Monday, March 09, 2009

Old Lady Rant

I visit an elderly Jewish lady once a week, and already she has shared a plethora of advice - some of it cute, some unfounded, but all spoken with care. This past Saturday I was preparing to leave her home when she called me to her. I expected a farewell hug, but instead I received a pants inspection. She lifted the end of my shirt, pulled my waistband from my tummy and announced I was "sqooishing" the baby. She wagged her finger as she berated me for wearing such tight clothing. I promised to take them off as soon as I got home, but she wasn't satisfied. She unbuttoned the top button and made me leave it that way as I left her home.

I'm in that in-between stage when I've outgrown my normal clothes but haven't grown enough for maternity clothes. If Miss Rachel has her way, I'll be wearing mumus and sweat pants every where I go.


William, Megan and Avery said...

you need these:

I was able to use this with my regular pants until I was about 20 weeks... LOVE it!

Christie said...

At the maternity stores they have little extenders that can help get you through the point where old clothes don't fit but new ones won't either! I don't think they are too expensive. I will have to go get a few myself soon!

Anonymous said...

I used a rubber band looped through my button hole on my jeans.

Anonymous said...

I used the belly band, but many of the maternity pants have low bands that are good from early on to later on (unless your butt and thighs expand like mine did) and I'm still wearing them now until I buy new clothes.
Cheryl Mikell (Chinn)