Freaked out about maternity clothes?!

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Registered: 12-18-2007
Freaked out about maternity clothes?!
Sun, 12-14-2008 - 7:37pm

I am starting to pop a little bit, at only 8+ weeks. I didn't really expect it so soon. I'm starting to wear my heavier-weight clothes (I lost almost 25 lbs. on Weight Watchers between May-Nov.), since I can't fit in my smallest pants anymore. I may be able to get away with some of my looser regular tops for a while yet, though.

But, I am not sure if most of my tops are long enough to cover my little pooch, especially in the next 1 1/2 weeks until I get some time off from work for the holidays. So I'm considering getting a few tops - either slimmer-line maternity ones, or loose and longer regular ones.

But I'm kind of freaked out about the idea of buying anything yet. We had to do IVF to get here, and I guess I'm still scared that it's too good to be true, that something will happen. My family wants to help me get maternity clothes, but they're also afraid to get me anything yet.

Is anyone else feeling the same way? Just curious...


KJ (32) & DH (39) PCOS Dx 3/04, confirmed 6/08.

(9/08-11/08): Follistim, MANY follicles formed; RE suggests converting cycle to IVF.

Mom to Silas Walker, born July 2009, thanks to IVF. :)


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Registered: 07-11-2005
Mon, 02-23-2009 - 5:18pm

I am 9+ weeks and a co-worker brought me maternity pants last week. I didn't try them on until yesterday, certain they would be too big...of course they fit and they are sooooooo comfortable, I wore them to work today. Although I was apprehensive, I have a very small frame and there's no where for this baby to go but out!


Me 29 (no problems)

DH 28 (low count and morphology)

IVF Cycle 1 Oct-Nov 1 emby transferred on 11/9 (6 fertilized, 1 to freeze) BCP, Lupron, Follistim, Ovidrel OHSS mid Nov, bed-rest for 6 days HCG 11/21--BFN (Happy Anniversary to us 11/19)

IVF Cycle 2 Dec/Jan-2 embies transferred on 1/3 (10 fertilized, none to freeze) BCP, Lupron, Follisitim, Ovidrel

BETA #1-106 1/15/09

BETA #2-549 1/19/09

BETA #3-2098 1/22/09

U/S #1-saw two possible sacs...1 a definite gestational sac with a yolk sac, measuring a little small but nothing to worry over, the other questionable, could be a gestational sac or could be a pool of blood, we won't know until 2nd u/s-1/26/09

U/S #2-U/S #2-detected a heartbeat but baby is still measuring small, RE says chance of m/c just increased to 50%, next U/S 2/18/09. 2/9/09

U/S #3-heartrate 160bpm, Sticky is catching up...released to OB




TTC since 3/07 Male Factor Infertility

IVF #1 Oct/Nov 2008-BFN

IVF #2 Dec 2008-BFP

Ends in late miscarriage (16 weeks) discovered at 18 week u/s. Angel baby boy (Sam) born sleeping on 4

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Registered: 06-28-2008
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 10:14am
I dont' know if this will help but I went to JCPenny for my clothes. They had a lot of clothes that I would have not known about but it worked out really well for me.
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Registered: 07-14-2008
Fri, 03-06-2009 - 10:58am
I wasnt looking forward to getting maternity clothes, but they are more comfortable. Well Im still not crazy about the pants, but the longer tops are great for me, since Im very tall to begin with. I feel more pregnant and less "just fat" in the maternity tops. Im waiting for it to get warmer so I can start wearing skirts.