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PatienceW's picture
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clothes?

Anyone swtiched out of reg clothes to maternity yet? Im SO tempted!...though I do hav ea stash of "fat" pants I might try first...

LaurenE's picture
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I'm not even 5 weeks yet and my pants are getting snug!! I think I'll so yoga pants for a while.

Momma Leah's picture
Joined: 05/13/12
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No I'm ok. My jeans and real pants are getting snug but still fit and probably will for a couple of weeks. I am a SAHM, so most day yoga/lounge pants work and should all winter long. DD was winter baby so I should be set on winter clothes, but my maternity jeans were in terrible shape after two pregnancies. I do have a new pair of jeans on their way. I hope to hold off of maternity for as long as I can, but I will be excited to wear maternity pants again!

Heatherbella's picture
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Naw, it's not even close to that over here. I'm still wearing my pre-preg jeans although by the evening they are a bit snug. Since I just lost 25lbs I also have lots of bigger clothes around, and I'll probably do a belly band for a while before I bring out the maternity clothes.

My concern about my mat clothes are that the jeans will be too big. Last pregnancy I remember them fitting well after being washed but they'd stretch out slowly over the day and start sliding down. I'd have to pull them up all the time. Well I'm starting off like 11 lbs lighter than last time...so...wow. I think I might need new pg jeans. I guess we'll see.

I have some great pinterest pins on making mat clothes.

PatienceW's picture
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yoga pants do not fit my dress code at work.. and my dress pants are the issue. (this morning I could barely button them!) SIGH I wish I could be a sahm!

Clarkton's picture
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I'm with you, SAHM is my dream job. ;). But alas I was uncomfortable in my slacks at work today too. I have worn my maternity pants some already though.

Heatherbella's picture
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I couldn't handle being a SAHM. I need more patience. I'd go insane. Blum 3

tink9702's picture
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I'm in maternity pants and some shirts already. I was already in my "fat" pants so way too tight, especially the work pants. I do need to pick up a pair or two of maternity jeans though. Only one pair survived from pregnancy #1 and #2. I'll also need some maternity t-shirts come spring. Otherwise I'm in good shape. All the work maternity clothes are in stellar condition.

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ive brought my maternity clothes down from the attic just in case. i did put on a pair of my regular capris and it was super tight and i have a sitting job so i know i'll be super uncomfortable really quick, i've been wearing stretchy none button pants so far this week

quonsetmom's picture
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I have stayed in my maternity clothes after having my daughter anyway. i cant stand the pressure on my abdomen when i'm pg but after she was born i got really frustrated trying to find clothes, even tho i lost weight with her, it wasn't in the same places, plus i gained it all back plus some. i figured why be frustrated and uncomfortable if i didn't have to. lol. so now it just makes more sense. Smile

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Not yet; but I did just buy some maternity clothes off of Craigslist Smile I need to bring up my stuff from the last two pregnancies and get it washed and ready. I'm sure it won't be too much longer; If I remember correctly, with DS, I need maternity clothes by around 8 weeks; simply for comfort more so than a true "need", but my pants were definately getting tight. I'm almost 6 now.

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I'm usually good until at least 8 weeks... even 10. Then I'll just get out my "slightly loose" jeans and such for the next few weeks. I typically don't do any maternity stuff until at least 15 or 16 weeks. I actually went through a couple of my pregnancies in all regular clothes... just bigger sizes than usual. I just can't stand how the majority of maternity pants slide down. They just don't seem to stay put. They are also usually too short (I'm 5'10"). I usually just go to consignment shops and shop for low rise pants a couple sizes bigger than my norm. Usually don't have to pay much more than $4 - $6 a pair. I get 2-3 pairs and then I give them away after the first few weeks pp. I NEVER hold onto my preggy clothes from one pregnancy to the next. I just can't stand the site of them after I'm done!

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I'm far from needing to size up ATM. I've actually been loose in all my pants for the summer (not that I wear them, too hot) so I have some growing room already (score!). I'm not a big fan of maternity clothes because my wardrobe is tiny since it seems like a waste as I only wear them for a few months and I get SOOO SICK of the ones I have by the end. I don't have ANY cold weather maternity though so I'll probably have to get a few things as I'll be pretty big when it's still cold here.

PatienceW's picture
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we pulled down my "fat" box and the maternity box from the attic last night. quickly digging trhough I realized I dont really have anything for winter! I didnt get preg wtil the end of nov last time so I wasnt really getting bigger til the end of winter...hmmmm.

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"PatienceW" wrote:

we pulled down my "fat" box and the maternity box from the attic last night. quickly digging trhough I realized I dont really have anything for winter! I didnt get preg wtil the end of nov last time so I wasnt really getting bigger til the end of winter...hmmmm.

id say good excuse to shop Smile

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Not quite yet but it will be soon! Right now I'm wearing yoga pants at home and I wear scrubs to work so I'm still go there for a few months. I will probably bring the jeans down soon though because jeans are starting to get snug and uncomfortable. But, I'm worried they are going to be too big and slide down all the time because my son was born in December so the size will be quite big.

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"quonsetmom" wrote:

id say good excuse to shop Smile

I agree!!! Get to it!

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"jax225" wrote:

But, I'm worried they are going to be too big and slide down all the time because my son was born in December so the size will be quite big.

If you have one of those bella band things you can wear that over your maternity jeans to help hold them up. Of course, you might roast though. LOL

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I hoping to continue to lose a little weight as I have been for awhile now, making the weight gain the first trimester even out.

I'm not dieting, but have switched to a really heathly diet and will tone down the exercise to moderate.

That said, I got away with regular pants and long sweaters for a long time with the last pregnancy and when I was big, I wore alot of maternity dresses.

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"elleon17" wrote:

I hoping to continue to lose a little weight as I have been for awhile now, making the weight gain the first trimester even out.

I hear ya. I lost 25 lbs in the 3.5 months before my BFP. I'm not in a super hurry to put it back on. I haven't been eating like a saint, but so far I haven't put much, if any, back on. I'm finding many small meals is the key right now. As soon as I over-fill my stomach, I feel sick. My eating prior to my BFP really cut down on my stomach size, which is great, I just need to remember not to over-fill it.