Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Maternity Clothes are Revolting

Does anyone really like wearing maternity clothes? Try as you may, they really are not very flattering. I've had comments from people telling me how cute I look, but I know it's not true. There was a time maybe, but at over 8 months pregnant I think I'm beyond the cute stage and have most definitely moved onto the "wow, you look miserable" stage. About a month ago I had someone act surprised when I told them I'm expecting. Hello, I'm not stupid.

While I'm always happy to be done with maternity clothes and move back to the real deal, this time it's different. My maternity clothes are revolting against me. I'm not sure how to take this turn of events. Can they do that? I must say that with all this belly sticking out I'm surprised I haven't created any holes in my shirts, but the pants, oh the pants. One pair is quickly wearing a hole a few inches above the knee, though I haven't figured out why or how in such a spot (it's worse now than when I took this picture).

Another pair is getting holes and runs galore in the stretchy panel.

I made some fabulous repairs, and within a week I have another gaping hole.

I'm feeling a lot more gratitude for them and all I ask them to do. More humble knowing that if they choose to totally fail me I won't have many options left, especially since I am NOT buying any more at this point. In light of all that...

Dear Maternity Pants,

I know I complain about you. I know that with 4 weeks to go I've been weighing more than I have at delivery every other time. I know that I've asked you to snuggle around me and 2.9 babies now [bought while pregnant with baby #4]. I know I keep joking that I'm going to start wearing sweats or PJs everywhere I go, but I really don't want to. I do love jeans. Yes, even if they have stretchy panels on them. I don't want to look slobby everywhere I go. Can you please please please hold together for just a few more weeks? I promise to give you a very well-deserved break after that. After all, think of all the sweetness you get to wrap that stretchy panel around.


(All ready to take to the hospital - girl outfit and blankie in case it's a girl, boy outfit and blankie in case it's a boy.)


  1. I think I like the girl outfit the mostest.....but hoping that you get to use the blue bundle. By the way, I can tell you what to do with your pants ... maybe I should check out the DI for you ... they have such things there.

  2. Yes, but buying DI for less than 4 weeks is still buggy....

  3. I already hate all my maternity clothes and I just started wearing them. They're just so... ugly. But saying that, I'm SO EXCITED that I finally get to be wearing them.

    So, I assume you didn't find out what yo're having? Well guess what? We're not finding out either. This is a huge accomplishment for me. I'm so proud of myself. Yay Holly!

    I can't wait to see what your newest addition looks like. Adorable like the rest of them FOR SURE!

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  5. I have to laugh at the above comment! A forty week pregnancy, a blip???? How 'bout those of us who have done that times four, five or six??

    I sold all my maternity clothes at a garage sale only to have to buy more with unexpected number five. Then I passed them on to my sisters who love/hate them.

    I like the boy outfit!


  6. Blip my bootie! :) By the time I'm done with this I will have 4 1/2 years of blip under my belt.

    Deleted the comment. If someone wants to advertise on my blog they can e-mail me about it. Besides, their definition of inexpensive and my definition of inexpensive must be very different.

  7. Holly - it's a blast not finding out, I promise. There will be times it will drive you crazy that you could know but you don't, but it will give you something to push for in the end. :)

  8. I'm sorry your clothes are doing that too you.

    We found out with the first one and not with the last three. It was so fun and drove everyone else crazy!! That was probably the funnest part about it. People just expect you to know the sex of the baby at 1 weeks.

    I hope you'll let me know when it happens so I can come visit you at the hospital! Do you like visitors? I like a few but not too many.

    Wahoo for four more weeks!