Thursday, May 8, 2014

Clothing the Growing Belly

I pulled out my maternity clothes this week do wash them all and review what I have. I recall not having a lot, especially at the end I had 2 tops and one pair of pants that fit. But let's face it, the twin baby belly is HUUUGE at the end so that's not shocking.

However I did stop to question how I managed to get through an entire pregnancy with:
- 1 pair capri khakis
- 1 pair capri jeans
- 1 pair jeans
- 2 pair leggings (one huuuuge pair for the very end)
- 2 skirts
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 1 dress
- 6 tops, all short sleeved
- 1 pair dress pants (worn about 3 times)

Seriously!! That's my entire maternity wardrobe, it's crazy! But then remember that I was house bound for almost my entire pregnancy. The people at my work heard I was pregnant (14 weeks = measuring 18 weeks), saw me for a couple of weeks and then I was gone.

At 17 weeks I had a bleed and was told to stay home that week. I worked from home that week and the next and then was put on house-arrest for the remainder due to my irritable uterus. So I sat alone, in a lot of pain most of the time, worrying and waiting for the next 4.5 months. That was noooo fun!

Anyway, back to the clothes, so basically I started showing, needed maternity clothes and then was imprisoned and let's face it, my couch didn't care that I wore the same two pairs of capri pants for 3.5 months.

This time around I'm pregnant at the same time of year but expect to need some work appropriate clothing. I'll be able to get away with my regular wardrobe for another couple of weeks wearing skirts and loose tops and shirts but soon enough it'll be time to shop. I'm rather excited about that!

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