Sunday, February 10, 2013

Maternity Clothes: A Rant and Rave

I am pretty sure most maternity companies think two things:

A: You have no shape.
B: This person sits on their ass a lot so why make clothes functional?

Growl. After realizing it would be winter for most of my 2nd and 3rd trimesters I googled to find some outdoor clothes. If not on bike I am still found outside daily. I have quite an outdoorsy toddler and no matter what weather he NEEDS to be outside for some part of the day.
*Rant portion now over*

After a couple google searches I found a company called Mountain Mama, their tag line "expecting adventure" says it all. This is also the only company I have found for functional maternity outdoors wear but I think I hit the jackpot! First these clothes are thought out for expecting mama's, we are not some couch potato group of women, we still love and should keep active (how else can I justify those girl scout cookies)! Their stuff is also manufactured in the USA which is always nice and they have a 100% guarantee on their clothing.

M and I exploring.
 I am sporting the jacket and  hiking pants. 
For Christmas I recieved the Lassen Hooded Jacket and Clouds Rest Maternity Baselayer Bottoms. I have worn both regularly since. The jacket is good for 40 degree and above days, when it is chillier I just wear one of my regular outer shells unzipped. The baselayer bottoms have POCKETS!! and suspenders that are removable. They are great to wear as both leggings and underneath other pants for extra warmth. When it was under zero a couple weeks ago I was sweating in them and fleece pants. Most recently I purchased the Trinity Hiking Pants in black. (Okay I own all these things in black. I am not really into color. ha) They are working out great to run around in wet and dry weather. Plus they unzip to make capris.

Life after maternity? This website carries nursing tops as well they appear to have wicking. The pieces I have will work for postpartum as well without looking too maternity. I look forward to using the jacket to wrap both myself and the new baby while wearing she/him next fall.

And for you bike mama's who wear spandex suits they have you covered too! Is it me or is that bike way to big for her?!


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