my OB appointment this morning went really well. i didn’t get the triple screen today (my place does that at 16 weeks), but i did get 5 vials of blood drawn. AND i got to hear my baby’s heartbeat again! it was amazing and even faster than last time–a whopping 175 beats/minute! i just wish travis had been there to share it with me, but he was in chicago for the day. i have another appointment in 5 weeks and 3 weeks after that we find out the sex. just 8 weeks from today! april 8th at 4:00pm. i can’t wait to cut out this him/her crap and know for sure.
i made this post on affordable maternity clothes a while back, which featured items from forever 21. however, it has recently come to my attention that forever 21 has really disgusting labor practices. as such, here is another post on affordable maternity clothes from places another than forever 21! hooray for do-overs!
modcloth.com has long been one of my favorite websites to find affordable and stylish clothes. like forever 21, they are not a maternity store per se, but they carry a great deal of bump-friendly styles. unlike forever 21, they carry exclusively small/indie designers, all of which use fair labor, and most of which are made in the good ole USofA. below are some of the designs i’m currently coveting to cover my convex core:
foxglove t-shirt dress, $23.99
donna-jo tank, $29.99 and, sadly, out of stock
ode to a grecian tunic, $57.99 (definitely out of my price range, but soooo pretty for a special occasion)
southwestern spa dress, $52.99
delilah dress, $54.99
pointillism dress, $49.99. i LOVE this one for a baby shower.
speaking of maternity clothes, heidi klum’s lines for both motherhood and a pea in the pod premiere tomorrow. i’m curious to see if the motherhood line with be as stylish as it could be. i have the feeling that the pea in the pod line will be the more chic (and expensive) of the two. we’ll see.
it seems the rest of the evening will be spent cuddling with my puppy and crocheting. i started a baby pillow yesterday and am just 3 rounds from finishing it!
it matches the blanket i’ve started. cute.