1 (edited by scorpiogrl7 2013-09-10 14:47:13)

Topic: 11 weeks and already in maternity clothes?

I wear scrubs at work, and at home I am usually in yoga pants/pajama pants, so maybe this is why I didn't notice I was growing, but when I have to wear real clothes (i.e. Go out to dinner, visit a friend, family function) I can no longer get any of my pants zipped.  I have to use the Belly Band thing so that I can have my pants undone and they still stay up, and I've broken out the long but fitted maternity tees.  Is this normal?  I wasn't expecting to need to wear maternity clothes until I hit the second trimester.

I know the baby is only the size of a fig.  Maybe it's pushing my fat up and out, though?  I wore "regular"clothes (meaning black capris with the belly band and a top that is not maternity but roomy from NY&C) to work one day last week because my Dr appointment was over my lunch break, and every time I went toget a patient out of the waiting room I noticed people looking at my belly.

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Keep in mind you are also retaining fluids, your internal organs are being squished around, and you're probably more sensitive to being squashed into pants right now.  So even though baby is still happily behind your pubic bone at this stage, your bladder and intestines are not up higher, and you have more blood.  Is it "normal", well for you, yes yes it is!  That's the joy of pregnancy, you're normal changes from day to day, but I'm sure it's more common then people think.

I wasn't in mat clothes that early with my first, but second, third and fourth, yes!

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How exciting. I just wanted to say that!  smile

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I used pony tail holders looped through the button hole from about 12 weeks, but then seemed to slim out a bit a few weeks later for some reason.  I'm assuming it was fluid and just being rearranged.  At 19 weeks everything moved high enough that I can actually wear my regular pants again.  Its kind of a crap shoot from day to day if I wear stretchy pants or regular ones.  Pregnancy is so weird.

5 (edited by aplusa 2013-09-10 16:19:05)

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If it makes you feel better Scorpio, my maternity clothes don't fit anymore .... wink

I should also note, I started this pregnancy wearing size smalls and my maternity clothes are mostly from my sister who had mediums and larges.  She is about 4" taller than me and not pregnant has a pretty good amount of weight on me.  Even pregnant, I haven't caught up to her maternity weight yet.  And yes, I've outgrown those clothes ...

And yet everyone keeps telling me how dang small I am for twins ... Jerks.

ETA: I think it's a good thing! And exciting! You know ... As soon as you actually tell work. wink

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Oh, they know already.  I had to tell them I was doing IVF because I had to be off for the procedures and ultrasounds. So they know about the IVF, the miscarriage, the FET, and the pregnancy.  My RE is only in the office in my city on Wednesdays (he works between 3 offices) and I work on Wednesdays, so I have to have them block my schedule off for my appointments.

Well, the good news is I have only gained 2.6lbs so far, so it must just be rearranging my innerds.  But I am about a size 14 not pregnant, so I'm a little scared of how big I will end up.  Plus the whole not being able to exercise except "gentle yoga" and walking.

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I got to wear maternity clothes for one whole week before being put on hospital bed rest and al I got to wear was those wonderful gowns or a bath robe.

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Belly pics!!

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TheOtherLovingMoms wrote:

Belly pics!!

Yes, please!!!!

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scorpiogrl7 wrote:

Well, the good news is I have only gained 2.6lbs so far, so it must just be rearranging my innerds.  But I am about a size 14 not pregnant, so I'm a little scared of how big I will end up.  Plus the whole not being able to exercise except "gentle yoga" and walking.


This was a big one for me... I'm a 16/18 not pregnant, and HATE the numbers on the scale, but just remember, no matter how big you get, a pregnant belly is FAR different then being "big".  I'm over 50 inches around right now, and yet everyone tells me I look fabulous.  Maybe they're just afraid I'll eat them if they piss me off.

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Re: 11 weeks and already in maternity clothes?

i think it's more normal than you realize.  i was able to get by with wearing my prepregnancy jeans up until about two weeks ago, but that was only because i started out buttoning them high (urkel-style) around the narrowest part of my belly first, then when that no longer worked, i buttoned them below my belly.  i can't do that anymore, either, which sucks because they are the only things that make me look like anything other than a whale these days.  my point is, i think i would have probably been out of my prepregnancy jeans earlier if i was buttoning them where they should be buttoned. 

also, i think it depends on the pregnancy.  with my 3-year-old i didn't look pregnant until i was 7 months along.  this time i ballooned up very quickly.

12 (edited by scorpiogrl7 2013-09-12 11:03:21)

Re: 11 weeks and already in maternity clothes?

There is no way I would be able to button any of my pants without serious muffin top happening to the point that I'd need to wear a tent over the top to camoflauge it.  None of my jeans have rises long enough to pull them up to a smaller part of my waist without them causing cameltoe.  And my hips are so wide that there is no buttoning them under belly, either.  I seem to have a stripe of Pudge across the lower belly and hips.  Sadly, the XXL maternity tshirt that I bought and wore once shrunk after washing and now I don't even know if it's going to work as a maternity top past the next month.

Since a couple of you demanded it, here is a "belly pic", although it's not really belly, it just looks like I eat too much ice cream:

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Also, please excuse the no makeup and looking down which makes me have a terrible double chin.

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Awww, its a sweet baby bump!

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Hello Baby!!  I can't even believe you are already almost 12 weeks!!!

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Believe me girl, ice cream doesn't settle down that far. I should know, i just had a date with Ben and Jerry, lol.

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Love the baby bump!

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Yay for your growing belly! It's beautiful! So glad that the little one is growing well, and that you are also doing great!

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