I went out looking for my reunion outfit(s) today. I tried a department store and found absolutely nothing. Then I found a shirt to wear for the game, except it was from a non-maternity, teenager store. I then went to an upscale (and I mean upscale) maternity boutique and found the perfect dress for the dinner on Saturday night. I'll post a picture once I take one. It's a deep red, and has long sleeves (perfect because I'm not fond of my arms). It's really flattering, because it doesn't look like a tent. It's still fitted enough to show that I'm not 500 pounds. It comes just to my knee, which I like because I've gained some weight in my legs. But surprisingly, if I pose a certain way, it's hard to even tell I'm pregnant---weird!! It was definitely a little more than a Target dress (ha!), but my sweet mother in law told us how much she wanted to spend, and the amount matched the cost of the dress perfectly.
Speaking of maternity clothes, I have found that there is a severe gap in this clothing market!!! I don't know if anyone else felt (or feels) this way about maternity clothes, but here's how I feel: Target and Motherhood Maternity are the two basic stores that we have for "Maternity for the Masses." Meaning, the clothes aren't technically expensive, but I don't feel like I have anything cute to show for it, and it's all "blah." On the other end of the spectrum, this boutique that I went into was ridiculously expensive. Also, there was no music playing (making it particularly awkward), and the two teenagers working there had to ask me how to spell February three times (no, I'm not exaggerating). If you claim to be a high end boutique, at least give it some bells and whistles!! Haha! Finally, I feel like both afforable and high-end places have such little selection.
Thankfully, I've shopped some consignment places and people have offered me their clothes, and that has been great! I'm just venting about when you're in the market for "new." My bottom line: There needs to be a maternity store that offers clothes for pregnant women of ALL ages (trendy and classic), and has a great range in prices. The selection needs to be impressive, and the environment needs to be uplifting, cheerful, and fun. Oh, I do plan on going to Expectations in Brookhaven at some point. I'll give my review when I go!
Something random on my mind: the one sweet thing that I really desire to eat is Puppy Chow (you know...the powdered sugar, chocolate-coated Chex mix?). I literally don't have a sweet tooth for anything else. Well, I made a batch the other night for myself, and it was great!!! Craving more, I made some again last night, and it didn't turn out nearly as well :o( I think in my absent-mindedness (which has been happening a lot lately), I mis-measured or something. I know it's pregnancy hormones, but I am so disappointed over that dumb batch of Puppy Chow. Seriously, who lets something like that cramp their style?!
That's enough Pregnancy talk for the day :o)