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Maternity too big normal clothes too small :-(

I'm only nine weeks pregnant yet Most of my normal clothes are too tight and maternity clothes are too big :-(
I thought I'd have a few more weeks yet, please tell me I'm not alone lol feeling frumpy at the moment

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Maybe try wearing legging (tights)... they fit regardless of size and good in between sizes.
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You are probably bloated. I had the same problem at 7 weeks. Your hormones relax the smooth muscle in your body and that includes your intestines so you are really bloated, not showing yet. At 8 weeks I couldn't button or zip my jeans and I'm 11 weeks now and yesterday I put the same jeans on and they fit. Being nauseous can cause you to bloat also. I just got over my morning sickness last week and I'm feeling like myself again. I was worried this being my second pregnancy that I'd be showing earlier because I didn't show with my first until about 24 weeks. I was so sad to think it was starting so early. But I'm almost 12 weeks and my belly is still flat. You can do the hair bow trick. You take an elastic hair bow and loop it through your button hole and around y Po it button so you can leave your pants undone. Or get the belly button band. I bought 2 of them because none of my pants fit and I refuse to buy maternity jeans. You can go to retailmenot.com and search for belly button band and get 2 free bands, just pay shipping.  The site to get them is bellybutton.com. They look like a camp under your shirt and hold your pants up while they are unbuttoned and unzipped while covering them.
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The same for me but I am only 12 weeks. I ended up wearing the maternity pants anyway so they do look ill fitting on me. I used to wear some sexy body contour clothes and now I look like I m ready to go to bed everyday at work. The thing is I haven't announced yet so they probably wonder what the heck happened to my fashion sense. Hahaha.
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Ive been wearing yoga pants since i started to show.. i bought 1 pair of maternity pants but the band keeps falling down lol i only where them for work
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Use a hair tie or rubber band to loop your button together lol. I am 19 weeks and can still do this for one of my bigger pair of jeans so I wear those when I care about looking fashionable.  Aside from that I wear my maternity pants and yoga pants!
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What ever u buy in maternity buy in stretch. I had the same problem but if I bought one size down, Im a small but I bought Xs, and stretch skinny jeans. Im 36 weeks n they still fit cause they r stretchy. Idk I started showing right after peeing on the stick lol n this worked for me.
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I bought some stretchy skirts ! Still wearing them at 28 weeks w maternirt tank top.  Comfy !
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Thank you all for the comments just gutted I look four months pregnant at only nine weeks I know it's said that your third pregnancy you show sooner but didn't think it was true, I thought it was just bloating but it's not going and this morning I look bigger :-( only parents and our siblings know so it's hard to hide it when I'm wearing baggy clothes people keep looking at me as if I got dressed blind folded,
Just wish the bloating would go or the bump would come properly hate this bit of pregnancy in very self conscious too x
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did you try a belly band?  it lets you wear your normal clothes but the band goes over the top so you don't actually do them up.
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I'm 16 weeks.  Using a hair tie on my jeans because I don't quite need maternity pants yet
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Belly bands are sold at Target stores and only like  $20, that's what I use since I can't button my work pants and it's tight enough to make me queasy and sick,  yep that band helps alot and easier on back issues too without hitting baby :-)
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*Hurting you or baby.
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Im 4'11 so maternity clothes do not fit...not even petite. Regular clothes all I can wear but so uncomfortable.  So it has been yoga pants, maxi skirts and stretchy pants with a b-band
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I'm 10 weeks and I just feel wiiiide and fat.  I'm pretty much in my gym and yoga clothes all the time because they are more stretchy but still the waistbands are annoying.  I try to get the pants with the thicker, flat band.  They seem to pinch into the gut less.  
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Thank you all I got a belly band so will try that and feeling a little better in myself, just getting stretchy clothes
The hair tie thing on my jeans is uncomfortable but was a very good idea thanks again x

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