Dress: H&M (comes in 4 patterns) // Jean jacket: Nordstrom // Shoes: Adidas Classics via Nordstrom // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale right now in 3 colors for just $59!)// Lips NYX soft matte lip cream in Ibiza
It came as no surprise that I was going to get larger around the waist but it sure isn't fun in the beginning stages when it just looks like I've been going overboard on the burgers and fries!
I've always been the type who has to work really hard to stay healthy and maintain my weight. I focus on eating a healthy diet and love to workout. So when food aversions hit big time and I wasn't able to even look at a vegetable or go work out without wanting to vomit, I knew I had to take it easy. I've been really cognizant of reminding myself that I'm getting larger because I'm TWO people, not that I'm letting myself go. It's been hard releasing the control, but really what choice do I have. This little chick is running the show and she made darn sure I knew that!
My doctor advised me to quit hot yoga which has been quite an adjustment since I love it so much and it brings me such peace of mind. I'm still doing The Bar Method classes as much as I can and switched to prenatal yoga. It all has been a really humbling experience. A woman told me a few days ago that there is nothing quite as humbling as pregnancy and I have been really thinking about that. It's so true! No matter what kind of control freak you have been in the past, you just have to try to let that go. I'm doing my best to let that happen.
Not only have I had to adjust my mind set, I've had to adjust my wardrobe. Shopping has actually been kind of fun. Sometimes you try on a dress and think it's just kind of a shapeless sack and it doesn't flatter your body so its not worth buying, but now those are the dresses I'm going after. I'm trying to think longterm here too, like are these the kind of cute shapeless sacks I'll want to wear post-baby too?
This yellow non-maternity H&M dress was perfect and only 20 bucks! I paired it with my favorite super soft denim jacket and the worlds most comfortable shoes for an easy look last Friday night when my husband and I went up to Ogden to pick up his race packet for the marathon he ran on Saturday. It also started pouring when we were taking these pictures.
Any tips any of you mamma out there have for pregnancy body changes or clothing favorites, please share! I'd love to hear them!