I Miss Wearing Maternity Clothes :-(

1st Day of Spring Maternity ShotEvery day while trying to find something to wear in our closet, I reminisce on the days of being pregnant, flaunting my bump in Trendy Maternity Clothes. It seems like it was so much easier for me to find something to wear when I was pregnant. Now I have a bad case of nothing fits right. Due to breastfeeding, I weigh less than what I did before I got pregnant. Yes people I am horizontally challenged and I am angry! I miss the love handles that held my jeans up without a belt and the bump that made any top look cute. Some tops that I wore weren’t even maternity tops, but the trendy ones that flared out below the bust line (some refer to these as “imperfection” tops, lol). Now I look at them and frown because I feel that the [bump], which I lack, makes the top. Even though they aren’t maternity tops, I simply can’t bring myself to wearing them. I miss wearing my maternity t-shirts with witty sayings written on them too; We’re Hungry, No Solicited Baby Advice, Best Days Of My Life, Pregzilla and many more :-(. It just feels like my pregnancy just flew by, probably because I was halfway through before even realizing I was pregnant.

Shopping for maternity pants was a big disappointment. If I want my maternity jeans to fit and not be soggy in the booty, I have to shop in specialty stores by specific name brand. I got through my pregnancy wearing a SwellyBelly and Bella Band over ordinary unbuttoned jeans. When jeans weren’t comfortable, I wore yoga and athletic pants.

It would be nice to have a pair or two of maternity jeans that actually fit next time around. It sucks that I can’t find my size under the $100 price range. These are some that I’m currently admiring.

They are a bit pricey, but at the rate that I’m growing (a very slow one), I’ll be able to wear them throughout all future pregnancies to come. So they will be worth the investment.

Maybe by the time baby #2 makes his/her appearance, I’ll be able to fit Old Navy’s maternity jeans. In my dreams, Bah Humbug!

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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  • Reply October 23, 2008


    The only thing, even 9 months later that fits IS STILL MATERNITY CLOTHES!!! It’s all in my belly. I have scar tissue inside there due to a previous surgery and I’m having a heck of a time getting rid of the “paunch”. LOL Just today, I pulled out a top that was a regular Old Navy top but I never wore it much before I got pregnant because “it made me look pregnant”. he he Then I wore it a few times at the beginning of my pregnancy and everyone said “oh you’re already wearing maternity things”. No, I’m not. Now I wore the shirt today to work and I saw so many people looking at my stomach and thinking “is she pregnant again”. Lord help me!

  • Reply October 12, 2008

    Donna at Blessed Nest

    my maternity clothes where aLOT more fun then my current style…I need to go shopping but being pregnnat gave me an excuse,,,,no not getting pregnant to go shopping,,hehe

  • Reply October 9, 2008


    I am with your comment by Renee.. is this your way of trying to tell us there is a baby number two on the way?? :)

  • Reply October 9, 2008

    Renee aka Mekhismom

    Ah, is there something that you want to tell us? Is this secret code for pregnancy no. 2?

    I had a large maternity wardrobe too but since I haven’t really lost the baby weight I can still wear some of my tops. LOL

  • Reply October 9, 2008


    (I especially love the maternity clothes that you can wear from 12 weeks preggo till the end — so versatile and stealthily stretchy!)

  • Reply October 9, 2008


    I definitely agree with the previous poster– hang on to those maternity clothes because you never know when you are going to need them again! After I gave birth to littleQ 2 1/2 years ago I gave all mine away, thinking oh, well, I’m not going to have any more kids for at least, at LEAST 5-10 years. WRONG! I’m preggo again and have had to buy all new maternity clothes… but you’re right maternity clothes rock and they’re always cut to be comfy and flattering, lol.

  • Reply October 9, 2008


    funny you say you miss wearing your maternity clothes and had an easier time finding things to wear then than you do now. Me too! The best thing about maternity tops is you can have that “bump” and always look cute. I still have a dress I got from Old Navy for get this…97 cents!!! It was $40! I never got to wear it cause it was cut entirely tooo big. You are still so young so hang onto a few things for next time ;-)

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