I’d like to take a moment to gripe about something.
Now, I know how shocking it would be for anyone who knows me to picture me – me – actually complaining about something (that was sarcasm, by the way) but it must be said.
The people who design maternity clothes are demented. Anyone who would cause (additional) undue suffering upon a pregnant woman is obviously mentally ill. If you read any sort of descriptions or recommendations about maternity clothes, they tell you that you buy your pre-pregnancy size because the maternity clothes are designed to accommodate the extra weight. Yea, maybe on the moon. I’m AT LEAST 2 sizes up in maternity clothes than my pre-pregnancy size and they’re even too tight. Nothing like having to pull your sleeves and pant legs out of your sweaty body crevices during a meeting because they’re too tight and keep creeping up into places that shouldn’t even exist to begin with.
Why don’t they make maternity clothes for REAL WOMEN? You know, the women who actually gain weight in other places during pregnancy besides just right in front where the baby bump is. Now I admit I’ve gained more than the “recommended” amount of weight, but many people I talk to have too. Besides I think the folks that made up those “recommendations” are a bit demented themselves but that’s a rant for another time.
My husband came up with a solution. He told me to wear mumu’s, and while the woman in the picture looks very happy and comfortable with hers, it’s just not me.
I don’t like walking around in my pajamas. And besides, most of the ones you find in the store look more like this: