So I am now 15 weeks pregnant!
[And according to our last check up (just last week), baby is growing well and is about 9.1cm now! Click HERE to read baby no.3 week-by-week Pregnancy Journal]
Now. I do get asked if I still wear my pre-pregnancy jeans, and if yes, then … HOW do I manage to do it, especially with the bulging tummy!
Well, here are my 4 different ways (tried and tested) of wearing my pre-pregnancy pants (ie. until I really, REALLY can’t fit into them) :
- I simply ‘UNZIP and UNBUTTON’ whenever I sit down, hehe.
I do this when pregnancy pants are simply still too big for me.
I know it’s a bit ‘risky’, especially when you must remember to ALWAYS zip and button up when standing up! And, the risk is higher when you have little ones who sometimes like to tug or hold on to the side of your pants – just when you’re about to zip up!
Plus, you also need to learn the art of ‘zipping and buttoning’ up your pants subtly in public.
Tips: Wear a tight-fitting tank top underneath and OVER the waist, and wear LONGER tops!
- Use RUBBER BAND!
I used this trick since I was pregnant with Anya some 7 years ago!
This is what I do:
I loop one end of a rubber band over the button, thread it through the buttonhole, and then loop the other end back over the button.
Tips: To avoid any discomfort when the rubber band touches my skin, I’d usually wear a fitted tank top underneath and TUCK it in!
- Use a nice scarf as a ‘belt’
I tried this when i was pregnant with Vai. My tummy was getting bigger (towards the front!), but I could still comfortably fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans.
So what I did was: I wrapped a matching scarf in a way that I would if I were to wear a belt on my jeans. And towards the front, I spread the scarf out a bit (ie. making it wider), so it nicely covered my unbuttoned and unzipped jeans.
Tips: (Still) wear a longer top, just to be safe. And frequently (yet subtly) look and check if the scarf is still nicely ‘in place’, especially towards the front!
- Wear a belly band
I’ve seen people wearing it but I only got to try it myself recently.
It’s like wearing a nice, tight, stretchy tube top around your waist. Only better.
And I must say, it’s the BEST way of wearing your pre-pregnancy pants. Comfortably and in style.
The one I’m wearing (top photo) is by Bella Band, available for sale at Maternity Exchange.
Click HERE to read my review on Facebook.
Oh, I must add … when your pants and whatever that you wear get ‘too tight’, DO stop wearing them and go for loose clothingss and other comfortable pregnancy wear. Our clothes should never cause any unnecessary discomfort.