Pregnancy – The Time to Pamper Ourselves
Being pregnant is a special time in a woman’s life. The first time I realized I was pregnant, many thoughts ran through my mind. Since I had wanted a child, it was just a confirmation of my desire when the home test came out positive. Going to the doctor for the first time and answering many questions about my health, listening to my baby’s heartbeat for the first time was all so very exciting and more than welcome.
My belly started growing and my regular clothes were slowly being put away. One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant was looking for maternity clothes. Since I worked in an office and had to look my best, I really needed to buy a lot of fashionable clothes.
I didn’t like seeing pregnant women in the same clothes all the time as though they were being sentenced for the next 9 months of their life. This was a very important time and I wanted to look my best. Prices weren’t my major concern at that time as much as finding the right clothes for my body type, the right colors, and the right fabrics. I mostly bought dresses, but slacks and fun tops found their way into my closet as well.
Putting on my high heels (never did away with them, even in pregnancy), applying my makeup, and running out of the house was my daily routine. I used to get a lot of compliments on my clothes and I felt more aware of myself during my pregnancy than ever before. It seemed as though I was more popular when I was pregnant. All eyes were on me and my growing belly. People used to smile more and approach me with many questions. One day in a grocery store parking lot, I was approached by a woman who looked at my belly and just hugged me and walked away.
I think women should enjoy this part of their life since it might only happen once, twice, or for some a few more times. Why not pamper ourselves? Why not buy ourselves something nice to wear? We deserve it.
Your Olive Maternity