I have to admit that when I first found out I was pregnant, I was relieved I wouldn’t have to struggle through the summer months in a bikini. I knew my body would go through changes and I really didn’t know how I would look at 6 months pregnant, let alone 9 months pregnant! I was happy I would be able to layer under cozy knits during the winter months. Flash forward to 30 weeks pregnant (that’s 7.5 months) and I’ve been working my mom-to-be bikini bod! All of the fears I had about wearing a swimsuit when pregnant are gone and I actually love rocking the bump on the beach and poolside! Alan and I recently took our baby moon in Hawaii and the pleasant weather in Los Angeles means plenty of pool days in January.
Let’s face it, though swimsuit shopping is never a breeze, Target’s new swimwear collection makes it easy to mix, match and personalize. I like options when it comes to swimwear and being able to mix and match bikinis is a win for me. Right now, I especially need this flexibility in sizing as opposed to prints and patterns. I generally opt for bandeau bikinis and retro one-pieces, but the bump made me a bit adventurous so I tried out a couple of different styles. I looked for fun and bright prints as well as suits that would provide me enough support and coverage up top. #preggoprobs I was really surprised but I loved the bralette and wrap style tops, which gave me a lot of support and paired perfectly with the matching bikini bottoms. I stuck to bikinis because they work with the bump best! When it comes to sizing, I went with the sizes I knew would work as opposed to the sizes I wished could work for me. I think the best advice when swimsuit shopping is to start with a bigger size and work your way down if needed. It makes the process less terrifying.
Despite where I thought I would be at 30 weeks pregnant, I’m ready for bikini season. My #NOFOMO pledge for this summer is to love and rock my post-bump body on the beach. I’m looking forward to running on the beach with my baby and embracing my new mom figure. What’s your #NOFOMO pledge?
This post is sponsored by Target.