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I almost cried at the thought of shopping in the maternity dept. for cloths!! But waking up with a size 4 belly & going to sleep with a size 8 belly…maybe this would make that less obvious/bothersome to me. Thanks!
Interesting…and soooo sad for me since I got rid of ALL of my maternity clothes less and a year before the GP started. And a lot of the clothing WAS from Target because you are completely right: They have THE BEST maternity clothing, hands down. I like their styles as well as any of the expensive stuff, and really, unless you are a Dugger who is going to be pregnant most of your fertile life, you only need maternity stuff that will last a few months. Same for GP–we won’t wear the maternity clothing most of the time (hopefully!!) so it won’t wear quickly and doesn’t need to be top of the line and made like Teflon. And I am not saying the Target stuff is poorly made…I think you know what I mean.
Anyway, yeah, it is depressing to think of wearing maternity clothing when we aren’t pregnant, but I do agree that we will look and feel better not wearing sweat pants and sweatshirts or oversized t-shirts and jogging pants. I feel like a slob like that and STILL look pregnant, so we might as well look nice while we look like we are expecting, you know? Also, if someone asks when I am due and I was out in some nifty preggo gear, I think I would just give them some date 3 months out, say it is a boy, his name will be Matthew, and move on.
I thought I was the only one looking 7 months preggers. I actually lost all my baby weight and was super skinny for 2 years after delivering my baby. Then I gained 30 pounds suddenly and it won’t go away. I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome so gastroparesis goes along with it for me. I still wear some of my maternity clothes b/c i have to (and have gone up 4 sizes in pants since the sudden weight gain) but I’ve felt so guilty doing it. Like I’m cheating or something. And of course beating myself up for not being as thin as I was after DD was born. Thinking people think I just couldn’t lose the baby weight when I really did, but then boom – all this abdominal distention came on. It’s the same shape as DD at 6-7 months pregnant, too. and hard, and high, upper abdomen. I’m glad this is not something that only pertains to me. that I’m not the only one with this wrong with me. The dr’s seem baffled by my complaints of the distended abdomen and weight gain. I think they just think I got fat. It hurts my upper belly to do abdominal exercises – feels like pressure and pain on something inflamed or too full.
So, I just ordered a bunch of maternity shirts. I’m sick of feeling so self conscious about my belly sticking out. It’s head tripping me about seeing other pregnant women when I’m not but I look it, too.
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