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Holiday Gift-Giving: Dressing Mommy

Some of you may be puzzled that I’m
starting off the article series on holiday shopping with
suggestions for you, but let’s face it: once baby shows up,
you move from being the center of attention to the Glorified Diaper
Bag Carrier. So let’s give ourselves some front-and-center

Obviously, I can’t make personalized
suggestions for you all as to what you’d most like to see
under your tree. I’d say that you should make it clear to
your loved ones if you don’t want anything mommy- or
baby-related, or you may end up with a stocking full of Buy Buy
Baby gift cards. But speaking as a pregnant mommy with a toddler at
home, I enjoy a bit of mommy-related gifts. And of course, I love
clothes. So I’m listing my favorite sites to find pregnancy
and post-partum clothing that goes beyond practicals, beyond Gap
Maternity, beyond those comfortable, “useful” black
pants that grow with you and go with anything. Want maternity
clothing recommendations in general? Check my href="http://www.1mother2another.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=34">
Top 5s Page

If you’re pregnant, you’re in
luck. There’ s never been such a huge assortment of cute,
tongue-in-cheek clothing for moms-to-be as there is now. My

href="http://www.2chix.com">2 Chix Definitely my
favorite pregnancy t-shirt site. I love the tee that says,
“We’re Hungry”; I also get a lot of wear out of
“Babyfat”. The tops are all soft, high-quality thin
cotton, fitted in a one-size-fits-most way that covers size 0
through about 10 or 12. Tank tops are high enough neck-wise to
avoid too much pregnancy cleavage. I promise, you’ll love
their stuff. Bonus: great daddy shirts too, such as “The Man
Behind the Belly” (Brian’s favorite) and “My Boys
Can Swim!”

Other cute tops from different stores:

“I Am Not Buddha, Please Do Not Rub My
How much can you relate to this shirt?? Two
things I know are true – first, if I’d have known about
this shirt my first pregnancy, I’d have worn a hole in it.
Second, it’s on my Christmas list.

href="http://www.trimestertees.com">Trimester Tees I
think my favorite one here is “Kill For Coffee”. The
great thing about this site is the ability to choose your own type
of top, favorite slogan, and t-shirt color. Practically custom-made
for you!

“Morning Sickness: Making Hangovers Seem
If you’re a nine-months-of-nausea
type of gal, this top’s for you.

Now if you’re post-partum,
don’t despair. A few places out there make tops just for you
as well.

Top of my list (and already worn half to
shreds) is the href="http://www.timeoutspot.com/time-out-tshirt-shop.html">“Mommy
Needs A Time Out”
t-shirt. A fitted ringer t-shirt
made with just a few crystals on it to raise the shirt from just a
slogan tee, it’s the top that gets me stopped wherever I go.
I made a point to wear it whenever I flew and needed to warn flight
attendants there was a baby nearby, and when I needed to warn Brian
I was having a bad day. Can’t wait to fit into it again.

href="http://www.planetmomtshirts.com/">Planet Mom With
a huge array of sarcastic mommy slogans, this site’s got you
covered. My favorites are href="http://www.planetmomtshirts.com/nannydeprived1.html">“Nanny
and href="http://www.planetmomtshirts.com/whinenowineyes.html">“Whine?
No. Wine? Yes.”

I know there are a ton of additional sites out there, but these are
my favorites. If you’ve got a great one that I haven’t
listed, please post it so everyone knows!

Tomorrow, we turn our attention baby-wards.


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