My loosest pants are now held closed with a rubber band. How I have expanded this much in 9 and a half weeks is beyond me – all of my apps say it is too early to be showing. But I am. My belly is round and hard, too, not pudgy and squishy (like it was after Christmas for an entirely different reason). Maybe I have a super stretchy uterus. You’re welcome, little bug.
Last night my wife and I went to the mall to look for maternity pants. We checked Old Navy, and their maternity pants section was abysmal – they had a few pairs strewn about a single rack, and none in my size. Then we went to Thyme Maternity, and the cheapest jeans were $50 (too rich for my blood for such a short lifespan) and they fit funny. I had never tried on pants in S/M/L sizes before, and of course the small was too small and the medium was too big. I’m a size 6 or a size 29 depending on the store, and those sizes always ride the line between S and M on size comparison charts.
My preference was to find the pants at old navy or the gap because I have a gift card for that chain. But with no stock in store and no maternity line on oldnavy.ca, and a big price jump when you move up to Gap, I might just have to save that gift card for something else. Also, my local Walmart has one small rack devoted to maternity, and the pants they have on that rack are a mix of one or two sizes of yoga pants and one or two sizes of sweat pants. I may be cheap, but I have some fashion standards.
Does anyone have recommendations for where I should look for maternity pants? I’m nervous buying online because I want them to bring out the best in my butt, but if a pant is well rated online or can be easily returned, I am willing to risk it.