It’s official: I’m in the home stretch! Today marks 24 days until my due date, and while it sometimes feels like I’ve been pregnant forever, I can’t believe it’s been that long since I first announced the news to you guys. It’s amazing how much more prepared I feel to be a mom after having navigated nine months of pregnancy – reading books, polling my friends and taking time to really examine how I want to raise my child. Not to mention all that I’ve learned about navigating pregnancy itself! I’m by no means an expert, but I have picked up quite a few nuggets of wisdom – some of which I’ve learned from other moms, many of which I’ve simply learned through experience. Thought I’d share a few of them here – all things I wish I’d understood when I started on this path since they ultimately made my life a lot easier! Whether you’re a mom who’s been-there-done-that, or simply thinking you may become pregnant in the future…I’d love to hear what you think of any of these, as well as any additional tips you’d throw in the mix!
Buy lots of dresses.
At the beginning of my pregnancy, I invested in all kinds of cute little maternity tops, jeans and shorts. However, I’ve been wearing loose-fitting dresses with flat sandals pretty much every day for the last 3 months. They’re so much less constricting, and when belted above the bump, look instantly pulled together. My favorite sources have been Hatch, Anthropologie and Isabella Oliver.