Dressing the Bump

Dressing the bump! We are doing this! Last week when this was supposed to go up, I got strep. And let me tell you, puking with morning sickness on a sore throat is a major party. Hahaha! BUT, I got it together after some antibiotics {thank you, doctors,} and made this incredibly awkward video for your viewing pleasure. If you don’t want to watch, I put the items below!<3 I'm sure none of this is novel information, but it's what I've learned over the past 5 years to avoid those "nothing fits me" meltdowns, so hopefully it's useful to someone!:)

Dresses: I’ll be honest. I have spent too many-a-Sundays in previous pregnancies frustrated and crying because things “don’t fit.” No more. If you have a couple of dresses that stretch, you’re in business. And combined with a cardigan/over-shirt thing {still don’t know what it’s called,} it makes it a whole different outfit and you’re in business. Some of my favorites have been found at Jane! {HERE!}

Leggings: The ones with the band are my FAVORITE, because they are ultra comfy. I wear them a lot in the winter, and even postpartum, when like with the jeans, I will wear them to keep everything tight since I don’t really do belly binding or anything like that.

Pants: I will say three words: WORTH.THE.SPLURGE. I have worn the same pairs of pants through 3 pregnancies and wish I had bought them with my first. {Same goes with a pregnancy pillow, but that’s for another time! Haha!} I guess I did still have some flares from my first pregnancy, but apparently that was the style then, and the skinnies I got later on were my fave!  I got some from Pink Blush Maternity during a sale, and am so grateful I did. Worth every penny. I even wear them postpartum while my belly is still too big to go back into “regular” pants and when I want to keep everything tighter. I don’t do belly binding or anything like that, so I take all the help I can get from these guys.;) Haha!

Some other things I like to do that weren’t mentioned in the video: Bras: I DID mention in the video that I don’t love spending a ton of money on clothes. Some things are definitely worth the investment to me, and bras are actually one of them! When I’m not pregnant. When I’m pregnant and nursing, I kid you not, the girls up front are all SORTS of different sizes, so I go to TJ Maxx or a store like that and buy several bras in a couple of different sizes for about $15 each. They are usually sports bras with cups so that the girls don’t look to squishy and I can wear them under normal shirts without the cross cross that shows in the back.

Happy Bumping!



Happy Thursday! My “Dressing the Bump” post is up on the site! Link👉🏻@thedaintypear!🍐 Here’s a clip of the video, but don’t worry, if you don’t want to listen to my voice for 6 minutes, it’s alll written out there, too!😂 {Is it just me, or is listening to your own voice or watching your own awkwardness painful sometimes?! Hahaha!} Also, if I didn’t make it clear enough…Size up, own that Bump, and dress in what’s comfortable! Don’t look at the number!😂 Happy bumping!😘 #thedaintypear #tdppregnancy #tdpstyle #20weeks

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