Let me start by saying no, this is not a pregnancy announcement. While we are still trying, we are not pregnant at this time. I saw this company and their fabulous line for pregnant mothers then I noticed they have a nursing line as well! How perfect for me since K is still nursing and not showing any new signs of stopping any time soon.
PinkBlush is more than maternity and nursing as well. They carry maternity, nursing, plus size maternity & nursing as well as regular women’s line. These clothes are SO cute! I went thru the plus size nursing dresses and there were pages of options. I found this adorable maxi dress with 3/4 sleeves. I know what you’re thinking “Why would you want 3/4 sleeves during summer?” Well I will get to that. My darling husband helped me select a dress and when it arrived it was more beautiful in person!
The print and colors are beautiful. The dress is well made and properly sewn. The material is light and slinky. It is light enough for warm summer days and has just the right amount of fitting and give. I didn’t feel like I was going to be swallowed up by the dress rather it seemed to be made just for me and my body. The sizing charts listed with the clothes are true to size based on my experience with this dress.
I wore the dress for half a day after it arrived then a few days later on Sunday. Sunday was my big test day. We are at church for long hours, I am nursing K in public and I was giving a lesson as well which meant standing, talking and walking around. This dress stood up to the challenge of a Sunday with K and me. In fact it was better! After driving to church, attending a meeting, Sacrament services, Sunday School, teaching Relief Society and driving back home again, chasing kids around and feeding the rugrats I realized I had no desire to change my clothes!
Normally after six hours of being in my church clothes I am done and ready to change into lounge around the house clothes. (read yoga pants, no bra and a comfy loose shirt). Around 8pm that Sunday I had not changed and realized I also had not been tugging and pulling at my clothes to get them to stay in their proper place. Even when snuggling with hubby the girls stayed in place and the dress did not move around to expose me like Janet Jackson at a half time show. This is a nursing dress in its truest form. I was able to comfortably nurse when K needed and then be done without squirming or wiggling around to readjust things properly. I am impressed. Not to mention the overwhelming number of compliments I received while wearing this dress as well. Win-win!
About those sleeves…3/4 sleeves are usually not ideal for summer time. I wanted a nursing dress and maxis are all weather versatile so that part was a no brainer. I was concerned about the sleeve length but didn’t want a sleeveless dress or a knee length dress. The material is not binding so I am able to scrunch up the sleeves and make them just above the elbows as are many of my other dresses and shirts. While it is not a cap sleeve length it is comfortable and I know I will enjoy the longer sleeves in colder weather.
Ignore the mess, or don’t, this is real life. Nursing amidst the mess.
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I let Dawn paint my toe nails the night before… perfect color!
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