owning my 10 week bump / shopping spree

May 11, 2017
I know that it is not cool to want maternity clothes before you exit the first tri.  Fashion bloggers humblebrag about still being in pre-preg jeans at week 30, maybe with a band.
That has not been my experience.  I was very anxious about it the first time, resigned the second time, and you know what?  This time I am OWNING IT.  So what if I am more comfortably in stretchy pants by week 10?  
It is what it is.
I am banking on that fact that I didn’t really change maternity sizes in either pregnancy (i.e. I wore similar things in week 15 and week 40, particular on the bottom*).  I am also banking on nothing terrible happening**, because yeah – I’m only 10 weeks.  I went to A Pea in the Pod today (non-sponsored, though a discount would have been welcome, dear god) and bought:
– 5 cute shirts
– 1 sleeveless chambray dress
– 1 pair jean shorts that I plan to wear for the entire summer
– 1 pair black jeans (that I will wear to work with maternity tops)
– 1 pair white jeans (that I will also probably wear to work with maternity tops – I think I can get away with it as long as shoes & top are nice)
– 1 pair reg jeans 
– 1 pair black leggings
I had also ordered a couple of tees and 2 pairs of pants from the gap a few days ago (black stretchy slim pants for work + navy blue cuffed cropped chinos).  SO, I think I am set for a while.   The only other thing I want is a couple more flowy dresses.  But I think I will wait on that. 
I will say I am lucky in that FL climate means that I can wear the same stuff year-round (throw a cardigan on top, and you’re set for ‘winter!’), so there isn’t a concern of buying cold-weather clothing later on.  I guess this was another reason I didn’t feel totally insane buying an entire wardrobe already.  But I was tired of feeling uncomfortable in non-maternity gear . . . I mean, what is the point?
real bump.  No, it’s not big – but it’s definitely there and is making all of my normal clothes hideously uncomfortable and unflattering
FAKE BUMP ALERT
I am still feeling nauseated and tired, though the nausea may be slightly less 24/7 and the ‘tired’ seems to be under control as long as I sleep 9-10 hrs/night***.   I miss reading, and consistent workouts, and actually spending any sort of quality time with Josh.  I am currently just kind of . . . getting through each day, doing what absolutely HAS to be done and nothing else.  But admittedly shopping today was pretty fun.  And I treated myself to frozen yogurt afterwards too.  It was a lovely half-day off.
Okay, going to sit & finish watching the Barbie movie with the kids!
* There, I guess that’s my pregnancy humblebrag.  

** Though if it does, a blown clothing budget is not going to be what I am sad about, so whatever

*** Hence having essentially no life right now, but hopefully worth it

41 Comments

  • Reply ashstrauss March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations!! I’ve followed along through your TTC journey and have found myself referencing your older posts as we’ve gone through our own TTC year-plus. Happy to say, I’m now pregnant, too! 13 weeks! As a fellow physician, I’ve really enjoyed your blog. Thank you!

  • Reply Marci Gilbert March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I discovered the brand Ingrid and Isabel this time and ordered their workout leggings. I also like the gap for shorts and jeans that have a semi normal waistline with just the elastic around the hip bones.

  • Reply Young March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I was hoping you would do a maternity wear fashion post! When I was pregnant I pretty lived in dresses and skirts.

  • Reply Omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    i want one of those shirts for me! Too cute. 🙂

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Such a cute bump! Yay for treating yo’self a bit.

  • Reply CBS March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    That sounds like a great capsule. I’m one of those 30-week weirdos in mostly normal clothes but I think it can be attributed to a dress exclusive wardrobe, a bit of weight loss pre-pregnancy, and my height (5’7 with a long torso). I’m also very cheap and pretty sure I’m one and done so I’m happy to wear my existing clothes to death to avoid buying anything. I did order some shorts from the GAP though as I’m due at the end of July and thought shorts would be more comfortable. I’ve borrowed some clothes from a friend who is a similar size but she was due in September and they are all summer clothes so I haven’t worn them yet as it’s still quite chilly here in Scotland.

  • Reply Amanda March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I am expecting my second (due in two weeks) and i was the same way – felt like I was showing 10 DAYS after I saw that plus sign!. I was pregnant the last time during a different season so I had to buy things soon as well and I did not regret it. I secretly hate people who shy away from maternity bottoms – there is no award for how long you wait!!!! Comfort is key. And feeling good about how you look. Congrats again and I hope you’re enjoying your new schedule!

  • Reply Rinna March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Why have I never heard the term "humblebrag" before. Brilliant! And so well describes much of what we see (and engage in) on social media.

    You look adorable and I’m glad you are owning the bump. Since this is most likely the last time you will be doing this (fingers crossed all goes well!), why not just go with the flow. Hope you start feeling better very soon!

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    Are you feeling any better yet? Pregnancy is uncomfortable and not fun (IMHO) so make it fun with nice clothes! And you are right, those brands have great resale value and will hold up to all of the washing over the next 7 months … good choices!

    I’m definitely gaining more weight than the last time. Okay, I’m only 2 pounds ahead at the same point in the pregnancy but it feels like a ton. I’m trying to change my perspective on it, and think of it as good for breastfeeding (since my supply was Terrible last time) … but it’s still hard to accept!

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