Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I can't believe how fast time is flying by. I finally broke down and started wearing my maternity clothes today. I had been using safety pins to keep my pants together and wearing my button down shirts untucked, but no more power suits for me until after my maternity leave is up. I have to admit, I do like my maternity pants from the gap. The semi-waist band is so soft and it's really handy going to the bathroom. No more suit jacket, no more utility belt, no tucking in the shirt, which all used to add significant time to my pee trips. The maternity pants are so easy though! However, I strongly dislike the maternity tops. There are so few to choose from, they are all short sleeved (it's freakin FEBRUARY and it's obscenely cold!) they are all the same style (baby doll) and they are all sickeningly froo-froo-girly. Really not a good look for someone of my position and it's almost offensive. All day people were teasing me about how cute I looked and how girly and school-marmish I looked. Grrrrrrr.

SO excited for next week though. I have my anatomy scan appointment and I get to find out the sex. I can't frickin wait. The only thing is that the radiology clinic I have to go to has some not-quite-top-of-the-line equipment (the fertility clinic had better which gave the 3d images) and I would really like some high tech images of my baby. There is a 3d/4d ultrasound company in the area and I thought about setting up a session there. I would have to pay for it though, but I think it would be a really cool thing to do. We'll see.


  1. Next week? That's so exciting! It seems so much more real once you know what flavor of baby you're having!

    As for maternity shirts, have you tried Gap maternity? I've also found that a lot of regular shirts are cut so long these days that they work just fine, too. I actually found a lot of non froo-froo shirts at Motherhood Maternity for pretty cheap. You just have to dig a little.

  2. Hi, there. I found your blog via another SMC... and I was excited because you are just about 3 weeks ahead of me. Neat to find someone else in a similar stage!

    I agree with the others to try Motherhood Maternity. They have some very decent long sleeve t-shirts, either scoop neck or v-neck (the v-neck ones are pleated, which I don't love).

    I'm not far off from wearing maternity clothes either... had to wear my pants unbuttoned for the first time two days ago.

    All the best,

    15 weeks 1 day