When it finally warms up around here…

by Mama Chocolate on June 24, 2012

So far, Oregon has had a ridiculously mild summer. There haven’t been more than two days when it reached even 90 degrees, and mostly it’s been more like 60-something with clouds and rain.

I’m not complaining.

In fact, you can probably blame me, because God is already answering my prayers that He would help me through the hottest part of summer while completing my third trimester of pregnancy. Being a born-and-raised Oregonian, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to heat to start with, let alone when I’m carrying around a little in-house heater.

Even with the cool weather, I’m living in flip-flops, (like these pretty ones!) sleeveless cotton dresses, and the coolest things I can find in my closet!

Now, I am sitting here looking out at the ocean as John and I enjoy a little relaxation time at the coast to celebrate our anniversary (and my birthday, woot!)

Unfortunately, here in Oregon, the Pacific Ocean is a little too chilly (for me, anyway!) to play in until later summer, when the weather warms up a bit. Mostly you’ll only see surfers with their full-body wetsuits out there right now, (and a few crazies, like my wild younger sisters!)

The other problem for me at present – I’m enormously pregnant and still don’t have a maternity swimsuit! Both of my older daughters were born during the cooler months where the need for a maternity swimsuit was not pressing enough for me to bother, or want to spend the money on one.

There are a lot of warm days coming still before my due date of August 19th, and I’m looking through my options! Old Navy has several fun maternity styles and dozens of other swimsuits for after baby!

Two-piece swimsuits are out for me for more than one reason, (massive stretch marks are one of them, LOL!)

I love the color and ruched style of this Old Navy suit. The ruching over the waist would do a great job at hiding that post-baby pooch that I’ll have later this summer after Baby #3 makes his or her appearance! I’m wondering if a suit with this kind of feature that might work for different stages of my body’s changes through pregnancies and recoveries. During this time of my life, (affectionately referred to as the “Baby-Making Years,”)  it seems like my size is always changing…I need a style that is extremely forgiving, and Old Navy just might have one for me!


Thank you again to Old Navy for sponsoring my post. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.

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Jenilee June 24, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I love old navy! I haven’t checked out any of their swimwear yet, but I am in need of a new swimsuit!
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Jen - Life With Levi June 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

You’re lucky I like Old Navy. I thought I was gonna get to see a photo of you in a bikini ;)

But seriously, I didn’t even know Old Navy carried swimwear. I haven’t been out shopping much this summer, but now I’ll def need to stop in the next time I’m out running errands.
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Mama Chocolate June 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Ha, ha! Not a chance, Jen! ;-)

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Amanda June 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I love that suit! I hate buying swimsuits but Old Navy is one of the few places I can find suits that are age appropriate but don’t look like old lady suits either!
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Kristin Wheeler (MamaLuvsBooks) June 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Old Navy is one of my favorite places!! Thanks for sharing! I need some summer wear. I will be heading to the mall this week!
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Amanda @ The Frugal Greenish Mama June 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Love the swimsuit & color! I didn’t realize they carried adult swim wear either :)
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Shell Fruscione June 24, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I totally feel you- Shane was born in August so I was 6-9 months pregnant in the Vegas summer. Not fun at all. I love that suit though! I have a similar one from Old Navy that has the ruching {but a little less even} &it IS pretty flattering!
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Kay M. June 25, 2012 at 5:01 am

Love that suit! Not sure it would hide my huge belly (people might think I’m preggers! I really need to try harder to lose it!) but it is a lovely suit!
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Nicole - Mama to 4 Blessings June 25, 2012 at 5:29 am

I love Old NAvy – their clothes are nice and very affordable!

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Jeannette June 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

I love that suit! I think two pieces are out for most of us that had had kiddos – LOL! But that looks like it would be so flattering!
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Michelle June 25, 2012 at 6:24 am

I LOVE old Navy! Most of my closest is made of of their clothes! I will have to check out the swimwear! I need a new swim suit. We have the opposite problem here! We have not been below 100 in the day for probably close to a month!
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DenSchool June 25, 2012 at 8:21 am

Love old navy! That’s a really cute suit :)

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Ashley S June 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

Those sandals are fabulous. Still scared of bathing suits though lol.
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