Around your third to forth month your jeans might start getting just a little bit too tight. Your in that awkward stage where your normal every day clothes are uncomfortable to squeeze into but your too small for maternity jeans. Well Yoga pants might just be your answer!
Yoga pants has became a trend setter for a lot of women, especially pregnant. These are complete stretch pants so you don’t have to worry about sucking in your stomach just to button your pants. There are actually different styles of yoga pants such as capri cut, fold overs and long wear. They are usually available in different colors as well to match whatever shirt or shoes you chose to wear with. This has become one of my favorite pieces of clothing in my second trimester because of the comfort and I don’t look too dressed down still.
I recommend looking at Victoria Secret because their selection is so wide in colors, fits and styles. They go for anywhere around $19-$49. This might save your second trimester wardrobe!!
The contemporary clothing line Juicy Couture has became very popular with their velour tracksuits. The high end sweat apparel has become a fashion trend within the last couple years. Juicy Couture has come out with a baby clothing line where you can find similar styles as well. Check out the Sweet Pea Juicy Couture sweat suit for baby that is available in sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months. The Sweet Pea collection is very popular because there is the same style sweat suit for women as well. These are perfect for your every day walking attire or just to run your errands with your little one. Juicy Couture is very popular for their designs and slogans on their tracksuits. Below is a picture of the baby Juicy Couture Sweet Pea Tracksuit. These are both available at Juicy Couture.
If you are looking to splurge on an accessory for you and your baby, you must have a designer diaper bag. Here are some of the most chic bags for baby and you.
Velour Baby Tote
Colors Available: Pink, Brown and Black
Reese Li ‘Lexington Diaper Bag
Colors Available: Black Genie
Exploded Check Diaper Tote with black patent leather trim
Colors Available: Nova Beige
Love Burberry but $545 is too much?
Check out their Burberry Diaper Bag in Cotton
Colors Available: Multi Colors
Gucci Messenger Diaper Bag
Colors Available: Beige/Ebony, Black
Gucci Messenger Diaper Bag in Leather
Colors Available: Pink, Blue
Nest Whipstitch Leather Diaper Bag
Colors Available: Platinum
Mia Bossi Diaper Bag
Colors Available: Tangerine
Bumble Bags – Jessica Messenger Bag
Colors Available: Emerald Palace, Midnight Garden, Blue Latte, Buttercup Bliss, Lemon Lime Dot, Pink Paisley
Remember those favorite jeans you have been waiting to fit back into? Yes the Rock and Republic’s that are somewhere in the bottom of your drawers with all your other pre-pregnancy clothes. A little thing called “waistband expanders” is a maternity must have accessory that you can actually wear with your old favorite jeans even if you are 7 months along. This is a stretchy material that goes along the waist of your jeans, usually like a belt, to expand the waist size of your jeans to fit how ever much you have grown. Most brands will offer different colors and styles to go with what ever top you are wearing too. Some will have an extra piece of material that you actually put in between your zippers to hide the space it is expanding. A few different brands to look into is Ingrid and Isabel and Baby Be Mine.
For a lot of women, finding clothes to fit your new body that actually makes you feel good is hard to find. You want to look just as trendy, stylish and confident as you did when you were 6 sizes smaller. Isabella Oliver might have just saved the day! They are a designer clothing line for chic women and now are very well known for their maternity wear. You don’t want to spend hundreds on one outfit you are probably going to grow out of in the next month or two. Isabella Oliver has came out with a Duo Collection that is highly fashionable but also REVERSIBLE! When you really like a certain tank top or dress that just fits you really good, usually you would want to buy it in more than one color. With the Duo Collection, you have two different selections for colors. You will not only save twice the amount of money but you will still be wearing designer clothing that shows your off your baby bump too! The Isabella Oliver Duo Collection can start anywhere from $130-$225. My favorite piece of clothing is the Duo Swing Dress that comes in a light pink on one side and dark pink on another. I think this would be perfect for the baby shower!
Food Group: Whole grains and Bread
Recommended Servings per day: 6-11
What is one serving?: 1 slice of bread or 1 cup of dry cereal
Food Group: Vegetables
Recommended Servings per day: 3-5
What is one serving?: 1 cup of vegetables (raw or cooked)
Food Group: Fruits
Recommended Servings per day: 2-4
What is one serving?: 1 orange, 1 banana, 1 cup of 100% Juice (just watch out for sugars)
Food Group: Milk and Dairy
Recommended Servings per day: 4-6
What is one serving?: 1 cup of milk
Food Group: Protein
Recommended Servings per day: 3-4
What is one serving?: 1 ounce of meat
Food Group: Fats and Sweets
Recommended Servings per day: Eat sparingly. These contain very high in sugar and also high calorie intake.
Water is also very important in a pregnant woman’s diet. Try and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day!