February 9, 2010
So apparently, when the Baby Websites and Magazines and Books tell you that your second pregnancy will probably start becoming physically obvious a lot sooner, THEY MEAN IT. You guys. I’m seven weeks pregnant. And I can’t button my pants anymore. (At least not without worrying that I’m strangling my poor little bean in there! And feeling like someone is sawing me in half with denim.)
I know that it’s all bloating at this point. But STILL. This didn’t happen the last time. I remember being 10 weeks pregnant with Maggie and still comfortably fitting into my regular jeans. And shirts were no problem! Now, not only can I not button my pants, but every shirt I own is too tight around my middle (and my boobs. Oh lordy, the boobs are out. of. control.)
But there is a solution, my friends. At least for the pants issue (For the shirts… *sigh* I think I might have to break out my bins of maternity clothes and start sorting through them. ALREADY. GAH.) A few weeks ago, Sarah wrote about the Adjust-a-Button. I had JUST found out I was pregnant so naturally I was intrigued- enough that I went to the website and bought a set of those suckers. I was confident I wouldn’t need them for at least another month or so (HAHAHAHAHAHA) but at least I’d have them on-hand. They were cheaper than a new pair of jeans, after all! Plus, since I hadn’t really shared the news with the world yet, it was my first Pregnancy Purchase and made the whole thing seem that much more real.
Fast-forward to last week when I couldn’t button any of my jeans. Awesome. So out came the Adjust-a-Button and it did the trick. WAY better than the rubber-band/hair-tie through the button hole trick I used last time (how many times did the dang things slip off?? GRRR)
The only issue is that the buttons come in sets of two. And really, even if I gain eleventy-billion pounds while I’m pregnant, I can’t see a scenario in which I’d be wearing TWO pairs of pants at the same time. That means I have an extra one. And THAT means: GIVEAWAY.
If you’re pregnant, thinking (hoping!) about becoming pregnant soon, have a friend who is pregnant, or heck- maybe you just want to have them on hand for Thanksgiving dinner!- you will want this. Or, if you’ve recently lost some weight and just need those pants to be a *little* tighter
I hate you, you can also use this to make your waistband smaller! It’s a genius little product, I think. One of those where I’m smacking my forehead, going WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?
So, how to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me what you did for SuperBowl Sunday. Did you watch the game? Do you hate football and do something else? (then I don’t think we can be friends, sorry.) (but it won’t hurt your chances in the contest, I promise.)
2. You can get another entry by Tweeting about the giveaway and posting a 2nd comment here with a link to your Tweet.
3. Comments will close on Thursday evening at 9pm EST and I’ll pick a random winner after that.
Now if you need me, I’ll be over here rubbing my already-growing belly.
Note: I didn’t receive any compensation or payment for this post. I bought the Adjust-a-Button with my own hard-earned cash and just felt the urge to share the love.