Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Woe is me

So I know I have been totally slacking when it comes to outfit pictures and I know you want more than my tummy updates but the truth of the matter is that I have been in such a slump lately. 

You know that feeling of walking into your closet looking at all your clothes and feeling like you have nothing to wear?

Yep, that's me. Only I don't have much to wear for reals. My pre-preggo pants don't fit, my boobs are getting too big for some of my shirts [TMI? My bizzad], and skirts can't zip or button up the right way. It's depressing y'all. 

I don't want to spend a lot of  money on maternity clothes because it's just not realistic since I won't need to wear them once the baby is here, but at the same time I can't get much use of my old wardrobe. I mean you put on 10 - 12lbs and suddenly your leg feels like a sausage in casing trying to squeeze into your size 5 jeans. Not to mention the fact they don't zip or button anymore. Not a pretty sight and definitely not comfortable! 

Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about the new addition to our family and I love my little baby bump....I just miss being able to wear more than the same 6 or 7 pieces of clothes. 

Any advice for a fashionably uninspired preggo lady?

PS: Bump update below :)

Safety first! A seat belted baby bump :)

Here’s my current pregnancy update:

  • How far along: 14 weeks
  • How big is baby: About the size of a lemon, weighing in at 1.5 oz
  • Weight gain: 10-12 lbs
  • Sleeping:  Good some nights, not so good on others. Trying to remember to sleep on my left side though some mornings I wake up on my back.
  • Food cravings: French fries [still!], lemons with salt, lasagna,
  • Food aversions: Pickles [Oh the irony]
  • Missing: Sunny side up eggs
  • Symptoms: Nausea is subsiding though I still have my moments, dizzy spells, still feeling very tired.
  • Doctor’s appointment: Next one is about 3 ½ weeks away
  • Movement: Some flutters here and there, or gas =)
  • Gender / Names: We are going to find out in November! We have a girl name picked out, no boy names yet…
  • Best moment of the week:  Hearing the baby’s heartbeat at my doctor’s appointment! I recorded it and sent it to my mom, sister, and of course let my son hear it. He’s so excited about being a big brother and asks if I’ll play ‘his baby’s’ heart beat all the time!  
  • What I’m looking forward to: Finding out the gender next month! Celebrating my mother in laws birthday this weekend in Charlotte! It’s one of my favorite cities! Plus I’ll FINALLY be able to get some Pinkberry!!
  •  What I did / Got for baby: Nothing this week, we’re really waiting until we find out the gender before we start buying things. Although, I did some online window shopping for cribs and changing tables and I’ve narrowed it down to 2 cribs!


  1. Oh Marissa :( I feel for you girl. I've never had a baby, but a lot of people say Target has cute stuff that's cheap. I wouldn't want to break the bank either, but they should have some nice options. Also look at Old Navy and Gap. That lipstick is by Mary Kay and it's called Black Cherry. I've had it for awhile and it never dries out. LOL Here's the link.

  2. I would say buy a bunch of leggings and long slouchy shirts and sweaters. You can continue to use and wear them after the baby.

    Ali of

  3. I'd invest in a couple nice maternity outfits; you'll wear them for a while postpartum too. I really like gap/old navy, and I LOVED. LOVED a pair of super sexy, super COMFY maternity jeans from Gap, they were worth every penny. I felt great and looked good, which made me feel good :) also like the idea of leggings/tunics/sweaters.

    Finally, don't worry too much about the sleeping on your side thing. If there is pressure on the vena cava, *you* will feel queasy/lightheaded/uncomfortable and wake up from it way before there's any concern about baby. :)

  4. sorry you are struggling to dress your bump :(
    I hope you can get a least a few maternity pieces, because you've got wear something these next few months! I know a lot of other bloggers are pregnant right now, so hopefully you will find some great maternity inspiration!

  5. Aww, you poor thing! I understand not wanting to invest a lot of money into a maternity wardrobe. I've seen other pregnant bloggers pick up maternity pieces on the cheap at thrift and consignment stores.

    The Tiny Heart

  6. You have a cute bump :)
    love your updates!!!