The first time I became a mom everything was new to me, even from the moments after recovering from my c-section. This time around, with Baby C, I decided that a lot of things would be different. From what I packed in my hospital bag to the way I nursed and even the way I put Baby C down for naps and sleep.
A few other decisions I had made were regarding choices that we’re hopefully going to make my stay in the hospital and even being at home easier. With Little Miss A I wore the hospital gown the entire time I was in the hospital, which was fine, but this time I thought wearing something different during my stay would make me feel more fresh and prettier, so I opted for Japanese Weekend Maternity wear. Let me tell you I am so glad that I found Japanese Weekend Maternity!
Not only do they have a great selection of maternity clothes, but they also have some amazing nursing clothes and in some cases, the clothes can do double duty, maternity and nursing garments. I was able to try out a few of the great nursing options that Japanese Weekend has to offer, actually the second day in the hospital I wore this nursing nightgown:
It was so comfortable and it made nursing so simple, I didn’t have to worry about buttoning up my hospital gown and I looked super cute too. I love this maternity nightgown because it has great coverage and is very stretchy. Right after I had Baby C up to now it fits me comfortably, and of course, I enjoy seeing the nightgown get looser and looser as my baby weight falls off. Here’s a rare picture of me (and my girls), notice the beautiful Japanese Weekend nightgown and my happy face.
I also tried the nursing cami nightgown with the matching robe, this nightgown quickly became my favorite nightgown pre, during, and post-pregnancy, basically ever. This nightgown and robe’s online description states that they are super soft, and, well you’d better believe it. This set is one of the most comfortable things that I own. Again, it’s super easy to nurse Baby C with the cami nightgown and when I had company over in Baby C’s first few weeks I would just throw on the robe and be completely covered. I love the pretty pattern and the ruffles on the robe made me feel so girly, honestly, if I could get away with wearing this nightgown out of the house I totally would. (Don’t judge unless you’ve tried one on!!)
In case I wasn’t clear enough in the above paragraph, I’d highly recommend the robe along with the nightgown, the best part is that you can buy them as a set!! PS for some reason the photo here shows the robe shorter, but it’s actually the same length as the nightgown, I promise!
And a little something for the mommies trying to get their pre-baby body back, the Nursing Body Shaper Top:
This top is great for sucking the belly in so you can fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes, look a little slimmer, and help your belly to shrink, which I know as a mom every mom wants. I love the wide straps because they don’t dig into your shoulder. The top makes it really easy to nurse as well, something I ALWAYS have to think about these days. I also appreciate that Japanese Weekend makes this top in Black and Nude. I got the black and love it, but I would probably recommend the Nude more because it seems like you’d probably be able to wear it under more garments without it showing through.
Now I know that some of the Japanese Weekend Maternity’s clothing may seem a little pricey for some of you mommas out there. Well, you can take my word for it that these pieces are great quality and have lasted through my hospital stay, spit-up, several washes, and very late nights. These pieces make great gifts for mom-to-be and new mommies, so keep that in mind, dads, kids, grandparents!
And if you’re still hesitant to try something at full price, check out their Sale and Discount sections on their website here: http://www.japaneseweekend.com and see how quickly you fall in love with their flattering clothes. I only wish I knew about Japanese Weekend when I was shopping for maternity clothes. Enjoy browsing through their inventory!
What was/is your favorite piece of maternity clothing you’ve owned and couldn’t live without?
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