@slaven I also have a couple pairs of black Pea in the Pod maternity pants that I wear to work. I have a decent pair from Target too. I wear maternity tanks or t shirts under a cardigan most of the time, but do have a few nicer and more work-friendly maternity tops from Pea in the Pod that I use when meeting with more formal clients. I have two longer blazers that are from normal suits that I used all of my other pregnancies. They only look weird at the way end, when you're super huge, and nobody cares at that point - they're all staring at your belly instead of your clothes. Hit up the baby-specific consignment stores around you - they usually have decent maternity sections and the clothes are SO much less expensive.
@elsieisamoocow I'm just shy of 6'4" so suuuper tall! ETA: also, I am 32 not 29... I thought I was 29 when I had my first (and made this account) but I was actually 30. Haha
@jess0211 Cleanings and flossing while pregnant are important. My insurance actually gives an extra cleaning for the year when you are pregnant, instead of the regular 2. You're more likely to get gingivitis which can cause pregnancy complications and preterm labor. Of course like PPs said, first tri nausea may not make it the best time.
@DuchessOfCambridge I'm sure the two options are fine but I worry too much so I've never done either. Fleece pajamas will help them keep warm and the sleep sack is amazing for keeping them warm without a blanket!
How long would you say it took you to feel somewhat normal/comfortable after giving birth? By comfortable I mean able to wear pants and walk around without too much discomfort and just sort of be a somewhat normal person again?
Another question, though I still am curious for more opinions on my first about post birth recovery. I'm a little nervous about keeping baby warm in case we end up in kind of an old building. Two solutions I've thought of so far are a space heater or I've seen electric mattress pads specially made for cribs that the baby sleeps on top of, no extra blankets or anything that shouldn't be in there. Thoughts on these? Should I just be using warm flannel sheets instead? I want baby to be warm but not too warm!
@DuchessOfCambridge definitely avoid any kind of heated mattress. They have adorable sleep sacks in various weights that you can buy. Its basically a wearable blanket. It doesn't obstruct breathing because it is zipped around their body. My second child lived in sleep sacks for a long time.
My second is still living in sleep sacks. They have the added bonus of making the kid unable to climb out of the crib