Well, I've finally entered the "I'm too big for my own pants" phase. I decided awhile back that right after Christmas I would go bite the bullet and buy some maternity pants, but I might have to do that a little sooner than I thought.
Tonight my husband and I had plans to go out to dinner. Now, it's probably only been almost a week since I've been in my jeans... I wear scrubs at work, and my other days off last week I pretty much stayed in my pj pants, cleaning the house and what not. So tonight, I went down in the laundry room to get my jeans, and was surprised at what I found when I got upstairs.
They didn't fit. They didn't even BUTTON. At least last week I could button them and just leave the zipper undone for some added room. No such luck today. I tried to tell myself, "Well, they WERE just washed and dried in the dryer"... but they've been washed and dried in the dryer EVERY time I put them on, and they've always fit.
I pulled at the buttons to see if maybe, JUST MAYBE, they would be reunited.... but no. They refused to come any closer than 2 inches from eachother. So I had no choice but to resort to..... THE RUBBER BAND.
I can't remember where online I read this little trick, but I thank the dear Lord that I found it.
You get a rubber band (preferably a nice thick one!) and loop it around the button of your jeans... take it through your button hole and then back around your button again. And VOILA! JEANS THAT STAY UP! (Just remember to carry an extra just incase the other breaks so you don't have to walk around pulling your jeans up all day!)
So, I guess it's time for this girl to make a little visit to Motherhood Maternity....