Long time no blog huh???? Well as the count down to baby gets closer, my desire to do....ANYTHING gets smaller and smaller. I have a feeling that in a few weeks it will disappear all together. BUT I must say that this latest endeavor has been my BEST IDEA EVER!!! For me that is....it may not have ANY use for you, but I thought I would share anyway. I may have mentioned this before, but I get ENORMOUS pregnant. Not the cute litte basketball belly disappears before you leave the hospital pregnant. OH NO....I am talking almost double in size, unrecognizable as the same person BIG. Like cannot go into public without people asking questions big. In the last 2 days I have had a little boy at the mall point at my belly and ask(ever so politely) "WHAT do you have IN there???" AND a little old lady in a scooter at the grocery store asked if I needed her to help me grab something off the shelf. YES pregnancy for me is a VERY humbling experience. That being said....I will get back to the topic at hand. SWEAT PANTS. As a stay at home mommy I try to avoid wearing sweats EVERY day, but as a huge pregnant about to give birth mommy I am pretty much in them all the time. BUT they are not as comfy for me for 2 reasons. 1. I have a c-section scar that gets rubbed by them because they sit right under my belly....not fun. AND 2. I sometimes end up looking like this nice gentlemen....
Not Pretty!!! ALSO...I remember after my last c-section I had a hard time finding things to wear that did not hurt my incision.....SOOOO really long story a little shorter.....I decided to hack up my sweats and make them into TRUE maternity sweats (with a full belly panel).
If you have managed to read through that monster story and are interested in your own maternity sweats.....here is what I did.
You will need:
sweats that fit (even if the waist band is snug)
an old t-shirt that fit before you were pregnant (needs to have some spandex in it)
sewing machine and maybe a serger
about 15 minutes
First, I cut the waist band off of my sweats...try to keep track of the front because it is lower than the back of the pants....this will help the panel hit in the right spot. BTW.....sorry for the blurry pictures. I allowed my 2 year old photography nut help take the pics...she is still learning:)
Good luck...and btw...I won't judge you if you make these for your not pregnant self either..shhhh it will be our little secret;)