Now that the 3rd trimester is over, I decided to go through all the outfits from July to September. It’s time to share my third trimester favorites. You can find the first trimester favorites here, and second trimester favorites here.
Once we got into week 33 the exhaustion came roaring back and I could barely keep my eyes open. We also got into saving major money mode so we didn’t go out much. But somehow I did come up with the energy for weekly date nights and 5 of my favorite outfits. The bump expanded majorly and quickly so here’s how I kept it all together . . .
- Wear flats and slip ons only. This is not a tip that I actually participated in until the last 4 weeks, and I regretted it. My husband put my shoes on for me almost daily because I couldn’t bend over. Or I wore simple black flip flops from old navy. For anyone who’s not been pregnant, bending over feels like when an arm goes to sleep except it’s your kid in there. It also pushes on your lungs which cuts off air.
- Rock those long and loose tops and dresses. I’ve said this all along. Buy your maternity clothes a size big and belt them – third trimester you won’t be belting them as much. You don’t want to feel constricted. So don’t even try to wear the stuff that’s a little tight. Only wear it if it will expand.
- Support. Boobs, belly, butt . . . all of it is heavier and saggier. Get a good supportive tank and a good supportive bra. I didn’t want to spend the money on something to support the belly, but around 34 weeks I started to get sharp pains on the sides of the bump. I mentioned it to my doctor to be sure it wasn’t something terrible #firsttimemom. He said there’s a ligament that goes down both sides of the uterus and at this point of the pregnancy it’s been stretched to it’s max. It needs help.
- Embrace the ruching. I embraced these in the second trimester because of comfort, but once you’re in the third there’s no avoiding it. The bump grows daily and you need clothes that will grow with it.
- Accessorize. Accessorize. It’ll get to the point where you feel like you have no clothes that fit except your ugly ones or ones you’ve worn a hundred times in the past month. Change it up with some statement jewels.