There was a time, long ago, when I detested maternity clothes. Granted I was poor back then and that meant I lived on other peoples hand-me-downs and, for some reason, hand-me-down maternity clothes were very rarely anything but hideous. I made do and just told myself that pregnancy was not the time to care about how I looked. Poor me!
Now, though, pregnancy has become the rather hip thing to do and celebrities have forced the maternity companies to actually produce beautiful, sexy, comfortable, and stylish maternity clothing. THANK YOU, PREGGO CELEBRITIES!
Though still in no financial situation to walk in to a store and start buying a whole new wardrobe I am able to buy a few things at a time from my local thrift store. I want to say, "Thank you!" to all of you who do go into the chic maternity shops and buy all the cute stuff and then donate it when you are through. In all my five pregnancies this has been the only time when I've considered my maternity clothes to be cooler than my regular non-pregnant getups. So in love am I that I'm seriously considering patenting a whole line of non-pregnant maternity clothes just so I can continue wearing these wonderful items even after birth. Seriously!
Oh sweet maternity clothes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
1. Because the pants go up to my chest and the shirts down to my hips I can bend and squat without fear of Monster Man singing "I see London, I see France, I see Mommy's..."
2. I am finally able to find pants that fit my legs and my waist at the same time (my body is built like an orange on toothpicks).
3. I have gone from wearing shirts in sixe XL to Medium, because apparently only pregnant women have big chests.
4. When rushing to the bathroom there are no buttons or zippers to make me panic.
5. At the end of a good meal I don't have that intense urge to change into roomier pajama bottoms. It should be mandatory that everyone wear maternity pants at Thanksgiving dinner!
P.S. Obviously that is not me modeling in the pictures. The pics are from the lovely clothing store Motherhood.