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Come and talk to me about the potential madness of buying my post maternity wear now.
Ok not due till end of Nov but i have been lusting desperately after winter (non pregnant) clothes. I really don't want to be left with nothing to wear, would it be reasonable to buy a couple( lots) of items to wear post birth. This is DC3, we gave everything away and have no baby stuff and haven't even considered buying any baby things yet.
None of the things i want are expensive but collectively i suppose it could be an expensive mistake.
I have dressed babies before its depressing, you buy them beautiful/expensive outfits and they puke on them ( joking,sort of) dc are both very well dressed as i'm sure this baby will be too, its a surprise gender baby so not much shopping to be done yet, besides I need somewhere to totter around in those heels and skinny jeans
I've already indulged in this madness Also due end of November. Have bought a grey jumper with sparkly stripes so I can be a comfy slob but the sparkle will make me feel better, a black stretch skirt from H&M, and some brown ankle boots which I am not going to pear til post-baby, just so they're a treat. Found the first 6 weeks at least incredibly tough with DS, and shallow though it may be, I know a few new nice things in those weeks - if I can't get out to shops - will cheer me up. Go for it
Personally I don't see the harm in buying a few bits, especially if you know from previous pregnancies how well you will slim back down. I assumed I would quickly go back to being slim but it didn't really happen for some months. However I'm not sure how you will BF in that ASOS dress without taking the whole thing off.
ive bought two pairs of maternity (under-the bump band) skinny jeans in Topshop for the first few weeks after the birth (september) I plan on buying new heels and flats to match and some of those kimono style tops. Im tired of my maternity clothes and am looking forward to new outfits. Some people think its a waste to buy for that in between time-after baby but before you get your figure back, I don't, I want to look nice even if I don't feel great! You are not alone! Then again this is my first so I could be completely wrong!
Ah so not completely mad. I'm under no illusion i'll need a size up for a few weeks after baby is born but in the past i've done ok and a good pair of spanx does wonders, thank god it'll be winter. Thanks everyone, I think i'll get a couple of bits to cheer me up but not go too mad.