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<p>I'm retiring the pair of maternity jeans that I got earlier in the pregnancy. They are finally just way too small for comfort; I literally feel out of breath and nauseous after wearing them for five minutes. Unfortunately, the pair or maternity jeans I have on now are from my pregnancy with DS in which I weighed considerably more than I do now. And I have no money for a new pair. I guess better big than small right now.</p>
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<p>Anyone else retiring maternity clothes from earlier in the pregnancy? </p>
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<p>I suppose I should be happy that it means my belly is getting bigger and baby is getting bigger! But it still sucks not having pants that fit right. <img alt="greensad.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Jeans have been my archenemy!  I can not find any that fit right!  The one pair I had that worked in the beginning didn't last long either.  Congrats on the LO developing and I hope you find some great jeans that last the rest of your pregnancy.</p>
 

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<p>Honestly I've given up at this point. The ones that were fitting great have a real-waistband which now makes me feel like I'm going to die, so those are out. I've finally surrendered and only wear those comfy sweater dresses and stretchy leggings now, or a t-shirt with a shirred maternity skirt and leggings.</p>
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<p>I am >this close< to JUST wearing leggings and a shirt in public, or pjs. I started off at 100 lb and weigh 127 now at 27 wks, so I think I could pull it off, but my husband would make fun of me. He thinks a pregnant women and leggings is the most ridiculous combination, but I've realized it's the most COMFORTABLE combination lol.</p>
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<p>I'm also giving up on shoes that tie, strap, buckle, or otherwise require me to touch them to put them on. I just can't lean over this basketball any more.</p>
 

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<p>I would love to try leggings but me and leg shaving do not mix these days lol.</p>
 

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<p>Shave my legs? HA! No, the beauty of leggings is that they're made of t-shirt material. I haven't shaved my legs since I was pregnant with my TWO year old! Nobody can tell though when I'm wearing leggings- they're just stretch pants.</p>
 

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<p>i've got to second the i love leggings! i was given two maternity pair by a friend of a friend and they're winter style...so they're not t-shirt material, but thicker. definitely no shaving needed, and they're super comfy! i like to wear them with long pregnancy tops, you know the ones that come to about mid-thigh and almost look like a dress. i'm glad it's getting cooler so i can wear them more! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
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<p>jeans have been interesting for me, i thought i'd already outgrown one pair i'd gotten early pregnancy, but it turns out when the baby shifted up later in the 2nd trimester, it was no longer uncomfortable in those jeans. i'm assuming when the baby drops back down in the later 3rd, i'll have to put them away like i did for a while before! </p>
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<p>good luck! we gotta be comfortable!</p>
 

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<p>I don't wear leggings.</p>
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<p>I have one pair of jeans from my last pregnancy that fit all right.  One pair on loan from a friend that also fit 'all right' and one pair I hate because the waistband hits me wrong.  I can't sit in them at all!</p>
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<p>And then I have my new pair, purchased for me by my bff as a thank you - they are petite leg, full belly (not panel, all the way around) and everything hits me just right.  Heaven!</p>
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<p>That said, I'm also loving the maternity sweatpants I bought as jammies.  And have been wearing them during the day. </p>
 

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<p>where did your friend get those perfect jeans???????????? I have to know! I can't find any full panel jeans. They all say they are, but they lie! I wish I could wear leggings but my thighs are just not so hot these days. I don't know how DH still finds me attractive really. Can we say cottage cheese, <span><img alt="puke.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/puke.gif" style="width:64px;height:32px;"></span></p>
 

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<p>i have retired some stuff... thrift stores are my friend i have gotten some leggings and jeans there.. i get just about all my mat stuff from thrift stores.... I reall like motherhood maternity full panel jeans the super stretch ones..</p>
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<p>I have issues with jeans the smalls are too small and the mediums are too big. There is no winning</p>
 

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<p>i have two pair of jeans (one so ugly they are just for home, but so uncomfortable that really they are just for when nothing else is clean, and the other pair are close to being on the way out- just too small,) one very strange pair of stretch pants, and one pair of wool pants that i feel so lucky to have found- they are pretty snug, almost like stretch pants, but with grey and black horizontal stripes and boot leg bottoms, so they really make me look longer legged and thinner. but, they also itch my belly so i have to wear them with one tucked in shirt and then another over top.</p>
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<p>i too am a fan of the long-shirt-almost-dress style- it covers where i need it. i tend not to show any weight gain in my arms and face, but below the belt.....needs covering.</p>
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<p>nosce- maybe your husband is laughing, but at 127, the rest of the world is cooing over your "only baby" body. i weighed/gained exactly like you with my first and when i see those picutures now, i think "oh, wasn't i cute." lol.</p>
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<p>i also have a pair of black yoga pants that have gone through all three pregnancies (and in inbetween too) with me. they look terrible, but i love them so much. so, last week before driving the girls to kindergarten, i put them on with my pj's long sleeved tshirt and a sort of baby-doll style dress over top....and then my coat over all of that,so who could see?? right??</p>
<p>but, that was the day that the teacher threw up right before our arrival, so with a room full of already dropped off kids, what could i do but stay? i am only thankful that kids don't judge- i don't know what the other parents thought of me. they are so "proper" (ie fully pressed and dressed before they leave the house) here.</p>
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<p>and i too have given up on lace up shoes. i am most often wearing my high-healed slip-on sandles with socks. my dh really laughs at this b/c of my numerous jokes about germans wearing socks with sandles- now, look at me. if you only look at my feet- i am really fitting in.</p>
 

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<p>Pants are the one area where I'm still wearing the same clothes I always do: stretchy, bigger-than-I-really-need black jersey yoga pants. I have had to go from regular shirts, to size L maternity shirts, to size XL maternity shirts as my bump and breasts grow. Funny thing is that (non-pregnant) I can never get below a stretchy size L top no matter how much or how little I weigh at a given time, or what size of pants I'm in. Anything smaller would just tear in half down down the middle when it encounters my HUGE ANNOYING boobs (Non-pregnant, I'm a 38H and more like a 40I or 40J right now.. eek).</p>
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<p>And button down shirts? Ha! Maybe some of the really big plus size ones would fit across my chest without bursting or gapping open, but then only the chest would fit and the rest would be like a tent. Argh. I am SO getting my knockers cut down to a reasonable size when I'm done breastfeeding my last.</p>
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<p>Anyway, yes, giant boob rant aside, I have had to retire my earlier-in-maternity cloths (shirts, specifically) for bigger ones. And I'm so glad I did... I'm not pulling my shirt down to cover my belly every 5 seconds anymore!</p>
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<p>--K</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>trekkingirl</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1278939/rip-maternity-pants#post_16048209"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>where did your friend get those perfect jeans???????????? I have to know! I can't find any full panel jeans. They all say they are, but they lie! I wish I could wear leggings but my thighs are just not so hot these days. I don't know how DH still finds me attractive really. Can we say cottage cheese, <span><img alt="puke.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/puke.gif" style="width:64px;height:32px;"></span></p>
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<br><br><p>Sorry I missed this - I got them from Thyme Maternity.  I think they are unique to Canada?</p>
 

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<p>I don't wear jeans so I guess Im lucky. I still have some skirts I wore pre pregnancy that fit and a few more I picked up at a bigger size that fits. Hopefully they last until the baby comes.</p>
 

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<p>Lol. Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'm shocked that I'm carrying the same way the second time around- I thought for sure after the first my body wouldn't be so...graceful.  :)<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mcs</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1278939/rip-maternity-pants#post_16052084"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>i have two pair of jeans (one so ugly they are just for home, but so uncomfortable that really they are just for when nothing else is clean, and the other pair are close to being on the way out- just too small,) one very strange pair of stretch pants, and one pair of wool pants that i feel so lucky to have found- they are pretty snug, almost like stretch pants, but with grey and black horizontal stripes and boot leg bottoms, so they really make me look longer legged and thinner. but, they also itch my belly so i have to wear them with one tucked in shirt and then another over top.</p>
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<p>i too am a fan of the long-shirt-almost-dress style- it covers where i need it. i tend not to show any weight gain in my arms and face, but below the belt.....needs covering.</p>
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<p>nosce- maybe your husband is laughing, but at 127, the rest of the world is cooing over your "only baby" body. i weighed/gained exactly like you with my first and when i see those picutures now, i think "oh, wasn't i cute." lol.</p>
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<p>i also have a pair of black yoga pants that have gone through all three pregnancies (and in inbetween too) with me. they look terrible, but i love them so much. so, last week before driving the girls to kindergarten, i put them on with my pj's long sleeved tshirt and a sort of baby-doll style dress over top....and then my coat over all of that,so who could see?? right??</p>
<p>but, that was the day that the teacher threw up right before our arrival, so with a room full of already dropped off kids, what could i do but stay? i am only thankful that kids don't judge- i don't know what the other parents thought of me. they are so "proper" (ie fully pressed and dressed before they leave the house) here.</p>
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<p>and i too have given up on lace up shoes. i am most often wearing my high-healed slip-on sandles with socks. my dh really laughs at this b/c of my numerous jokes about germans wearing socks with sandles- now, look at me. if you only look at my feet- i am really fitting in.</p>
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<p>I've definitely retired some stuff, mostly pants/shorts/jeans.  With my two girls, I had three pairs of pants I wore throughout my pregnancies.  I literally couldn't even put the button and button hole <span style="text-decoration:underline;">near</span> each other the first time I tried to put them on three months ago!  I started out smaller/am smaller than I was with either of the girls, so I was a little pissed that I had to get new pants!  I also started out in mediums, but now I'm in L with three months to go. I'm hoping to get through the rest of this pregnancy with the clothes I have.  Thank goodness for the plethora of consignment shops in my area!</p>
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<p>At least when the baby is born, I won't be completely tired of all my maternity clothes like I was with the first two!  I really like a few of those pieces, and I wouldn't mind wearing them again when the baby is born for a few weeks/months while my body recovers! :)</p>
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<p>Surprisingly, my shoe size hasn't changed at all.  Maybe it's because it changed so drastically the first time around?  I went from size 7 to size 8 1/2 or 9 and it never went back.  Also, I like the way my toes have room to wiggle in 9's, so I've been wearing 8 1/2 and 9's since my 4yo was born.  Maybe I never really was a 7? lol</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Surprisingly, my shoe size hasn't changed at all.  Maybe it's because it changed so drastically the first time around?  I went from size 7 to size 8 1/2 or 9 and it never went back.  Also, I like the way my toes have room to wiggle in 9's, so I've been wearing 8 1/2 and 9's since my 4yo was born.  Maybe I never really was a 7? lol</div>
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Funny thing is, my shoe size has never changed in pregnancy (although I know this is common). I do have to wear a size up if my ankles swell, but my feet aren't any bigger than they were when I was a teenager, and I have teensy feet (size 6).</p>
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<p>Just had to update:</p>
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<p>I can no longer wear ANY of my maternity pants except one pair.  All yoga and sweatpants are out, too.  My belly has taken on a life of its own; the ONE pair of pants I have with the very large elastic upper panel roll down underneath my belly on an hourly basis. I strongly considered pinning that stretchy band to the bottom of my bra, but I can't bring myself to do it (yet).  Instead,  I've taken to wearing a 2XL flannel shirt of my husbands (he has several of these in multiple colors, thank goodness) over any outfit I have so I can go out in public and keep my belly covered (it's winter, you know).  Not feeling very attractive, but at least my belly is covered in some way most of the time.</p>
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<p>Oh, and now my shoes are getting tight.  (I spoke too soon!)</p>
 
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