I hate being pregnant.
The reasons are all selfish (well mostly, anyway.) I hate the weight gain, I hate the fact that it slows me down (enough to put me on bed rest with P), I hate the nausea and the waddle and all the fun stuff that goes along with it (I’ll save you from too much information there.) I hate that I have to be more careful skiing, that I struggle to catch my breath at 10,000 feet driving over the pass to Jackson, and that I am so, so, tired.
That said, I love the baby (of course!) And I am so thankful for my children (and the husband that put up with me while pregnant.)
Don’t get me wrong, I do everything I can to stay active while pregnant and I highly recommend it as long as your doctor is ok with it (and you feel good!)
Because of that, I was absolutely THRILLED when I found out about Mountain Mama:Expecting Adventure (no affiliation to this blog except a common mission!) This past fall, I did an introductory post reviewing the Marin Nursing Top and talked about the company in general. After meeting the founders, Teresa and her husband, William last week in Salt Lake at the big Outdoor Retailers Gear Expo, I couldn’t be more impressed (incredible new products coming out in 2012, by the way.)
I wanted to share two of my very favorite pieces of clothing. I literally wear these tops daily (because they are so easy for nursing and technical enough to keep me warm outside and moving + they are super comfortable.) No one is paying me to say this, so hear it loud and clear: These are absolutely worth the money and are THE gear every pregnant and/or nursing woman needs.
San Juan Eco Hoodie – Maternity and Nursing ($59)
Clouds Rest Baselayer Crossfront Top – Maternity and Nursing ($48)
Mountain Mama:Expecting Adventure gear makes it ok to be pregnant, ok to be active and makes me (much-closer-to-being) ok with having another baby…someday. 🙂 Find them on Facebook and Twitter and watch the site for sales (they have some great ones happening right now!)
In case you missed it yesterday, Teresa of Mountain Mama: Expecting Adventure did an awesome guest-post. Check it out!
Mountain Mama: Expecting Adventure provided me with these tops for review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly my own. Some of the pictures are taken from their site. Additionally, some of the links are affiliates. See my disclosure here.
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