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State of the bump
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From: (Anonymous) Date: January 20th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Bump!

Once you find somewhere selling trousers/jeans that DO fit (I hope you do!) buy a whole bunch if you're hoping to have more kids - because my experience is that nothing is the same in 2 years times and you'll have to start over on your hunt for stuff-what-fits.

I gave up on jeans and went with trousers with very long stretchy waist bands, and execise trousers. I found a pair that are like leggins with flares at the bottom, but they had elastic you could literally stretch up under your tits if you were so inclined (in the earlier months) which means they fit nicely over the bump (in the later months). Also, I still wear them, with the waistband folded over.

Have you tried looking online? Given that you have a couple of months to go - and they're likely to be cold months - it might be worth ordering something from the states, if there is more choice over here. I specifically really liked the Target brand maternity clothes.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 21st, 2011 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Bump!

We're not planning to have more kids, and even if we were I don't want to waste space/money now on stuff that I'm not going to use for another 2 years if at all (also that'd require me to be the same size as I am now -- seems like a rash assumption).

Yes, I've tried looking online -- I've mostly been looking online (there are basically no shops in central Oxford which sell maternity clothes) -- but all new maternity clothes seem to be absurdly expensive (honestly, I have never paid as much as 60 quid for a single pair of trousers, I don't intend to start now for something that I won't ever wear again) and it's a pain not being able to try things on. And ordering things from the US triples the cost of postage (which I then have to pay again when I have to return them because they don't fit) & the time it takes for things to arrive (not to mention the carbon cost of getting them flown over).
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