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callie2's picture
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inbetween clothing

I've reached that awkward phase where regular pants are tight to button, but I'm NOT ready for maternity clothes (I think Ive mentioned before how much I dislike maternity clothing--months and months of boring outfits). Today I have my pants fastned with a twist tie to give a little slack...it's actually okay when I'm standing, but when I sit it digs in... **squiiiish** sorry, Baby, Mommy is going to squeeze into these for a least a few more weeks.

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Try a rubber band!

Squeeze it together (to make a flat circle) and take one end to thread through the button hole.

Take the right end and pull it through the left end, pulling any slack so that it's secured through the button hole on your jeans.

The right end can now stretch to the button and give you at LEAST another 3-4 inches! Biggrin

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"ILoveMyMiniMe" wrote:

Try a rubber band!

Squeeze it together (to make a flat circle) and take one end to thread through the button hole.

Hair elastics work great too and are stronger....

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Hair elastics work great too and are stronger....

The only thing I could think of when you said they are stronger is the one time I got snapped in the eye with a rubber band b/c I was using it for something it shouldn't have been used for. :oops:

Yeah.. try the hair elastic one first. :oops: Lol

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You ladies crack me up!

I JUST came out of my regular work pants. I had them unzipped halfway and unbuttoned. My mom bought me some maternity pants this past weekend and.. I will say WHEW I CAN BREATHE!! LOL But I hear ya about squishing the baby.

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"ILoveMyMiniMe" wrote:

The only thing I could think of when you said they are stronger is the one time I got snapped in the eye with a rubber band b/c I was using it for something it shouldn't have been used for. :oops:

Yeah.. try the hair elastic one first. :oops: Lol

HA HA HA HA! Now I want to know what you were doing! Blum 3

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

HA HA HA HA! Now I want to know what you were doing! Blum 3

Lol Back in college, I worked in Bass Pro's warehouse.. well, I was on one of the lines when we were starting out shift and I was with a coworker that I was really good friends with. Because many orders had multiple quantities of stuff, we would always put a huge stack of rubber bands on our arms so we could band them together.. well my friend started a rubber band flinging war. Unfortunately, when I wrapped it 'round my finger to get ready to fling it, it snapped back in my eye instead of flinging forward.

I've never even tried to fling a rubber band since. I'm too scared. :oops:

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I agree that maternity clothing is boring and kinda a waste of money. All the clothes I wore last pregnancy was summer and now I'm going to be pregnant all winter. Go figure! So this time instead of buying maternity I'm going to buy some different style leggings and some shirt dresses with some cute comfy flats. I think that's alot cuter then oversized maternity clothes that keep falling off me and I can start wearing it now.

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smooth adriana. lol it's something I've done plenty but of course I don't learn my lesson.
Samanatha- that sounds super cute. I got a coupke maternity pasts but i do wear a lot of my church dresses with stocking durng the week now too

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:lurk: Keep an eye out I was rrecently able to get a pair of black pants and a skirt with elastic waits that weren't maternity. I figure they will work well once I am pregnant, but for now they are awesome on those 'fat' days that pop up. My skirt in particular will stretch a long way comfortably. My Materity clothes last time were dresses and tops bwith some give in them in a size bigger than normal, worked great because I could wear them before I go too huge. I had one dress which I call my miracle dress because it fits well before, during and after pregnancy

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LMAO Adriana!!!! Sounds like a fun time before that though!

As for maternity clothes, I honestly don't mind them. I don't see what the fuss is. I normally wear jeans and plain shirts so that's fine by me. What really bugs me is when I see pg women in HUGE men's t-shirts. It just isn't becoming at all.

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Ugh, I am at the exact same point and I *HATE* it. Especially because I pulled out my maternity pants and got a reminder of all the reasons I hate them. The shirts, I don't mind so much. But oh, the pants... I struggle with length... They're all either 2-3 inches too short or 2-3 inches too long. I'm not an abnormal height. I'm about 5'6". WTF? And... I LOATHE that stupid full belly panel. It does not hold pants up, so all my pant with that stupid full belly panel just fall down, even later on when my belly is bigger. Unfortunately, that is what most clothing companies have gone to... Maybe someone likes them, but I hate them.

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I hate this stage! I use a belly band with all of my non maternity pants however I'm always having to adjust the pants & band....it's rather annoying!

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"marymoonu" wrote:

But oh, the pants... I struggle with length... They're all either 2-3 inches too short or 2-3 inches too long. I'm not an abnormal height. I'm about 5'6". WTF?

I had a giggle out of that. Pants are designed for 5'6" tall I think! LOL. I'm 5'8" so I get the 'tiny bit too short' thing.

Do you know anyone who sews? Shortening your too long pants isn't THAT hard. Even if you went to a seamstress it would probably be pretty cheap and so worth it to be more happy with your clothes.

Does anyone sew? I saw this tutorial on converting normal jeans to maternity jeans. I thought I might try it this pg. I might pick up a pair of jeans at the thrift store and cut cut cut. I can probably more easily find tall/long jeans at the thrift store than at the maternity store. I was at Old Navy yesterday and they have NO long mat pants at ALL in the store. How annoying!

SewChic: Tutorial: How to Convert Jeans into Maternity

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I see those women that are 9 months pregnant still wearing their regular clothes. I have to look twice when i see their jeans fit great! I'm like how do they do that??? I look like a cow by the end of my pregnancy, nothing looks great.