Pictures taken by Aubrey Zaruba
My very favorite piece of maternity clothing is this striped red maxi skirt that I got from PinkBlush Maternity last week. It is so comfortable, perfect for work or casual wear, and doesn't make me feel frumpy or gross like so many maternity clothes. If you are expecting a baby or know someone who is, I will recommend Pink Blush Maternity in a second for the best trendy maternity clothing. It is far and away the cutest place to go for maternity clothes.
My hair is thick, my boobs are big, I haven't had to worry about a period for months and everywhere I go people open the door for me and offer to help me with my bags.
This pregnancy thing ain't half bad.
No one ever told me ahead of time about all the good stuff. Oh, I knew all about every pregnancy inconvience, let me assure you. I heard plenty about first trimester nausea (it sucks!), how fat you feel (it's true!), how you always have to go pee (seriously. Twice a class period now), but why didn't anyone tell me about the perks? Because seriously, there's some pretty rocking perks!
The period thing to start with. It is beyond awesome that I no longer have to track days and carry around tampons just in case and deal with the whole mess. Periods are inconvenient and gross. Not having a period is AWESOME.
My hair! My thick, gorgeous hair! Seriously. My hair is more rocking than it ever has been in my life. I know it's all going to fall out the second I have my baby, but sheesh, am I enjoying it now. I can go four days without washing it or curling it, and it still looks stellar. STELLAR!
And there are other perks. Like the fact that I no longer make people feel bad about doing things for me. Mostly Greg. He gets me glasses of water at night or runs to the car for the gift I left there or goes to the garage to try to find a board game. He does it willingly as can be and I don't feel a bit guilty for making him run my errands for me.
Oh- and not only is my own husband more willing to help me out, but so are perfect strangers! I was in Smiths the other day for a couple of quick items. Well, I'll be, they were having a sale on powerade so somehow I ended up with eight big bottles of powerade in my little basket and with my other hand I was unsuccessfully trying to balance a dozen donuts. (Powerade and donuts- winning!) A man came out of nowhere and said, "Ma'am! How can I help you! Let me carry your basket for you, please. Or better yet, take my cart. Here! You want my cart?" And he practically shoved his cart at me. I took it, naturally. It was the darndest thing.
Also, everyone is always asking me how I feel. Which I think is just a really nice thing to ask anyone, pregnant or not. I feel a lot of things right now! How nice that people want to know!
And last not not least, Greg said he thinks I have never looked more feminine than I do right now. Well, sheesh, now I'm blushing.
I figure if you want to know about all the inconveniences of pregnancy, there are plenty and plenty of websites you can go to find them. But these here, my friends, are the perks!
Oh, and while we're talking about awesome things about pregnancy, PinkBlushMaternity is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store. Enter to win on the rafflecopter below. If you have won a giveaway from PinkBlush within the past six months you are not eligible to win this giveaway. Boo. :(