Maternity Dresses

At 9 months pregnant, I’m finding that all I want to wear are dresses. Mainly because it takes too much energy to bend down and put pants on. I’ve found a few dresses from Amazon and Old Navy that I wanted to share with you guys!

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Daily Ritual Women’s Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress – I got this dress in a size large. Because of my belly size, I have to wear a sweater with it just because it’s tighter than I normally like to wear on its own. It’s currently unavailable in the Dusty Pink color that I originally purchased, but they have about 11 other colors to choose from. The material is great. It’s soft and super comfortable. I only own 1 color right now, but I’m planning to purchase a few more. And because this is a v-neck dress, it makes it great come time to nurse!

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Maternity Dress Bodycon Ruched Pregnancy Dress – I got this dress in a size large. Material was also very soft and comfortable. This dress comes in about 18 color options. I got the Dusty Pink color.

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Women’s Short Sleeve Maternity Casual Dress – Another great dress that I purchased in a size large. I purchased the Rose color but there are 7 options. Also very comfortable and soft.

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Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dress – I have been living in these dresses. I bought them during their dress sale so I picked them up for like $10 each. They’re on sale right now for as low as $22, which I still think is a good deal. Considering you’ll be living in these! They come in 13 different patterns and colors. I would definitely consider grabbing a few colors so that you’re not stuck wearing the same one everyday!

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Jersey Swing Dress – I grabbed one of these dresses just because of the sleeve. I didn’t think I would want to wear anything with sleeves in the summer and being 9 months pregnant, and I was right! Even at home, I wear sleeveless. But for church, on occasion, I’ll wear this dress when I want to be cute but comfortable.

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Happy Shopping!

xoxo, 

m

Maternity Tops Under $30

Today I’m talking about maternity tops!

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Keeping up with my style has been my biggest concern ever since my non-maternity jeans stopped fitting me. Once that happened, I had to purchase some new tops and jeans. Today, I’ll be sharing what tops I got and what tops I’m loving!

First up, basics. I love shopping at Old Navy, especially because I’m a cardholder. They have great sales and rewards for card members that make shopping there worth it. I made to stock up on 3-4 basic maternity tees. Basic tees are the key to starting any kind of wardrobe. If you’re struggling with starting a maternity capsule wardrobe, start with the basics! Here are some options for you to check out! Best part! Old Navy is having a sale on these tops! Only $7!!

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Next up, I went over to Motherhood Maternity to see what they had on sale. Personally, I can’t spend a lot of money on clothing that I will only wear for 9 months, so shopping sales is what I’ve been doing! I did find an awesome white sleeveless top but they sold out. So! I’ve found a few other ones I think are just as cute!

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Embroidered Tie Front Maternity Top
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Ruffle Sleeve Peplum Maternity Top

 

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Sleeveless Peplum Tank

 

Once you have basics down, I think it’s important to add in some other styles of tops. I was able to find some great options on Amazon that I wanted to share as well! All under $30!!

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V-Neck Henley Tee Shirt
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Short Sleeved Ruched Top
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Off The Shoulder Top
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Maternity Ruched Camisole Top
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Sleeveless Nursing Top
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Maternity Peplum Top

 

There you have it! Some great maternity top options for those who are struggling to find some options. I love shopping but I do know how hard it can be, so I wanted to make it easier for you! Happy shopping!

xoxo, 

m

My Pregnancy Journey So Far

So as of today (2.17.19) I’m 17 weeks pregnant. Which doesn’t seem that far along but it’s definitely far along enough for me to notice changes in my body. Which, honestly, has been the hard part for me. Prior to becoming pregnant, I had already gained close to 30 pounds in about 3.5 years. I was previously on birth control, which was the main reason I gained so much weight. It was so hard for me to lose weight while on birth control that I actually stopped trying. I finally made the decision to get off birth control because my husband and I were ready to start our family. I figured that as long as I’m watching what I’m eating (I normally eat very healthy anyways) that I can focus on really losing weight after the baby.

With all of that being said, fast forward to today, and I am currently growing a tiny human being and am gaining more weight. As I’ve been seeing my body change, I’ve had to consistently encourage myself and tell myself that it’s okay.  This is the first time I’m going through this so I don’t know what to expect with the body changes. I mean my stomach is getting bigger and harder, my boobs have gotten bigger and I’m not really sure I like that, and I think I’m retaining water. I know that more changes are coming and soon I’m sure. Which is okay. I think the more I talk about it the more I can accept everything that is happening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond excited to be pregnant with our first child. This is something I’ve been wanting for the last year. It’s just so weird to see my body changing this way.

Every day I look at myself, I’m reminded of what a miracle life is. It’s so crazy to think about how God created the female body with the ability to create life like this. It’s such an amazing experience. As crazy as it can be, it’s so worth it.

My first trimester was not easy. Granted it may not have been as bad as what other women experience but it was still hard for me. I was consistently nauseas and not able to throw up. Which I would have rather done just to get rid of that feeling. I was so exhausted all I could do when I got home from work was lay on the couch for a few hours then go to bed. All I could eat was scrambled eggs and toast. So much so that after 2.5 weeks of that, I literally couldn’t stand even looking at eggs. That lasted for about 3 weeks. I started to feel really about the fact that I could barely eat. I started to feel guilty, like I wasn’t taking care of myself or my baby well enough. When I went to the doctor and explained what was going on, she basically said, “Right now, you’re just eating to survive. Eat what you can. This will pass.” Once I heard her say that, it was light a weight was lifted off my shoulders.

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Now that I’m in my second trimester, my appetite is back fully and my energy is somewhat back. I’ve concluded that I will probably be tired for the next 18 years now so I’ve come to terms with it already.

For those women who may have just found out they’re pregnant, don’t be scared. You got this. Our bodies were made for this. We’re strong and we can do this together!

What is your favorite part of pregnancy so far? Let me know in the comments below!

(Shirt pictured above from Confident Motherhood. Shop here!)