Wednesday, April 20, 2005

It feels good to be in 3rd!

Here I am in my 3rd trimester (although I've read the 3rd trimester starts at 27 weeks and also at 28. Which is it people???) I must say I'm surprised I made it this far. I'm not surprised the baby has made it this far but during the first 5 months I thought I was going to have to pay someone to take over for me. I must admit I thoroughly enjoy being pregnant now. I absolutely love it, fat and all. Maybe I'll feel slightly different in my 9th month when I'm about to explode but I'm enjoying it at the moment.

My only complaint right now is the ongoing battle with maternity clothes. Yes there are some cute clothes but still not AS MANY cute options as regular clothes which always mock you as you walk by. You walk past store after store just to get to your ONE maternity store option and you try to pick the best (and sometimes just the cheapest) from the small selection. And they never fit well. If you want them to last more than a week, you have to buy them a little big. So you walk around with ill fitting clothes until you grow into them. Or you can buy them to fit now but then be prepared to come back in a few days to buy the next size up. When I first found out I was pregnant, Bryan and I were in A Pea in the Pod and I saw the cutest jeans. They were $175 and Bryan actually OK'd this purchase. I couldn't go through with it because it went against every cheap bone in my body. And Bryan only OK'd it because he said "Well you'll be able to wear them every day right?" Oh I love him so but silly Bryan. Would I ever wear the same pair of pants 7 days a week for 9 months straight? And I would have outgrown them by week 10! And what is up with the sizing?? I do most of my shopping online and when you look at the size charts it says to use your pre-pregnancy size and it'll determine if you fall into a S, M or L. It doesn't work that way! I was definitely a "small" pre-pregnancy but do you think I could squeeze this ass into a Small maternity now??? No, I'm onto large so it doesn't matter what I was before I was pregnant! It just rubs it in my face "this is the size you SHOULD be but here you are on the opposite end." Whatever, I don't care what size it is, just make sure it fits me for more than 3 days.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the clothing dilemma! The stores online just assume that only our bellys become pregnant, just like the bitches,OH I MEAN models in their magazines! what about the matching butts, boobs, arms, thighs, necks... and sometimes noses that accompany that belly ful-o-baby? I'm glad your loving being pregnant, it's just such a miracle. I miss it sometimes but know #3 will be coming soon enough. Enjoy it! I can't wait to see that baby!! KELLI

9:18 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

hahahah! When I was at my largest, I pretty well rotated 2 pairs of pants. Jeans and the ugliest pair of yoga pants ever created. Although clingy material is comfy, it is damned hideous. Good luck finding things that match your desires as close as possible. Ugh. At least you don't have to wear one of those maternity suits!Now that's some scary she-ite.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

I'd never let Dana buy pants for $175.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Mama C-ta said...

Hey Pete!! Question is...would Dana ask?? >;)
(Thanks for stopping by too!)

1:04 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

My mom made me two pairs of maternity jeans. She just took some of my old jeans and cut out the zipper area and then put in some stretchy material. When I hit 7 1/2 months I just started wearing sweatpants and PJ bottoms. As for shirts I had a lot of cute tank tops that I got from Old Navy and the Gap. But again when i got really big I just wore John's old t-shirts.
I know a lot of cities have places that will alter your regular jeans into maternity. You might want to check that out.

1:44 AM  
Anonymous pete said...

Dana wouldn't ask but you don't have to point that out. I can live in my own fantasy world.

8:56 AM  

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