I’m not sure when the right time is exactly to go maternity shopping. I’m in the second trimester and my “old” clothes are no longer comfortable at all. I do have a pair of maternity jeans and 2 pairs of other maternity pants.
Is maternity shopping a gradual thing?
It seems like, even though I wish for all the extra weight to go right to my stomach, it just might go to my as$, arms, legs, and thighs. (I’m really keeping my fingers crossed that it’s contained in my belly and you do the same for me too.)
Yesterday my friend and I went to A Pea in the Pod, which is also Motherhood Maternity as well. I was surprised that there are, in fact, cute maternity clothes for pregnant women. And some of these clothes are really expensive!
I want to buy a nice pair of maternity jeans, but with the designer label and fit. I noticed the tag said they were like $200. That’s pretty steep for a pair of pants that you might not be able to wear throughout your whole pregnancy. It’s made me rethink that purchase, at least until I get a better feel for where I’ll be gaining weight.
All of you that are further along than I am, or if you have already been pregnant, when did you start buying maternity clothes? When did you really start gaining weight?
My biggest fear about maternity clothes is that I’m going to buy a lot of stuff and then I will have to re-buy in a couple of months because the original stuff won’t fit anymore.
Have you found this to be true?
If you have, how do you build a worthwhile wardrobe without spending tons of money? Is it best that I just purchase a few items here and there, or is there nothing wrong with going crazy and buying a lot of stuff? I really don’t want to outgrow things in a month and have to keep buying more clothes.
It just gets confusing because I haven’t really seen a lot of stores that have maternity clothes. Does this mean that not only pregnant women don’t have a lot of choices for their pregnancy wardrobe, but all pregnant women will be walking around wearing the same clothes? Ugh.
How do you get excited about that?
Please give me some advice about maternity clothes: When to buy, what to expect, and stores that you like that carry maternity clothes.
Now onto a completely different topic: Pimples.
Um, why do I have 2 pimples on my face right now?
I have never had a problem with pimples or acne. Not even in jr. high or high school when this is most likely. Now that I’m pregnant, my body decides to lay two big, ugly, and sometimes itchy pimples ON MY FACE? Why not somewhere where they couldn’t be seen by others? Shoot, I would even take my butt instead of my face. Oye.
Yes, I might sound vain, but I am completely freaking out about this. I don’t own cover-up and I certainly don’t know how to expertly cover these bad boys up. And remember, my friend is in town so it’s not like I can just stay at home.
Please also spread the advice of what to do when pimples strike when pregnant? It’s like my hormones are getting me back for having clear and nice skin my whole life.
Welcome to pregnancy, Jane.
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- What kind of maternity jeans do/did you prefer when pregnant? Low-rise, full panel, semi-panel, etc
- Update on pregnancy pimples: Still going strong