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Little Victories - Still wearing my REGULAR Clothes Red-Headed Stepchild Due April 10; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Virginia 18163 posts
30th Apr

I'm 10 1/2 weeks now.  By this time with my daughter I was already utilizing the "rubber band through the jeans" trick to try and stay comfortable and make my normal clothes last a little longer. I had 2 pregnancies after her where I made it only to 8 weeks, and by the time I was at 8 weeks, again, I was busting out of my pants.  It was AWFUL.

This time, I am NO WHERE close to needing maternity pants.  I actually still need a BELT to keep my pants in place!  The difference?  I started this pregnancy IN SHAPE, running, lifting, and being active.  Minus a few weeks of awful morning sickness, I have been able to keep up with my normal workouts.  I feel SO much more energetic, a lot less bloated, and minus a slightly puffy midsection, my body is still fitting perfectly into my pre-pregnancy clothing.  

I know for some of you ladies, this probably wouldn't be a huge deal, but for me, it's feel like such a victory. 

I'm super proud of myself....just had to share. :)  

user banned Due December 31 (twins); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nutbush City Limits, ID, United States 7008 posts
30th Apr

That's a great feeling of accomplishment! Good job! Your pregnancy will be smoother too for your effort :) 

Red-Headed Stepchild Due April 10; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Virginia 18163 posts
30th Apr

Quoting Jenna+4More:
That's a great feeling of accomplishment! Good job! Your pregnancy will be smoother too for your effort :) 


It really is.  I have one of my old BG Buddies to thank actually.  She has a 1 month old and I followed her pregnancy journey on Instagram. She was religious about keeping up with her workout routine and being active the ENTIRE pregnancy and at 1 month PP she looks FANTASTIC.  She is my inspiration.   

user banned Due December 31 (twins); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nutbush City Limits, ID, United States 7008 posts
30th Apr

Quoting Red-Headed Stepchild:

It really is.  I have one of my old BG Buddies to thank actually.  She has a 1 month old and I followed her pregnancy journey on Instagram. She was religious about keeping up with her workout routine and being active the ENTIRE pregnancy and at 1 month PP she looks FANTASTIC.  She is my inspiration.   


Thats great! 

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10398 posts
30th Apr

Yay! It's always the "little things" that make the biggest differences!! Keep it up mama :) good job!! 

**Awaiting My BFP** TTC since Dec 2012; 2 kids; Red Bud, Illinois 3126 posts
30th Apr

Quoting Red-Headed Stepchild:
I'm 10 1/2 weeks now.  By this time with my daughter I was already utilizing the "rubber band through the jeans" trick to try and stay comfortable and make my normal clothes last a little longer. I had 2 pregnancies after her where I made it only to 8 weeks, and by the time I was at 8 weeks, again, I was busting out of my pants.  It was AWFUL.

This time, I am NO WHERE close to needing maternity pants.  I actually still need a BELT to keep my pants in place!  The difference?  I started this pregnancy IN SHAPE, running, lifting, and being active.  Minus a few weeks of awful morning sickness, I have been able to keep up with my normal workouts.  I feel SO much more energetic, a lot less bloated, and minus a slightly puffy midsection, my body is still fitting perfectly into my pre-pregnancy clothing.  

I know for some of you ladies, this probably wouldn't be a huge deal, but for me, it's feel like such a victory. 

I'm super proud of myself....just had to share. :)  


That's awesome! With my first I was huge! I worked at red lobster at the time and I think I ate to many cheddar bay biscuits drenched in scampi butter! I gained 60 pounds with her. Surprised With my second I ended up losing weight because I was so sick until I delivered. So I went from 118 to 180. then 200 to 150 with each pregnancy. I'm TTC now and have been working out and everything and am at 118. I haven't been this good in shape since I was 19 before I got prego with DD1. I'm 25 now so I'm hoping to keep in good shape this next pregnancy otherwise I will never get it off again I feel like. Awesome job mama!!

The Bone Lady™ Asslesschaps, KY, United States 7701 posts
status 30th Apr

I stayed in regular pants until 37 weeks when she dropped so much I couldn't button them.  38



It's pretty awesome when you don't have to buy maternity clothes.

Red-Headed Stepchild Due April 10; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Virginia 18163 posts
30th Apr

Quoting .Lizzie.:
I stayed in regular pants until 37 weeks when she dropped so much I couldn't button them.  38



It's pretty awesome when you don't have to buy maternity clothes.


SO Jealous. I HATE Maternity clothing.  I don't know who comes up with those fashions but 95% of them are HORRIBLE!  Pregnant bodies are beautiful! Why should we have to cover them up with clothing that looks like it came out of grandma's closet?  Blargh.  I am going to be SO picky about my maternity threads when the time comes to buy them this time. 

The Bone Lady™ Asslesschaps, KY, United States 7701 posts
status 30th Apr

Quoting Red-Headed Stepchild:

SO Jealous. I HATE Maternity clothing.  I don't know who comes up with those fashions but 95% of them are HORRIBLE!  Pregnant bodies are beautiful! Why should we have to cover them up with clothing that looks like it came out of grandma's closet?  Blargh.  I am going to be SO picky about my maternity threads when the time comes to buy them this time. 


I generally just buy a size or two up in normal clothes or I buy regular sized dresses with some give in the fabric and paired it with black stretchy pants.

Red-Headed Stepchild Due April 10; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Virginia 18163 posts
30th Apr

Quoting **Awaiting My BFP**:

That's awesome! With my first I was huge! I worked at red lobster at the time and I think I ate to many cheddar bay biscuits drenched in scampi butter! I gained 60 pounds with her. Surprised With my second I ended up losing weight because I was so sick until I delivered. So I went from 118 to 180. then 200 to 150 with each pregnancy. I'm TTC now and have been working out and everything and am at 118. I haven't been this good in shape since I was 19 before I got prego with DD1. I'm 25 now so I'm hoping to keep in good shape this next pregnancy otherwise I will never get it off again I feel like. Awesome job mama!!


  LOVE those biscuits!  Surprised

Good luck on your BFP and when you get it, KEEP MOVING, even when you don't feel like it.  The days I worked out (and the mornings after) are the days I have felt the LEAST nauseated and exhausted.

Red-Headed Stepchild Due April 10; 1 child; 4 angel babies; Virginia 18163 posts
30th Apr

Quoting .Lizzie.:

I generally just buy a size or two up in normal clothes or I buy regular sized dresses with some give in the fabric and paired it with black stretchy pants.


Ya, I have started scooping up cute "full" summer dresses at consignment stores to wear this summer.  I am hoping those get me through the warm months.  Then I'll just need to have a few warm things for when I hit my 3rd trimester.  

**Awaiting My BFP** TTC since Dec 2012; 2 kids; Red Bud, Illinois 3126 posts
30th Apr

Quoting Red-Headed Stepchild:

  LOVE those biscuits!  Surprised

Good luck on your BFP and when you get it, KEEP MOVING, even when you don't feel like it.  The days I worked out (and the mornings after) are the days I have felt the LEAST nauseated and exhausted.


I'm going to try. I've got into gardening. My gardens like an acre big. Lol so ill be getting lots of exercise this summer for sure!! Lol.

keep up the good work!

♥Heather Due January 8 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89269 posts
30th Apr

Yay that's awesome! Hopefully this time I can do the same!

♥Heather Due January 8 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89269 posts
30th Apr

Yay that's awesome! Hopefully this time I can do the same!

Drew90 Due November 27 (girl); United States 213 posts
1st May

That's awesome! I'm still in regular jeans for now but haven't been able to button them since I found out I was pregnant. I'm not really much bigger than I was pre-pregnancy but I can't handle any pressure down there. My pants fall down without a belt, and even lately the belt isn't helping. I'm losing weight everywhere except my b**bs and my belly lol. Definitely time for me to buy a bella band in the next week or two =)