Being pregnant is a marvellous thing. You may feel the same, but all your love ones around you change. They become more gentle and nurturing. Soak it all up.
Before the baby hatches, prep your mind and soul. Make sure to do the following things: take a vacation, read when you want, watch plenty of movies, go for long walks, watch the sunset, write, treat your pet like gold, sleep in, eat like royalty, visit all the hot spots, solve all your problems in your relationships, skip rocks and do absolutely nothing… DO NOTHING. That time, is the only time, EVER, you can feel guilt free about not working or gaining weight and sleeping at 2 in the afternoon. Prepare yourself, cause when the baby comes, those days are over…OVER…well, at least for 6 months.
People always ask me, what’s it like to have kids? I reply in a more gentler way, you will be selfless and sleepless. You can be challenged at times, but you will always prevail. If you have a heart, you will never fail. Your heart will beat only for that child.
What did I do to relax before the baby. Big surprise…I went shopping. It was still important that I maintained my personal standards of style. Where did I shop; Aritzia. The same place I shopped before I was pregnant. Why? Their collection offers great transitional fashion staples that can take me through my journey and back. Besides, staying on trend, I refuse to chintz on quality. I refuse to allow myself to fall behind.
Follow these 4 simple suggestions on how to dress while pregnant:
1. Never wear tight on tight. If your going to wear a tight top, wear a loose bottom. No need to let all your junk out. When your leggings are shiny…that’s a sure sight that it is too tight.
2. Don’t wear oversize tops with loose bottoms. You may look like a slob. It also gives the illusion that you are heavier than you actually are. You will highlight your proportions if you pair a relax trouser with a fitted shirt. Layer a flowy and sheer unbuttoned blouse to complete the look
3. Whatever bottoms you buy, ensure they have an elastic waistband. That way, you can adjust to any part of your waist as you grow or shrink back
4. Stock up on tunics, henley s, cardigans or blazers. They can be worn open, versatile and provide easy access when nursing
Here are also some items I would suggest…some I already own and still rocking.
You won’t find these at any maternity store!