Okay, so I have to amend my list of favorite things about being pregnant to include what may now be my #1 favorite thing about being in my condition: maternity jeans.
Now that I own this life-transforming apparel, it is unclear to me why I spent weeks fussing with hairbands around the buttons of my skinny jeans or trying to wear long shirts to conceal my gaping zipper.
Most unclear to me is why all jeans aren’t made with a wide elastic band at the top. It’s so fucking genius and comfortable I can barely stand it.
Anyway, I’m really glad my new pants are working out, because I pulled a total pregnancy card to get them. I literally made my husband drive me two hours to the nearest mall with a maternity store, wait in the steaming mall parking lot with Tigger while I shopped, then drive me another 30 minutes to my midwife appointment, then drive me another two hours to San Francisco to meet my good friend’s baby for the first time. #goodhusbandaward
I’ve got more shopping on the brain, too, because we’re partnering with prAna for the next two weeks of the #1MillionMinutes challenge, and all I can do is look at their new fall line and drool and wonder, “Maybe that would be able to accommodate my belly?”
I have reason to believe some of their gear might, too: this top worked great pre-pregnancy:
AND during pregnancy:
These pants are still rocking my world – I just fold down the waistline once, and though the effect is a slight muffin top, that’s nothing that a long-ish top can’t cover up:
And my favorite swimsuit, after all, is still working for me.
Actually, truth be told, I need to get a new top, but the swim apparel is all on sale so here we gooooo!
So, to help stave off (or maybe fuel?!) my shopping desires, I’m participating in this Mad Lib blog post for a chance to win a new outfit and so can you! Whee!
Copy and paste the Mad Lib below, and replace my answers with your own! Make sure to share using @prAna #liveinprAna #sweatpink @fitapproach for a chance to win!
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prAna Mad Lib!
I’m so excited to rack up more minutes towards our bodacious [adj] goal of reaching 1 million minutes this summer! While most of my sweat has come from hiking [type of activity], I have also done quite a bit of yoga and kayaking [type of activity].
To motivate myself to get from second breakfast [workout / activity] to hiking [workout / activity] and through my day, I always have to be armed with snacks! [noun]. I find that the
more less hangry [adj] that I am, the more successful [adj] I am at achieving my goals.
Since staying on track requires so much snacking [adj] focus [noun], I think it’s important that I treat myself! If I were going to reward myself with something from prAna this week, it would most definitely be the Ginger top or Holly Dress [item(s) from prAna] because the ginger top has a gorgeous drape, and the Holly dress – that back – swoon!
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