As I was clearing photos from my phone and camera to make space for more baby photos, I was looking though my pregnancy photos and realised I kinda miss my bump 🙂 Looking back, those 40 weeks wearing the bump seemed to have passed by in a flash when initially, 40 weeks sounded like such a long time.
The recommended weight gain as instructed by my gynae was 12kg, but with the little fella staying in my tummy till 40 weeks, my total weight gain by the time I gave birth was a whooping 20kg!
I tried my best to keep away from maternity wear so that I can still wear the clothes post pregnancy, but the 2 maternity culotte shorts from ASOS were extremely versatile and good for wearing even after birth!
Here are of the non-maternity but bump friendly clothes I wore during the pregnancy (and a look at how I piled on those 20kg 😐 ).
Week 12 – Grey cotton maxi from online shop, gifted by SIL
Week 17 – Floral dress from Bugis
Week 18 – Demin tunic/ dress from Lowry’s Farm
Week 21 – Tunic with floral skull from Taiwan, Patterned tights from Cotton On
Week 21 – Black tunic from G2000, Denim jeggings from Uniqlo, Studded demin shirt from Warehouse
Week 21 – Blouse from Lowry’s Farm, Patterned tights from La Senza
Week 22 – White tank from Forever21, Shorts from Uniqlo, Shirt from Taiwan
Week 25 – Dress from Mango
Week 26 – Top from Forever21, Shorts from ASOS Maternity
Week 30 – Baby doll cut denim dress from Topshop
Week 30 – High-waisted maxi from Square 2
Week 32 – Cotton dress from online NUS school bazaar (back from my uni days!)
Week 34 – Floral maxi from Cotton On
Week 34 – Blouse from Topshop, Shorts from ASOS Maternity
Week 35 – Floral cut-in top from Forever New, Shorts from ASOS Maternity
Maxi dresses, baby doll dresses, tunics, tights/ leggings, culottes and shirt blouses (as outer wear) are great for dressing up the bump 🙂
Comfort is definitely a priority for maternity wear , but style doesn’t have to take a back-seat!
Most importantly, treasure and enjoy those 40 weeks of pregnancy as you will realise, when the little one is out, those 40 weeks were the longest stretch of time you will have your little one to yourself and not have to share him with anyone else because he is connected to you alone. And wherever you are, he is there together with you 🙂