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Pregnancy Journal: 21 weeks and a New Maternity Dress!

I really wish this Wisconsin weather would make up its mind! One day it’s nice, next day there’s a heat advisory, then rinse and repeat. I do not like the heat advisories while pregnant since I’m already running hotter than everyone around me! Add in a toddler who likes to snuggle and I’m just one sweaty mama.

(Sorry for that image..)

Well, I cheated. I forgot to have Brian take an updated baby bump picture (first week I’ve missed!) so I thought I’d re-share this picture. You may have seen it a couple Wednesdays ago…

maternity dress

Maternity clothes! I’ve been getting ready for my trip to NYC for BlogHer ’12 blogging conference and wanted to find some trendy maternity clothes to wear. I mean, everyone says to wear what you are comfortable in, but I don’t think maternity yoga pants, a tank top and no bra will make the impression I’m going for (though I will probably wear the yoga pants at some point during my trip). Thankfully I found Sweetpea Maternity which has a lot of cheap maternity clothes to choose from and they look nice too! And – this is important to me – they offer some plus sizes.

I really should have done some more shopping on their site after receiving this dress to review, but my spending money is ultra tight right now. I have half my pregnancy left though, so I’m sure I’ll shop soon enough! As much as I tell myself I have “enough” maternity clothes, I really don’t. Plus a cute new top can help cheer me up as my belly gets even biiiiigger. This dress is nice and light, which will be perfect for walking around in NYC during August. It’s not nursing accessible though, but I think it will still fit nice after baby comes.

Speaking if travel… I’m a tad nervous about flying while pregnant. I don’t want to go potty on the plane, but I’ll need to keep moving my legs to prevent blood clots. Oh and I’ll have Rissa along too. She’s all elbows and knees into my belly now! Having her sit on my lap for a two hour flight should be… interesting. One thing that is super cute is when she hugs the baby. I have to get a picture of her snuggling my belly!

Where do you like to shop for maternity clothes? Have you ever flwn while preggo or with a toddler? Tell me about your experience!


Disclosure: I received the dress to review!

Priscilla Beavides

Saturday 11th of August 2012

The clothing is so affordable and fabulous!

Seyma Shabbir

Saturday 11th of August 2012

I always loved SweetPea Maternity, they have lots to choose from! I never flew pregnant but flying with kids is HARD! Good luck!


Tuesday 14th of August 2012

I lucked out - she did quite well. It's more exhausting though!

Tracy Awalt Juliano

Saturday 11th of August 2012

I did the majority of my maternity shopping online. Nice and hassle free... What was NOT hassle free, was flying with my 3 y/o daughter and my 85 y/o mother in law, who was only quasi-mobile at the time... by myself.Oh. My. Gosh! Longest trip of my entire life. The flying part? Not bad. Trying to get myself, a baby stroller, and a wheelchair full of mil across the entire Atlanta airport to change flights (airport personnel were so very not helpful!)? Let's just say, it is a miracle I didn't require AA meetings for life by the time that little "vacation" was over.


Tuesday 14th of August 2012

Oh my goodness! I cannot even imagine if I was also traveling with someone in a wheelchair. You'd think staff would/could be more helpful :(

Kat Riley

Friday 10th of August 2012

I was lucky when I was pregnant, I only purchased 3 maternity items as most of my clothes fit until the very end before delivery.


Wednesday 15th of August 2012

Wow you were lucky! It's amazing how we all can carry so differently.


Wednesday 1st of August 2012

I like the dress. I need to remember to take my photos too!