Thank all of you who chimed in and offered me advice about maternity clothes. I got great advice about what styles are good and what stores and brands are the best.
I have to give a special thank you to Jill who answered my question about belly bands on Facebook. It sounds to me like that might be just exactly what I need right now!
As I mentioned in yesterday's blog I'm not sure I'm ready for maternity clothes yet, but my regular clothes aren't really working any more either. Jill sent me a link to info about belly bands so I checked it out. This website says that you can use these belly bands or sleeves throughout your entire pregnancy and even after. Early in pregnancy you can wear them low around your unbuttoned regular pants to help hold them up and cover it up and it just lookes like a tank under your top. It can also be used to hold up maternity pants that are a bit too big yet. Mid to late pregnancy you can continue wearing it for the early pregnancy reasons and to cover up your belly in your regular shirts that might be getting a bit too short. It can also help relieve back pain. Plus the belly band also helps prevent your belly from pushing down your pants. Then after you have the baby you can use it to cover your belly during breastfeeding and help you transition back to your regular clothes.
So after reading this information that Jill kindly sent over I decided this really is a must have and I ordered two one in black and one in white. I'll let you know how they work when I get them.
Please keep sending along advice and sharing your stories I love reading them. I will also be working with some doctors as we go along so if you have any questions or topics you'd like me to discuss with them please comment below.