I’m in my last month of pregnancy and it’s starting to really hit home that baby girl could be here any day now!! I have such mixed feelings. I’m so excited for her arrival and to finally meet our little angel. I’m eager to finally start getting back to my pre-pregnancy figure and wear regular clothes. I’m thrilled that our life will be full of love and excitement, but also scared of all the changes. A part of me will be sad to no longer have my baby bump and my little girl so close to my heart. I am one of those people that is petrified of change!!
In less than a few short weeks it will no longer be just my husband and I. It’s been just the two of us (and Pinxo, our Boston Terrier) for 7 years. We have our routine, and it’s about to be shaken-up. I don’t know what to expect, but I do know it will be one of the greatest changes of my life. I know that as soon as I hold our baby girl in my arms, all my fears will go out the window.
These photos were a part of my Maternity photo shoot. I can’t wait to finally start sharing all those photos with you. Throughout my pregnancy I have been such an advocate of maternity jeans as a wardrobe staple. They are so comfortable and let you feel “normal” when all you want to wear are sweats or leggings. This is especially true in your 3rd Trimester. Having a pair of colored jeans, especially in the spring and summer is my favorite. Its a great way to spruce up a look. These mint Jeans from Motherhood Maternity have been a great piece in my maternity wardrobe. I love the color, fit and not to mention they are super comfortable!
My bump style has evolved over the past nine months of pregnancy. Starting out as a jeans and button down kinda girl, I’m moving towards favoring dresses especially now that I’m approaching the end of my third trimester. There is nothing like a figure hugging dress while pregnant. I must say that I feel my sexiest when I’m wearing one.
In the past, when I was having a “fat” day I would avoid horizontal stripes and tight clothing like the plague. It almost seems like a contradiction…wearing a tight dress when you’re at your largest. When you’re pregnant all those rules go out the window. This is a time when a woman should embrace her curves because its such a beautiful time in her life.
This Isabella Oliver dress is perfect. It fits in all the the right places and has the perfect length. I find that when I am trying to squeeze into some of my non-maternity dresses they start to ride up and become a little too risqué. What used to be an appropriate length is now a mini skirt that may not be suitable for a mama-to-be running errands. The best part is that this dress can totally be worn postpartum as well. How perfect is that.
I love the neutral colors and simple striped pattern of the dress. I kept the look chic and casual by adding a hat and Converse and keeping my jewelry minimal. Lately I have been living in my sneakers since my feet and ankles have decided to swell like crazy!! One of those pregnancy side effects that has come to haunt me.
You can see my swollen ankles pretty clearly here!! hehe Not my most flattering photo. What has been your worst pregnancy side effect?