Sunday, February 13, 2011

rotten timing.

Today, I'm going to post about lovely things. I could post about heartburn that's requiring constant use of Zantac. Or round ligament pain. Or my inability to breathe. Or hip pain. Or exhaustion. Or loads of other stuff. But where's the fun in that?

Exactly. No fun at all.

Instead, I'll pontificate about the rotten timing of Spring catalogs. Because that's way more fun. I'm trudging along in my third trimester...not talking about all those rotten symptoms. I'm pretty much the size of a sumo wrestler, but I'm okay with that. There's an extra human hanging out. But I'm growing tired of the maternity wear and the cold, dreary winter. And now Spring clothing catalogs are arriving to remind me that I'm a whale and that I can't wear the lovely Spring clothing as early as I'd like. Granted, T is due on May 1st, so I'll have the latter part of Spring to wear something less wretched than my maternity clothes, but I'm not about to start buying real clothes when there is absolutely no telling what my body size or shape will be after the little bundle of joy arrives. Plus...what I really want...what I covet are dresses. And dresses just aren't practical for nursing mamas. Know what I'm saying? Ever been out somewhere in a dress with an infant and realized that in order to nurse said infant your entire outfit has to be hoisted up to your chin? It ain't pretty. So no dresses for about another year.

To limit the self-torture, I've chucked most of the catalogs straight into the recycling bin. But when Garnet Hill showed up, I made the monumental mistake of opening it. And here are some things that I am drooling over...for your Sunday enjoyment.

Ruffled-Bottom Knit DressTie-Front Voile DressTwo-Way Trench CoatModern Merino Cardigan

For the record, I understand that there's nothing really preventing me from owning the trench coat or the sweater. Oh, that sweater and all its lovely little cardigan siblings.


Scarlet Lily said...

I think the first dress is PERFECT for a post baby body! You can whip your boob out via the nice little v-neck, and the flowy bottom half will conceal post-baby bulge. Win-win!

Angie said...

I agree that the first dress is made for a nursing mama! And really, any wrap dress would work. Don't give up!

die Frau said...

I was thinking that, too. And I'm in a similar situation...and I didn't even CONSIDER the idea that I won't be able to wear a dress that isn't a deep v-neck to nurse, so thank you for pointing it out!