On to the clothes...so last weekend my mom and I went shopping for some comfortable clothes at the mall. I was mainly in the market for some cute shirts since my old ones seemed so tight on my growing tummy. We had a lot of luck at Forever 21 and I was just able to get certain styles that tied in the front or back (good for a growing tummy), as well buying one size up from my usual (although it doesn't do them much justice, here they are to the left). I also got a few new bras (sorry if this is TMI, but when you're pregnant, I've come to learn that this is a must!). I came across the Maidenform brand at Kohls and I love it! It has something called "Dreamwire" which makes the under wire portion so much more comfortable than traditional bras...it has been a godsend this past week! Thanks Maidenform!
Now at the start of last week, I was still rocking the rubber band trick, but as the week progressed (actually by Tuesday) it was time for the Bella Band! This has been great to have, because as the week went on I had to unzip my pants lower and lower to stay comfortable throughout the day, luckily Bella Band covered this up and kept my pants up. As great as the Bella Band is, come Saturday I knew what I had to do...go shopping for MATERNITY PANTS- gasp! Ha ha! I had a feeling it would only be a matter of time before the rest of my pants would be out of commission (see the official week 10 pic for this week and you'll see why!), so I called my emergency shopping pal (my awesome mom) and off we went.
The first place we went was Target...bad idea. They had several cute tops, but when it came to pants they had the following in their maternity section: 1 style of jeans, 1 style of black pants, and 1 style of khaki pants. After trying the jeans on, and not liking the fit (I'm kind of short and so they went really long), I almost had a "Pregnazilla" moment! Then my mom calmly suggested we try Motherhood Maternity- good thinking mom! Before we left I did manage to find some cute black maternity tights by the same brand that makes my Bella band, so I didn't leave there empty handed.
|Mama needs some maternity jeans!|
So after all this shopping, I finally did some cleaning out of my closet (literally) and put all my pre-pregnancy pants and some tops down in the basement. I figured, if I can't wear it, why do I want it taking up space in my closet? Plus with the seasons about to change this was a must on my cleaning to-do list anyways. See all those clothes to the left, good-bye! Normally I'd be sad about all those clothes I can't wear, but the last thing I want to do is be uncomfortable for 8 hrs. wearing them...so it was easy to say goodbye!
|Goodbye old clothes!|
Wow, enough jabbering about clothes! Another highlight of the week is that the baby has now graduated from a prune to the size of a lime. I don't know about you guys but I've seen both big and little limes, so I'll just pretend it's somewhere in the middle. I wonder what exciting changes this week will have in store for me? Anyone else remember what it was like buying maternity clothes for the first time? Did you have any favorite places to buy maternity clothes? I am open to any pregnant mama wisdom! ( :