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?


Xhilaration Cut Out Bandeau Top | Xhilaration Cut Out Bikini Bottom


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Xhilaration Faux Wrap Top | Xhilaration Bikini Bottom


Xhilaration Strappy Bralette Top | Xhilaration Strappy Bikini Bottom

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