Maternity Fashion Must-Haves

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 9, 2010

To compliment the fab finds I added to my maternity wardrobe over the summer, I was introduced to some great items that made staying in fashion on a daily basis, with a big belly bump, possible.

I already layered most of my tops with tanks, the Hip-T or my Blush Topless Undershirts, but since I’m bigger this time around I was happy to add some pocket dots to my arsenal. These cute little dots clip the the back of the undershirt or maternity band and attach to the back pants pocket… With pocket dots there is no more need for re-adjusting or fear of a bear back!

Miss Oops has some great products to solve some common maternity fashion blunders – Nipple Covers to keep clothes dry and stain-free and Popper Stoppers to stop the belly button pop. Now, if you’re at all like me, having your belly button pop out is part of the fun of having a belly bump, but if you try to cover yours with a bandage you may want to try the Popper Stoppers instead.

Last, but not least, are my Assets Marvelous Mama Unbelievable Underwear. I’m not typically a  big fan of undergarments that cover my entire belly, BUT these not only eliminate unsightly panty-lines but also provide the under-belly support I desperately need this time around. I don’t wear the Unbelievable Underwear under every outfit, but they do help smooth and prevent bulge under my favorite dresses.

What are some of YOUR maternity fashion must-haves? Baby should be here any day now, but I’d love to hear about any thing I may be missing out on!

Some of the above-mentioned items were given to me to review.
All opinions are mine… Always have been. Always will be.

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Boy or Girl?

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on June 13, 2010

Y’all know we’re having a baby, but did you know that we should be able to find out the gender of Baby Young on Wednesday? I can hardly wait!

18wks boy or girl In fact, I’m so tempted to run out and buy an Intelligender test, so I don’t have to wait. I hear these tests have a high rate of accuracy, so it’d be kind of fun to see what it says so I can compare the results to Wednesday’s ultrasound. Have you ever heard of this test? Should I try it?

Honestly, I think we’re having another boy. Not because of how I’m carrying this baby, nor because of how I feel or look. Obviously boy genes are extremely prevalent, being that we already have five boys and Julia was the first girl born in the Young line in over 100 years. More than all that, perhaps, I’d like to think we’re having a boy simply so I’m not disappointed when we discover Baby isn’t a girl. {sigh}

Of course we will be sharing our discovery, if Baby cooperates. We’ve had a girl’s name picked out for quite some time, but just settled on a boy’s name today, so y’all will be some of the first to know Baby’s name, too!

In the meantime, I’d love to know what YOU think… What’s YOUR hunch?


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