I had an idea to post about what I’m planning on bringing to our 7 day trip to Miami as a 5+ months pregnant lady with a 6+ month-size bump. But then I realized: I kind of don’t know what I’m doing? So maybe I’ll try some things out and report back.
Heat makes me anxious. It means less clothing and less opportunities to layer. I prefer hiding under cardigans and jackets and you’re never going to see me in a non-workout-T without a tank under it. Being pregnant in heat, with the beautiful and the tan all around me, makes me even more anxious. I prefer to feel like hot shit. I mean, in my perfect world I would have the confidence of a supermodel 24/7. In my reality of realities, I’m more like a quiet book nerd who would be totally ok with blending in to the surroundings. My inner outer self would prefer to be unremarked upon, thank you very much.
But! But but but BUTT! I also want to swim and play and not feel absolutely oppressed by pants. I want to participate! And that means a maternity bathing suit. That means maxi dresses and skirts and sunscreen and my trusted giant hat that I told Kamel I was bringing again and he groaned and looked at me like, “REALLY, LAUREN? ON A PLANE? AGAIN?” Yes really. I am fair and I intend to stay that way.
So, so far my only tip for tackling the seasons: Buy cheap when you can. Target is my savior. The bathing suit above is from there. I briefly considered a Nordstrom suit and then was like… fuck that $$. I’m just OVER paying full price for seasonal things (weather wise or body type wise in this case) that will serve its purpose and then die a slow death in the back of my drawers.
Being large and oddly shaped has it’s own struggles in regards to comfort AND feeling pulled together. Plus heat and I’m already sweating just thinking about it. So I’m going to try some tricks, I’m going to take some photos, and then if you’re ever pregnant in the heat of summer, plan a babymoon, or what have you, I might have some useful tips and tricks for you on the flip side. I hope so, anyways.