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New Mom Essentials!

 

Welcome to motherhood and to the world of nursing. We’ve rounded up our top 5 new mom essentials because mommyhood can be overwhelming, but knowing what to wear once baby is here doesn’t have to be.

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Hey Baby! What’s Your Name?

If you’re currently expecting, the right name is all you can think about. We’ve gathered a “Top 10” list of baby Girl/Boy names that are on trend for 2016!

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pc: Adriana Hanzon (@nanys2pesos) 

Top Girl Names

Emma

Olivia

Ava

Sophia

Isabella

Mia

Charlotte

Harper

Amelia

Abigail

Top Boy Names

Liam

Noah

Ethan

Mason

Lucas

Oliver

Aiden

Logan

James

Elijah

 

Choosing your baby’s name can be stressful and carry a lot of pressure as a name is one of the first things people learn about your child and will be a part of them for the rest of their life. These lists are sure to provide some help, luckily you have nine months to find the perfect name! To find maternity clothes for the nine months of chic ahead of you, visit PinkBlushMaternity.com and start styling your bump now!

Names sourced from: http://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2016

 

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Guest Blogger: Alyssa Britson

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Alyssa Britson, totally relatable, somewhat crunchy mom; wife; writer; and voice of the relativeredhead blog

Mooresville, North Carolina

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Style Tips for the Nursing Momma

Hi PinkBlush friends! I’m Lisa, mother of two little girls, Maven (2) and Sylvie (7 months). You can find me utilizing my passions and talents over at In Wild Hearts where I share all things related to motherhood, health, hospitality and style. I love, love, love sharing my experiences with others and so I’m excited to share some of my style tips to all you nursing mommas {or soon-to-be nursing mommas} out there!

Let’s face it. By this point, you have transitioned your wardrobe from hiding an early pregnancy to embracing your growing bump to featuring your beautiful bump to finding anything that fits, all the while trying to simultaneously focus on comfort and style. You think you’re in the clear once your little bundle of joy arrives, but wait! You’re now a nursing mother. You now need comfort, style and easy access.

Cue, In Wild Heart’s go-to wardrobe items for the nursing momma. These three tips have helped me re-organize my closet and provided ease of outfit selection even on my most demanding of days. These may seem simple, but you’d be surprised at how many items you go to grab in your closet that just.won’t.work. how you used to wear them.

 

TIP #1: Two piece outfits.

This may seem simple, but you’ll remember me when you go to grab that cute dress or romper in your closet and realize that it isn’t entirely feasible to wear. Think of this tip as always having a top and a bottom: a tank and jeans, a t-shirt and skirt or a summer sweater with shorts. While in these outfits, mommas can then easily lift their top layer without having to entirely undress to nurse (or pump!), a huge benefit while out-and-about or even just pumping on a break at work.

 

TIP #2: Dresses that fit loosely on top, preferably with long straps and stretchy fabric.

I wasn’t able to completely turn my wardrobe over into two-piece ensembles. And even if I could, I would likely get tired of wearing the same old, same old day after day. I do like to wear a lot of dresses. They are simple, easy, comfortable and make me feel put together even on days when I have zero time to get ready. Dresses, however, have their challenges; They aren’t all designed with the nursing mother in mind (high necklines, button or zipper up the back, etc.). I now seek out dresses that fit loosely on top, have long straps and/or stretchy fabric, so that pulling down for nursing access does not ruin the integrity of the dress. {You wouldn’t want to look like you had a stretched out neck on the top hemline!}

 

TIP #3: Camisoles.

Wearing camisoles under all of my shirts has been a comfort and a lifesaver to me. As I am always on-the-go, I’m often nursing in not-super-private locations, therefore I want to be protected and not allow for any indecent exposure! By having a camisole under my tops, I’m able to lift for baby access and have my body remain covered. I never feel as though I may expose my body to others in public. Camisoles are most often made of a giving materials, so stretching down has not ruined any of these in my experience. PinkBlush has some great cami options. The investment for this wardrobe staple is small in exchange for the return of comfort and protection!

 

That’s it! That’s all! It’s simple. And PinkBlush maternity clothing and women’s clothing makes it SO easy and affordable to select stylish post-partum options, or even just transition your maternity wear into the next chapter of your life. You’ll feel beautiful all the while being practical. The best of both worlds!

These days it’s so important for me to select clothing that can handle keeping up with my toddler while carrying or baby-wearing my littlest and have the ability to nurse on the fly. {Literally, anywhere we may be!} While I’ve invested in a good nursing cover, I always feel more confident and comfortable when I’m wearing the right pieces in my wardrobe. I’ve found I don’t have to sacrifice style, just tweak my wardrobe a little, to fit my nursing-mom life. Thanks PinkBlush trendy maternity clothes for making that easy to do! And special thanks to RJ Imagery for the lovely talent and beautiful photographs!

 

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For more inspiration along your motherhood journey, make sure to check out my blog or find me on Instagram @lisa.boettcher.

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Guest Blogger @amyepeters

Amy Peters, mom of two boys Avery 2.5 and Archer 6 months.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

My decision to breastfeed my babies was a bit of a no brainer, it’s free, no bottles to clean/sanitize, you don’t need space to prepare a bottle, and breast milk is the perfect temperature, the right balance of everything a baby needs, and it is ready in a moments notice.

I breastfed my first, Avery, until 16 months. It was bittersweet when our breastfeeding journey came to an end. Part of me was happy to get my body back but the bigger part of me was sad that this special time we we had together was going to change. No one else shared what we did during our nursing sessions. It makes my heart full when I think about our ups and downs of exclusively breastfeeding. From a boy who only wanted his mom to sooth or feed him, to sore nipples, to infections. And here I am joyfully doing it all over again with my 6 month old son Archer.

Every woman’s journey through breastfeeding is different and I can say that I thought the second time round was going to be easier. I was quite surprised one week in. Even as a second time mom, I felt sore nipples, engorged breasts and an extremely painful letdown. There was a voice in my head that said -‘it’s no wonder some moms give up or decide not to breastfeed.’ It really does not come easily for all us. I was determined and stubbron. Fortunately by around the time Archer was 2 weeks old, things seemed to regulate themselves. No more sore nipples, engorged breasts and that painful letdown had disappeared {thank goodness!} I can wholeheartedly say it wasn’t easy. Most days I consider myself to be a pretty tough chick but I really did have a hard couple weeks with those feedings.

For me I value and cherish my time spent breastfeeding. This is one thing that only I can provide to my babies. It’s so special. There is something so tender, loving, and venerable about breastfeeding. This bond I’ve shared with my boys is pretty incredible. Skin to skin, eye to eye, and lots of hand holding. These are the days I always want to remember.

 

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*Love Amy’s Nursing Robe? Find your print here! – PinkBlush*

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Not Your Mom’s Maternity Clothes!

For most, the word maternity could be less than appealing. We’re stuck in a world where maternity clothes were made with ruched sides and A-Line (mumu) silhouettes. Well, it’s safe to say the maternity clothes your mother wore are nothing like maternity wear for the modern & chic mother these days! I have friends that swear they would never wear maternity clothes, but then third trimester comes knocking on their closet door! Knock, Knock!! What’s an expecting mother to do? Why spend money on clothes you’ll only wear once? I don’t want to lose my style with frumpy and boring styles!  Not to worry, we’re here to de-myth misconceptions about maternity clothes!

Not only does PinkBlush design specifically with the expecting mother in mind but the functionality and convenience of our styles allow you to transition from pregnancy to motherhood without skipping a beat or breaking the bank! Recently I asked my girlfriend who is expecting her second child why she didn’t wear maternity clothes, her answer, “Maternity clothes can be expensive and they only last during pregnancy.” So here’s your Ah-Ha moment, one word, MAXIS! I’ve found that maxis can be your all-in-one, go-to for pregnancy. Not only can you wear them for maternity photos and baby showers, but once baby arrives they will keep you feeling gorgeous and provide convenience to nurse in! Bam!

Maternity clothing that you won’t just wear once but even after baby!

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Welcome to the Millennium where MOM is the new Black! Maternity clothing has taken the fashion scene by storm. From modern & chic designs to fabulous prints & bold colors, staying on trend is easier than ever now for moms. No longer are the days of a boring closet, take pride and strut that bump in midi dresses, boho maxis & even ditch those uncomfortable hospital gowns for a chic hospital robe. Oh the potential of a fashionable maternity style for any budget, say so long to your mother’s stereotypical maternity style and hello to your new Ah-mazing wardrobe!

 

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Wrap Up in Style with a Hospital Delivery Robe

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Whether you’re in the delivery room at the hospital, doing chores, or nursing your little one at home, we want every mom to feel comfortable and gorgeous. We have the perfect item to do the trick, and once you put one on, you won’t want to take it off! Say hello to our maternity hospital/delivery robes, one of our favorite items for the modern transitional mom. These soft, functional hospital/delivery robes each come in a beautiful print and unique color. With a v-neckline and sash tie, you can adjust the the robe to your liking, while having something gorgeous to keep comfortable in all day and night. Wrap up in style in one of these hospital/delivery robes, and check out a couple of our favorites styles we’ve featured here.

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Dark Hues + Floral Print

We love dark hues for a flattering silhouette, and a gorgeous floral print for a feminine detail. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful hospital/delivery robe combination like this. Not only are these robes great for the delivery room, but they are also perfect for nursing at home when you need something easy to slip on and off.

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Mixed Print Fun

Not a fan of florals? Not to worry, we’ve got plenty of robes in beautiful tribal and abstract prints. We love this robe in particular with mixed prints including a bright paisley pattern. We guarantee you will feel like royalty every time you put one of these hospital/delivery robes on. Check out more of our hospital/delivery robes here to discover which style and hues are your favorite to wrap up in.

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Delivery/Nursing Robes From PinkBlush

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A short 9 months later and you’re ready to welcome your new boy or girl into the world! You have the car seat in the car, the nursery decorated, the home baby proofed, and all you have to do now is deliver your baby. PinkBlush has specially designed chic maternity gowns to wear during your hospital visit and straight home for comfortable nursing.

These hospital gowns not only feature the materials and characteristics to keep you comfortable, but dress themselves with a bold print in vibrant hues to give your hospital wardrobe some flair. Add your own personal style to the room in these uniquely printed options. From boho beauty to feminine fierce, we have the look you want. Make those pictures from your day pop with color and style when you have one of these.

When PinkBlush sat down to design these nursing/delivery gowns, we thought about it all. A lightweight fabric to keep you cool because we know things will heat up in the delivery room. A double tie closure on inside and out to make sure you stay comfortable wearing it on its own. Sleeves that give you room so you can move around with comfort and ease, and finally, a bold print in gorgeous colors to stand apart from the other moms.

Once you have the okay to head home with your family, these nursing robes are the perfect piece to transition at home. Still giving you the breezy, cool feeling, you have your draped neckline to make nursing easier for you and the baby. Over you’re maternity leggings and maternity cami, you can rest in comfort and style. 

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Crazy About Crochet

Gladys from The Mother Overload, has definitely hit the jackpot when it comes to stylish maternity clothes. She understands that maternity clothes that can be worn during pregnancy and post pregnancy are not only the best for your wardrobe, but for your wallet too! That’s why she loves the crochet back maternity maxi dress. It features a draped v-neckline (great for nursing after pregnancy!) and flattering cinched style to accommodate every trimester. Now of course, who doesn’t love a good maxi dress? We know we do! We’ve talked about this. It’s the perfect live-in look that we need as the months go on. That’s why we want to create a collection of maxis of every style, cut, and pattern to make sure you have one in your closet for every occasion.

Hold on though, the maxi dress Gladys has isn’t your ordinary basic maternity maxi dress. How do you get that versatile look, comfortable feel, and stylish length without getting a boring dress? Unlike the rest, a dress with a crochet back detailing is exactly the accent it takes to make a statement. She knew a colorful crochet accent adds the perfect pop of color and feminine texture to add a special something to her favorite style.

 

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Transitioning Into Motherhood With Style

All transitions can be intimidating — graduation from high school, graduation from college, a new job, pregnancy, motherhood — and sometimes it can take awhile to adjust and get into the groove of things. One thing that you know you can control during these transitions is your style. While you change or make alterations to everything else in your life, your style is one thing that can stay constant through it all. At PinkBlush, we want to make sure that you don’t have to sacrifice this as you compromise with everything else. From one individual style to the next, we alter your favorite pre-pregnancy looks to make sure they accommodate your growing bump throughout the next nine months.

Unlike any other maternity wear, these styles can easily transition into motherhood because they don’t look like “maternity clothes.” A maternity top you can wear straight into nursing, a maternity maxi dress you can wear all the way until your child’s first birthday, and even a maternity jean with an elastic waistband for Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you are 8 weeks or 8 months, you don’t have to give up cute, stylish clothes in order to be comfortable. We want to give you the opportunity to do both.

Ashley from Three Under Three was able to transition in style with this gorgeous draped maternity maxi dress (also a perfect nursing dress) . New moms can appreciate this beauty with its deep v-neck and how free flowing and figure flattering it is. With so many prints, it’s hard not to buy them all so everyday is maxi madness.

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Embrace life’s changes in style. Keep up with your favorite styles by checking out new arrivals for updates featuring your go-to looks now altered to fit your new lifestyle.