Rachel Comey Glitch Jumpsuit (size 4) |
purchased with credits I earn at Shopbop for displaying their ad
James Perse brushed jersey turtleneck | crewneck version on sale (these are SO WARM)
I may have reached peak jumpsuit? But they are so comfortable and easy to wear (no the bathroom “issue” isn’t a problem for me) right now that I couldn’t resist this one any longer (is that a grammatically correct sentence? I can’t figure it out!!!). It’s warmer than any others I have and I was so drawn to the overdyed royal blue that I had to just try it.
It’s still bleeding blue a little even after washing, so no sitting on my white couch in it. I can tell it’s going to be a workhorse for me though, at least for another couple of months, and then later when I can fit into it again. I’m not sorry I added the Glitch to my jumpsuit collection; Rachel Comey really does make great jumpsuits.
In other news…you know how when you’re looking for a specific car and all of a sudden that car is everywhere? Well, turns out when you’re pregnant you start noticing all the other pregnant ladies out there, and there seem to be SO many more articles about pregnancy, child-raising, etc., everywhere I look. Of course that’s true with instagram because of their algorithm and ad-serving (you make the mistake of clicking on ONE AD for ONE interesting looking baby wrap, and THAT’S IT – it’s all maternity clothes and baby wraps from then on), but it’s weird that there seem to be so many “news” articles related to pregnancy and parenting too. I know – I’m just noticing them more.
But I’m not reading or looking at everything I see. Which is the opposite of what I usually do. When I’m trying to find a “solution” for a “problem” I tend to go overboard with research, reading everything I can find, going down rabbit holes, etc. until I’m satisfied I know enough to make an informed decision. But pregnancy isn’t a problem I need a solution to, and I’ve been feeling lately like all the information out there, while supposedly well-meaning, generally serves to make expectant mothers feel like shit; like we’re doing it wrong.
Yes, I know, there are things we should try to avoid, etc., and I want to understand what is happening to my body and with the fetus at different stages of the pregnancy, so I am reading one book, but I am NOT going to get caught up in guilt for eating a little too much sugar one day, forgetting a pre-natal vitamin, or deciding to have an epidural (I haven’t yet, I just don’t think anyone should be judged for personal decisions like that).
I’m shocked, actually, that I’m feeling so open and at ease with all of this. I would never have thought; I am the type of person who checklists her vegetables for the day to make sure I get enough greens AND cruciferous vegetables – I don’t leave that type of thing to chance.
I think though, this is all part of the process of being pregnant and easing into motherhood. Letting go. Might as well start now 🙂
Happy happy Monday!!
lol leafy greens AND cruciferous veggies! good for you for being intentional about what information you consume.
love the black turtleneck & blue jumpsuit combo.
“Easing into motherhood” is a great idea. Anything that keeps you calm and feeling good. You look SOOO cute in that blue jumpsuit. Maybe pre-pregnancy turned you on to color! Lol.
Wow, that is one beautiful jumpsuit! Congratulations on your pregnancy Grechen!
Grechen Reiter says
i know. i overthink everything LOL
the irony is that i can hardly stomach vegetables right now. i have to force down a spinach smoothie….
thank you 🙂
Grechen Reiter says
Leah Wise says
I LOVE that jumpsuit on you. Such a pretty color.
I’ve been avoiding clicking any of those ads anywhere but since making a baby registry and doing some research for that they’ve been slowly infiltrating my feed (ugh) lol. Also I haven’t been doing too much research but I like the Ovia app because it sometimes can tell you some fun stuff about baby development but it doesn’t overwhelm you or spam you.
I never comment here, but follow always (you certainly don’t need *my* input fashion-wise, though I enjoy yours). You are so wise to not overload on the mother advice. Listen to your doctor and your own intuition. Mothering a unique little person requires such flexibility – stress ahead of time and recrimination after are both useless and counterproductive. I’ve got two daughters, both grown, and I can tell you I still learn new things about being a parent. Of course, nowadays, I am given my lessons explicitly by my strong and opinionated daughters, lol.
God, yes! 😉
That jumpsuit is amazing!
The one pregnancy book I would highly recommend is Nurture by Erica Chidi Cohen. She’s very reassuring and non judgmental, it was just what I needed.
Your point about seeing pregnant people and articles about pregnancy EVERYWHERE is totally true. I had a miscarriage in October and I STILL get targeted ads for baby/maternity stuff. Most days I don’t mind, but some days it really just hurts to see 🙁
Grechen Reiter says
oh, i’m so sorry…that is really upsetting. i read an article about that exact thing happening recently – i hope they can come up with a “solution” for that. no one wants to see baby ads after a miscarriage. i wonder what we’ve done sometimes, we’ve given up so much of our privacy in exchange for information and access….i’m looking forward to a better balance.