Visible Monday: Batik
I bought this dress from Anthropologie last autumn while on my third IVF trip. I must’ve been feeling hopeless as it is not maternity wear. Or I must have been feeling optimistic as I knew it would stretch in interesting ways to accommodate a pregnancy. Either way, here we are today, 22 weeks pregnant, stretched in batik for Visible Monday.
This is a dress I would normally wear with spanx or tights so when I found a pair of maternity tights in my stash I thought I’d give it a whirl. I was eager to make it work as it is very comfortable and I adore the colors and print. It is casual enough to wear to preschool and to a doctor’s office to hear one’s baby’s heartbeat and receive a flu shot. The tights however . . . no. Just no. They were down to my knees within the hour so I disposed of the saggy matter. Why did I save them for three years? Anyway, a pregnant body can be forgiven for all its extra cushion and curve but there is no way I can wear this dress solo. Errands done, rain pouring down, in for the afternoon, I am now comfortable in my yoga pants and cotton tunic.
Before I go, a word about my jewelry. My generous mother-in-law has gifted me much gold from India which sadly I rarely wear. Since I was cloaked in batik today I thought I’d resurrect one of the more casual sets. Pricking my finger reminded me of why I haven’t worn them in nearly three years: the first time I put them on I scratched Arlo across his wee infant forehead by simply holding him against my neck. The earrings are daggers. Great for a ghetto fight scene, horrible for a new mother. See you in three more years Dear Jewelry.
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