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