Luckily I got pregnant at the exact same time this year as I did a few years ago, so my clothes are all in the right season. Well, to be honest, this summer is a lot cooler than that last one so I haven't busted out the summer pieces as much. There's still hope, right?
What I did this time, though, was weed out everything that didn't fit right or I just plain didn't like. I had a momentary pang of "oh, it's only for a few months, so I should just deal with it" but I realized that when I already feel like I'm inhabiting someone else's swelling body, I should at least *like* what I'm wearing. So out went the horrible synthetic fabric dress pants, the misshapen tunics and the one pair of jeans that was tight in all the wrong places.
Though this is likely the last time I'll be pregnant, I allowed myself to buy a couple of new things, and kept away from Old Navy and Target, which are cheap and have lots of sizes, but whose stuff never quite fits right or wears well over time. As a reformed cheapie clothes shopper (volume over quality) this is a big step for me.
I bit the bullet and upgraded to Gap's maternity options, which are fewer but much better quality. I got a pair of jeans which will work for at least a couple more weeks, and post-partum, but likely will get too uncomfortable for the last month or so. I can feel the pinch already, sadly.
I am in absolute and total love with their Pure Body T-shirts and tanks and bought 3 of those, even though I have plenty of other shirts (both maternity and not) I can still wear. They are nice cotton shirts with a lot of stretch in vibrant colors. They fit snugly, which I like in a T-shirt and are super soft and keep their shape after multiple washes. I wish I had discovered them last time!
So my entire wardrobe right now is fairly limited - 5 tank tops, 10 t-shirts (short and long sleeved), 2 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of yoga pants/sweats, 1 hoodie, 1 pair of shorts and 1 pair of capris barely hanging in there.
|Photo by Elvira-Ciboulette|
I'm looking forward to the time when I can go back to my regular clothes after we're done nursing 100x a day and I've regained some semblance of my pre-baby body. I have a much better idea of what I really *need* and can spend the cash to buy nicer options that I *want* to wear.
In the meantime, I'm going to revel in the brilliance behind pants with an elastic waist. And maybe eat some more pie.