Dressing this Belly
Can I say the struggle is real? Dressing this belly is a full time job. It takes planning and getting my mind right. Accepting the fact that the picture in my head and what my eyes are actually seeing are two different things. As I get bigger it's getting more and more difficult to dress. I didn't really buy any new maternity clothes yet, I've really just switched up my style some, wearing more dresses, trying to be comfortable but still fashionable.
I've just started wearing my old maternity clothes and guess WHAT?! My belly is too big for some of them. This pregnancy my belly is more horizontal, torpedo-esk. The dresses are shorter in the front now, No Bueno. My best friend these days, are all cotton, forgiving tank style type dresses. I'm not sure if maternity clothes for moms with multiples exist but there might just be a market for it.
A guy at work, asked if I had a different pregnancy outfit for each day... well, I would certainly hope so! Do people look at me, and expect to see a struggling mother, pregnant, disheveled, wearing leggings, using my pregnancy as an excuse to dress down and scruffy? Well I'm not sure, but I try to maintain a certain level of of comfort and style. I recently went to Target and Motherhood Maternity because it was time to invest in a few items to help me get through these next nine weeks. I did find a few things, mainly a bathing suit, which I really needed. The space for my belly in the one piece suit wasn't roomy enough and I don't see me wearing a bikini around anyone other than my immediate family. Even then, the sight of my belly amazes them, heck, it amazes me some times. I saw some stylish Jessica Simpson Maternity clothes, but I couldn't see spending $60 for an every day outfit, one I would probably wear twice while I was finishing out these last few weeks. So I got a few things I could hopefully get more wear out of and who knows, maybe even after I give birth.
I was gifted a very cute dress from my supervisor at work. She ordered it from Macy's. It's a large but the style was cute and had I have room to grow. Maybe I'll try Macy's some time soon. I'm still on the hunt for what I'm wearing to my shower. I'll keep an eye out. Until then, it's just too darn bad, smile.