I didn’t expect pregnancy to be comfortable. In fact, one of the things that has become totally uncomfortable wasn’t even on my radar. UNDERWEAR! I just assumed that people wore their normal underwear all through pregnancy, so I just pictured I’d do the same. Like, just wear them below my belly and it would be fine. But no, the last 3 weeks I’ve been in uncomfortable underwear hell. I refused to do anything about it. I feel very attached to my underwear. They make me feel stylish and faggy. I usually wear briefs or boxer briefs like these from Target.
For weeks my underwear have been digging into my lower abdomen, leaving a red mark from the tight elastic. They just roll down and feel tight and terrible. The final straw happened in the middle of the night. I woke up for my second pee of the night around 3am. While I was stumbling to the bathroom, half asleep, I was suddenly outraged at my underwear. On the way back to bed, I grabbed a pair of scissors and SERIOUSLY cut a slit into the elastic waist band! In the morning, I had to laugh at my crazed desperation. Since I would actually like to have some of my underwear to wear after I’m pregnant, I decided I better break down and buy some maternity “panties” (can I just tell you all how much I hate the word panties?!)
I haven’t worn “women’s” underwear since about 2003, so I wasn’t looking forward to it. I found the least offensive kind possible at Motherhood Maternity and bought 6 pairs. As much as I dislike the look, they are AMAZING. Since getting them this past weekend, I can get dressed and not even notice my underwear or think about how uncomfortable they are all day long.
Once again, pregnancy comfort beats out my gender dysphoria.
Here are my new “sexy” undies: