Well, looks like Jessica Simpson finally delivered a healthy baby girl.
I’m not going to lie, there were a few of us making jokes about how she
must have the gestation period of a grey whale.
Didn’t it seem like she was pregnant forever? She posted this picture on Halloween last year, announcing her impending mummy-hood. In retrospect, I guess that was only 6 months ago. Her baby must be human after all (a relief to all, i’m sure). She was just clearly showing at the 3 month point. Who am I to judge? After all, I continue to be four and a half pounds up from the upper limit of my “expected weight gain” – I could have a little baby whale in there myself!
Oddly, that wasn’t the first I’d heard of people with concerns about looking their best during this sensitive and sweaty time; Pretty Pushers is a company that creates “fashionable and functional products specific to delivery day” – right down to a special little opening on the back for an epidural. In fact – here’s a whole online shop stocked with goodies that will apparently help us look our camera-ready best as we push something the size of a watermelon out of a hole the size of a golf ball. Awesome. Finally, If you’re super crafty: here’s a link to patterns to make one yourself! Fashionable and Functional. Hurray!
Honestly, I find this a bit funny. Okay – more than a bit. I suppose it’s part of the facebook/twitter culture that we desire to appear impeccably stylish at any time – even this time.
So, I know, I know, you’re all wondering if I have an order in for a Pretty Pusher, or if if i’m dusting off the Pfaff to design my own. The quick answer is “not likely”. My hope for this baby is to stay in the whirlpool for as long as absolutely possible, so it’s quite likely that i’ll be wearing this when she arrives (well, the top part of it, anyway).
But what about what to wear now? At 27 weeks, no matter how you calculate it, we are launching into the third trimester at high speed. This is it – the final 12 week victory lap! After spending my entire life with a black box of wondering what i”ll look like when I have a baby, this is it! This is what I look like. It’s so weird…
Moving into spring, I placed another order for some great maternity clothes; however, transitioning into the final phase it was super important to me to invest in styles, materials and colours that will take me post-baby and into the fall. Over the remaining weeks, i’ll continue to share what I chose to spend my hard-earned maternity bucks on and why I chose the pieces.