Since January of 2014, I have been pregnant, postpartum, nursing, or some combination of those things.
My first son was born in August of 2014, and then just seven months later we were surprised to find out that we were expecting our second son!
I nursed throughout my second pregnancy, as my goal with my first baby was to make it to at least 12 months--- and I wasn't about to give up early!
During my second pregnancy, I couldn't wear many of the maternity clothes I had worn just months earlier for my first.
1. They just didn't fit, since I was already bigger at just 6 months postpartum when I got pregnant.
2. I needed nursing access as well as bump allowance.
Apparently what I was looking for was a tall order, as the majority of maternity clothes are surprisingly NOT very conducive to nursing, and many nursing specific clothes aren't maternity. (And many ARE NOT cute!)
Those cute, tight maternity tops that hug the bump in all the right places that I LOVED during my first pregnancy couldn't be pulled up to nurse, but also couldn't really be pulled down or to the side either.
I wore what I could, and tried to nurse at home around the times when we'd be out for long periods of time. When we did go out, I resorted to wearing styles that I didn't love and that weren't flattering because I didn't think I had any choice.
If only I had discovered Pink Blush Maternity back then!
Now, Pink Blush does carry a lot of gorgeous styles that are bump hugging and not nursing friendly, and all of them are fashion forward and beautiful. So many perfect options for date nights and maternity photo shoots!
But the BEST news to me is that they have transitional styles---dresses and tops that take you from pregnancy to postpartum to nursing and fit you every step of the way. AND they actually look like current trends and not "dated mom clothes" or "frumpy nursing clothes." AND they're at an affordable price point. AND they feel like pajamas. I mean... can I get an AMEN?
I can't believe I'm 18 months in to my nursing journey with my second child and I'm just now discovering Pink Blush. But now I have to spread the good news!
This floral maternity/nursing maxi feels like a nightgown in the comfort department, but fits and shows like a date night show-stopper!
I wore it to church last week when we were visiting our hometown and then a couple of days ago when we were at our own church, and I got SO many compliments on the pattern, the material, and the fit!
I wore it with some tall wedge heels because it does have extra length to accommodate the baby bump if need be. I was able to easily nurse my son after church but before our lunch plans without having to basically undress in the car or stretch out my clothes unncessarily, which is ALWAYS a mom win.
To shop my favorite nursing friendly boutique maternity clothing styles (for the pregnant and postpartum mamas alike,) head over to http://www.shoppinkblush.com/n-62-nursing.aspx
**I'm not getting paid to say any of this! I have genuinely loved my shopping experience and my clothing from Pink Blush so far. In full disclosure (because I always strive to be transparent with y'all,) I was able to get this dress as a complimentary gift as an affiliate blogger! I mean, I'll talk about something I already love all day long, but add a free dress in there... can't beat it!**