Location: Spain although I am originally from the UK
I thought I was getting big quick, but then I changed my diet and it went away, I think I was bloated. Your pregnant stomach canīt cope with some of the foods it might have been fine with before. Wheat and cereals are hard to digest and I found by almost cutting them out I went back to my normal size. Nine weeks and bubs is still way down low but if your a bit short of body like me then even so there isnīt much room when everything gets pushed up, donīt be sad celebrate!! This is your wonderful baby growing not fat!
I don't think there is anything to worry about. My friend was wearing maternity trousers for work by 9 weeks, and i think i will be going down the same round. where the bloating is, is where our trousers sit at work and for me there was never much room to give before
I had to sort out my wardrobe by about 5 or 6 weeks, anything fitted is in storage! Now living in stretchy leggings and my maternity jeans. I bought them last week because it's been a month since I could wear my normal ones. For work I have two pairs of size 12 trousers I rotate (was size 10 pre pregnancy). I probably could have gotten away with size 12 jeans, but the maternity ones were in the sale (Ģ20) and I figured I would only have to buy some later on anyway!
I've been using rubber bands and hair ties to "expand" my pants because I can't zip or button any of them except my "fat jeans" from when I was 15 and over 200 lbs!!
I remember a couple weeks ago I could fit into everything!! Sheesh...my abdomen is all rock hard at the bottom. Not that I'm complaining because the nurse said it was a good thing!
Luckily for me, I've got a few sundresses I bought last year that are stretchy enough that I can wear them up until winter if I have to!! Not to mention there are some more on sale for $10- totally going to get like 5 more when I get paid Thursday.
I'm only 5 weeks but I do get the occasional bloat that makes me look chunky! I was planning on buying a 'belly band' they allow you to wear your jeans a bit longer (unbuttoned!). My friend bought a few when she was pregnant and also wore it through the bloat days. I think you can get them from amazon.
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