Ta Da! I Can Wear Jeans Again!

My new jeans

My new jeans

Ever since I came home from the hospital in June, I have not been able to wear my jeans. Even though I lost over fifty pounds, those old jeans were just too uncomfortable on my abdomen to be able to wear them. Now I don’t know about you, but to me, if I am not comfortable in my clothing, I am just miserable. The other thing is that the only thing I could find that WAS comfortable to wear were sweat pants.

I have NEVER in my life worn sweat pants outside of the house. Wearing them made me feel frumpy. Old. Unattractive. I think that contributed to my depression. A while back, I started thinking about getting some maternity jeans to see if I could wear them. I asked around in a forum I am part of, Momdot, that has a lot of young moms as members, to find out what the best brand of maternity jeans would be. I got lots of recommendations for them. But I felt sort of silly being a 60 year old Grandma going into a store to buy maternity pants.

Me with my daughter, Emily. The baby is scheduled to be born by C-Section in TWO DAYS!

Me with my daughter, Emily. The baby is scheduled to be born by C-Section in TWO DAYS!

Then I called my daughter, Emily, who is pregnant right now, and asked her where I could buy some maternity jeans. She told me that she had a couple of pairs that she was not able to wear and she would give them to me the next time she saw me. Today, she came over to visit with me, and brought the jeans with her.

When I put them on, you can’t tell that they are maternity pants. But, OH! do they fit, and they do not cause me discomfort by being too tight across my abdomen. They accomodate my colostomy bag quite well, too. I am so happy to be able to dress the way I want to dress again! Yay!

About Karen

Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Great idea and they look great too! So happy for you!

  2. 🙂 Glad I could help. <3

  3. Judy Bell says:


  4. Glad you can wear something comfortable! I hadn’t even thought about that.

  5. Aren’t hand-me-downs supposed to work the other way? =o)

  6. Looking good! Know what you mean about going into public in sweats.

  7. Why, you simply look fabulous!

  8. Lookin’ good!!!

  9. You look great Karen! I’m so glad that you can be comfy in your jeans again, I feel awful when my clothes aren’t comfortable too. I cannot wait to see pics of that new grandbaby, yay!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    You are LOOKING GREAT!! So glad you are feeling comfortable again in your normal type clothing!! I so understand!!

  11. sarah parson says:

    They looks super cute on you too

  12. Hey Fab! I just had a random thought to check up on you and see where in the world you are and notice a lot has happened! I’m sorry you had to have surgery, but you seem to be in good spirits and I’m happy that you are well!!

    Who knew maternity jeans had more than one use? 🙂

    And congrats on the house!



  13. Yeah! They look great and you look happy. I don’t wear anything unless it’s comfortable and I do wear sweat pants outside of the house, lol.

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