Will someone please tell me what the deal is with maternity clothes? I don’t understand. They cost a fortune, first of all. And because there are not many discount stores (like TJ Maxx or Marshalls) that carry them, you are usually stuck paying full price. And while I have never had problems forking over cash for clothing, I DO Have problems forking over cash for clothing that I grow out of in about a week.
I think I’m doing it wrong. I’m buying clothes and then outgrowing them in record time. Two weeks or one good washing later, the pants don’t fit and I can’t button my blouses over my belly. And everything is made out of stretchy material, which is awesome for laying around the house in. But when I have to get dressed to go out in public, I feel like a sausage that someone is squeezing in the middle.
I actually think I know what I’m doing wrong. Its that I’m scared to buy bigger maternity clothes. For Christmas this year, my Mom gave me a few really cute maternity outfits for work. She also gave me a pair of enormous jeans. E-nor-mous. I unwrapped them, held them up, and started crying right there in the middle of Christmas. Just burst into tears right there next to the Christmas tree. My Mom immediately took the jeans and put them in a box with the promise that I didn’t have to look at them.
If I was mature enough to handle it, I actually need those bigger clothes. Maybe they’re a little too big right now, but I’m getting so big, so fast that it won’t take long at all before I’ll be able to fit into those jeans (hence the Christmas tears…). I don’t know why I have a problem with getting so big. I have never been a weight watcher. I don’t even own a scale! When I went to the doctor for my first prenatal visit, I couldn’t even tell them my start weight. I had no idea! But now that I’m packing it on exponentially, I’m starting to feel huge!
To solve this problem, I have decided to wear sweat pants. To everthing. Maybe if I pair sweat pants with a sensible heel, no one at work will notice. And for church, I could just wear little white gloves for a hint of sophistication. I think that might work…