Things that tick me off Thursday

Thank you all so much for the kind words about our big news! 🙂 I didn’t respond to everyone individually, especially those with blogger since I know that it’s nearly impossible to remember to come back and read feedback on each post you’ve commented on…but I wanted you to know that I appreciate the kind words. 🙂

Still no sewing here. 😦 The spare bath facelift continues apace though, so hopefully by next week I’ll have a nicer, fully functioning, spare bath. I’d share some pics, but honestly the current state is too terrifying for small children and normal adults.

So instead, I’ve got a peeve for you! This one goes out to all my pregnant sisters and those who have been pregnant. It’s the jeans. Or well, all of the pants for maternity really. Gah! Even those of you who haven’t had a bun in the oven have surely seen those terrible contraptions. There seem to be 2 types: the first has a tall tube that is lightweight, and the second has a short waistband that is rather thick. Both suck.

The lightweight tube is hard (and let’s be real; annoying) to pull up, and it kind of squeezes in at an uncomfortable spot once you get to a certain level of pregnant. And then there’s the short waistband version….I’m not sure what woman those work for, but either she carries a lot higher than I do or she’s simply got a lot more patience to deal with them. They flip/roll and are kind of tight over your bladder (not good when you’ve already got a little bladder dancer!).

And lastly we come to the “capri length”. There’s several things about these that just piss me off, even without the waistband issues mentioned above. The first is that it might as well be a flashing neon sign that says “I’m knocked up”–ya know, assuming the belly doesn’t give it away. 😉 No one else wears this particular length and cut–only pregnant women. It’s like they took a pair of flares that had some sort of flaw on the bottom of the leg, said “hey, just cut it off for the pregnant gals”, threw one of those crappy waistbands on, and charged an extra $15 a pair. The other main thing that pisses me off is; WHO IN THEIR RIGHT $%^&#%! MIND DECIDED THAT CUTTING THE JEANS OFF AT THE EXACT SPOT WHERE THE ANKLES AND LOWER CALVES START TO SWELL WAS A GOOD IDEA?!?!?! REALLY?! Nothing like making those areas look even more unattractive than they already do, because there’s nothing a pregnant woman wants more than an unflattering capri-like thing when she already feels like a hormonal beached whale. Way to boost the ‘ol confidence there. 🙄

Oh, and here’s a little bonus peeve that relates to the above. Why is it that once you tack the word “maternity” onto something it suddenly becomes at least 2x more expensive? As though babies aren’t expensive enough they gotta charge double for a glorified tee shirt?! I’m not even convinced they add extra space for the belly as tight as they seem to be on some (actually, I’d probably say most) women, so why the premium?

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got, so hope ya’ll have a great weekend!! 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Things that tick me off Thursday

  1. You know, it’s been over a decade since I was pregnant and I really had hoped they would have improved the maternity pants issues. My first pregnancy I wore massive overalls, the second I had some maternity pants of the low-waistband type (with buttonhole elastic! :P) and they were about as abysmal as you describe. Blerg.

    Congratulations, anyway, peeves aside! My husband is two years younger than his brother and seven years older than his sister, and he’s still closer to and gets along better with his sister—so it’s not the end of the world. I confess I don’t think I’d want to go back to the changing diapers and not sleeping (I occasionally miss the breastfeeding), even though my friends all seem to be finally getting on the baby-train. But you’ll get over the shock. (Mine are three years apart, and even that was a shock. :))

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    • Thanks! It seems like 7 years is a fairly common spread now that we’re “living” it–lots of people have said that they have a similar gap between them and their siblings and they get along great. So hopefully, that’s the case here. 🙂

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  2. My youngest is 13, so it has been awhile. Trust me, things are better than when I had my first who is almost 30. The best maternity pants I had were purchased at K-Mart and were just really large waisted elastic pants. They were not big through the behind and thigh, so as my middle expanded, they held up well around the middle but did cut me in other places. Try making some out of knit. Just piece together a really large pattern with your usual pants back, making the front crotch area longer and wider. Kind of like what this blogger did with PJ’s only it could be any soft knit. http://thechippersnipper.blogspot.com/2011/11/maternity-make-over-pajama-pant.html

    Gloria

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  3. Ugh, jeans! Everyone has issues with them normally, let alone if you are pregnant! My mum just gave up on maternity jeans and wore leggings, skirts and drawstring waist shorts 🙂

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