After posting about my changing shape I received a lot of positive and encouraging comments, so thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by, read the post, and leave me a little note. It’s greatly appreciated and I value each and every one of you.
Things are continuing to change – my boobs and bum are expanding on a daily basis and most signs of my waist are gone – so I must admit, I’m struggling a little bit to get dressed in the mornings and feel good about myself. I adore the change and the feeling that comes with being pregnant (jeez, did I say that out loud?) but I definitely feel as though I’ve lost a little bit of my identity, and I suppose this will only continue as things progress. Did anyone else feel like this?
Gone are the pencil skirts, the nipped in dresses, the high heels – in their place are over-the-bump jeans, stretchy tops and flats. To help fill a major gap in my wardrobe, a brand that recently came to my attention (and responded to my SOS email message a few weeks ago) is Mamalicious.
Obviously, Mamalicous is a maternity wear label – they do great basics, dresses and skirts and, well, a bit of everything, even casual stuff. This simple grey t-shirt and these straight leg jeans have been getting a lot of wear over the weekends, and I’m wearing the same t-shirt in black to work a lot. They’re comfy, practical, well made, and affordable – who wants to spend a fortune on a temporary wardrobe? But, on the other hand, who doesn’t like to buy something nice now and then?
I love the name, Mamalicious, it reminds me that though I may not feel myself, my body is working hard at something very exciting, and actually, it’s pretty cool what it can do. As much as I want to relax and enjoy this journey, I still want to feel my best – and there’s nothing wrong with that. Mamalicious has reminded me that it’s okay to want to look good, even if I do feel like Nellie the elephant.
Images: Kris Miller
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