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<p>10 weeks pg today with baby #2 !  YAY!</p>
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<p>I had to break out the belly band yesterday... just wondering how many of you are already in maternity wear?  I picked up a bunch of clothes this am from a friend, and am thinking about breaking down and starting to wear it--it looks so comfy!</p>
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<p>I have to say, getting the new clothes (and they're sooo cute too!) makes me a little more excited to have this growing belly. I didn't start showing until 16 weeks with DS, now here I am 10 weeks with a big pooch!</p>
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<p>LOL, mama!  I'm 8w6d and have been using my Bella band for about 2 weeks now!  I also went through my mat clothes and started wearing this one pair of "under the belly" cargo pants that are super comfy.  I even wore them to work, lol!!</p>
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<p>I started to get very excited when I went thru my container of clothes.  I had forgotten about so many pieces and can't WAIT for warm weather.  I have so many capris, tanks, and cute flowy tops.  I just need to get thru winter!!</p>
 

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<p>I am 10 weeks too, and I have started wearing my maternity jeans because they are so comfortable! I could still squeeze my regular pants on if I wanted but I hate the feeling of anything pressing on my stomach.  I love them so much I find myself thinking I will probably be tempted to wear them even when I'm not pregnant :)</p>
 

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<p>I can squeeze into some of my regular clothes, but they dig into my belly and I hate that. I picked up a couple things at Old Navy today on clearance w/an additional 40% off, I couldn't pass it up.</p>
 

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<p>I bought my very first belly band ever today.  I got two Be Bands from Target since they are the same makers as Bella Band.  They are very comfy and fit well.  I can't wait to try them with my jeans tomorrow.  I have one on now with yoga pants (I don't need to with the yoga pants) just because I was so excited to wear a pregnancy related thing. :)</p>
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<p>I probably won't fit in to maternity clothes for a while. My belly has to get really big to fit because I'm small. RIght now I've been wearing regular clothes and unbuttoning my pants when it gets uncomfortable. I have a Bella Band that I'll be using soon!</p>
 

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<p>I went out and bought 2 pairs of maternity pants and a couple of shirts.  I have some maternity pants from DD, but I was a little bit larger when I got pregnant with DD and they don't fit yet.  I think they will when my belly gets bigger though.  I love my new pants and think I may do away with my regular pants as they have become uncomfortable.  They seem to be most important in the evenings as I seem to get HUGE.  I am now 11w 4d.  </p>
 

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<p>I'm 6w4d and have been in maternity for almost a week...</p>
 

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<p>I'm 10w 1d and I am at that really awful stage...none of my clothes fit, but I think I would still be swimming in my maternity clothes. I really don't leave my house, so for right now I'm just doing the rubber band trick on my jeans and when I do go to the grocery store I just leave my coat on. I've been wearing a lot of hoodies too. I really want to make it to my next appointment on the 31st to bring my maternity clothes in from storage. I'll be 14wks 2d then so we'll see...the thought of having to pack them back up scares the crap outta me.</p>
 

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<p>My friend gave me a bunch of her maternity clothes and I've been wearing them since. Very cosy! I'm 10wks 1 day and have probably been in them a week.</p>
<p>Of course, my body shape before pregnancy was very good for them anyway, so it's not really much change, I haven't gained any weight and pants that used to not fit are actually fitting again (I've gotten a bit smaller)</p>
<p>My main problem - with all the weight in the belly, how on earth are these pants supposed to stay up? I've been planning to buy suspenders.</p>
 

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<p>I am completely clueless about all the pregnancy/baby gear. What exactly <em>is</em> a Bella Band? I gather from this thread that it is something that helps pants fit, correct?</p>
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<p>Speaking of clueless, before I got pregnant, we had been talking about trying, and I would mentally go through my wardrobe thinking about how many shirts and dresses I had that I could wear even when I was pregnant because they were empire wasted and flowy. The funny thing is that I didn't even contemplate the fact that your boobs grow big just like your belly, lol. I have already "busted" out of many of aforementioned shirts and dresses <span><img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/blush.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p> A Bella Band or just belly bands in general are great for wearing when regular clothes are too uncomfortable and maternity are too big.  Many use them after that too and postpartum (so I've heard...I'm a new mommy too).  Anyway, I have to undo my button to be comfortable so the band is something to wear over my jeans with the button undone so my pants stay up and no one sees my zipper unzipped. :)  It kinda looks like a layered t-shirt type thing.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SoonToBe</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1290421/maternity-clothes#post_16174125"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> A Bella Band or just belly bands in general are great for wearing when regular clothes are too uncomfortable and maternity are too big.  Many use them after that too and postpartum (so I've heard...I'm a new mommy too).  Anyway, I have to undo my button to be comfortable so the band is something to wear over my jeans with the button undone so my pants stay up and no one sees my zipper unzipped. :)  It kinda looks like a layered t-shirt type thing.</p>
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<p>I have one skirt that I can wear. I actually found two more skirts in a larger size then ones I already have for really cheap that I picked up to get me through this period and I'll end up wearing them after baby as well. I sized up my jeans by 2 sizes, ones that were left over from losing previous baby weight that I keep around just for this. The skirts should last me a few months since they are elastic and I went from my normal size, XS to a M for extra room. The jeans I am hoping buy me a couple weeks. I'm 7 weeks with #4, last two pgs I was in full maternity before the first tri was over. </p>
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<p>ETA: I am typing this sitting in my one regular skirt that I thought was fine drinking my coffee waiting for breakfast to me done. I have to cook a few casseroles for the entire health dept's staff meeting and realizing that it is 6am and the band is already tight. Hmmm, I might be running up to change once DS wakes up before I leave!</p>
 

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<p>I'm 9w1d and am still wearing pre-preg clothes, but it is getting harder and harder to manage. I am wearing a size up from what I wore before I got pregnant, and even that is starting to really hurt my tummy. DH bought me some yoga pants for Christmas in my regular size, and even those don't work as they cut into my belly whenever I bend over or sit down! I bought some maternity stuff at Old Navy on super clearance, but I have not even opened that stuff. I think I am afraid I will jinx the pregnancy if I start wearing maternity clothes too soon. I know that is silly, but I just can't bring myself to do it.</p>
 

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<p>Glad to know I'm not alone-- I've been feeling like such a chunk! lol.  Can't wait for warmer weather, that's when I'll actually look pg and not just like I've been eating too much chocolate! </p>
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<p>And someone mentioned having clothes that she thought would fit even if she was pregnant-- ha!  I did that too with my first pregnancy, and my boobs went from a B cup to a DD!  So much for ANY shirts fitting that were pre preg shirts.  And actually, come to think of it, many of them never fit again at all since the girls never made it down to smaller than a C cup.  Get ready for that!</p>
 

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<p>Bree: Thanks for the explanation!</p>
<p>Love4bob: Thanks for the link, I will check it out!</p>
<p>Cakemama: Ah, yet again, I didn't consider that my boobs might never go back down to their original size, I am clearly a pregnancy novice :) I'm just hoping they stay small enough to fit into my coat at least until winter is over so I don't have to get a bigger coat!</p>
 

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<p>I am wearing a Belly Band and I bought a pair of maternity leggings (I have fold the top down since they are still a little loose up there).  I am almost 11 weeks, and none of my regular clothes fit (without the band)!</p>
 

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<p>I had to bust out maternity tops yesterday! I don't have enough long tshirts to cover the belly any more - how crazy is that?! I am 10 weeks, and living in yoga pants, lol.</p>
 
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