I know- not being able to suck in the gut is a GOOD thing. That is the bump. However- at this stage, when you put on pants and cant button them- you don't LOOK pregnant. You just look fat. And after spending a YEAR to get rid of that look, and spending months enthralled in the fact that you are nice and fit- it hits the ego a little.
I know- I lost weight and got fit so I COULD have kids. I know breast feeding looses as much calories as my 3 mile run. I know that given 6 months I will have my skinny jeans back ALONG with a darling little me and Adam. (Poor child has NO chance of NOT being a major nerd.) But.... all that said. Doesn't mean I like it.
So, with my birthday money (Thank you family!) I went out yesterday with the idea of updating my wardrobe. I went everywhere I could think before I hit the mall thinking- hey a little store will be cheaper than the mall right?
SO WRONG. Kohls wants 50 dollars for pregnancy pants. I don't even spend that on skinny fit Sarah pants. Def not going to use it on fat baby Sarah. And Targets DD bras are really like... a C. Suck. I went to the mall, thinking dowerly, that I was going to have to start special ordering clothes.
Enter Victoria Secrets and Motherhood Maternity- my mall stores that will NEVER let me down. Vickys has a new cotton bra- IN MY SIZE- that is HALF PRICE. $24. Target price. For the the perfect fitting, comfort, looking bra. I almost cried when I put it on. No joke.
I tried on almost EVERY style of jean at Motherhood. The best part was- EVERY size was way too big except for the small. (YAY!!) And even the smalls are all made of stretch fabric so even if my butt DOES widen a little, even if my thighs DO expand with water these pants will STILL fit. At least for a few months. Even better. Pants were $24 dollars. I LOVE MOTHERHOOD.
(PS- PLEASE do not "ensure me" that my butt and thighs are going to get bigger. That will just make me more sad before I need to be. Don't you guys HATE the negative pregnancy advice people give you?- not meaning you are going to give me that advice- meaning in general when YOU got that advice didn't it make your blood boil?- "Oh just wait..." they say. I want to return with.... "Oh just shut-up..." PPS- I am a horrifically mean pregnant lady. No joke.)
Even better about trying on Motherhood Maternity jeans- people have told me how awful the pregnancy pant is- the one with the "hidden belly" AKA the big flap of fabric that should cover the huge belly and hold the pants up. Whoever said these pants are awful- LIED. LIED big time. They are AWESOME!!
One, the get rid of any line underwear/ garments might cause so I can even go back to wearing those TIGHT shirts I love because there is just a cute- bump. Not rolls, not a muffin top. Besides that- they are SO comfortable!! I can sit, lay, move, do knee ups in them, without any restraint in any which way. These pants move with me, form with me.
EVEN BETTER than that? Adam thought they were normal pants. I twirled for him in them this morning and he had this look like- "OMG. Did you really buy normal pants when you will grown out of them in 2 months?" So when I showed him the belly panel he was impressed. Because these pants are CUTE.
So those of you who only have kids to look forward too- ignore everyone. Pregnancy clothes are awesome and comfy and I feel like I could sleep in my jeans. (Not that I never slept in normal jeans before... used to do that a lot.) I look forward to putting on my pregnancy clothes. Because I feel CUTE. Cute belly pregnant cute. And what MORE does a pregnant woman deserve than to feel cute? Unless its extra sleep and free stuff...