Monday, February 21, 2011

Pregnancy Fashion

Yay me, I have thus far avoided maternity clothes!  Today marks the 20th week of baby making, which is hopefully half way.  The only unfortunate thing about avoiding maternity clothes is that it takes me forever to get dressed.  Every morning I have a huge pile of clothes on the bed of discarded items that used to be my favorites but now I loathe.  It is a constant search for things that make my belly look cute and round and contained to my belly area, not a gigantic full body bloating that some outfits seem to suggest.  Let's explore!  
This is my Valentine's Day outfit.  I tried on at least 5 dresses until I resigned that even if Jason could zip it up, my boobs definitely wanted out and appear to be trying to escape.  Then it took probably 5 skirts before I admitted that no, there is no skirt without an elastic waistband in this closet that will zip, even if I try and sling it really low.  This is what we came up with, ONE skirt in the closet that works, along with a cardigan that has NO CHANCE of buttoning.  
Proof that pregnancy is sexy!  Now I'm going to be to blame for all those teen pregnancies because who wouldn't want to look just like this?  Don't hate! as my students say. 
Since it takes so long for me to find a decent outfit, I tend to wear the same ones every week.  The black hopeless cardigan makes another appearance.  This has been one of my staple sweaters, but after seeing this picture I don't think it will be anymore.  
I would wear this outfit every single day if I could.  Cardigan buttons, belly looks round and cute but does not seem to spread to other body parts.  I just try and remember which day of the week I wore it last so that the same students don't see it two weeks in a row.  Here I am wearing one of three pairs of pants I own that I can hike low enough below my belly to wear.  My khakis are getting pretty tight and uncomfortable, so it is pretty much just these and a pair of black pants from The Gap that were a size too big when I bought them.  These jeans are stretchy too, so they have been flexible with my body changes.  I have to do a lot more laundry though!  
If ANTM is looking for America's Next Top Pregnant Model, I think I'm ready! 

P.S. Jason thinks these pictures are cheating, especially the last two which are from before Valentine's day, because as he says my belly grows daily! 


  1. Lookin' good! The third outfit is definitely my favorite too, although I like that little white shirt in outfit two! I also really like you in your glasses in outfit three, the angles on your face make a good contrast to the flowy clothes. :)Keep stylin', I'd expect nothing less from my sister!

  2. Oh meh gersh you are too cute!!! LOVE!

  3. OMG Rebecca you're going to have a baby!!! I'm so happy for you!
    And yes, you do make pregnancy look sexy!
    So happy...wait, I said that...but I am! This is so great! I'm putting your blog on my desktop so I'll pop in here more often and see how you're doing!