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December 21st, 2011, 08:00 AM
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My pre-pregnancy weight for my son's pregnancy, my daughter's pregnancy, and this pregnancy were all the same. With my son I then lost 20lbs. With my daughter I lost 11lbs. With this one, I'm holding steady.

Because I typically lose weight at first, my maternity pants are of two fits: for the end when my butt and belly are large and for the beginning when the waist of normal jeans pressing on my stomach makes me queasy and I weigh less than I currently do. My pants are all sized by the S-M-L-XL system and there isn't a size between the two sizes I have.

So right now I'm stuck. My big maternity pants fall down and my small maternity pants don't fit (well I can pull them up, but they don't flatter at all as they are too tight). I can still wear my pre-pregnancy jeans, but I have to leave the top button undone.

It's been three years since I've shopped for maternity pants. Where can I find some good ones? I need to be able to try them on, so ordering online doesn't work. I'd prefer to have them sized by number rather than S-M-L-XL, jeans rather than khakis, and $35 or less. I'd love to find a pair that doesn't look like maternity pants since we're hoping to hide this pregnancy for at least another 2-4 weeks. Right now I'm debating just finding a pair of non-maternity low rise pants that fits for now.

ETA: Yikes! I wrote a book about pants. Sorry about the long post...
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December 21st, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Im hoping to be able to wear my daughters..... but so far im still in my regular clothing.
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December 21st, 2011, 08:12 AM
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The only new pants I have bought this time have been a pair of kahkis from the gap- which were smaller than my other pants, but now they are way to tight. And a pair of under the belly jeans from Motherhood- which are super cute, don't look like maternity but are now uncomfortable because they don't have any belly support.
I haven't seen any that go by regular sizes, everything is s-m.l. Except for Pea in a Pod online but those tend to be big $$.
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December 21st, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Have you tried a Belly Band? You can use those with your regular pants or your larger maternity pants, they will hold both up. That is what I did - there are some cute ones out there and they are inexpensive...
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December 21st, 2011, 08:32 AM
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I have a few pairs from Target that I like. They are numbered sizes. My fave pair is a pair with an adjustable waistband.
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December 21st, 2011, 09:40 AM
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I got mine at Old Navy, old them! I also used a Belly Band until I had to use maternity pants. It did take a couple of tried for the old navy pants, but it was worth it.
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December 21st, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Ditto the belly band my sister & best friend used that and wore regular jeans throughout their pregnancy!
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December 22nd, 2011, 06:06 AM
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Pea in the pod are the best ones I've found. My old navy ones fall down really bad. I did pay quite a bit for the pea pod ones, but I've also gotten them at 40% off markdowns and scored a pair of Mavi jeans for $40. I'm loving the mavis!! Fit so nicely and super comfy. Also loving the Express fold over yoga pants.
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December 22nd, 2011, 06:20 AM
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There is a Pea in the Pod at our local Bloomingdale's, so I'll have to check there, Motherhood, Target, and Old Navy. I guess I know how I'm spending Christmas money!
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December 22nd, 2011, 08:33 AM
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I'm planning on just wearing comfy waistband/low rise pants. When I get bigger, I'll see how I feel.
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December 22nd, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Pea in the pod are the best ones I've found. My old navy ones fall down really bad. I did pay quite a bit for the pea pod ones, but I've also gotten them at 40% off markdowns and scored a pair of Mavi jeans for $40. I'm loving the mavis!! Fit so nicely and super comfy. Also loving the Express fold over yoga pants.
Funny you mentioned the Express yoga pants! I was thinking of all the pants that I had that would work for a long time and those Yoga pants are comfy!
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