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mat pants/jeans vs fat pants/jeans?

I'm waffling between just diving in and getting a pair of maternity jeans or buying a larger pair or two of pants/jeans. I know both the upsize and mat pants would come in handy post partum. Obviously I'll need maternity pants at some stage, but I think I'm feeling it's early to roll up in maternity wear. I'm pulling the hair binder top button trick right now and by 2pm it's not really comfortable any more or I might be being sawed in half.

What did you do at that awkward stage of not really a bump but more than just bloat? I'll be 12w on Sunday and our NT scan is next Thurs and I hope I feel a bit more confidently adventurous in the fashion sense, after that.

Also, I think I saw this mentioned elsewhere I sort of have a low bump and an upper bump. What the what? Does everyone have this or only us walruses?
BzeetyD = 38, Mr. BzeetyD = 44 together 12/02 married 9/08
TTC #1 since 1/10
DX: Unexplained/??? MFI issues

Our lil' lost sparks:
5w3d loss 7/30/10 - EDD March 2011
8w loss 4/15/11 - EDD November 2011
8w3d loss 8/2/12 - EDD March 2013
4w c/p loss 10/29/12 - EDD July 2013

Long story: trying on our own + testing testing testing with 6 rounds of Clomid, more testing, injectables + TI, laparoscopy - one tube blocked, 2 IUIs with Follistim...BFNs.
RPL testing all normal, Karyotyping normal

Moving on to IVF.

IVF #1 April 2012 = BFN, IVF #2 June 2012 = BFP. U/S 7/23 = saw heartbeat but measuring behind. Follow up U/S on 7/30 - no heartbeat. D&C 8/2. Trisomy 12. IVF #3 Oct 2012 = Chemical Pregnancy

Phone consult with CCRM on 12/12/12 - ODWU 1/4/13 - both tubes clear(!) - AFC 24, AMH 3.2, FSH 9.6, LH 5.4, E2 25. DH has high frag rate but improved!
IVF #4 March 2013 CCRM. EP protocol w/ Menopur, Gonal-F & Dexamethasone. ER 3/29 & IMSI, PICSI. 43R 13M 10F 6blasts bio'd. CCS testing reveals 3 normals!!!
FET 5/31/13 of 1 4AA blast - thawed and expanded. 4dp5dt BFP.
Beta 9dp5dt = 181, 11dp5dt = 427. 1st u/s showed a healthy heartbeat! EDD 2/16/14

After 4 years of hoping and heartbreak, our sweet little bean was born on 2/19/14
We are so in love with her.

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

Everybody is welcome!!!

Re: mat pants/jeans vs fat pants/jeans?

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    I think the Bella Band (or one of the several alternatives) worked well during that middle stage since it gives more than the hairband, and it works on any pants/skirt.  When that stopped working or just got uncomfortable (which varied depending on the pants), I went straight to maternity pants. When I tried them on in stores, I found the maternity pants more comfortable than just a bigger size of normal pants, since the waist band of normal pants still hit right where I was most uncomfortable.  Either way, I hope you feel more comfortable!    
    TTC #1 7/10, Me (31)- Dx DOR (AMH 0.6); DH (30)- normal
    BFP on Cycle #8. Natural M/C at ~8 weeks
    IUI #1 and #2 (8/12, 9/12)- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel = BFNs
    IVF #1 (EPP) 13R/10M/9F, 5DT 1-4AA blast, beta #1-148, beta #2-322, 5 frosties! 
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    Thanks! I've got 2 of those at home but haven't dragged them out yet as the weather had been warm - but I should try them until I'm ready to roll like a boss mama.
    BzeetyD = 38, Mr. BzeetyD = 44 together 12/02 married 9/08
    TTC #1 since 1/10
    DX: Unexplained/??? MFI issues

    Our lil' lost sparks:
    5w3d loss 7/30/10 - EDD March 2011
    8w loss 4/15/11 - EDD November 2011
    8w3d loss 8/2/12 - EDD March 2013
    4w c/p loss 10/29/12 - EDD July 2013

    Long story: trying on our own + testing testing testing with 6 rounds of Clomid, more testing, injectables + TI, laparoscopy - one tube blocked, 2 IUIs with Follistim...BFNs.
    RPL testing all normal, Karyotyping normal

    Moving on to IVF.

    IVF #1 April 2012 = BFN, IVF #2 June 2012 = BFP. U/S 7/23 = saw heartbeat but measuring behind. Follow up U/S on 7/30 - no heartbeat. D&C 8/2. Trisomy 12. IVF #3 Oct 2012 = Chemical Pregnancy

    Phone consult with CCRM on 12/12/12 - ODWU 1/4/13 - both tubes clear(!) - AFC 24, AMH 3.2, FSH 9.6, LH 5.4, E2 25. DH has high frag rate but improved!
    IVF #4 March 2013 CCRM. EP protocol w/ Menopur, Gonal-F & Dexamethasone. ER 3/29 & IMSI, PICSI. 43R 13M 10F 6blasts bio'd. CCS testing reveals 3 normals!!!
    FET 5/31/13 of 1 4AA blast - thawed and expanded. 4dp5dt BFP.
    Beta 9dp5dt = 181, 11dp5dt = 427. 1st u/s showed a healthy heartbeat! EDD 2/16/14

    After 4 years of hoping and heartbreak, our sweet little bean was born on 2/19/14
    We are so in love with her.

    "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

    Everybody is welcome!!!
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    I've been wearing maternity pants for a while, I like the full belly ones cause you can just fold the belly portion down like yoga pants. I loved them for the stim portion of IVF and they've been a lifesaver for the last few weeks. I have some bigger pant but like baker916 said the larger pants still hit in a very irritating place (especially with PIO injection soreness)

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    I've been mostly wearing maternity pants since week 5. They are just more comfortable. I find that when I wear my fat pants, they either fall down too low like a gangster or the waistband cuts right into the bloat when I sit.
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    I would totally go for the maternity pants since you're almost 12 weeks. You can get the pants with the demi panel which you really can't even tell are maternity and you'll be able to wear them throughout most of your pregnancy, although now in 3rd tri, I hate the demi panel and only wear the full panel - go figure!

    I vote for being the most comfortable and maternity pants are COMFY!

    As for the walrus belly thing, I totally know what you're talking about. I think it has something to do with your belly button. Who knows, but it'll round out in the next couple months!! 
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    asilwhite said:
    although now in 3rd tri, I hate the demi panel and only wear the full panel - go figure!

    This is so true! I don't know if it happens to everyone, but late in the 2nd Tri, my demi panel pants were unwearable, even though the thighs and everything else fit.  I went home at lunch one day to change when I wore them, couldn't even make it through the day.  Annoying.  Maybe it happens to those of use who carry lower or have a shorter torso?
    TTC #1 7/10, Me (31)- Dx DOR (AMH 0.6); DH (30)- normal
    BFP on Cycle #8. Natural M/C at ~8 weeks
    IUI #1 and #2 (8/12, 9/12)- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel = BFNs
    IVF #1 (EPP) 13R/10M/9F, 5DT 1-4AA blast, beta #1-148, beta #2-322, 5 frosties! 
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    In conjunction with my 'fat' pants ( I had lost some weight earlier this spring), I was using the hair rubber band but that was not very effective for some of my clothes. I went to Motherhood and bought their brand of bella bands, which are working out pretty well so far. I got 2 for 25 as there was a sale, check em out!
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    Good question- I'm 15 weeks and awkwardly struggling with clothes! I've been using the bellly band and that's not bad but at times uncomfortable. I couldn't find much in terms of the demi panel for pants but did think about folding down the full panel for a while. Also while we are at it, anyone have recs for affordable places for maternity clothes? Wow are they expensive and I am a bargain shopper by nature!
    Me:30 low AMH; DH:30 MFI (count, motility, morphology)
    2 rounds clomid 100 mg -BFN
    IUI#1- 25 mg clomid- July 2012= BFN!
    IUI #2 August = BFN!
    IUI #3 September = BFN!

    IVF #1 November - converted to IUI #4 due to poor response = BFN
    IVF #1.2 February- converted to IUI #5 due to poor response = BFN
    IVF #1.3 April- micro dose Lupron flare with HGH; 14R, 13M, 11F! Transfer of 1 day 5 blast on 4/30, 4 frosties. BFP! Beta #1 9dp5dt= 179; Beta #2 11dp5dt= 442; Beta #3 4106 Stick baby stick!!

    *trying to keep hope*




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    i also have 2 bumps- and i bought a pair of maternity pants at Target but i got them in my regular size and i didn't realize my arse grew too.  so i should have gone up a size apparently.  i also have been wearing dresses like crazy and they are sooooo comfy.  i bought an old navy maternity dress and i want to wear it all the time.  i'll be getting laid off in september so hopefully won't have to buy winter maternity clothes and can just run around the house half nekked with a pair of sweatpants that don't fit.  
    Me (37) DH (39); PCOS changed to Unexplained, changed to DOR in 2012 (finally a correct diagnosis!); 
    Started TTC 2009 with RE after 6 months.  
    Clomid + Trigger x2; 
    IUI + Femara x1,
    IUI + Follistim x2;
    IVF #1 (MDL) February 2013- BFN.
    IVF #2 (antagonist) May 2013, First BFP of my life. 
    Identical twin miracle BOYS (!!) headed our way- due date is technically 2/4/14 but c section is scheduled for 1/7! 


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    Also while we are at it, anyone have recs for affordable places for maternity clothes? Wow are they expensive and I am a bargain shopper by nature!
    I didnt know this my first PG, but kids consignment stores carry used maternity clothes. I have seen them on Craigslist too. I was lucky and my friends passed around a bin of clothes tho I still had to fill in with some basics and I just prefer certain things. Target has been good, Old Navy is ok if you can hit a sale right and returns are pretty painless. Walmart online has a few things too. I bought 2 bathing suits (kinda gross but washed them a TON) from a consigment store for $6 each and this summer have used the heck out of them. It was nice to have 2 different ones and if they hadn't been that cheap I would have one bought one. GL!
    TTC#1: 14 months on our own (did HSG, b/w, SA);
    BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
    3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11! 
    TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
    BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP 
    Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
    Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
    Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
    Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
    Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
    Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie
    Miracle Surprise BFP, EDD 10-1-15; saw HB great Betas, 11weeks lost baby MC at home
    Moved forward with FET transfered solo frostie on 6-4-15, beta 1: 315, beta 2: 738, u/s showed one baby on track EDD 2-21-16
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    Bite the bullet and go maternity. They're the most comfortable option and it's not like you won't need them. That said, I did use Bella bands for a while plus elastic-waisted skirts and dresses. Oddly, I didn't like the Bella bands until I had enough uterus to push back a little. I felt they compressed me too much early on.

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    TTC #1 March 2010 - Nov 2012
    Me: 29, PCOS (anov), Hashimoto's Disease // DH: 30, normal SA
    3 Clomid, 1 Clomid/Menopur, 1 Menopur w/ TI (CX 4x's due to cysts) - All BFN
    1 Clomid/Menopur, 2 Menopur, 1 Follistim w/ IUI - All BFN
    RPL & Karyotype testing normal


    IUI #5 (12/1/12) --> Follistim + 1/3 hCG Trigger = BFP! EDD: 8/23/13
    Betas --> 61 (13dpo) // 156 (16 dpo) // 223 (18dpo) // 656 (21 dpo)
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    Also while we are at it, anyone have recs for affordable places for maternity clothes? Wow are they expensive and I am a bargain shopper by nature!
    I didnt know this my first PG, but kids consignment stores carry used maternity clothes. I have seen them on Craigslist too. I was lucky and my friends passed around a bin of clothes tho I still had to fill in with some basics and I just prefer certain things. Target has been good, Old Navy is ok if you can hit a sale right and returns are pretty painless. Walmart online has a few things too. I bought 2 bathing suits (kinda gross but washed them a TON) from a consigment store for $6 each and this summer have used the heck out of them. It was nice to have 2 different ones and if they hadn't been that cheap I would have one bought one. GL!
    I also stopped in a kids consignment store recently and got two pairs of maternity capris for $2.50 each.   I plan to go back soon and buy a bunch more clothes too - especially since I don't plan to be pregnant again after having these twins - I really hate the idea of buying something full price that I will only wear for less than 6 months.
     TTC #1 since 6/09
    Dx: PCOS and MFI
    3 IUIs, 4 IVFs = BFFN
      3rd RE: IVF #5/FET = BFP
    14dp5dt=1170 16dp5dt=2573

    1st u/s=
    TWINS!
    It's a Boy and a Girl!

    Born at 34w3d! 
     

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    BzeetyD said:
    I'm waffling between just diving in and getting a pair of maternity jeans or buying a larger pair or two of pants/jeans. I know both the upsize and mat pants would come in handy post partum. Obviously I'll need maternity pants at some stage, but I think I'm feeling it's early to roll up in maternity wear. I'm pulling the hair binder top button trick right now and by 2pm it's not really comfortable any more or I might be being sawed in half.

    What did you do at that awkward stage of not really a bump but more than just bloat? I'll be 12w on Sunday and our NT scan is next Thurs and I hope I feel a bit more confidently adventurous in the fashion sense, after that.

    Also, I think I saw this mentioned elsewhere I sort of have a low bump and an upper bump. What the what? Does everyone have this or only us walruses?
    I have it too!  Although I know the lower bump is the uterus and the upper bump is just fat!    It's really hard being in this in between stage - some of my regular clothes still fit and others don't. 
     TTC #1 since 6/09
    Dx: PCOS and MFI
    3 IUIs, 4 IVFs = BFFN
      3rd RE: IVF #5/FET = BFP
    14dp5dt=1170 16dp5dt=2573

    1st u/s=
    TWINS!
    It's a Boy and a Girl!

    Born at 34w3d! 
     

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    Take a look at pink blush maternity on line. Someone posted about it before, they have really cite things. Prices are average, but I just went there and they are having a 60 percent clearance.
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    DH:39 lower than average count.
    Married 2006. 3 failed IUIs and countless BFNs.
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    7/10 Retrieval: 16r, 14f w/ICSI. 7/15 ET: Transfered 2. 4 frosties.< Poas faint+ 4dp5dt.>
    Beta#1 (8dp5dt): 138. Beta#2 (10dp5dt): 355.
    u/s#1: (19dp5dt) 8/3/12 one sac, two yolks! Beta 8,000
    u/s#2: two strong heartbeats! EDD 4/2/12
    Boy/girl fraternal mono/di twins-- lost our sweet baby girl at 22 weeks due to SIUGR
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    Throwing my 2 cents in... it depends on where you're bigger.  If you haven't gained any weight in your butt or thighs, I'd definitely go with maternity pants.  However not everyone only gets bigger in the belly, so if you are all-around bigger, I would just buy some larger sizes right now.
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    My IF 'Resume': Tubal disease (1 tube removed) + MFI

    Fresh IVF Cycle (Feb 2010): Transferred 2, 8 frozen, pregnant with 1, miscarriage at 10 weeks

    FET #1 (Oct 2010): Transferred 2, Baby A was born 7/11/11!!!


    Happening now:

    FET #2 (July 2013): Transferred 2, Beta #1 = 951 (18 dpo), Beta #2 = 3537 (22 dpo), Beta #3 = 6565 (24 dpo), 1st ultrasound showed two heartbeats (one good-133 bpm, one low-88 bpm), 2nd ultrasound showed just one healthy heartbeat .


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    Nuchal scan at 12 wk appt

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    I would definitely invest in a pair of maternity jeans at some point. Maybe you can just keep an eye on sales and make the purchase when you find a good deal.

    I don't know about regular jeans a couple sizes up once your bump starts getting really big, unless they're low rise jeans.I can't imagine fitting into my regular jeans with a regular waistband at this stage, it would be pretty uncomfortable. But I'm sure it all varies based on how you end up carrying.

    During the in between stages the bella band was my lifesaver, but I'm sure the rubber band trick would work just as well! I also lived in maxi skirts, dresses, and leggings.
    TTC #1 since Oct 2009, Dx: Unexplained Infertility
    HSG: Right tube all clear, left tube inconclusive
    3 failed Clomid Cylces
    4/5 lap revealed blocked left tube, but right tube is open
    April/May- 50 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1= CANCELLED left ovary ovulating
    June 1- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #1 = BFN
    June 28- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #2 =BFP!
    7/12 Beta #1= 14 Beta #2= >5 Chemical Pregnancy :(
    July-Nov long break to recover emotionally and financially
    Nov 24- 100 mg Clomid + Ovidrel + IUI #3= BFN
    Jan 22- Gonal-F + Ovidrel + IUI# 4 = CANCELLED no response on right
    IVF #1- Start stims 4/7, ER 4/20, 21R, 14F, 6 frosties, ET 4/25, 2 embryos transferred= BFN :(
    FET #1- June 2012, Lurpon starts 5/27- CANCELLED
    FET #1 take 2- August 2012, delayed until Sept-CANCELLED
    FET #1 take 3- ET 10/11, 2 embryos transferred,= BFFN
    FET #2- Transfer 12/4--Cancelled, no embies survived thaw :(
    Next steps-- IVF #2 with new RE in March
    HOLY SURPRISE BFP 2/15/13!!!! Beta 1- 286, Beta 2- 782, First Ultrasound 2/25- baby in uterus & all looks good!


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