The Truth: For me, during my second pregnancy and onwards, I felt really awkward about extra weight on my body. I put a lot of it down to what I was going through, leading me to eat and eat for comfort (no excuse) and so I bought several sizes up to keep everything loose and hidden. However, even if I wore the right size, the style of clothing above is still the right type for breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding and hot June, July and August is one of the things that make me feel agitated at times. I feel way hotter since having kids, so stocking up on vest tops in every colour is exactly what I did. These are perfect for feeding in as they stretch so easily. Primark has lots to choose from and are so affordable you can get one in every colour!
I find shirts great for when guests are over and I want to cover up quickly. They are also easy to unbutton when baby wants milk. I also think if you choose a nice pattern or a light denim shirt, it really can transform your look. I looked ‘fresh’ when wearing the denim shirt, even if I had crazy hair.
When patterned trousers came out, I really didn’t see myself ever wearing one. They’re now one of my faves! It’s been a really hot summer, and I’ve been camped out in strappy vests, mostly plain ones, so having wild trousers really gave something to my look. Haha! Really, the first few months after birth takes some getting used to for me, so it’s just a silly thing that can make a difference in the day.
Most of my PJs were tops, no buttons. Lots of wintery ones. I found this nice pink set from Primark with buttons! It’s lightweight so I thought I could use it in the summer and winter too. I gave the bottoms away as they weren’t my size.
Whilst shopping in Primark I happened to find myself in the home section. They had a really nice selection of campervan products (obsessed with them this year) so I picked up some duvet covers and a flask. They look great and have lasted well so far!
I find pregnancy this amazing and wonderful time but at the same time it can be overwhelming. Having a little shopping spree for essentials is a nice little something for me. I did find shopping very difficult too but when I was back in the comfort of my home, it was nice getting all the clothes ready for after birth. Primark has a great selection of clothes and a huge variety, even in the smaller stores so I recommend going there. The prices are great for every day fashion but even better for pregnancy and after birth when I’m unsure about my size. I never feel like I’ve overspent in Primark. It’s always a great deal.