The first several months of my pregnancy I was in denial about dressing my bump. I was hell bent on not buying any maternity clothes because of my perception of them being ugly or ill-fitting. As you've seen in my previous posts I have been proven wrong by a few fantastic maternity companies. However, those were for everyday wear such as dresses and denim. What about active wear?
My bump was accommodated by Lululemon's Align pants which felt good on the skin and didn't cut into my growing belly. They didn't provide the support for my tummy and would roll down during my workouts though. There was pilling too :(
Go figure I find the perfect pair of leggings 7 months in, lol!
I was already thinking about postpartum belts at this point and looking for maternity leggings was no longer on my radar as I thought the perfect pair didn't exist. I stumbled upon Belly Bandit's website and lord have mercy, I was in love.
I got the Bump Support Leggings (comes in crops too!)and have barely taken them off since their arrival.
The construction of the belly area made my bump feel so supported and the band didn't roll down!
My main intention was to wear the leggings during my workouts. You guys, the fabric for these leggings are so bomb that I wear them with heels and a nice top. I used to be such a hater and would NEVER wear leggings as pants. These made me change my outlook on that!! My only wish is that they came in more colors!
My advice for any mamas just starting their pregnancy journey: Get these leggings as early as possible and enjoy your pregnancy journey in comfort.
I am excited to try their belly wraps after my little fella arrives!
Today marks a milestone in my pregnancy being 30 weeks! Man, do I feel it too!😅 I spent Independence Day at a friend's place in Palm Springs and the heat definitely was something I had to be mindful of at this stage of pregnancy.☀️Hydration was top priority but it didn't mean I couldn't enjoy refreshing drinks with everyone! Try out these recipes for my favorite Pregnancy Mocktails that are hydrating, delicious, and healthy for you!❤️🍹Ps. The obvious hydration choice is water ;)
Coconut Pineapple Mojito
∙ Makes 2
Throw in blender and garnish as you like!
Betsy BenniS, FoundeR, Beautiful With Baby
Beautiful With Baby started as a result of owner, Betsy Bennis, experiencing numerous career set-backs in the fashion & beauty industry. Betsy has always had a passion for empowering other women by helping them connect with their inner & outer beauty through fashion, beauty, & personal development.