Calling all pregnant ladies! (OR ladies and gents who might have over-indulged during the holiday season.)

Are your jeans feeling a little snug around the waistline? Do you feel like your stomach might explode when you sit down? Um, yeah. I might have that problem right now. Never fear! For I have found the answer. Adjust-a-Button.

This little adjustable button has allowed me to stay in my regular jeans up to my 19th week of pregnancy so far, and for that I am eternally grateful. Since I’m not quite big enough for maternity jeans and my belly does NOT enjoy Bella Bands (ouuuuch), I thought I was out of luck until I heard about these guys.

It’s really as easy as sticking a pin into your jeans, and the button is removable so you can use it in all of your pants. I can’t TELL YOU how much more comfortable the past few weeks have been with these buttons….well, how about I just show you.


Uhhh, getting a little tight. Sitting down is not the most pleasurable of actions at this point, and I’m beginning to feel a little concerned for the safety of my fetus. Oh noes!


Dude, RELIEF. That is all.

Oh! You can also use these buttons to tighten a waistband if your pants are too loose. (Although, if that’s the case, you KIND OF SUCK.)

$18 for a pack of two. Buy ’em here. They’ll make your tummy a happy place again.

  • Korinna

    January 25, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Eff. I could’ve SO used that.

    Of course, this product works on the theory that one’s thighs and can don’t expand beyond kingdom come–that it’s merely the waistline growing bigger.
    .-= Korinna´s last blog ..A boy and his balloon =-.

  • Mandi

    January 25, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Ummm…. is that seriously YOUR belly? At 19 weeks of pregnancy? My unpregnant belly doesn’t look that good!

  • Kirsten

    January 25, 2010 at 8:28 am

    OMG this may be my savior! I’m in an awkward “half-size” right now… one size is too small, the next is too big… it’s a bugger to buy clothes and this will be a godsend!

  • C @ Kid Things

    January 25, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I’ve seen these before. Although I was so big during my pregnancies that I don’t think an extra button would have helped. They might be now, though.
    .-= C @ Kid Things´s last blog ..Another First =-.

  • Krisrin

    January 25, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Oh do I wish I had known about this little ditty a month or 2 ago. I am finally more comfortable and fitting into maternity at 23 weeks. There won’t be a next time for me but I will share with others :)

  • angie

    January 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

    19 weeks on baby number 2 and you look like that? Good work!

    Do I still kinda suck if I need to tighten my size 18 (!) jeans? I don’t think so.

  • amy

    January 25, 2010 at 9:19 am

    genius. wish I had this during my first and second trimester when I popped out of my regular clothes but wasn’t quite ready for maternity.

  • Christine

    January 25, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I have a few friends who are early on in their pregnancies. I’m sending this to them. Thanks!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Things in my brain… =-.

  • Melissa

    January 25, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Darn, I coulda used that last year! Although maybe I can still use it now, until I can truly fit back into my old jeans again…
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..rules to sleep by =-.

  • mommymae

    January 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

    yea…speaking of you kinda suck? that is one of the cutest baby bellies on the planet. i’m done with the babies, but that is a fabulous find.
    .-= mommymae´s last blog ..time, time, time, see what’s become of me =-.

  • HollyLynne

    January 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Wish I’d known about these before I irrevocably turned the maternity pants corner! Neat idea.
    .-= HollyLynne´s last blog ..Sewing Toys =-.

  • Kirsten

    January 25, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Wow Sarah, that is the cutest baby bump ever….thanks for the great review and I am so glad that you liked the Adjust-A-Button. It’s a great way to get a perfect fit when in-between sizes like that, and hope you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Looking forward to checking out your updates on Whoorl! :)

  • Jora

    January 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I never knew about these! I always used the ponytail-holder-around the button trick. This looks much cooler.
    .-= Jora´s last blog ..Belly Shots, Continued….. =-.

  • Design Mom

    January 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Brilliant. Period.
    .-= Design Mom´s last blog ..Altitude Design Summit =-.

  • Calee

    January 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Gap has some “no panel” pant’s I’m loving right now–they work just like the toddler’s with adjustments on the inside. These could be handy too, but I really needed them like 4 weeks ago. Yikes!
    .-= Calee´s last blog ..If you want to cultivate peace…” =-.

  • Mel

    January 25, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    These are awesome! I must get some. I’ve lost a few pounds, but am not yet ready to go a size down in my jeans, annoyingly enough…
    .-= Mel´s last blog ..Template Issues =-.

  • Amy

    January 25, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve been losing weight, and I’m not ready to run out and buy all new clothes yet. Brilliant! Ordered!!

    Thanks so much!

    (and I got a pair of pasties while I was there, just for fun! Valentine’s day is coming, after all!! Gotta show off my hot new body!)
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..…and as long as I’m into the wedding album… =-.

  • MayB

    January 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    OMG. I am buying them! I will never have tight pants again!!!
    .-= MayB´s last blog ..That is what you get for being mean to a puppy =-.

  • andrea

    January 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    These are ingenious! I had a few pairs of jeans that I was able to wear for most of my pregnancy but in those last few weeks I had to pull out the rubber band trick, these look so much better.

    Filing this away in my things to buy for the next time section of my brain.
    .-= andrea´s last blog ..It’s a new generation =-.

  • Erin (Snarke)

    January 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant. Those look so much nicer than the ol’ rubber band through the button hole trick.
    .-= Erin (Snarke)´s last blog ..Pants and Stuff and Things =-.

  • Sara

    January 26, 2010 at 1:56 am

    I’m so keeping this suggestion in mind for my future pregnancy and for any friends early in theirs.

    Andddd cute belly btw!

  • Jamie

    January 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Hey there…Speaking of pregnancy adjustments…my friend Annie from college invented a clever way of keeping your drawers up if you’re using any kind of extension waistband-doohickey.


    Check ’em out!
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Eine Kleine Nachtmusic =-.

  • Mama in the City

    January 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I tried the Bella Band and found it did not work for me. I could have totally used this except by week 20 not only did my belly grow but so did my thighs. So, there was no choice but to go right into maternity pants at week 20.

  • Colleen

    January 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Seriously you aren’t going to make ANY friends showing a belly that looks like that at 19 weeks of pregnancy! Sheeeeeeeesh (yes, it’s pure jealousy talking)

  • Loralee

    January 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    That button is perhaps one of the coolest things, um, EVER.


    I can so see “Wee Hair Wednesday” focusing on the ultimate piggie tail styles. :P xo
    .-= Loralee´s last blog ..Blogging through fear. =-.

  • Samantha

    January 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Genius! That’s all I can say.
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..And here goes: A Giveaway. =-.

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  • Sadie at heymamas

    January 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    OHHMYYGODD, that is so freaking genius!!!

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  • mimsies

    January 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Okay, love the button thing. I just ordered one. I’m not pregnant…just hate showing the old butt cleavage in my too-low-rise jeans.

    Thanks for sharing!
    .-= mimsies´s last blog ..Judah’s Second Birthday (and First Party) =-.

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