Last year I went through one of the most beautiful experiences in my life – pregnancy. The excitement of a new person coming into my life was difficult to describe in words. I was equally excited, and impatient, and scared sometimes, as it was my first baby. During my pregnancy months I realized that my life would change completely, as maternity is a truly life changing experience; and I also realized that I would have to think of so many new things.
One of the primary things I had to consider during my pregnancy months was the readjustments I needed to make in my wardrobe. During the first months of pregnancy I didn’t need to make any notable changes in my closet of course, as I was still able to wear my “regular” clothes. But starting with the fourth month or so, when my pregnant belly started to be visible, I figured my old clothes didn’t fit me anymore. So I realized it was time to go shopping for maternity clothes.
I still remember the day when I went for maternity shopping for the first time. The most popular maternity brand in Toronto where I live is Thyme Maternity, so I chose this one to buy new maternity clothes from. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and one of the shop assistants helped me to pick all I needed. And what did I choose? Three pairs of pants, in black, gray and brown; a pair of jeans; four blouses, different styles and colors; and some underwear. Shortly after that, one of the maternity blouses I bought became my favorite one, because it emphasized my tummy the most and I really liked it. At that shopping session I learned that I should pick the same size I used to wear before pregnancy. The shop assistant explained me that since I used to wear M size clothes before being pregnant, now I had to choose M size maternity garments as well. It made sense of course. Another thing that I learned from her is that Thyme Maternity lingerie is specifically designed for pregnant women’s needs, considering the changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy months. And last but not least, she reassured me that I would be able to wear my maternity clothes through all the stages of pregnancy, due to their practical design.
Overall, that was quite a good and satisfying maternity shopping experience. I paid another visit to that store a couple of weeks later, for more maternity clothes. This time I chose two dresses, a denim skirt, a pair of black casual pants, two tops.
During pregnancy I discovered that I still could wear some of my “regular” clothes – some dresses, shirts, blouses, tops, which still fit me well; so I took the opportunity to keep wearing them, instead of putting them aside, as I had to do with all my other existing clothes.
Last summer, when I had my advanced pregnancy months, I had three events to attend – two baptism parties and a wedding. First of them, a baptism party, was in June, when I was 6 months pregnant. I was able to wear one of my “regular” elegant dresses from Guess, because it still fit me well, and I felt very comfortable wearing it. The next two events I attended were the other baptism party and the wedding. They took place the next month, in July 2009, when I was 7 months pregnant. I wore those two maternity dresses I had previously bought from Thyme Maternity. Their design was more casual than elegant, but I styled them up with a dressy blazer and exquisite jewelry and accessories, which made them look like quite some formal outfits.
My son was born in September 2009, and now he is 10 months old.