26th week of pregnancy
Many of you have been asking what I am wearing now that my bump is growing very rapidly. I am still not wearing much maternity clothes, however I do wear maternity tights almost everyday because they are unbelievably comfortable! None of my dresses are maternity dresses, they are simply dresses that I have, or new dresses that I have bought to suit my growing belly. I prefer to wear tight-fitting clothes, because let’s face it, trying to hide your curves under baggy clothes only makes you look bigger. You might as well embrace it! I really do love this bump, and I will miss my round belly after baby comes. I am not quite waddling yet – I have a few weeks to go until then – so I can still comfortably wear heels and boots. As baby gets heavier that will probably change.
All of these items can be bought at H&M, however I bought the tights on a Chinese website since the H&M’s here don’t seem to have maternity sections. That might be because pregnant women here DO NOT dress up, so I really am quite a sight for Chinese people. They stare firstly because I am white, and then DOUBLE STARE when they see my belly – sometimes their jaws even drop. If I was insecure about my growing body, I would probably be crying everyday… but I know that they are just shocked to see a pregnant white women. I just smile and say “Nihao” (hello) – although that barely ever helps since then they are even more confused!
Oh the life of an expat in China!
Thanks for all the Love,