Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mottos to Live By

For a long time after I found out I was pregnant, I was in denial about how things might progress...you know...body changing wise.

I'm not sure how I envisioned it, but I sort of assumed I would go from looking normal to looking pregnant.

So, yeah, no.

Right around 11 or 12 weeks, I noticed that pants were getting a little tight. But I didn't look pregnant. More like I ate a whole Chipotle burrito in one sitting.

So I paid my friendly Pea in the Pod a visit, just to check it out.

And the women there kind of looked at me like I was one of those women in an episode of ER who come in and swear that they are pregnant but it turns out they have one of those tumors with the hair and the teeth or they go crazy and steal a baby. Or both.

So I did what any sane savvy person would do. I googled.

(OMG. Let me tell you something about googling while pregnant. You can find a similar google search to ANYTHING by combining it with "pregnancy." Scary stuff)

On the Urban Baby website, among the mean girl snipes about white trash baby names or women who, gasp!, drink coffee while pregnant, were several references to a Bella Band by Ingrid & Isabel.

And let me tell you. This thing is gold.

It's just a stretchy tube of white or black fabric and you wear it over your normal pants while they are unbuttoned and even unzipped!

Which leads me to my newest motto:

Life is just so much better with your pants unbuttoned.

It did get me thinking...doesn't everyone need a Bella Band?!? For Thanksgiving? Or a birthday party at Fogo de Chao? Or that Chipotle burrito?

Well, probably not. I must say, I've been happy to be able to wear my suit pants and my favorite Topshop skinny jeans comfortably for a while longer and would highly recommend it to anyone preggers.

But walking around in public with your pants unbuttoned is a privilege of pregnancy, like getting a seat on the metro or getting to decide what the office eats for lunch.

Sorry.

So, if you are overly full one day, have a friend who has one, and want to try it out, I won't judge.

10 comments:

AKDeCaria said...

Love, Love, Love my Bella Band! You can buy imitation ones at other Maternity stores, but the real thing is way better. I have had mine since the early stages when I could still almost wear my regular clothes. Now I wear it with my maternity pants to keep them from feeling like they are falling down. I'm 30 weeks this week, so I know that after tons of wash and wear it retains the elasticity and color.

Sonia said...

Can't really comment on the Bella Band, except to say I wish I'd had one when I was pregnant 5 years ago! But I will say that having people jump up to offer me their seat on the Metro was truly one of the most fabulous perks of pregnancy. Enjoy it when that starts happening!

Shannon said...

Hey! I've been reading your blog for a while, and I really enjoy it. When I was pregnant, I loved my just-as-useful but for some reason nowhere near as well-known http://www.mybbuckles.com/ b-buckle--I wore that thing out! Highly recommend one.

3-Penny Princess said...

I had to laugh at "Life is just so much better with your pants unbuttoned." That is my motto, and I'm not even pregnant! I just have a small stomach that fills up quickly with food, so the result is unbuttoning my pants virtually whenever I eat. Or wearing hip-hugging bottoms as much as possible. My husband teases me incessantly about my "food baby."

It's great to know about the Bella Band though, because when (God willing) I do get pregnant, I'll have a solution waiting for me. Thanks for the tip!

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