Sunday, February 28, 2010

Twelve year olds could get pregnant right?

I've had to dress up at work the past few days, so a couple days had passed since I last attempted to button my jeans. I had already made the decision that I needed to go shopping for some maternity clothes. And, its a good thing that I already had this planned. I was getting dressed yesterday and low and behold! My jeans didn't fit. Not even close. Like, there was an inch gap between my button and the hole I was trying to stick the button in. But, I didn't give up. I calmly laid down on the bed thinking that maybe, just maybe, the "fat" would spread a little to the side while lying down and then I could button my jeans. Yeah, no such luck. It doesn't move to the side at all when you're pregnant. So, I eyed the belly band that was sitting on the dresser and decided that wasn't acceptable at that particular moment. I was determined to get a pair of my jeans buttoned. Really determined. Instead, I grabbed another pair of jeans. Much to my surprise, those didn't fit either. I was beginning to run out of options since laundry has been on the back burner these days and was left with one last pair of jeans. When I realized that these jeans were slightly big on me anyway. After a little hesitation, I attempted to button my last option. I attempted to suck in what I could, and viola! The button slid right into the button hole. I was really excited about this until I realized I might not be so lucky next time. After all, I didn't wear jeans for only two days before this and I still have 5 1/2 months of pregnancy left. So, I left, husband in tow, in search of much more roomy clothes.

I had already attempted to go maternity shopping for the fun of it one other time. But, I wasn't that disappointed when I didn't find anything because I didn't really need anything at that point. I decided to attempt the mall where I ended up at a couple different maternity stores with no luck. I mean, I know I'm small. When you are 25 years old and are the size of an average 12 year old, its going to be a little difficult finding clothes. Pre-pregnancy I was 4'10 inches tall and weighed 88 lbs (I can take a moment to hate's ok, everyone does). Shopping for myself pre-pregnancy was a nightmare. But, its a whole new level of nightmare now that I'm with child. These stores advertise that they sell XS maternity clothes and then you get there and the smallest size you can find is a medium. That doesn't do me any good. I know I shouldn't complain, but I'm entitled to and because I just want to. I mean, don't 12 year olds get pregnant sometimes? Where the hell do they shop for maternity clothes? Just curious. Not that I condone creating a maternity line for middle schoolers, but geez. I just wanna know.

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