5 Places to Buy Maternity Clothes for Less!
Special Note: In this post, I mention a few retailers I recommend for maternity clothes. As much as I’d love for this to be a sponsored post, it’s not. This is just me sharing with you some good deals I found on places to buy maternity clothes and my 29 week-pregnancy update. 🙂
29 WEEKS!! I’m finally in the third trimester and I am 7 months pregnant! I may have already said this on my last post, but time sure does seem to be going by SO fast. And yet, it also feels like it’s going by a little slow because I am so excited to meet my baby boy!
I was actually going to wait until I was 30 weeks to post a new pregnancy update, but I too excited to wait another week. Over the weekend, I had a spontaneous shopping trip with Mj (my teen daughter) and I bought some new maternity clothes.
I was only going to run into Old Navy for real quick and buy a couple of maternity shirts, but then I noticed Old Navy was having a BIG Saturday sale. It was just too good to pass up. Needless to say, Mj and I ended up spending a good hour and a half at Old Navy shopping for spring and summer clothes.
Shopping for new maternity clothes really made me happy and made me feel good. I didn’t even realize at the time I needed that boost of confidence or joy. Not that I’ve been down or anything, but I think I just got so caught up in my everyday mom life. Somehow I had forgotten about doing something for myself.
It feels good to do something nice for yourself every once in a while, isn’t it? And since I was so excited about my new maternity clothes, I decided to go ahead and share a pregnancy update now instead of next week. 🙂
29 Weeks Pregnancy Update
How are you feeling?
I’ve been feeling little aches and pains here and there – all pregnancy related. I have also been feeling more tired than usual. It gets really frustrating because I have SO MUCH to do with homeschooling my kids, creative projects, and other life responsibilities. I pretty much feel just like I did during my first trimester when I felt tired all of the time.
My family has been very supportive and understanding. Travis (hubby) helps me a lot. He even does the grocery shopping for me! Not that my husband doing the grocery shopping is such a shocker. It’s just that usually I do the grocery shopping, but the past few weeks I haven’t been feeling up to it so he’s been doing it for me.
My teens also help me out, too. They take the toddlers outside to play on the playground or play games with them if I need to rest. Sometimes they will cook lunch or dinner. Which I should also mention we have been focusing on a light homeschool schedule now that I am feeling sore and tired. Instead of a full day of lessons, we have been focusing on two lessons per day. We are able to do this because they only have two weeks left of their Spring Session.
And I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve been very moody. Always in my third trimester I get serious mood swings. If I’m not crying over something really dumb, then I’m pissed off about something trivial. I have zero patience for people. My husband annoys me quite a bit.
And you really don’t want to be around me if I’m hungry! That’s when I morph into some monster or something just scary.
Let me put this in red so you know how serious I am. Don’t. Ever. Make. A. Hungry. Pregnant. Woman. Mad. In fact, just don’t talk to a hungry pregnant woman. Feed her first. I’m telling you, hungry pregnant women are like the Snickers commercial: they are not themselves when they are hungry. No lie! This is exactly how I am when I am hungry! Ask my husband. Ha!
What foods are you craving?
Everything! Just kidding. I’ve been craving avocados, Philly Cheese-steak Sandwiches, lemonade, brownies, cake, and donuts. I don’t eat all of these foods, though. I just crave them. I am really trying to stick to a healthy diet. I will treat myself to one of my cravings every now and then. Kind of like right now. I eating brownies while typing this blog post. 🙂
I used to love 7-11 taco taquitos, but now I can’t stand them. It just doesn’t taste the same and I’m not sure why. I stopped drinking the slurpees because I started experiencing some swelling in my legs and feet. This is another reason why I am being more mindful of the foods I eat. Boy, is it hard, though! But as long as I am eating a healthy diet and drinking more water, the swelling stays down.
Have you bought anything for the baby yet?
Nope! Why? I don’t know. LOL! It’s like I said before, when you’re a “seasoned” mom, you tend to be a little more chill about your pregnancy and preparing for baby. I already have quite a bit of baby clothes and baby gear from when Zechariah (my youngest, b. 2015) was a baby. I’m going to start doing a little baby shopping in June.
Any other updates?
My doctor’s appointments will start being bi-weekly now, until I am about 34 weeks. Then I will start going to the doctor weekly. This just makes me realize how much closer I am to having my baby!
Next week I take my glucose test. Not looking forward to that, but I know it’s gotta be done. I am also going to have a maternity photo shoot for the first time. This is my sixth pregnancy and out of all of them this will be my first time participating in a pregnancy photo shoot. I am excited and nervous about it. My pregnancy photo shoot is scheduled for next week when I will be 30 weeks pregnant!
This is the part of the blog post where I merge two topics into one. Hang in there. It’s almost over.
I’m a really simple woman when it comes to maternity clothes. I don’t like to spend a ton of money on maternity clothes because 1) we’re a big family of 6 (soon-to-be 7) and 2) why spend a lot of money on clothing when it’s for a short season?
I tend to shop at stores which feature more sales/low prices, like Old Navy and Walmart. I also like to shop at consignment stores and thrift stores. Here are the stores where I buy my maternity clothes:
- Old Navy
- Amazon (Prime)
Real talk – Old Navy is my NUMBER ONE choice for a store to buy maternity clothes. Why? Because they are ALWAYS having a good sale and the clothes are VERY comfortable!
I feel like every time I walk in to an Old Navy store, there is a sale going on! Take for instance last Saturday. I only meant to go to Old Navy to get a few maternity shirts, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out they were having a big Saturday sale! I ended up buying dresses and shirts for 50% off.
But I thought Walmart stopped carrying maternity clothes?
Yeah, I don’t know what’s up with that. I noticed Walmart stores in my area no longer carry maternity clothes. BUT Walmart’s official website DOES sell maternity clothes. It’s a nice little variety, too, and the prices are very reasonable ($10 – 36). I plan on ordering a maternity skirt and maxi dress from Walmart’s online site.
Amazon Prime is my best friend!
Do you have an Amazon Prime membership? If not, you should seriously consider getting one. I use my Amazon Prime membership for buying gifts, homeschool resources and supplies, grocery items, and clothing. Amazon Prime features A LOT of maternity clothes for very reasonable prices. Sometimes even cheaper than maternity clothes in department stores.
Just pay close attention to the reviews of the clothing item. I like to rely on the photographs customers post in the reviews. This gives me a more accurate idea of what the clothing item looks like and if it will be a good fit for me.
To help save money on maternity clothes, I also like to shop at consignment stores and thrift stores. Sometimes I will even buy maternity clothes at a garage/yard sale. When my husband was still active duty Army, we went to a post-wide yard sale and I found really cute maternity clothes for under $5 a piece. In fact, I still have those maternity clothes I found in 2014 and wear them for this pregnancy!
Maternity jeans, I think, are worth spending extra money on because you can wear them postpartum. But some maternity dresses and shirts you usually don’t wear postpartum because the way the shirt is made it tends to make you look like…well…like you’re pregnant when you’re not!
Seriously. Why spend a lot of money on maternity clothes when you’re only going to wear them for a few months? I’d much rather spend less on clothing and use the extra money for buying baby clothes and gear.
Now, don’t get me wrong. If I need a particular dress or outfit for a special occasion, I will spend a little extra money for the dress/outfit. But I think overall, it’s best to save your money and not spend a lot of money on maternity clothes. Retailers like Amazon Prime, Old Navy, and Walmart.com feature very reasonable prices on cute maternity clothes. Also, buying maternity clothes at consignment stores, thrift stores, and garage/yard sales can also really save you money. You just have to know where to look and be prepared to rummage through clothing to find that good deal.
Where do you like to shop for maternity clothes?