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Monday, February 26, 2007

Maternity Madness!

So, have you ever seen a Bella Band? It's this little tube of fabric which is specifically designed to hold up maternity pants or cover your ever expanding belly so that youcan wear you pre-prego clothes longer. Personally, I've thought it was a good idea ever since I started fastening my pants with a hair tie.

You see, I've learned a few things about clothing and the ever expanding body of a pregnant woman!

  1. While your pre-pregnant hip huggers might fit ideally underneath your bulging belly, you will no doubt spend the day trying to pull the back of your pants up so that your ass doesn't hang out in the half moon fashion.
  2. Long maternity shirts can cover the previously mentioned "half-moon effect". However, you will still spend your day pulling the back of your pants up because you can feel that plumber's crack effect!
  3. Hair ties are ideal for expanding a tight waistband. Unfortunately, at some point you will undoubtedly outgrow the zipper. Unless you are the type who doesn't mind a little lower-level air conditioning, you will eventually have to break down and wear real maternity pants!
  4. When you finally break down and slide into that first giant elastic waistband, you will discover that you now have to spend most of your day pulling up the front of your pants to prevent the ever attractive "crotch-around-the-knees effect".

This is where that Bella Band would come in very handy. However, where I live there aren't many options available to shop for maternity items. That's where being raised on hand-me-downs, garage sale specials, and improvised furniture comes in quite handy.

My solution: a black knit tube top! I must say that it is about 85% effective which means I only have to pull my pants up about three times in the course of the day, as opposed to 326 times!

1 comment:

Ramblings from an Old Woman that lived in a shoe. said...

Yea, the world laughs at us pack rats but just look what we can make out of nothing. I think that tube top went from me, to you, to your big belly..Mom Mie