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PregnancyMost women I know can’t wait to deliver their babies.  Though I count myself among them, I also struggle with knowing it will all be over soon.  Of course, I want to meet my new baby boy but I love being pregnant too.  It has been probably the best 9 months of my life.  I have had very few complaints about this time during pregnancy.

I am going to miss a lot of things but there are a few things that will be missed more than others.  I am going to miss being able to sit an entire bus/ subway ride and not have to feel like I should give up my seat.  I am going to miss the pregnancy clothing.  I know most women probably can’t wait to get back into their pre-pregnancy clothing and want to burn the maternity clothes they wore but I loved my maternity outfits and loved not having to deal with zippers and buttons.  I will miss the feeling of being beautiful throughout this pregnancy.  I felt like I did on my wedding day throughout this entire pregnancy.  I did not have major body issues and welcomed the weight gain, though it felt like it came all at once.  I know that it sounds so romantic but I will miss being pregnant and at the same time cannot wait to hold our new baby boy in my arms.

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30 weeks ago we never imagined that we would be planning a nursery for a new arrival.  We struggled for so long to get pregnant yet once it happened all of our struggles were forgotten and we were carried away by the pure joy of that + sign on a home pregnancy test.  Now, here we are at 30 weeks and scrambling to get everything ready for Hunter’s arrival.  We have 10 weeks before my due date.  However, do we really have 10 weeks?  Most first time moms who have had boys this year have delivered them earlier than their due dates.  I am not talking 2 days but more like 2 weeks.  I am trying to prepare UWS Dad for this possiblity and get him motivated to set up the nursery. (more…)

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short sleeve ruched teeI went into Destination Maternity on Madison Avenue in my 2nd month but felt like I was an imposter.  I was not showing and was barely into my pregnancy.  I had gone to pick up some cream so I could start the process of preventing stretch marks — if that is even possible, the jury is still out on that one.  Upon stepping into the store, I was amazed.  This was like the mecca of maternity clothing.  I didn’t even take the time to look around at the clothing = imposter.  I went right to the rack of creams, oils and body washes, picked up what I needed and checked out.  I even told the cashier that I was buying it for my pregnant sister.  My sister, Beth, got a real kick out of that one.  Anyhow, when it came time for me be able to really shop for maternity clothing I was very excited to go back.  I have to say that maternity clothing has come a long way.  No one knows that I am wearing maternity clothes, it is great.  I have always worn baggy clothing so it is not a huge step for me to be wearing the maternity tops I wear now.  I am also surprised at how fast the $$ adds up.  I kept thinking to myself that most of these pieces are on sale so no big deal.  I guess getting laid off and not shopping anymore has really put me out of the loop of spending money.  It adds up fast and goes quickly.  I am trying to make sure that I can wear most of these pieces in all if not most of the seasons I am pregnant.  I can’t justify spending that money on me when I could be spending it on Baby J (our nickname until we find out if it is a boy or girl).

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