Thursday, July 21, 2011

Maternity Style

I've never felt confident sharing pictures of myself, let alone pregnant photos, and I wasn't planning on sharing this time around, either. I think my waistline started expanding before I even knew I was pregnant, and I just wanted to crawl into a hole and wait for it to be over. But the nice people at Splendid wanted to help me celebrate the good news with some of their new maternity collection.

And while yes, they gave me this cute top, they didn't require me to gush about how much I love it. I'm doing that because I sincerely love it. In my three pregnancies, my Splendid maternity clothes are by far my favorites. This is the Splendid Maternity Variated Stripe top, in case you need one. I really love it so much, I just ordered it in another color. Can't wait for it to get here. And I bet my family can't wait to see me wear something else for a minute. :)

My favorite thing is that this is something I would totally wear if I weren't pregnant. There's no empire waist, no ruching, no ties, no tell-tale maternity trademarks. Not that there's anything wrong with those things. And I do own quite a few "typical" maternity tops. But this one makes me feel totally normal, and stylish, too. I love the length, and I love the's the perfect solution for my awkward, chubby, "is she? isn't she?" stage.
My kids get a kick out of my pudgy belly. And Hudson checks every morning to make sure our baby is still growing. It's taken me a while to get excited this time around. I just know how much work this is going to be. I dread that last month of pregnancy. I know how many sleepless nights are ahead. But I also know how long we waited for Charlotte to join our family, and I feel so blessed to have this chance to add to our family.

And thanks to Splendid's encouragement, I'll be back at least once a month to give you a pregnancy update. So you'll be seeing A LOT more of me, a lot more often in the next six brace yourselves. :)


Shopping Guide:
Shirt: Splendid Maternity Variated Stripe Top, in punch
Pants: Jolt Skinny Jeans (not maternity)
Sandals: Sam Edelman (similar)
Leaf Necklace: I made it
Stacked Bracelets: I made those, too :)
Nail Polish: OPI Cuckoo for the Color

P.S. Photos by Hudson. Ashley, Hurry back!



Cherry Blossoms said...

Congrats on baby #3!!! I had no idea Splendid carried a maternity line. Super cute. I will have to keep this in mind for my next pregnancy.
Hope you are feeling well! Have a wonderful day.

km said...

YAAAAAAY! I'm so happy to see the BABY! Even more happy that I get to see you every month in a cute new outfit. :):) Your hair is getting so long! Prenatals = long nails and long hair--- yipee!

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

A-dorable! Love it!

Michelle said...

you look absolutely adorable, congratulations on baby #3!

Big D and Me said...

Embrace it - being pregnant is such a special time - you look beautiful

Ashley said...

You do realize some of my favorite pictures taken of me while I was pregnant with Riley Hudson took... :) He did a great job! Way to go buddy! You look lovely. Miss you guys.

P.S. Can I shoot your next month?? Pretty please?

nichole said...

You look ADORABLE! Seriously one cute pregnant lady. ;)