05-22-2012, 11:28 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: BC, Canada
What kind of help or advice are you looking for? I had a baby 16 months ago and will probably start trying for another soon. Would love to help you out with any advice I can.
I'm not really sure where to start as far as clothing goes, but if you could give me some insight on what it is you want I could definitly give you my thoughts.
For now the only thing that pops into my head is don't wear plunging v-necks! Lots of mat shirts seem to have necklines like this. If you are one of the people who end up with big boobs everyone will be looking. If you are like me and they don't change much, you will still have people telling you your boobs are getting huge which you end up just feeling like punching them because your boobs are pretty much the size they always have been (but thanks for noticing!).
As far as jeans go, I tried all the different waist types and brands so could you a little insight on those too. For example I bought a pair of J Brand Mama Js. They have thick triangular elastic inserts in each side of the waist band. I thought these were awfully uncomfortable when I first bought them, but wore them anyways (usually with a tank top tucked into them under my shirt for the first while). The seams where the elastic met the denim just dug in like crazy. But after "I broke them in" they were one of my fave pairs. R&Rs with the adjustable waists were nice, I wore them all the way through my pregnancy but especially liked them for the first 6 months when I wasn't a super huge tank, and then post pregnancy too when I wasn't back down to size quite yet, but didn't want to look like I was wearing maternity jeans still. The conversion style that you see a lot on ebay with the small elastic waist band attached aren't great in my opinion for the full pregnancy (just the first 4 or 5 months and then post pregnancy), I found those restricting and difficult to sit in for any amount of time. I prefer the conversion with the full belly panel, even if you do have to give them a hoist every so often. I have a good mix of maternity jeans in my collection, some factory, some conversions, both are almost equally as great in comparison, so I'm not super picky either way which I'm buying, as long as they are a waistband style I like.
Turns out I had more to say than I thought! lol
Feel free to PM me if you have any more personal questions too.