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My Favorite Maternity Accessory

Shortly after Zach was born, I kept seeing all of these really cool pregnancy related things online that I wish I would have had when I was pregnant. I kept thinking to myself, “I really need to remember that for the next time around.” One of those things was the Bella Band. When I first found out I was pregnant with Baby G, I found a cheaper version of the Bella Band at Target and purchased it right away. It was definitely helpful, but not the miracle that I had hoped it would be. It does work great for keeping the belly covered, but doesn’t really keep up those ill-fitting maternity pants that always seem to fall down.

bellyups.jpgThat’s where the Belly Ups come in. I put off buying them because I just kept thinking it would be a waste of money. Then my maternity pants started getting too small and I had to go up a size. The next size up was a little too big and since I can’t exactly wear a belt with this bulging belly my pants were constantly falling down. Fortunately I remembered something about some maternity suspender-type things that hooked onto a bra strap. It only took one quick internet search to find them. Then it was just a matter of finding the lowest price. I lucked out at Amazon and found them for only $12.50 (with free shipping!) and ordered them right away. I was still a little skeptical but figured anything that promised to keep my pants up was worth at least $12.50 and I was so right.

My Belly Ups arrived in the mail on Monday and I’ve used them every day since then. I think I’m in love. I still find myself tugging at my pants from time to time, but I don’t have to worry about them falling to my knees as I walk across the parking lot with my hands full (which was very much a concern only a few days before). The only thing that could make them better is if they could somehow keep my shirt down over my bulging belly that always seems to be hanging out.

My only complaint about the Belly Ups is that I didn’t buy them earlier. I’ve already recommended them to a couple of friends who are currently pregnant and if I ever find myself that way again I will definitely buy some more.

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  1. My Favorite Maternity Accessory…

    Tired of those maternity pants always falling down? Dee tells you what she’s found to keep them up and save the world from seeing more butt crack….

  2. Noted! Thank you!

    Oh – and the band thingy? I was totally wearing it wrong. I was wearing it like you’d wear a tube top (ohhai1985), but apparently, the “cool” way to wear it would be to fold it over your pants and then it looks like a layering T-shirt if it shows below whatever shirt you’re wearing! This made me MUCH more comfortable yesterday, but still by the end of the day I just wanted my husbands sweats. There’s a vast difference in the belly at 8am vs 6pm. WTH!

  3. Abby Abby

    I had to wear all pants below the belly last time. Drove me batty to have anything actually ON my belly. So. I shoved regular pants under the massive belly and wore some of my favorite pants during the pregnancy. When you are 4’9″ and carrying an almost 9 pond baby…..

    Soon Baby G will be here! YAY!!!!!!!!!!

  4. B B

    I have never even heard of the Belly Up or the Belly Down, but I think both of them look so cool. I’m glad that you found a way to keep your pants up!

    P.S. – Thank you for fixing your site for the IE folks. I can now try to comment on your blog without my computer crashing. YAY!

    P.P.S. – I can’t believe you close you are to having two children! Double YAY!!

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