I said at the beginning of my pregnancy that I would be wearing nothing but yoga pants and t-shirts when I started showing. (Just like what I wear when I'm not showing.) I don't think I'm showing much yet, but well, stuff ain't fittin'. On thin pregnant girls, stuff not fittin' is cute. On the big pregnant girls, stuff not fittin' is BAD. Clothes cling in all the wrong places.
When I started working again in January, I said I'd stop when everything stopped fitting. I very seriously thought that my kid had a lot of padding to grow through and I'd be able to work for a whole lot longer. Wrong. I put one shirt on the other day that is usually SO cute on me, but boy, stretching it over the "girls" and my big ol' belly made for a disappointing, if not amusing, effect.
And, oh, the choices for plus-size maternity wear. I went to Motherhood Maternity at the local mall last week, and their plus-size section was about as big as my guest bathroom. Yes, I do mean that literally. Maybe a 4x8 section. And everything was expensive - I bought two shirts for a grand total of 64 bones. I cannot afford to buy a whole new work wardrobe (at least 7 shirts and 3 pairs of pants) at those prices. Well, I can afford it, but I ain't payin' it. I'd rather get a facial.
I can't find much online, and while I did bid on one shirt on eBay, most of their maternity wear in my size is UGLY. Seriously, go look up 3x maternity clothes on eBay. Who wears denim shirts anymore?? Not to mention most of it is casual. If only I weren't one of the best temps they had. I can't go to work for a CEO in my favorite Hornets sweatshirt and yoga pants.
Listen, if you start a company making attractive, cheap plus-size maternity wear, I will be your biggest investor, no pun intended.
Whine whine whine. Y'all know I'd rather spend the next 6 months naked with no job than not be pregnant right now. It's just that I do make good money temping, and I'd like to pay for everything we need for the baby on my money alone, leaving Drew's money to head into savings. There's this $200 stroller/carrier/car seat that I really, really want, and Drew gets grumpy every time I mention it. And yes, I know I can put everything on my registry, but I'd rather buy the things we need and put the stuff we want on the registry.
By the way, I'm 14 weeks now, which places me solidly in my 2nd trimester. (People disagree on when that starts, but 14 weeks is pretty much the cutoff.) Yay me! Yay Young'n!
1 month ago