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I am barely pregnant and my bloating is so insane I cant comfortably button my khakis. I dont know what to do. Buy pregnancy pants now (really dont want to do this), spend 72 dollars on a new pair of bigger khaki pants, unbutton when i sit down. We switch to summer whites in mid april. i cant belive how bloated i am. what are you all doing?

Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • Have you tried the hair tie around the button trick? I used that until about 8 weeks and I gave in and got the dang maternity pants.

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    CJ 05/29/2013

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  • i am not sure if i can do that with having to tuck my shirt in and the gigline uniform regulation... are you in the navy? did it mess up your gig line?

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • I'm Army, so I'm no help there. : Is there a surplus store around you could maybe get a pair of bigger pants for cheaper?

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    CJ 05/29/2013

  • Thanks! I think that is what I am going to do. The uniform thrift shop is open tomorrow

    Married 11/27/09 and TTC right away
    Dx: Complete septate uterus with cervical duplication, endometrial polyps, PCOS, endometriosis, hypo thyroid, luteal phase defect
    4 uterus surgeries to correct my complete septum and to remove polyps and 2 years of seeing the RE, medicated cycles and IUIs
    Baby 1 and 2: BFP 3/3/11 with 2 babies EDD 11/1/11, M/C 4/6/11
    Baby #3: 8/11 pregnant EDD 4/27/11 and m/c:(
    Baby #4: 10/12/11 BFP! EDD 6/16/12m/c 10/26/11
    Baby #5: 3/13/12 BFP! EDD 11/25/12 ANOTHER m/c :(

    Baby #6: 2/14/13- BFP! EDD 10/24/13, CP 2/19/13
    Baby #7: 3/15/13- BFP! EDD 11/27/13, another CP
    Baby #8.  BFP 5/19/13 EDD 1/22/14. 8 was not our lucky number

    4th septum resection on 5/31/13.
    Baby #9: 6/29/13 BFP. C section scheduled for March 5th!

    My miracle baby was born March 5 at 9:33am. He was 8 lbs 12.5 oz and 21.25 inches long!

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  • I'm Army so I don't have the same problem but if I were you I'd just buy a bigger pair.  Once you have the baby you'll have some in between time in which a looser pair of pants will come in handy anyway until you lost the weight.
  • Army here too and we just trade normal ACU's in for maternity ACU's. You might try a surplus store. I think someone mentioned it already but you can probably find them cheaper there.
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  • I'm Navy.  Can't you just wear the untucked khaki shirt instead of the tucked in one?.  It is authorized and you donj't have to wear a belt with it, so you can unbutton your pants.  What about NWU's? 

    I didn't start showing until maybe 22 weeks and could just wear NWU's until then. 

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  • I'm Army and for now I am just wearing my husbands trousers. I know once the baby bump actually shows, and this bloat goes away, I will have to give in and get the ugly maternity uniform.

    BFP #1 11/07/2012 EDD 07/09/2013 M/C 11/22/2012

    BFP #2 02/05/2013 EDD 09/19/2013 Arrived via c-section 09/27/2013

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  • I am active duty Marine and I know on base they have a thrift store where you can get 5 free used uniforms a month. I have seen a lot of Navy uniforms there. See if you have anything like that on your base. It might help.
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