Jul 29

How do you go shopping when you think you might get pregnant soon?

Infertility really takes the fun out of shopping. Remember when this retail therapy use to be fun? Now, you go into clothing stores and wonder if you should purchase those jeans or that small t-shirt if you might be pregnant soon. Why spend money on clothes if they won’t fit in a few months? No matter how many months or years, you’ve been trying, this thought still crosses your mind. Spending $100 on a shirt would be fine but what if I can only wear it once?

You might think to yourself, ‘I might as well purchase these jeans, I’m not getting pregnant anyways.’ Then you end up spending money AND leaving the store angry. Only an infertile shopper could buy a new pair of jeans and feel upset at the same time.

And please, stop glaring at the maternity store when you walk by. Whatever you do, don’t go in.

14 Responses to “#937 Maternity where?”

  1. Eileen says:

    This is so me. I have recently taken to buying loose things just in case!

  2. MelissaP05 says:

    I haven't stepped into the maternity store yet, but I can't wait til the day comes when I can. Thanks for making me smile today.

  3. Malinda says:

    In my efforts to take better care of myself and loose some weight my shopping thinking goes something like this: oh even if I loose weight I can wear these again pregnant so I'm not wasting money shopping for things that I hope will wind up being too big.

    Women are crazy! LOL

  4. Egg Factory says:

    UGH – I had on a top today that was really flowy – more fitted on top and had lots of room around the stomach. After I had already gotten to work, I looked at myself in the bathroom mirror and thought "I totally look pregnant in this." It totally sucked.

  5. Carly says:

    In March I bought a dress for a few weddings we are attending in October with the thought in mind that it will be too small because I'll be pregnant. Unfortunately, it looks like this hot little dress will still fit in a few months. Ironic that something that makes me look good makes me so mad.

  6. finding_ac says:

    ha ha fat girl clothes are cheaper…or so they used to be!

    ♥ ac

    thank god for value village and goodwill (sometimes)

  7. Low Fat Lady says:

    I do this as well. Glad to know I'm not the only one. I won't even let myself look at maternity stuff yet.

  8. babyincredible says:

    confession: every clothing item i have purchased in the last 2 years is stretchy. "will this fit if i get pregnant?" if the answer is no, i walk on by. but, i also don't have any problem rocking maternity wear unpregnant, either, so fashion-plate I am not…

  9. Jenny H. says:

    you hit the nail on the head yet again!
    Like babyincredible I often by new clothes with a little stretch and tell myself that even if I get pregnant they will still fit for the first few months…but then like you say all that thinking leaves me sad and angry.
    why are we so weird?

  10. Pregnant Yuppy says:

    I thought I was the only one who has lost interest in clothes shopping. How I miss it. Bank balance beware ~ when I get my BFP you are going to be seriously depleted!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I just bought jeans one size too big, because they still kinda fit me, and I thought, hey, I need winter clothes, but who knows if they will fit, because I could get pregnant, this could be THE month, and I could still use these for half the winter if I get pregnant now, yeah right, like that's going to happen, I hate all my pregnant friends, oh god, I'm such a horrible person, just let me die, ok, now my eyes are filling with tears, and i'm in public, k, stop crying, distract yourself, think of something else, hey that shirt looks nice…

    and repeat.

  12. Nadine says:

    Oh my god, this has been happening to me for over a year. I try to make myself feel better by mostly shopping at consignment stores, knowing I can maybe re-sell or donate it if It Suddenly Happens. Nevermind that I hate shopping at the best of times, but this just makes it worse.

  13. Tara says:

    Yes, yes, yes, on this one. I have too-big clothes sitting in my closet that I would have given away to Goodwill a year and a half ago, but I just thought: “This blousy shirt (that otherwise does nothing for my figure) would be great when I get pregnant.” That shapeless cardigan? It’ll be great for hiding my (non-existent) bump at work.

  14. mommywannabe says:

    I have actually started buying clothes that fit, but are stretchy or have elastic waists so that they will fit if or when I get pregnant.