After the panic over my outdated and no longer age appropriate maternity clothes I grabbed the BFF and we hauled a car seat free car to downtown Van! I power shopped through H&M like a maniac. So the late winter/early spring wardrobe was complete. Alas spring and summer were around the corner.
Yesterday I squeezed my ever widening hips into an old pair of capri's - Did you know you can still get a muffin top when pregnant??? Yeah me either! It was B-A-D! Dropped my daughter at preschool and made an beeline for the local maternity shop. I had limited time - but the shopper gene is strong in my family. I came. I conquered. I torn through that store on a rampage.
There seems to be a concept that pregnant women want to wear clothing that is 'sweet'. Bows around our necks, eyelets on the sleeves, lace to cover the ever expanding ta-tas. I don't wear lavender lace tops when not pregnant and you won't find me wearing one when knocked up either. Perhaps some women get soft and demure when with child unlike moi! I am a sarcastic person on a good day let alone a nausea puffer fish pregnant day. Soft pretty blue florals make me want to hurl - which without my diclectin could happen at any moment. The other big trend - maxi dresses. Yuck! These are the most hideous things ever to be made unless you are a size 2. When you drape a pregnant woman in a large dress you get a tent. A hovering tent with a head attached. It is awful. They look awful - and sorry ladies but you look as huge as a house in them. Make it in soft purple and add a cute bow to divide boobs from belly - you have the maternity trifecta - pastel, bow, and tent like. Gah!
After I hissed like something out of a horror movie at a maxi dress the sale clerk threw some holy water at me and left me to my try-on session. 25 minutes after I stormed through the doors on a mission, I was marching out with a bag full of items that were not lilac, adorned with bows, or covered in lace. Happy day!