Pregnancy Dressing

Being pregnant has made me realize so many things. I am now aware of so much stuff I never would’ve known had it not been for this pregnancy. Every stage in our lives teaches us something new. Isn’t it! The changes my body has been going through, are pretty miraculous. The change in my thoughts, that ‘motherly’ feeling slowly seeping through me..
With time, I can feel and connect with my baby more and more. I now know when she becomes active, when is she asleep, what triggers her to move and kick. I can’t wait to bond with her in person. It may sound strange but I dreamt of her the other night. This little angel-faced infant was lying next to me in my dream and she looked so Perfect! She was looking right in my eyes.🙂
And then I woke up!😦
Jumping on to the outfit part – Trying to dress up when you have a football sized tummy wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. My main focus has always been ‘comfort’. And pregnancy is no different. I have ample of such airy blouses in my closet, and I guess now is the time to put them to good use. Initially when my bump started to show, I had to really brainstorm to come up with good outfits. But then it became easier.
I think pregnancy is one experience when clothes should be the least of your worries. Wear what you feel is comfortable to you, and feel confident in your body – You are growing a miracle inside you!🙂

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Blouse: H&M (similar) | Maternity Shorts: Target | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Consignment store

Should You Wear Heels while Pregnant?

Should You? Would You.. wear heels during pregnancy? What’s your verdict? Yes or No?
Personally I would. I do. However, here are some points to remember to be on the safe side –

  • The heels shouldn’t be very high (say 4.5 inches or higher). Personally, my limit is 4 inches.
  • Pencil heels are a bad idea for posture and (the ever persistent) back pain during pregnancy. It’s wise to opt for comfortable heel types like kitten heels, block heels, cone heels, pumps etc.
  • You should be quite comfortable (and habitual) wearing them.
  • Be VERY careful while climbing stairs in heels. Hold the railing (or someone’s hand) just to be safe.
  • Don’t wear heels if you plan to spend the day walking or standing for long hours (like sight-seeing or downtown strolling etc). Do a favor to your back, and wear those trusted flats.
  • Completely avoid wearing heels if you are suffering with swollen feet or back pain.

That’s it! If you keep in mind these few points, I think wearing heels in pregnancy should be safe!
Personally, I am still comfortable wearing heels (though I do not walk in them a lot). I have like 40 pairs of heels simply sitting in my shoe closet starting at me like ‘Do you still love us?’ It only makes sense to take them out for a spin once a week or so on coffee or brunch dates!😉
P.S. 25 weeks pregnant here.

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Tunic: Zara (last worn here) | Maternity Jeans: Jessica Simpson via Macy’s | Shoes: Metro (India) – last worn here | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Asos

Just Another Saturday Morning

This maternity dress will be worn till its ripped to shreds. I’m going to wear the heck out it. I pledge. Love the fabric, the fit, the stretch, the light weight feel and it’s blue!
Okay, I’m going to stop babbling about my ‘perfect’ maternity dress.
Today morning we went to a farmer’s market!! I’m excited about it because it was the first time I went to a local farmer’s market in over an year! It’s crazy to think of it since I loved buying my weekly groceries fresh after my workout sessions back in Boston. However, since we moved to Florida, we never went to one! Frankly it’s always super hot outside in the mornings here (specially the past couple of months were burning hot), so I never managed the courage to search for a local market and head out in the heat. Anyhow, yesterday I asked my husband out of the blue, and he happily agreed to come along. And man.. what a morning it was! We shopped, ate cakes, drank freshly brewed coffee, sat in the park, went for a stroll and came back with lots of fresh goodies. I wish I’d gone sooner. Well, my Saturdays mornings are going to be super fun from now on. As they say, better late than never.🙂
P.S. Completed 24 weeks of pregnancy today.

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Dress: Target Maternity (same) | Denim Vest: Forever 21 | Sandals: Franco Sarto via DSW | Necklace: Street vendor, Bengaluru | Watch: Fossil

Can’t Wait

One would think, however pregnancy is not all merry-go-round. There are ups and downs. There are happy days and sad, depressing days. There are healthy days and there are feeling-sick-to-the-core days. My mother always says, ‘bringing a new life in to this world is not an easy task. It takes A LOT’. I must say, elders are never wrong.
As much as I’m in the anticipation of my offspring, I can’t wait for December to come sooner, so I could go back to living my ‘normal’ life again! Who am I kidding? Everything is going to be upside down once the baby arrives, but at least I’ll have my body back, or I would have my stamina back. Something… give me something here!
So, I made a list. I like making lists. It keeps me organized. And I’m going to come back to this blog post when the time comes. This list is about the things that I can’t wait to get back to –

  • To go back to my gym and be able to lift heavy weights again. Ah! that feeling of adrenaline pumping through the veins, the sweat, the passion, the need for more!! Can you blame me for missing it so much?
  • To be able to run or jump again without all my body parts jiggling or bouncing. Who likes to have their body parts jiggle.. eh?? Certainly not this girl.
  • To be able to walk fast (or even at a regular pace) and not feel out of breath like someone is strangling my neck and squeezing my lungs. Where’s my stamina gone, I wonder!
  • To eat without having weird (read ‘unhealthy’) cravings all the time. Can you imagine I hated the aroma and taste of coffee for the first 4 months of my pregnancy. ME = a die-hard coffee lover!! Even I couldn’t believe it.. smh! (In case you are worrying, I’m fine now).🙂
  • To stop feeling like a tightly stuffed teddy bear (from all corners). Actually, there are no corners anymore, it’s all round and jiggly!
  • To be able to wear my regular jeans again. In all fairness, I never valued my regular jean pants. I always overlooked them and kept them at the bottom of my ‘to-wear-in-a-hurry’ list. But time teaches you the value of everything.
  • To be able to sleep 8 hours straight without –
    • tossing and turning 40 times in one night
    • waking up every 2 hours to pee
    • the super painful round ligament pain. Which means, I can’t even turn sides in my sleep without feeling shooting pain in the groin area. TMI?
    • waking up with sore hips
  • To be able to wear my normal bra again. Honestly, DDs are sooo not fun. They sag, make your back hurt (because of the heaviness). I give a damn to the starers, I just want to feel myself again. Again, this goal seems far, far away in the future. Since I plan to breastfeed, which means, from DDs they are going to expand up to ZZs. Sigh..!!
  • Last but not the least, to hold my baby in my arms. After all, this will all be worth it then! Isn’t it?

Well I know, no one said this was easy. And that’s alright with me. I just wish these 9 months would pass sooner!

P.S. 23 weeks 5 days weeks pregnant today.

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Full outfit of this picture coming soon!