Thursday, October 4, 2007

Help Me Please!

OK I need help. Someone needs to tell me that it is now ok to wear maternity clothes. My jeans today are too tight. They are so uncomfortable. I have plenty of maternity clothes just waiting for me at home, but I cannot get over the mental block of wearing them. I am so afraid if I do that, I will jinx Cletus. Not that I think there is or will be anything wrong, it is just this mental block that I can’t get thru. I think if I put a pair of pants on, there is no going back.

I know many of you probably think I am being stupid. Hello, why keep torturing yourself when you can be comfortable? Because this is a big step for me & I am not sure I am ready to take it. I still don’t have bigger bras either & that is getting really bad. What is wrong with me? This is so crazy. The maternity pants are so comfortable so it isn’t that. I think it’s just the fact that I think if I wear them, people will be able to tell and ask me about it. Am I ready for that? UGH!!! Someone please just slap me out of this!!

It is just like the therapist said. I am going to get to the point where it is not a choice anymore, I have to bite the bullet and put them on, one leg at a time. I think the point is here. Makes sense since I am at the end of the first trimester, 13 weeks tomorrow. Tomorrow I will probably wear them & write a post about how stupid I was to wait so long.

6 comments:

Jason said...

I would have to say be like Nike - Just Do It! (But not Michael Vick Nike!) Devon was the same way, she put it off as long as possible but in the end was happy that she did. It is another step in getting comfortable with your pregnancy and I'm sure you're growing more confident everyday that Cletus is and will be fine.

serenity said...

Do it. Honestly, up until this week I was wearing my regular pants, and I have to tell you - making the jump to maternity was scary. But SO FREAKING COMFORTABLE.

But yes. I am showing a LOT more than I'm comfortable with in maternity pants and sweaters. However, the comfort from wearing maternity is totally worth it.

Make the transition on the pants, and keep wearing the same shirts. Then it's more of a compromise. :P

I'm echoing Jason - just do it!

Julie and Greg said...

jenn,
would it help to buy a few things so you have new and aren't remembering that those clothes are from previous pregnancies?

and here is another comment...how come Jason always leaves you comments and never me any? I'm gonna get on him about this! :)

miss you guys more than you know!

MrsSpock said...

Hey, if I can wear maternity hooter slings at 10 weeks, you get to wear maternity pants...

Val said...

Might be an old wives' tale, but I think it's not great for the baby for you to have tight waste band on pants on either. You should be comfortable anyway. I felt "fat" for lack of better word when wearing my old clothes still. Even though I was getting big for obvious reasons, it still gives you that mentality of gaining "bad" weight. When I switched into appropriate fitting maternity clothes, I was not only more comfortable but felt like a more attractive expecting mom as opposed to Adam's fatty sidekick. And if it's the appearance of maternity clothes that bothers you, there are more appealing looking clothes now than when our parents had us. When I was 5 months pregnant, someone at work asked how I was still able to fit in my clothes and wondered why I hadn't taken the leap to the dark side for maternity clothes. That's when I showed her the tag of my shirt from Motherhood Maternity and then lifted my shirt to show her my streched belly portion of my maternity pants. She was in awe of how much maternity clothes have changed since her time. I wouldn't be as worried about putting them on...it's more when you have to take them off after the baby that is hard. You get used to that comfort. I remember being pregnant and everyone was miserable after lunch one day from eating too much. I was chillin' because I had plenty of give in my pants. I could have eaten 3 more meals and still had room! Everyone was so jealous!

E said...

Wear the pants! :) I kept buying larger sizes of "regular" pants until they started to not fit in other areas. When I finally broke down and put on the maternity clothes - I was more comfortable, more relaxed, and much happier. I continued to wear my old tops, etc, though, so the average person didn't know I was pregnant unless I said something. That helped me make the transition. It's a scary but wonderful thing....

I agree with Jason - just do it!