As of Christmas Eve I was officially 15 weeks pregnant... and I wore my maternity jeans for the first time. Judge me if you must- I did plenty of judging myself prior to becoming pregnant. I always thought that I would be the pregnant lady who was at the gym everyday and running and had tons of energy and kept her appetite in check and that all the weight I gained wouldn't be due to ice cream... Haha the joke was seriously on me. I didn't realized how EXHAUSTED I would feel all the stinkin' time. That when I got home from work all I wanted to do was take a nap. And that running would make my (sorry TMI) ever increasing breasts hurt and that all I really want to eat is toast with peanut butter and bananas and occasionally a milk shake and that SPINACH and BROCCOLI are so incredibly disgusting I gag just thinking about them.... But I digress. I am healthy and finally getting my energy back (thank goodness) and yes I do find time to workout even when I am tired... although I don't beat myself up if it isn't everyday of the week like I used to do. But let's talk about maternity style. Since we found out I was pregnant husband and I have been going into the local Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity... and I can't say I was all that impressed (or even a little impressed). Despite my every growing body and my desire to always wear sweat pants I vowed that I WOULD NOT be that mom. So I went back to those stores and tried a few things on and everything looked ridiculous. I called my mom and broke down about having to do the "hair tie trick" to button up my jeans and how I hated everything that was maternity in the stores because they didn't fit right but I didn't feel right wearing my old stuff because it was depressing when something didn't fit and what the heck was I supposed to wear!? Mom got to work. And jumped on to 2 of my new favorite sites for maternity clothing.
My mom is a lifesaver. Within the next few days a few of these beauties were on my doorstep.
(I now have this whole outfit. But the skinny jeans are my favorite. Find them here)
(This is Devin's favorite. It's going to look fabulous with a pair of boots! Find it here )
(I love a preggo lady in stripes! Find it here )
(Yes more stripes! Beware if you order from Topshop in the US it takes about 3 weeks to get your order so be prepared... this little baby hasn't arrived yet but I am so excited! Find it here )
I have a feeling I am going to love all things "legging-ish"... and more power to the ladies who wear their old wardrobe their entire pregnancy.