Post # 1
So, the other day my Darling Husband and I were at the grocery store. There was an obviously pregnant woman wearing a tshirt that was a tad too small for her growing belly and she was popping out a little on the bottom. My Darling Husband made a comment about it quietly to me, and I told him to be quiet and be nice because not everyone can afford a whole new wardrobe of maternity clothes. I mentioned to him that we probably won’t be able to afford to buy too much maternity clothes (mind you, we aren’t looking at TTC for at least a year), and he said to me, without blinking an eye “I just thought you were going to wear my clothes.”
For one, he was COMPLETELY serious. Apparently he thought about this before, but when I tried asking him he was like “I thought it was common sense.” He wasn’t even kidding lol
Second, he’s not a big guy. He’s only a couple inches taller than me and weighs about 20ish lbs more. He doesn’t like to wear baggy clothes so most of his shirts are kind of tight on him. I can’t wear his bright orange high school baseball tshirt to work! Or his other baggy shirt was a gift from someone that has a picture of a squirrel making some crude comment about nuts lol (he doesn’t wear that one!) Luckily a lot of my shirts are flowy tops so I can hopefully avoid wearing too much maternity clothes AND his clothes in the future lol
Husbands are so funny (at least mine is )
Post # 3
Oh man, typical guy thing to think… too funny. You know, I’ve made it through my entire pregnancy with stuff from target- some yoga pants and some really comfy tops. I splurged on two pairs of normal looking pants at motherhood maternity, but I hardly ever wear them because the yoga pants are way more comfy. I’ve probably spent $150 total on new clothes. I just refuse to spend a whole lot of money on the stuff. I definitely haven’t been very fashionable, but I think pregnancy is just one of those times when function trumps form…
Post # 4
Lol! Boys are so clueless. The one and only time Fiance attempted to buy me clothing he bought me a maternity top! He didn’t realise it was maternity, he just ‘liked the colour and the stretchy soft material’ lol.
But this is also coming from a guy who thought his groomsmen could just wear whatever suits the already owned, and that my bridemaids would ‘probably already have matching dresses in their wardrobe’ so I don’t need to pick out suits or dresses.
Post # 5
My husband has insinuated I should just wear a “tunic” when the time comes. He is sooo practical.
Post # 6
lol I’ve never had this discussion with Fiance but I am secretly excited to buy maternity clothes when the time comes. Old Navy and H&M always have such cute things and I love the excuse to buy new clothes. Not like I’m planning to have a baby any time soon but I think maternity clothes shopping will be fun.
Post # 7
FUNNY! Actually, I wouldn’t mind borrowing a few things of Darling Husband. I like to dress super casual..but not to work. Yes, I’m looking forward to buying a few expandable items. 🙂
Post # 8
Ok, I LOLed out loud at that, especially imagining his expression!
Post # 9
I am not planning to have kids anytime soon but that was the funniest thing ive heard!
If Fiance thought that we would be in trouble. He is over a foot taller then me and atleast 100lbs more then me! Man i would be a sight!
Post # 10
Oh goodness. All my Fiance wears is T-shirts. I definitely wouldn’t be looking in his closet for options when the time came!
Post # 11
That’s hilarious! Guys are so clueless…my husband actually offers to buy me more maternity clothes than I really need…which is sweet. I’m the one constantly saying “No. I only have xx more weeks left!”
I made two really good shopping trips to outlet maternity places (spent about $100 each trip) and then one good shopping “trip” at emommie.com (they sell gently used maternity stuff – good site) and then made do with one or two shirts here and there from like Target or whatever. I did make it on two pairs of jeans, two capris and one pair of black maternity work pants…I was lucky enough to have several pairs of normal pants without buttons/zippers that I can still wear below my belly (even at 9 months pregnant!).
I would agree that you don’t have to spend alot of $$ though…just be creative with what you already have. Sundresses were a lifesaver too – especially high-waisted ones that I already owned or could totally wear after the baby!
Post # 12
hehe, that’s pretty funny.
When the time comes, I plan on wearing all of my flowy/empire shirts and dresses that I own already, and stretchy pants. I’ll just wear them over and over until they fall apart – i’d rather buy new skinny clothes b/c i wore out all my other clothes after the baby comes than spend money on preggo clothes that i can’t wear again. 😉
Post # 13
I’m not gonna lie. I wore a few of Mr. DGs shirts during pregnancy!
Post # 14
I picked up my 2 yr old daughter from pre school last week, i bent down gave her a cuddle and stood up. The shirt I was wearing over my jeans (which is very generous in length, but my 8 month pregnant belly has started to drop) rode up just a few centimeters. She looked at me and said “Mummy, what you doing? I can see your belly” The teachers laughed and said how cute she was…..I was embarrseed and wanted the ground to open and swallow me.
I haven’t bought maternity clothes….I cant see the point when I can only wear them for a few months. But I did buy some dresses to wear over tights as that look is in over here right now. And also some long shirts to wear with my jeans that sit tucked under my belly. Another good saver is a belly band, it just goes around your belly to bridge the gap of the shirts that aren’t long enough and gives a nice layered look……I guess I should of worn it that day. 🙂
My sister gave me a pair of maternity pants that she wore while pregnant, the ones with the big piece of elastic in the front. I just stared at them and thought how massive they look. And I’m not a skinny minny (Aussie 14…not sure how that translates into other regions sizing)….but those pants looked freakishly huge (and they were tagged as being a size too small for me)…..I put them to the back of the wardrobe so I didn’t have to look at them. They scared me too much. I’ll stick to doing up my jeans under my belly, at least then I won’t have a saggy bum to go with my big belly…..