Confession: I wear maternity jeans.
I have worn maternity jeans since 2008...and I didn't get pregnant until June 2010.
How it started: We started trying to get pregnant in 2008. I needed to buy some new jeans and figured it would be a waste of money to buy regular jeans since I was going to be pregnant soon (little did I know we'd be trying for two years!)
Why I love them: That first pair of maternity jeans had me hooked!!! Hello, comfy, elastic waistband!!! With a shirt on (because that's how I usually leave the house, FYI) you can't even tell there isn't a restrictive zipper and button.
After I had Gavin, I didn't even attempt to get back into my "normal" jeans. I wanted to get pregnant again right away (I was hopeful) and I didn't see any reason to bust my butt to get into "normal" jeans to just get fat again.
Why I still wear them: Pregnancy left me with this squishy, little pooch up front that likes to find itself over the top of my pants, creating the beloved, "muffin top." Trying to contain it with a zipper and button only angers it and forces more of it over the top.
Nope, stickin' with the maternity jeans. Thankyouverymuch.