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You know you’re a stylish girl when you see celebs rockin’ the same look as you in the mags and on the red carpet. And no, I’m not talking about the latest handbag. I’m talking about the baby bump! In case you haven’t noticed, it’s raining pregnant woman in Hollywood as of late! Let’s see…to date we have a slew of newly pregnant stars such as Pink, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham, Jewel, Selma Blair, Alicia Silverstone, and the list goes on and on! Not too shabby of a group, ehh? I’m in great company. Seriously, being preggers is like, the new black. And I’ve always prided myself on my keen fashion sense!

This just means that I get to glean on what my fellow preggos are wearing for the next 6 months. I’ll get a little inspiration and be sure to rock only the most stylish maternity wear so I’m not looking drab when my girls are lookin’ fab! But not gonna lie; so far in my very limited maternity wear shopping/online browsing, I haven’t seen any styles that have knocked my socks off. I hate to think that for the next 6 months I’m relegated to looking matronly in A-line shirts that tie in the back. Puke.

So far, here is what I’ve found in my maternity wear search…

Target may be a good place to buy inexpensive staple pieces, but their maternity line is embarrassingly small. I walked through it and within two racks I had already moved into the large women’s wear section. What the hell? (Note, their online store is larger.) I did buy some maternity jeans there but I can’t stand the pouch that goes over the belly and rests underneath the boobies. Not really having a full-on baby bump to keep them up, I get droopy ass syndrome. My husband has already commented on my “new baggy jeans.” Needless to say, he’s not a fan. I did find a couple work trousers that aren’t bad.

Things are lookin’ up though, because this past weekend I got the cutest maternity jeans from Old Navy. They didn’t have the dreaded pouch; they have an elastic waist, so they just grow with you. And thank goodness they’re fitted in the legs, hip, and butt so I don’t have a saggy crotch or droopy booty! Yay! Plus, they have stylish stitching and the perfect worn in look. I ended up getting a bunch of new crap there, like skinny cargo khakis, yoga pants, work pants (again, no pouch!), and a few other things. The great thing about Old Navy is that it’s so inexpensive!

As for online shopping, the new Heidi Klum line called “Loved” at Motherhood Maternity seems to have some pretty cute skinny jeans that I totally wanna buy. And I’ve just stumbled upon a SUPER cute maternity wear website called Maternal America and I’m totes going to be buying A LOT of clothing from this brand. Finally, some truly stylish options! You can order it online, but it looks like they also sell this at Nordstroms, so I’m def going to take a gander over there next weekend! I think the name of the game in preggo chic is mixing in non-maternity wear into your outfits whenever possible. Alright, that’s it on fashion for now. Happy shopping my fellow preggoistas!

Baby bump watch continues – week 14!

So, this week the bump has been funny. It’s more like the peek-a-boo bump. In the morning, I feel like there’s barely anything there. In fact, today I ran into my husband’s office in my pajama pants and a tank top on and turned to the side and said; “Look! I’m skinny today! I don’t even look pregnant!” But wait, by the end of the day, after eating several times and the potential for bloating, I’m back to having a 14-week bump! Oh well, eventually it’ll just stick out and there will be no more skinny days…or mornings. This week’s pic is not my favorite, but you can only take a picture a few hundred times before you just have to settle on one! I did a side by side comparison of the last three weeks of bump watching and you can definitely tell a difference between weeks 12 and 14! I remember feeling all chunky in week 12 when I took that photo, and now I think I look like I had a flat stomach! Obvy your perception of “skinny” and “flat stomachs” get a little more liberal the more pregnant you get, but whatever!

Weeks 12-14 in that order!

Anyway, stay tuned for next week’s 15 week bump watch pic. By the way, I’ve now scheduled my 20 week ultrasound to finding out the sex of the baby and it’s going to be March 1st! At first I thought I didn’t want to find out, but the further along I get, the more curious I get! So let the countdown to the big gender reveal begin!

7 Comments on Pregnancy is the new “black” and I pride myself on being in style. Plus, my 14-week bump watch pic!

  1. You look amazing! I’m looking forward to following your prego fashions! I always had trouble, whenever I was pregnant it seemed like everything out there was so not cute & as soon as I had my kids all of the maternity clothes on the racks looked fabulous! It is like someone was playing a mean trick on me, hiding all of the cute stuff when I needed it. And I totally agree with you on the Old Navy maternity jeans, my faves were from Old Navy. And in 4 months you may feel differently about the nasty, full-panel pants…they’re so comfy when your belly gets really big!

    Congrats! 🙂

  2. Thanks Andrea! Ya, I definitely feel that “maternity chic” has been around for a couple years now and I’m talking about for non-pregnant fashion! Everything is flowy these days, like tops, maxi dress, skirts, etc. So it’s not a bad time to be preggers at all. I just hope I have the gusto to try to look ‘fab’ even when I’m as big as a house! HA!

  3. Just adorable, love your pics! And, I’m so happy that you are going to find out the sex, since I can’t wait to find out myself. I had forgotten about Old Navy and I did get most of my clothes there while pregnant. Also, I bought a lot of dresses that were not maternity, but had stretch to them. Good luck and don’t worry you always look fab!

  4. Thanks Stacy! I know, I really thought I was going to keep it a surprise, but I’ve read and heard people say to me that knowing the sex of the baby will help me bond more with the pregnancy and make it all seem more real when I can picture a little girl or boy. So I figure, why not? It just makes things easier! Maybe for baby #2, we’ll keep it a surprise!

  5. Yay, you’re going to find out!!! So excited. When you do, email me and let’s talk about baby room decorating!

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