01 February 2007

How do you keep the damn things up?

Bought a pair of maternity jeans today. They sit under the bump and have the elastic stretchy bit at the side and they keep falling down. My only xxl belt (bought to keep trousers up after the FB was born) barely fits round the bump and digs in whenever I sit down.
Any suggestions?


I realise I usually post about all the horrible things that happen in our neck of the woods, but something wonderful is happening.... We are getting a Cafe Nero. Does this mean that we are going to be dragged kicking and screaming into the enlightened, cafe culture age away from the greasy spoon? The best thing about Cafe Nero is that they usually have a toilet complete with nappy changing facilities which as the supermarket still hasn't opened theirs, and the library requires you to be accompanied by a librarian to unlock their facilities, this can only be seen as a good thing. I give them one week before they close it for “renovations".

11 comments:

Ali said...

I came to the conclusion that maternity jeans are an instrument of torture. Embrace the skirt.

Stomper Girl said...

Maybe take them back and get a pair that fit you? If they're under-bump pants, they needn't be as roomy, unlike the over-bump ones.

Or else just eat junk food like it's for a competition.

Or those big nappy pins are quite good. Not fashionalbe or anything but strong enough to save your dignity.

Molly said...

Suspenders? Braces? Do hold them up somehow. We wouldn't want you mooning about on the streets of London town....

Mrs Thistletwat said...

I've not actually tried anything under bump, I found a pair of over bump jeans for £6 in a charity shop and I've lived in them since. I had a look on Blooming Marvellous and all the models have their hands in their pockets so that must be the thing to do.

Caffe Nero eh. There goes the neighbourhood. Next it'll be a Pizza Express, then an organic juice bar, then Woolies will close down...

velcro said...

Perhaps MrsT instead of Woolies shutting, some of the numerous phone shops lining the main shopping street would close. Maybe, gasp horror, a bookshop could open!

I like the junkfood idea Stomper. This is is something I could definately do.

Right. I'm off to visit one of the many sari shops round here to see if I can buy a scarf like piece of material to use as a belt.

mad muthas said...

sadly, your arse probably isn't big enough! try braces

velcro said...

alas I strongly suspect it's the opposite and the jeans just can't cope with all the flesh

angelfeet said...

Superglue? Might be tricky when you want to pee - is there a handy flap?

I'm happy for your forthcoming Cafe Nero (better than betting shops, which are springing up around here in their mulititude), but what would be wonderful would be a non-chain, quality coffee house with great baby-changing facilities and plenty of room for buggies. Ah, we can dream.

nutmeg said...

I had a lot of pants that had a stretchy V shape at the top and they worked well. The scarf sounds like a good idea though.

I remember watching the Grumpy Old Men series and them talking about the average "High" street in England being a mass of phone shops and American chains. Unfortunately, Australia doesn't look that different. How many phones can one person buy I ask?

aunty evil said...

One thing I wonder about maternity clothes is, they appear to be so hideously expensive, but only have a very short usefulness!

Wouldn't it be good if you could "rent" clothes, this would also be good if you were dieting (as I am) and don't want to buy new clothes until you reach your goal weight.

Hmmm, anybody want to finance my new business venture? :)

velcro said...

Angelfeet there are two good indie cafes here but they both allow smoking and even if I wasn't pregnant and didn't have the FB with me, it's still not nice.
We have the betting shops too though, and an incredible number of halal KFC rip offs.

Aunty you are too late. That idea's been done already - but only for "event" clothing like pregnant bridal dresses and so on.

Nutmeg, they sound like lovely trousers. The hunt for a nice pair for myself continues.