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pretty in pink

Why did I title this “Pretty-ish in pink?” Truth is, I never really feel all that “pretty” in maternity clothes. I don’t feel ugly, I just don’t feel like myself. I’m okay with that. Here’s why.

During my first pregnancy, dressing my changing body was a tough transition. I didn’t know how to dress my bump and I doubted that my body would be able to “bounce back.” The insecurity of not knowing how my body would look afterwards scared me.

Guess what… my body did bounce back for the most part. I worked my tail off in the gym and ate healthy. I also credit breast feeding my baby girl for one year as one of the biggest reasons I was able to lose all of my baby weight. What didn’t really “bounce back?” My boobs. Yup, my boobs. Ask any mom that has breast fed. They go from normal to huge to small. Thankfully they sell all sorts of garments to help out in this department.

I digress… the reason I’m okay with not feeling “pretty” is because I am carrying a healthy baby boy and I know I will feel like my old self again. For now, I’m going to enjoy this pregnancy as much as possible. Those days I don’t like how I look in the mirror, I just look away and think, “I’m a bad-ass. I’m growing a healthy human inside of me.” I couldn’t be more grateful for that.

Now to the outfit.

Hot Pink Dress – Maternal America dress, I rented mine from La Belle Bump

Black Wedges – Tory Burch “Sally 2” Peep toe wedge