Written by Mama 12/16: Horrid Maternity Pants

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It’s time for the Written by Mama Monday blog post over on the Thirsties’ blog! This is just a fun weekly post that I get to write on any and every mom topic that I can think of. This week’s topic is about those stupid mid-belly maternity pants and my hatred for them. I had fun writing it, maybe you’ll get a little laugh out of your Monday from it. Enjoy!!

Can we take a minute to talk about maternity clothes? I’ve got a beef with the brilliant person who designed mid-belly maternity pants. I mean, who, in their right mind, would decide to create maternity pants that have a tiny (in comparison to my growing maternal belly) elastic band, cover it in fabric and have it rest mid-belly on a pregnant woman? In theory it may seem like a great idea; you have this stretchy fabric that will allow the pregnant woman to wear the same pants through her pregnancy. Notice I said, “in theory?”

I don’t know; maybe some of you reading this will write back and say, “Bert! You crazy, hormonal woman! These are the greatest designed pants for maternity wear to come on the scene!” And you may be correct. One thing is certain, I am hormonal which tends to lead to some crazy thinking. Allow me to state my case

To read the rest of the post and my reasons for hating this particular kind of maternity wear click here and visit the Thirsties’ blog! read all the way to the end…that’s my favorite part. Okay that’s the part that had me laughing out loud which made my husband wonder what on earth I was doing. He didn’t find it quite as humorous as I did though. The things we women can only know and understand, right? Right!!


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Elizabeth "Bert" Anderson is a stay-at-home mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Rogers. She's the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or five, there's a first time for everything. She's a lover of cloth diapers, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.

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  • http://www.clothdiapergeek.com Julie Clark

    I had the worst time with maternity clothes with the twins! I always looked like a homeless person. My belly was always hanging out from under the shirt, the pants were either too tight and just right around the waist or so loose that they were always falling down.

    Thank goodness I don’t have to worry about needing a maternity wardrobe again!

  • Jessica O

    I love your last paragraph! Were you standing behind me in the check-out line? I am 17 weeks with my 3rd, and constantly pulling up those horrid pants! lol I deal with them though because I don’t want to wear sweat pants 7 days a weeks…only 6 haha thanks for the laugh!

  • Laurie P

    Hilarious! Totally took me back to the day I caved and bought maternity pants. I remember vividly how much I looked forward to getting home at the end of the day to peel them off too.

  • Erin K.

    Yes! I am 7 months pregnant with my third baby. I have a couple pairs of work pants that have a belly band that only go up 1/2 way on my belly. Since this is my third, my stomach is much bigger than with my other two babies. The mid-belly band is so uncomfortable. I get all itchy and it leaves an indent on my belly. It sucks!


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