in the closet unwearable. I just gave a few of my favorites to a friend of mine. I agree that if I ever can fit into them again after this baby the reward will be some new ones! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I was all over the cute under-the-belly stuff during my first pregnancy, and what a lousy investment that was. Once you are more than a few months pregnant, they fall down and you end up hiking up your pants every 90 seconds like an old man. Also, the mid-belly stuff is awful because it shows through the cute tops you want to wear to show off your belly. Ultimately, even though it feels frumpy, the fully panel stuff is the best bet because it looks nice and smooth under those cute shirts, and they won't roll down.<br><br>
I would NOT recommend selling those old clothes. Out of my group of 15 friends who have babies within 6 months of each other, the only moms that didn't get down below prepregnancy weight were the two who weren't able to breastfeed full time. You will probably be pleasantly surprised when your baby is at his or her biggest, yet still nursing full time (like seven months). It's a beautiful thing to be able to say "pass the pie, again" and have those size 4s be a bit big!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's a beautiful thing to be able to say "pass the pie, again" and have those size 4s be a bit big!</div>
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Aw, man, could I EAT when I was nursing and DD wasn't eating solids yet!!! And still the pounds dropped off!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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So I broke down over the weekend and bought a pair of maternity jeans. I had to sit in a class all day today so I decided to give them a try. HEAVEN!!! So much happier than my usual pants. Now the problem, I can't wear jeans to work every day. Guess I'll have to do some more shopping.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Aw, man, could I EAT when I was nursing and DD wasn't eating solids yet!!! And still the pounds dropped off!!!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Don't get everyone's hopes up too high, ladies! It doesn't work that way for all of us. My body was 100% determined to hold onto that last 10 pounds while nursing, and my MW says that's not unusual. Here's hoping that most of you have better luck in that department than I!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Don't get everyone's hopes up too high, ladies! It doesn't work that way for all of us. My body was 100% determined to hold onto that last 10 pounds while nursing, and my MW says that's not unusual. Here's hoping that most of you have better luck in that department than I!</div>
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Mine too! I never really lost weight with nursing, either. And aside from that, my body was shaped completely different after having my son... so much that I ended up two sizes higher at the same weight.
 
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