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Belly has changed shape at 6 weeks, how long til I change clothes?

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ImpyCelyn Thu 11-Aug-11 10:19:11

DS is 10m and embarrassingly I still haven't lost all the weight/saggy belly. But instead of sagging downwards my belly is now more rounded and pert iyswim blush. Generally more pregnant looking.

So, if your belly changed early with the second how long did you manage to make it before you got out the mat clothes again?

I ended up wearing mine for ages after, as I couldn't afford to buy new and didn't fit into my pre-preg stuff, I feel like I've only just put them away!

SandyChick Thu 11-Aug-11 10:53:52

I'll be 6 weeks on Monday with my 2nd and I'm struggling with trousers already. I've been tying a hair bobble around button on my jeans to give me some extra room blush

I've been having a look at the button extenders on amazon. Really don't want to go into maternity clothes yet. I put on 4 stone with ds and am determined to not put on as much this time.

My mam said that she didn't start showing until she was 7 months pregnant with me but when she was pregnant with my younger brother she was in maternity clothes at 8 weeks sad

ImpyCelyn Thu 11-Aug-11 11:45:55

Oh yikes.

I might get through a few more weeks due to floaty style summer wear.

It's a real pain though, almost all of my last maternity clothes are really summery, so I'm going to have to get new stuff to see me through the winter.

I put on an obscene amount of weight last time, and this time I'm starting off at a disadvantage. I'm quite worried about it sad

I'm hoping that having to sun around after a wee one this time will keep me a bit more active. Last time I was so tired that whenever I was home I just sat around.

spout Thu 11-Aug-11 12:24:20

I'm nearly 6 weeks with DC2 and showing quite remarkably already. It's completely normal, after DC1 your stomach muscles are bound to not be quite as good at holding it in..

I am currently rocking the leggings and tunic look quite a lot. Hey, at least your mat clothes will still be fairly stylish wink

ImpyCelyn Thu 11-Aug-11 12:28:28

Actually I was just bemoaning to DH that I bought cheap ones, and that they're looking a bit done in already.

I think that if I buy more this time I'll buy better quality as I'm hoping this won't be our last. Got to be cheaper than replacing them every time!

Leggings and tunics are a great idea for the start of Autumn.

Do you hold out much hope of keeping it a secret until 12 weeks?

kenobi Thu 11-Aug-11 12:30:14

I'm 9 weeks and my jeans are cutting me in half. sad

ImpyCelyn Thu 11-Aug-11 12:31:28

Have you got hair bobbles/elastic bands on them yet Kenobi?

kenobi Thu 11-Aug-11 13:28:02

No, I know I should but I don't like the way my belly peeks through!

ImpyCelyn Thu 11-Aug-11 13:46:07

You can get bump bands to cover that up. I got a pack of three from New Look for £10.

SandyChick Thu 11-Aug-11 15:51:16

What are new look maternity clothes like? I'm 5 ft 2" so last time I mainly wore jeans from Next because they do maternity jeans with short legs. Also I worked before having ds so I need office wear. This time I want a nice pair of dark bootcut jeans and a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans then just tunics and leggings. Because I'm short I tend to look a bit square the bigger I get blush

kenobi Thu 11-Aug-11 15:58:36

Thanks Impy, will check them out.

Crosshair Thu 11-Aug-11 16:00:49

My jeans have gone weirdly baggy, has that not happened to anyone else? confused

nickelbabe Thu 11-Aug-11 16:04:05

i'd go for floaty summer wear too, if i were you.

then get something new in the autumn when it gets cold.

what size are you? and how tall?
I was given loads of maternity stuff from a friend, and some of it doesn't fit, so I'd be happy to send you the bundle. If it doesn't fit, you could pass it on.
(they're size 14s, i think, and short)

ImpyCelyn Fri 12-Aug-11 14:25:21

nickelbabe - I'm 5'8 and a 14 on the bottom - massive on top due to ginormous 36G breastfeeding boobs grin So the size would be great, but the short might not work sadly. Thanks so much for the offer though smile

Ssandychick - I bought a lot of mine from New Look last time round, to be honest the stuff I wore regularly was starting to look a bit threadbare by the end. But I bought in April and wore through til October, so it had a lot of use. The stuff I got from Next or Jojo Maman held up a lot better.

nickelbabe Fri 12-Aug-11 14:37:48

ah, right.
my problem was the height too.

IssyStark Fri 12-Aug-11 14:57:39

I was in mat clothes before the end of the first trimester this pregnancy (DC2) as at first I was bloated and then my belly just popped. I gave up on hairband to keep stuff going after a couple of days because at 4'10 there isn't much under bump for stuff to go around before it is leg smile

I'm currently 22w and look more like I did when I was 29w with DS. eBay is my friend when it comes to getting maternity wear.

BoftheP Fri 12-Aug-11 15:09:37

I'm 12+2 with 2nd DC. A street fundraiser stopped me in the street yesterday and said "hello madam, how many bins in the oven, one or two?" OOOOohhh I could have slapped him!
Had DD in July 2010 so consider myself to be a bit flabby round the middle but didnt think I looked pregnant just yet! but apparenlty I do sad

BoftheP Fri 12-Aug-11 15:10:01

BUNS not bins

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