Guess what? I have got my energy back! I thought I had it back before, but I really didn't. I have gotten so much accomplished in the past week. I am not in the crazy cleaning and cooking mode that I've heard some get into. Maybe later. Right now I'm finally caught up on orders and have even had the energy/motivation to do some experimental stitching for the shop. It has been forever since I've done that! My experiment kind of failed (whoops) but I didn't really care because I was just happy to finally be making things again. Get this - we even finished all of our Christmas shopping already AND shipped everything out to the recipients. Oh yeah.
Multiple times a day, I forget that I'm pregnant. I don't feel that different now that I'm not so tired. It's pretty cool. Then, when I remember that I do in fact have a tiny person with me all the time - I get really happy. Because that is kind of totally awesome.
Also, at this point I've started to get pretty uncomfortable in all of my size 2 skinny jeans. BUH-BYE. I don't know what I'm going to do about pants because I haven't been able to find any yet - unless they're leggings. So leggings it is. Every day I'm leggings-in'. I broke down and bought a couple maternity pieces for my wardrobe. My Mom and I went to a consignment shop and I got three shirts. Then I got a couple things from ASOS which was the first real new-clothes shopping I've done in 2 years! Here's what I got:
1. Maternity Skinny Jeans in Teal - These were the main reason I wanted to order from ASOS. I loved that these looked relatively normal except for the pocket area which has a double rib knit for lots of stretch. I am going to be returning them because they just don't stretch enough. They fit fine right now but I'd like them to fit me all winter and there's no way they will. They've only got about an inch of give. Sadface.
2. Maternity Soft Touch Leggings - I'm wearing these in the photo above. They're amazing! They're not very thick so they won't be warm enough for wearing outside mid-winter, but they're perfect for days when I'm inside all day. The waistband goes wayyy up to go over the belly instead of under, and the elastic isn't too strong so it doesn't hurt like my other leggings do. These are a keeper.
3. Maternity Roll Neck Tunic - This is really cute and it does not look "maternity". I'd wear it even if I wasn't pregnant. I'll probably dress it up with a pretty necklace and wear it on Christmas, but it is still a nice everyday sweater as well. There's lots of room to grow which is perfect.
4. Blanket Wrap Cardigan - I am in love with this cardigan (pictured in my belly photo above!). It's not in their maternity section but it definitely has everything I need in a cozy cardigan. I love all of the extra fabric to wrap up in - but it's not too bulky or blankety like some are. It's fantastic. I'll prolly wear it every day, or at least until Evan starts to give me looks of disappointment.