Outfit: the birds and the bumps

I feel like I’ve been disappointing you all with my solid lack of baby bump, but hopefully today I can right that wrong! I woke up one day last week and suddenly, the bump was there. Two days later, the first person who didn’t know I was pregnant congratulated me. While I was wearing a loose dress, no less. I had to admire the bravery as it’s still a petite bump, but he wasn’t wrong (yes, he! Although to be fair show me a woman who’d dare make that assumption!!).

So, at 20 weeks I look undeniably pregnant in a lot of things I wear. But still in a cute, ain’t that a wee little bump? kinda way, I think. I’m embracing it – I know it’s going to get to a point where I’m going to be huge and waddling everywhere and feeling anything BUT cute. Speaking of 20 weeks, the scan went as well as could be and I now finally feel ready to accept this baby is actually happening. Which means starting to get our act sorted out! First job is to get a cupboard built in to free up some storage for baby things, and the second job is restoring a beautiful vintage Silvercross coach pram that was the very same one B was pushed around in as a baby. I’m sure it’ll appear in photos some day if we manage to clean it up!

There really feels like there’s a lot to do as those two tasks are just the tip of the rather frighteningly large iceberg. I mean, at this point the baby’s going to be butt-naked and sleep on the floor – although hey, at least it’s going to have a mighty fine pram those three occasions we can actually be bothered to heave that thing around (those Silvercross prams are HUGE – I genuinely think I could fit in it for a start). Not least on this list is revisiting my complete phobia of driving. Hands up if you’ve had a license for 7 years and never driven a car solo ‘cos you’re too terrified? Just me, then. That’s going to be a real problem when I’m trapped on my own for a year in a village without my chauffeur, B. The thought of the impending solitude is enough to make me say that, well, it’s enough and I need to sort this out now.

Anyway, you’re here for the clothes, right? It makes me quite sad that I’m struggling to shop from my favourite brands at the moment, but then I get really excited when I see something that I know is going to work for maternitywear. This top is one such item. I love the unusual colour, the subtly vintage style and the cute Blue Tit print. But the best part for my current ‘condition’ is the fairly high waist belt, which sits above the bump and all that lovely give in the fabric. This is going to be a style that sees me through work and play over the coming months! I wanted to pair it with some charming blue capris, but alas I’m too big for my regular size, but too small for the next size up (well, the bump isn’t but my legs were), so I resorted to finally buying some maternity trousers I could roll up at will. I must have worn them about 6 times already, and while I’ve discovered the perils of ‘over the bump’ bands wanting to forever wriggle themselves down and firmly off the bump, I can live with it for how comfy and practical they are.

So here we go, it’s all preggo-safe outfits from here on out, I think…

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Earrings: c/o Voodoo Vixen
Top: Saffron Green Bird Garden Top c/o Lindy Bop
Trousers: Dorothy Perkins Maternity (rolled up)
Bag: vintage (gift)
Shoes: c/o Lulu Hun (last year’s)

6 Comments

  1. March 12, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Spring has sprung!! I really love this, and am so glad to see something non wintry (I am sorely in need of inspo!). The top is incredibly pretty (I love Blue Tits, I see them from the window when I’m sat typing PhD stuff and it cheers me up).

    And yes, I can see a slight bump now! But still wouldn’t comment in a million years… Xxx

  2. March 14, 2018 / 1:03 am

    I used to sell children’s clothes, and let me tell you, a woman could be giving birth and I wouldn’t say anything about her pregnancy! I had a lady come in once and I was asking her when she was due, and she was 1) shopping for a friend and 2) was not, and had never been, pregnant. Whoops.
    Lovely spring look, though! The print and color on the top are so pretty, and perfectly you. You’re making maternity style look easy!

  3. March 16, 2018 / 9:16 am

    You look fab! That top really works well as a maternity top. By the time the nipper arrives, I’m sure it will have everything it needs – grandparents tend to go bananas, if my brother’s experience is anything to go by.

  4. March 18, 2018 / 4:30 am

    I’m constantly searching for non-maternity items that work for pregnancy, and this top is adorable! Also YAY baby bump finally arriving! It’s always nice when you get past the stage of “I just look like I had too many sweets” and into the “oh, a baby bump!” world. It happens earlier and earlier for me, which also unfortunately means a lot of my clothes don’t work as long through pregnancy! You look lovely, as always.

    xo
    Kristina
    eyreeffect.com

  5. Alex
    March 21, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    So I’m plus size and I totally would wear this top which I think would feature well on my body type! You look adorable.. and yes, from what I’ve heard, pregnancy clothes are uber cozy!

  6. April 3, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Super cute and comfortable looking top, you really can’t get any better than that. And yes, I completely agree, I’d never comment on any one’s pregnancy unless they confirmed it for me!! :O

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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