Fashion, Fitness, and Weight Loss

Maternity Fashion: Dressing My Baby Bump

IMG_0002When I found out I was pregnant again, I was beyond unprepared!  After my second child, I purged every single item of maternity clothing I had – said I was done having children.  Clearly that wasn’t how it went, as evidenced by baby number three.  I had a little scrambling to do to get myself to look decent during this pregnancy.  So for those who are less than prepared, like I was, here is a glimpse of how I kept myself warm and a little trendy during pregnancy: My Fall and Winter Maternity Fashion: Dressing my baby bump!Baby Bump Collage 1

As you can tell above, I used several pieces over and over (which reminds me: I desperately need some new boots this winter!) as well as layers.  I loved me some scarves!  And that jean jacket came in very handy when it was chilly outside, and was super easy to take off during those third trimester hot flashes.  Don’t act like they don’t happen.  My family nearly froze to death in this house last winter because I kept the thermostat set at 68 degrees.  Sorry, not sorry.  Pregnant hormones reign, folks.  ANYWAY.Baby Bump Collage 2

My biggest piece of advice when you’re building a wardrobe for pregnancy is to pick things that can be worn during more than one season, and more than one trimester.  Now I’m not going to pretend that anything at all will fit, or be comfortable when you’re like elevendy-hundred months pregnant, but you can still look put together.  The first couple months, I repeated leggings (when you’re pregnant, leggings ARE pants!  Anyone who disagrees should be punched), and light sweaters with scarves.  I also used leggings under dresses to give myself some extra “coverage” for when my belly started pulling up my non-maternity dress.

Baby Bump Collage 3

My other piece of advice is this: Be honest with yourself.  This means two things.  First, heels are NOT exactly pregnant lady friendly.  I gave them up entirely during this pregnancy.  Seriously, the ground itself seemed to jump out in front of me, or out from underneath me at times, so I was in no shape to be weebling around on anything other than my own feet.  Second, your pants will not button, and your shirts will not go over your belly.  It WILL happen.  Don’t go crazy and blame your husband (cough*cough*cough* like I did).  It is all part of the growing-a-person-inside-you gig.

Now that I’ve shared that, I will give you one little nugget of sheer honesty: Some days….more than I’m going to mention…but some days…I looked like this.  IMG_0002And I don’t care.  The important thing is you’re comfy and a little trendy during the longest 9 months of your life!

2 thoughts on “Maternity Fashion: Dressing My Baby Bump

  1. Congratulations on Baby! I begged hubby for a number 4, but since I plan on becoming a surrogate we decided to wait a few years, help a couple of families and then maybe adopt Number 4! Which I’m guessing at that point (5-6 pregnancies in, 3 my own) I’m not gunna wanna carry anymore lol! So why not help out in another way! (Of course I’m one of those oddballs who actually enjoy being pregnant and all that entails! So ya never know lol!)

    1. Thank you!! I admire any woman who loved and was GOOD at being pregnant! I am definitely not that person. My body didn’t handle pregnancy well, so I had to call it quits after 3. But I feel so very blessed to have each of them, since I was told I would need a surrogate myself! Very wonderful thing you’re doing! <3

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