Aaaaand, we’re back in action with the baby bump updates. And this week Max is joining in :) The biggest update for this week is that Baby #2 is now kicking nonstop, so hard some times that my belly jumps and you can see it. With my second pregnancy I feel like the baby’s movement is more frequent, which is super fun. Feeling kicks is such a precious part of pregnancy. It’s unlike anything else. Something else I’m noticing is the extreme tiredness I felt in the first trimester –it’s found its way back into my life. It’ll be mid-day and you can find me yawning while talking, ha.
I’ve begun making a few changes to our lifestyle to accommodate my growing bump, like pulling the stroller up the staircase one step at a time, instead of carrying it. Things definitely feel different this time around (bigger, hungrier, sore, and all quicker) and I’m basically on the edge of my seat, curious whether baby #2 is a little girl or little boy. In four weeks I’ll be in my final trimester and there aren’t really words to describe how that feels… aside from “that’s pretty awesome” :)
Let’s talk about clothing for a minute! I’m on the lookout for a jersey skirt sewing tutorial that will fit a baby bump. My pre-pregnancy shorts still fit me but come late-afternoon they get uncomfortable, and fast. If you know of any tutorials would you leave a link below in the comments? The skirt I’m wearing here isn’t maternity but it’s pretty stretchy in the waist therefore it’s SO VERY COMFORTABLE. I’m also searching for a couple supplemental nursing shirts and/or cardigan wraps. This time around I’ll have a cute toddler boy to keep my eyes on while nursing, so I’m looking for some extra clothing that’ll keep me covered but will give me quick/easy access. Do you have any favorite nursing pieces?
So that’s it! :) I’m really feeling great and the weeks are seriously going by lightening fast.
Oh, and PS. the cravings will not stop (what does that even mean???).
Undercover Mama tanks are a lifesaver! They hook to your bra, so you don’t have to have 2 sets of clips to undo and 2 sets of straps under your regular shirt. AND they give a good amount of coverage in the chest area, which is super important when you’re as large-chested as I am. I love mine so much that I’ll keep wearing them even after I’m done nursing.
I am only a week behind you, Maggie and I’m feeling ALL the same things. This is my 3rd though! I have actually found jersey skirts at Walmart! I have a gray and black and they also had some chevron ones as well. They are not maternity but have a wide waistband and are super comfy! I do not like wearing nursing shirts, however I have always bought a few bra-less cami’s to wear underneath my shirts so all I have to do is pull up or down and my middle is always covered. You look absolutely adorable! I feel like I am a whale this time around soo much earlier!
I don’t know why but I really am shocked at the range of emotions and energy and tiredness, and all the other changes going on. My goodness :) are you short like me, too? I think that makes me feel like everything is bigger, quicker. I doubt you look anything close to a whale ♥ xxoo
I like the long nursing tanks from Target. They have multiple brands, but so easy and I still have one I wear now because the length is so good!
…I definitely agree with you on the Target tanks!
My favorite nursing camis were from Target. I know you’re a Target lover too, so you may already have some:http://www.target.com/p/gilligan-o-malley-women-s-nursing-cotton-cami/-/A-13793418 . I love that they snap down, if you wear a shirt on top, your really not revealing much :)
Oh my goodness, that floral print IS SO CUTE! I love the color and pattern!!!!
P.S. I loved the Old Navy maternity clothes, they had some great stretchy skirts!
I second the Undercover Mama nursing tanks. I got a good stock pile of them for nursing my second baby and you can be sure I will be using them again with this baby (#3). I just throw those on with any shirt I please. Pull the top layer up, and undo my bra. Done. And fully covered minus the boob that is doing all the work ;) Be prepared though for curiosity as to what you are doing with baby and the crazy closeness the older tot will do to get a good look at you feeding the baby lol. My boys are 22 months apart and its a fun age gap but O man the curiosity as to what is going on is a crazy thing. I don’t do a lot of maternity wear aside from jeans and a good rouched top. But most of my go to clothes, jersey skirts, gauchos are all non-maternity as are a lot of my tanks and tops.
Oh yes… little wandering eyes, thank you for the heads up ;)
So cute. Love the one with Max.
I just recently pinned this tutorial thinking I would make this for my daughter who is 16 weeks with her third. You could alter it a bit to accommodate late pregnancy, I believe.
You should check out Leanne Barlow on Etsy. She has a maxi skirt tutorial that I love! I think it would work well for maternity wear, although I haven’t used it for that. Happy sewing!
Have you ever heard of nursing scarves? Neither had I until yesterday when I saw a vendor at my local farmer’s market selling them. They’re all over Etsy, too, but you could probably make your own ;)
I stocked up on the Old Navy maternity maxi skirts…and win win they actually fit post pregnancy too! I shrunk back down to my pre-preggo weight and I still wear them today. And seriously at the end…I only wore those skirts. Basically like socially acceptable sweatpants. Sooooo comfy. :)
“socially acceptable sweatpants” — nodding in agreement :)
I had the same symptoms you did and we had a girl….so maybe you are having a girl??? pregnancy is so much fun and a blessing…
That would be just so fun! Either way, I’m so excited to meet this little baby in about 3 months :)
I l-o-v-e- the Swedish brand Boob! They have mainly nursing wear but also maternity clothes. I hear it’s harder to come across in the States, but I’d try to find out where to get them. They are super easy access! Also, some of the hoodies etc have a thin fleece layer across the chest to help keep you warm and prevent mastitis.