Guess what I did for the first time the other day? I’ll give you a clue…
Yep, that’s right. I bought my first pair of maternity jeans. Now, I’m coming up on 11 weeks. And I know some women don’t need to get maternity clothes until a few more weeks have passed, but I am one of those lucky women who gains almost all of her weight in her thighs and hips. And therefore, the struggle to button my jeans for the last few weeks has now blossomed into a struggle to squeeze them up and over my hips when I have to go to the bathroom. Not fun. So I bit the bullet, buzzed on over to Target and bought some elastic-waist jeans.
The verdict? THEY ARE AMAZING. I have never been so comfortable in my life. Why doesn’t everyone wear stretchy-topped pants? It’s like wearing sweatpants all day. Only you look presentable. Cute, even!
The whole experience was SO exciting to me. Some women are disappointed and embarrassed when they have to move from their regular clothes into maternity clothes. Me? I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment for ages. I’ve been almost as excited about getting maternity clothes as I was to get pregnant. Ok, nowhere near that much. But seriously, I’ve always, always wanted to be the cute, pregnant lady with the round belly sticking out from her maternity shirt. And I’m well on my way. My shirts are getting tighter now too, so another maternity shopping trip is in my future very soon. And I don’t care that I’m only 11 weeks. I’m thrilled!
When did you start wearing maternity clothes? Which items did you find the most useful throughout your pregnancy? My budget is not limitless (though I sure wish it was!) so I need to buy strategically.