Time for me to talk about the whole pregnancy thing again
So while I’m feeling large and in charge, all my new blends at the Healthy Living Summit had a way of making me feel like a tiny flower – love you guys! Apparently I don’t look 5+ months pregnant, but I assure you I was, and am. Perhaps I just am wearing my clothes strategically to hide the mini-bump?
Either way, Baby Boy “O” is here and here to stay (until Christmas that is…)
So the low down – I’m 22 and half weeks and have gained 10 lbs. I’m noticing it the most in the belly (duh ) and also in my face! Meep! Why do I get a chubby face so easily? The mornings I’m still pretty flat, but at night I balloon up quite a bit (comparably anyway).
Here I am at 19 weeks:
None of the clothes above (minus the cami) are maternity clothes, but I was able to wear my size 2 BCBG pencil skirt, zipped all the way up, thank you very much Non-preggers this skirt is too big in the waist, so it just sits in my closet, but apparently it’s great for 19 weeks Gotta admit by the end of the day, my tummy was feeling squished though!
And at the tail end of 19 weeks:
I picked up this maternity dress from Motherhood Maternity for less than $30 and it’s a total WIN! It’s super soft, very comfy, and I think it flatters quite well due to the empire waist, and deep neckline. Paired with silver wedges and it can work for day or night.
At 20 weeks, things really started poppin’:
Can you see the bump? It’s totally there now, huh? This outfit also is all non-maternity. The blue Max Studio skirt was a great pick-up from Marshalls in which I went up to a size small for some growing room. Cardis are great during pregnancy to cover up any bumps/lumps
You may remember this outfit from Shoes-Day that shows me at 21 weeks:
Another too-big pencil skirt worked well for my growing preggers belly, but I think next wear will be adorned with a Bella Band. Ooof.
At the tail end of 21 weeks I was at HLS and wore this:
While the pants are the same maternity capris I wore in my last fashion post, the top is actually just a tunic (from my mother-in-law – love it!!!) that she bought me at White House, Black Market. It has great shape with a slightly dropped waist that gathers just a bit and cute pockets. I dig this look a lot!
And finally here we are at 22 weeks (taken Monday):
I’m wearing a maternity white cami paired with my awesome maternity black pencil skirt. This skirt is seriously going to be making a ton of appearances. I feel like it is pretty flattering and is meant to work with my ever-expanding belly, but also works with a flat-tummy too. How can you go wrong? Oh and I wore my super cute Guess slingback maryjanes for the first time. I’m in love with them…even if they do hurt.
In general, I’m feeling pretty good and I’m enjoying watching my belly grow. Especially now that I can feel the baby’s kicks from the outside and so can the hubby!!! How cool is that! We could start feeling them about 2 weeks ago Best feeling ever!
The only downside is that my available clothes are dwindling and at times, I’m having some low self-esteem moments. Nothing that lasts too long, but lingers long enough to make me feel less than stellar.
And you want to know what’s really cool? I was contacted by Amy at Bashful Bump to try one of their maternity bodysuits. Saweeet! They look super comfy. Can’t wait!
Any ideas for future pregnancy outfits?
What’s your go-to stylish yet comfy article of clothing?
PS Totally unrelated…I tried Pinkberry PB&J last night…so freakin’ good! Have you tried it?