You crave weird things--like nachos topped with hash browns. You DO weird things--like put your car keys in the refrigerator. You rearrange all the living room furniture in a hyper frenzy that everyone politely calls, "nesting." You burp. You swell. You ache. You waddle. You pant. You cry during Lowe's home improvement commercials because "let's build something together" is such a "beautiful" slogan.
And you dream at night--really vivid and really bizarre dreams. Hormonal changes--like a surge in progesterone--make you dream more frequently and more vividly when you are pregnant. This was true for me, when I was pregnant with Camren.
I dreamed Camren was born with tiny, sharp fangs for teeth. (It was frightening!) I dreamed James went to jail for embezzlement, and I was so upset all I could do was eat cookies on my bathroom floor. I dreamed I was back in school and lost on campus; unable to find my class that would teach me how to be an astronaut.
BUT...my favorite and most memorable dream involved maternity clothes!
I dreamed I was with my ridiculously hip and insanely good-looking dad. (I had gone to visit him at my childhood home.) He sat me down in the living room, and in all seriousness said, "We really need to talk. Your mother and I are fairly concerned about you."
I gulped, and asked, "What's wrong?"
He said, "Well...I don't know how to say this, but...it's your maternity clothes. They're terrible. They are out of style. We're embarrassed to be seen in public with you. Not to worry, though...I want you to take this money and go shopping for some new clothes."
My dad then gave me exactly $71.34! After several hours of shopping, I went back to my parents' house feeling downtrodden and glum. You see, the ONLY thing I was able to find was a pair of leopard-print stirrup pants!!!!!!
Isn't it nice to know that nowadays you don't have to settle for mu-mus or your hubby's football jersey or leopard-print stirrup pants when pregnant? Maternity clothing has become more hip and stylish and fun. You can rock pretty duds while rockin' a belly!
Sweetpeamaternity.com is a great place for cheap and trendy maternity clothing. The quality of the clothing is as excellent as the sassy style. I love all the patterns and ruffles, the ruching and the small details. The best part? The prices! (If my dad's $71.34 had been real, and not part of my subconscious, it would have gone a long way at sweetpeamaternity.com!)
SweetPea Maternity contacted me about hosting a giveaway; an offer I readily accepted. They are graciously giving one lovely reader a $25 gift card! Entering is easy: Simply follow Mama Leisha via GFC, if you don't already. (If you do, THANK YOU!) Then, leave a comment stating you'd like to win. (Comments regarding your crazy pregnancy dreams are optional but welcome! *giggle*)
*The giveaway will be open until Saturday, 10:00pm MST. Winner will be announced April 30.*
Thank you, SweetPea Maternity, for your generosity!
For if pregnant chicks are going to eat "hash brown nachos" and cry during Lowe's commercials, they should look (and feel) pretty while doing it!