Before I was pregnant I secretly envied women in their cute maternity pants. Sure, I thought they were extremely weird looking with the huge stretchy blue band that eats up their belly, but I kept hearing about how comfortable they were. Plus, how cool are pants that are especially made for your state of being?
I do have a secret weapon that helps… I have a few BellaBands that I wear over my pre-pregnancy jeans and pants. I started wearing them around 10 weeks or so when I was ultra-bloated and my bloat was low and squishing my gut. I would just unzip my pants, and slip it on. That’s been a lifesaver when it comes to sticking to my “no maternity pants” plan. I also have several skirts with elastic waists that I wear a lot. There have been a couple of times where I’ve grabbed a random skirt or pair of pants that’s not low rise and I’ll tell you what… Those don’t fit!
Sometimes I’m tempted to give in and join the scrunchy pants club, but other times I can see myself in the home stretch. Every pair of pants I save on is like another little outfit for my little girl. That’s one way to think of it.
Also, I got a bunch of cute things in a Pregnancy Essentials kit courtesy of BellaBand. An everyday cami I literally wear almost every day, rushed tank, belly leggings, and an organic black BellaBand and a white BellaBand which I LOVE. There’s a ton of online retailers that sell them here.