Thursday, July 10

it's that time

Well, I've officially reached the stage of this pregnancy in which none of the clothing created for this stage (or otherwise) will stay put. I speak specifically of shorts, pants, skirts, etc. I feel like I'm constantly tugging and pulling and doing all sorts of gymnastic maneuvers just to keep the bottoms up and stay covered.

It might be time to put away the wide elastic band pants and the non maternity large sized shorts and break out the ugly and hot cover-the-whole-belly-panel pants. It might be a bit hotter and more restrictive, but at least I won't have an indecent exposure charge to worry about. Do you think they would cut a pregnant woman chasing a toddler any (ehem, er) slack in court?

Did I mention those over the belly styles are stinking hot? Anybody have any suggestions? Maybe sundresses are the wave of my future.

8 comments:

Karen said...

I hate, loathe, & abhor the giant belly panels. I wore my cute & cool sundresses all the time when I was pregnant through the summer. And I was fortunate enough to receive LOTS of shirts that were long enough to cover everything, too. Best of luck keeping your baby belly covered up!

Kara said...

I was having a fit because I couldn't FIND any big belly panel pants/shorts! All my favorite maternity clothes are pretty much thread bare. I can't keep the low riding stuff on if my life depended on it. I think we should start a trend with the sundresses.

TwoMuths said...

Well, Kara, I'd offer to share, but I think my big belly shorts would fall off you, too! :-) It's probably a little late, but have you tried ebay? I just sold some big belly panel stuff on there that was too big for me.

Last time I was pregnant, it was summer time too. I made a sundress out of a panel of smocked fabric from JoAnn's but I would never be caught dead outside my house in it. I look quite ridiculous. It's wonderfully comfy, though.

Tim & Richelle said...

My choices are pretty limited here - I wear the panel stuff and sweat (like dripping, quite literally), jumper or shift like dresses or the local stuff (3 yards of material that you wrap around and tuck - just put it up over the belly rather than on my waist) and it is actually quite comfy. If I want to be cool, I have to pray for rain or find someplace with an AC to hide out for a few minutes.

This time around, I'm smaller than I've been for any other pregnancy. Heat probably has something to do with that - so even some of my used-to-be-normal clothes are still too big. I do the same thing I do with my kids and roll the waist band, and hide that with a big loose shirt/maternity shirt. I really don't want to accumulate any more maternity stuff, since I'm figuring this will be the last time...

Alicia said...

Wow, girl, I'm impressed that you've thus far not had to wear those over-the-belly-panel pants! Those were so much comfier to me when I got huge than anything else. And always fun to gawk at my mongo belly in the mirror with those puppies on. :)

What about buying a few really long tank tops to go under things?

Kara said...

Yeah, not much longer to go. I found a pair of khaki shorts at a used clothing store here nice and cheap, then I bought a pair of denim shorts at Kohl's for 32.00. That's right, I said 32.00. And worth every penny.

LMLogan said...

I had the under belly and mid belly pants...mid belly killed me and the over belly never quite fit - more like sagged and looked sloppy. the under belly felt the best but I did have to keep pulling them up. maybe those would help? stay cool! :)

Rachel said...

do you spend alot of time outdoors?! why are you so hot!? I liked those snug maternity tank tops.. they kinda held it all in for me....