tmilli, please don't try to shrink your jeans. It is completely pointless. Hot water/ high heat drying will shrink them up some, but they will stretch out after 30 mins of wear.
Also, it does hurt the wash of the denim. So..if you are unhappy with the fit now, you can do one of two things.
Option 1: Eat more and focus on leg workouts
Option 2: Size down 1