When I first started buying maternity clothes, somewhere in the early 20-something weeks, I remember trying things on and pulling at the stomach thinking, “Oh yeah, this will definitely grow with me.” Little did I realize just how ginormous my stomach would actually be towards the end!
With just six weeks left to go, I find myself quickly running out of clothes, but also too stubborn to go buy new ones to last for such a short amount of time. What is a girl to do?
My main issue is pants. I have one pair of maternity jeans that fits, and two pairs of shorts that, while not exactly comfortable, can still pass for acceptable in public. The others have all been tossed to the back of the closet with my pre-pregnancy clothes.
Even my shirts are starting to reach maximum capacity. My boobs appear to be hitting a new growth spurt of their own, causing all of my shirts to dig and pull a bit more than I would like.
Can’t I just wear sweatpants and baggy t-shirts for the next 6 weeks? Please say yes.
I had a humbling moment this weekend when I decided that since my own clothes were all so uncomfortable, I’d just put on something of my husbands. As I pulled on his baggy flannel PJ pants and felt my muffin top runneth over, I realized that I have not only outgrown my clothes, I’ve also outgrown his! His fit build and slim fitting shirts are adding nothing to my pregnancy wardrobe, and it’s times like this that I wish I hadn’t donated quite so many of my old giant t-shirts during our last move.
With only six (potential) weeks left, I can’t help but think that buying a few more pieces is a huge waste of money. Although I do plan to (God willing) be pregnant several more times, so perhaps the expense make sense?
What did you wear during these final few weeks?
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