Friday, June 15, 2012

I am wearing maternity clothes


Let me explain. I was perusing Riyoko's urban bike wear catalog when I saw her shirt bands. They're just a long circle of stretchy fabric used for layering underneath shorter shirts so you don't go riding around town with whale tail. "Self," I said to myself, "You have some of those."

Back when I was carrying our boy, I got a lot of mileage out of my belly band from Target. A pregnancy belly band is made to hold a pregnant lady's pants together when she can't zip up her regular pants anymore, but isn't yet big enough for maternity duds.

I kept some maternity clothes around in case Cody and I decided to have another kid. When I came across Riyoko's shop I decided to dig out my belly bands and try 'em out. They worked like a charm!

The bands made for cycling are sort of pricey. I haven't seen 'em in real life so I don't really know how they differ from the bands I already have, but they cost about twice as much as the things I got at Target, which is motivation enough for me to keep on wearing maternity clothes, even when I'm not expecting.


  1. Whelp. Today I learned a new term: Whale Tail. My only regret is that I learned this after we got our new web filter installed here at work. Maybe I shouldn't have started with a Google Image Search.

  2. Oh wow!!!! I just learned a good, economic use of maternity clothes, these bands are really useful!! J
    Anyways Thanks for the tip… ;)