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Maternity Clothes

14 wks pregnant with AppleBlossom

I am so totally bummed. I just want to sit on the floor and cry, and I felt that way in the middle of a crowded store. I’ve gone through my closet and pulled out all my maternity clothes from my previous pregnancy and they are all summer. Short sleeves, cap sleeves and thin thin thin cotton material. That does nothing for me when it’s 33* outside! Of course today it’s 65, but yesterday was in the 30s and it’s not quite ready to warm up yet. But on top of that I tried on some of those clothes thinking I’d just throw a sweater over it and some of those are too small. I’m 12 weeks-ish pregnant and already huge. How did this happen? I was not this big postpartum and all of the sudden I look like I’m months pregnant instead of barely weeks.

We went to the huge Kids Town Consignment sale and got four things for AppleBlossom including a much needed pair of jeans, but no maternity there. We then went to a local shop that I’ve been dying to go to for some gently used stuff. Nothing. Absolutely nothing in my size. If I were a Medium I would be in heaven, but nope not this L/XL pregnancy. There was a few t-shirts with those huge necks that would show bra straps in a second and completely see-through on your belly. Thank you but no.

I just want to cry. I don’t know what I’m suppose to do. Maternity clothes are something that I’ll only wear for a few months, but during those months it will seem like forever with the same monotonous clothes. Then there is the fact that I cannot buy new, because I’m not going to spend $$$ on something that is so temporary! Ugh. This just makes me want to cry.

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she’s a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.

  • Awww…..Bless your heart. I so know how you feel! I got some maternity clothes with my first pregnancy and never got to wear any of them. I never showed at all. With this one, though, I showed quicker and now at almost 30 weeks I’m in desperate need of maternity clothes. I was scared to buy any, though, cause I didn’t know how this pregnancy would go. I can’t stand the thought of spending all that money on new clothes that I’ll only wear a couple of months, but, like you, I’ve not had much luck at all finding anything at consignment shops.
    I know how you feel about the crying thing, too. There were plenty of days I wanted to crawl and bed and just not go anywhere. 🙂
    Congratulations on your new little one!!! And I’ll be praying for you through the tough times. 🙂
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  • Lara

    1st, congrats on your new blessing!
    I know exactly what you mean about difficulty finding suitable maternity clothing and have wrestled with this for some time myself. Even the things labeled ‘large/xl’ don’t seem to do the trick when you feel like you are showing right off the bat. Some things I have found: JC Penney’s carries maternity clothes in their catalog up through size 3X and they are comfortable and don’t make you feel like you’re a trollop trying to fit into regular clothing while holding a watermelon. I have also found some lovely maternity skirts that aren’t shorter than shorts at http://www.newcreationapparel.com. Lastly, when I found I was in between sizes I learned that getting knit pants at plus-size stores was VERY helpful and comfortable from early on through the very end of pregnancy and I’ve had several babes over 10#, lol. Fashion Bug is one that often has great prices for simple items and has a plus size department. Here’s hoping these tips might help ease your pains a bit as you adjust to your new body shape these next few months.

  • *hugs* Margaret! I remember how frustrating maternity clothes could be. I was able to find some decent maternity clothes at our local Goodwill store, and I made it a habit to lurk the clearance racks at Target and Kohls because they had some nice deals on stuff from time to time. I also got a few things on eBay–there can be some good deals on Maternity clothes Lots (one price for a group of things).

    I hope you find some things! Warmer weather will hopefully be here soon!
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  • *HUGS*

    Do you have a Kohl’s near you? I’ve never shopped for maternity clothes, but Kohl’s always has amazing clearance racks. I needed some tops last summer came away with 5 for a little over $20 total. (My favorite of these ended up being a $3 purchase!)
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