Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fun House Mirrors

Well, I did it. I took the bull by the horns. I sucked it up. I jumped into the deep end on a cold day. I bit the bullet.

I went bathing suit shopping. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

It's never fun for any woman. Why do they have to have such awful lighting? If it was better and make you look tan many more bathing suits would look better. And what is up with those mirrors? Don't they know if they are free standing and leaning up against the wall everyone looks skinnier? Haven't they ever been in a fun house?

It's even less fun for a pastey white pregnant woman who is over 200 pounds.

Not fun, my friends.

I looked online first, like I could EVER buy a bathing suit online. I was just looking at the styles at Motherhood and Target, b/c I know I could actually go there and try them on.

I picked Target. They had only 3 bathing suits styles on the rack and there were only about 5 of each style. Oh boy! I better pick one now or I am going to be stuck with the ugliest one left! Or *gasp* buying one online!

Now I know you are all thinking how brave I am to even own a maternity bathingsuit, nevertheless wear it in public. Well, I live a mile from the ocean and I have a 3 1/2 year old child that LOVES the beach. So it will be our second home this summer.

I found a cute one:

No, you will probably not ever see me in it. Like you will probably never see any belly shots. But it was a nice large bottom and had some great coverage on the boobage....although, I did switch the bottoms... shhhhhhh. I slid one size top with a different size bottom past the checkout girl. (Larger on the bottom, of course.) Don't tell Target. Half the suits I brought in the dressing room were all missmatched anyway, so I don't think I am the first one.


Anonymous said...

Bathing suit shopping sucks anytime of the year, pregnant or not. I despise it!! Although, the man in my house would argue given I currently own 9 different suits.

AndreAnna said...

Oh, I could just cry thinking of it. Last time I gave birth in May so I was spared such agony.

I think I'll just wear a muumuu.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I have been switching the tops/bottoms on swimsuits for YEARS. Although, I work the other way around. The bottom can be a medium, but the top had better be XXL unless somebody wants to see something that might cause them to go blind prematurely.

Hate.swimsuit.shopping. Hate it.