Maternity Pants: Not JUST for Expecting Mothers

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Aug 11, 2008 12:06:52 PM

I had a fun little pregnancy milestone today: I broke out and wore my maternity jeans for the first time.� Let me tell you - you've been missing out.� I can't stress how incredibly comfortable maternity pants are.

I actually encourage every woman to invest in a pair for the sole purpose of wearing during major food consumption holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Super Bowl.� Not a huge investment either - I bought mine on sale for only $14.99 at Old Navy (be careful though; not all Old Navy stores have maternity sections).� I bet you it'd be completely worth your money.� No need to unbutton your pants when your waste band stretches to accommodate your growing belly - whether it be full of baby or full or turkey.� Just a thought.

I'm also 18 weeks today, which means Baby Lump weighs between five to seven ounces and is almost six inches long.� To stick with the food metaphor, this means he/she is about the size of a deli pickle.

Why do I have a craving for ice cream all of a sudden?� I kid, I kid.� ;o)

Oven Timer: 18 weeks

Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, holidays, shopping, pregnancy, little baby lump, Old Navy, 18 weeks, motherhood, maternity clothes

On a Hot Pursuit to Find My "Due Date Buddy"

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Aug 8, 2008 7:05:15 AM

I'm not gonna lie, it's a little tough being preggers when most of my friends aren't even so much as thinking about babies.� I'm at an age where my peers are most concerned with adjusting to post-college life; they're struggling with questions about careers, not childcare.� And while my friends have been nothing but supportive (I already have a pretty impressive army of extremely anxious babysitters), it's understandable that it's difficult for them to relate.

Here's where the Internet comes in!� I'm so lucky to have grown up as a "digital native" and have access to so many wonderful online resources.� I always knew there was a social network out there for practically anyone, so it was no surprise when I discovered Baby-Gaga, an online community for expectant and current parents.

The best thing about Baby-Gaga is the overwhelming number of young, soon-to-be mothers like me who populate it.� Most are in their early- to mid-twenties, with many even in their teens.� For me, it's been evolving into an excellent support system.� I can search for mothers by due date, age, location, and members often share advice, sonograms and general pre-motherhood concerns.

Currently, I'm on a hot pursuit to find the perfect "due date buddy." Wish me luck!

Oven Timer: 17 weeks, 4 days


Topics: pregnancy, little baby lump, social media, Baby-Gaga, motherhood, social network, expectant parents, Support, digital native, due date buddy, social support

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