A Standing Ovation for the Bella Band
The first trimester of pregnancy is a unique time, especially if, like me, you don’t tell anyone outside of your immediate family that you’re pregnant. You’re keeping a big secret, and it starts to feel like you’re harboring a very small fugitive.
Even with all the weight loss between my last pregnancy and this one (I’m more than 40 lbs lighter now than I was when I got pregnant with #2), I still couldn’t believe how quickly my bump started to emerge. My pants stopped closing, and I knew I was in trouble. Fortunately, I came across the Bella Band, which is probably the single greatest innovation in maternity clothing ever. It’s a strip of stretchy fabric that goes over your unbuttoned and unzipped pre-pregnancy pants. It not only keeps the pants securely in place, but it miraculously conceals the fact that the pants are not actually closed. It’s also incredibly comfortable and it smooths over the whole belly, making the very early stages of pooch much harder to detect.
It wins my prize for the one thing I wouldn’t want to be without during the first trimester. A close second? Preggie Drops. Those were also pretty clutch…
We don’t sell any maternity clothes at Magic Beans, but I think the Bella Band is just so darn smart that I’m lobbying to bring it in. I’ll keep you posted as soon as that happens, but in the meanwhile, you can check it out at www.ingridandisabel.com.