The first time I was pregnant I was 22 years old and serious disappointed with the choices out there in the “Maternity” section of clothing departments. Just because I’m pregnant does not mean I am over a certain age or feel that I need to wear flowers, ribbons and bows. All woman, pregnant or not, have different taste as well as body image. I felt like the clothing stores were trying to shove me into a neat little happy pregnant box, it was a squeeze and I really didn't fit.
This time around I’ve noticed that stores are getting better at stocking things in the Maternity section that don’t really scream “LOOK AT ME! I’M HAVING A BABY!!!” This makes me pretty pleased. I also learned that just because I have a belly doesn’t mean I have to buy everything from the limited Maternity section. Flowing blouses and dresses seem to be really “in” right now, and that works prefect for this prego! I’m learned to look for certain things in tops in the store:
1. Length, make sure it’s long enough to stretch over the belly and still be able to cover your bum if you bend over.
2. The baggy look is perfect! It might hang off petite little bodied but it will probably comfortable huge around a growing bump.
3. Layers! I still have a bunch of my maternity tank tops that I can layer under regular shirt to hide any gaps a shirt might not cover.
4. Something that I will wear even when I’m not pregnant. I think money for most people anymore is pretty tight. I can go around spending hundreds of dollars on new clothes just because my butt can’t fit into something anymore. If it’s on sale, it works!
I was at Kohl's last week picking out a few things and found so many lovely things! I wish I could have bought more. Here are some ideas for all the mommy's out there from the Kohl's website.
I’m pretty happy with my growing belly and body for the moment. Baby did give me a whirlwind of a ride a little while ago. I hit my second trimester and baby grew like wild fire. This seemed to have calmed down now; I’m able to eat regularly again and haven’t had the horrible pains that I was getting, so we’re back on track!
Next Monday I go for my big exam! So, what do you think? Boy or Girl? Can’t wait to find out!!!!