Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Maternity Pants, where have you been all my life?

Today as I was squeezing my ever-enlarging tummy into my favorite pre-pregnancy jeans, and then squishing my way into my bella band that never seems to sit in the right place, and trying on pre-pregnancy shirts that are too small, and borrowed maternity shirts that are still too big... I came to the realization that I needed some clothes.

So we went to Target. Which failed miserably. First of all, the maternity section is TINY. And it's mixed in with the plus-size dept. Which gets confusing. The clothes did not fit well and made me look fat. Not pregnant.

Next stop: Motherhood Maternity. This is a store I swore I'd never enter pre-pregnancy. The mannequins in the window always looked frumpy and miserable. But I'm desperate, people. So in I went. Not only were the sales people SUPER helpful, they have some great stuff.

I found the best maternity shirt ever! It looks like something I'd get out of the Victoria's Secret Pink collection and it's my favorite color (pink). Plus it's really soft. I also got the best pair of jeans. All the other pairs I've tried on have been way too big, but these have the secret fit belly and they're actually really cute jeans.

So, my question is: why in the world do we not wear maternity jeans all of our lives???

A picture of my "Mom in Training" shirt. For my "real-life" friends, you might be seeing this one a lot. It's definitely a favorite! Oh, and this view reminds me... I'll post a picture of my belly button soon for those daring enough to look at it. It's always been a deep innie, but it's already kinda flat now and getting dark in color. Very creepy! (Don't worry, I took my belly ring out).

Side view of the growing bump. I absolutely love it!!! It makes me feel so much cuter and more special. And I can't tell when I've eaten too much food, because my belly is always poochy. But now it's firm, which is super. Plus, it balances out my "junk in the trunk". And I get to wear stretchy, comfortable clothing.

Here's a sexy rear view of what the maternity jean has to offer. Oh, and I forgot to mention how awesome it is when you go to the restroom and all you have to do is pull them down and then pull them back up. No buttons, no zippers. So simple. I'm never going back...


  1. Look at you...all cute and pregnant! You really do look cute babe! :)

  2. you look great! I too love things from Motherhood and think maternity pants are the most comfortable things ever!

  3. You look adorable! There is a reason for the quick pull down pants. There will come a time when every second counts. Also, when you go back to regular pants after the baby, you will have to retrain yourself with buttons! I am so happy that things seem to be going great for you, can't wait to meet him or her.

  4. Cute! I actually went to Target to look today for some possible maternity clothes, and they just all look so weird. Good advice about trying the other store, I just feel like I'm faking or something to go in there. Maybe it will begin to feel more normal.

  5. You look absolutly adorable.. Loving your baby bump.. Hope you are feeling well.. I am so excited for you guys..

  6. Amen Sister!!!!! I love Motherhood Maternity!! I wish I could always wear my maternity pants, real jeans are no fun post pregnancy!

  7. I am sad that you didn't find anything that worked for you at Target... it was the only place I had any luck. I love that their pants come in actual sizes versus S, M, L... cause a small everywhere is too big for me!

    Congrats on finding cute clothes at Motherhood Maternity!

  8. I know!!! WE went to Motherhood for the first time yesterday too!! I have been on my maternity jeans from Old Navy for a week, but had no tops and thought they had some really cute things. You're right - the best part is when you have to pee (like 40 times a day!) you just pull down and you're ready to go!
    Your bump is sooooo cute!!!

  9. Oh, those pants sound like a dream! I'm still looking forward to the belly band. The idea of going to work with my pants undone is just delicious. But you make a strong case for buttonless, zipperless jeans. So much to look forward to!

  10. You look great, I love the bump. Its so much fun and it will get even better the more pregnant you get.
    I love the jeans. I bet your really starting to feel prego now that you've got some maternity pants.

    I left you an award on my blog =)

  11. Awww you are just to cute!!! Love the shirt!

  12. Oh, so wonderful! You look so happy. :)
    - Molly

  13. You do look really cute :) I did my maternity shopping at Motherhood Maternity and I love'd the store! You can also wear your bella band with your maternity pants to help keep them from sliding down which sometimes happens.