With my first pregnancy, I started showing at 11 weeks…on the early side. With this pregnancy, I’ve been showing since I was 7 weeks along. It has been really tough to keep this bump under wraps while we got through the first trimester. Getting dressed every morning has been a real chore. Finally around week 9 I just gave in completely and began wearing maternity clothes full-time. While in some ways it is easier to get dressed every day with this wardrobe (far fewer choices means I’ll pick faster), I can’t really say that I enjoy it. Fall and winter are the seasons I love the most as far as the clothes go, and I’m bummed to not be able to wear my beloved sweaters this season.
Because I do not have the easiest pregnancies (lots of morning sickness, lack of energy, etc.), I feel very aware of the physical sacrifices that I have to make in order to bring a child into the world. Being pregnant takes a whole lot of giving, and you never do get a break from being pregnant, not even for 5 minutes!
So, I’m of the school of thought that in the midst of this very selfless act, its ok to treat yourself to something extra special. While that means a trip to Taco Bell for some of you (those bean burritos seem to be a popular pregnancy craving!), I’m thinking of something a bit more luxurious.
Oh yes, I’m thinking of jewelry. As my waist line expands and my wardrobe options shrink, I’ve got something on hand to wear that will ALWAYS fit and that will ALWAYS help me look fabulous. Mama’s got a new pair of pearl earrings from PurePearls.com, and they are GORGEOUS! These are White Freshwater pearl stud earrings measuring 7-8mm with 14K White Gold posts and backs. They are the real deal, friends. PurePearls.com has their pearl jewelry priced at an absolute steal, with this set currently available for $55.00! If you have been paying attention to how high the price of gold is now, you’ll know that this is a great buy.
Wanna know something even more exciting? Your pearl jewelrypurchase comes with an official letter of appraisal (something you will need if you ever lose your jewelry or have it stolen in order for your insurance to replace it). These earrings appraise for MUCH higher than what you paid for them ($295.00!). That’s not what you could expect to sell them for, but it does show the fair market value for the item should they need to be replaced. I’ve had jewelry appraised recently, and it costs $40 to have one piece done, so the fact that this company sends along an appraisal adds even more to the overall value you receive.
I perk up a bit when I put my pearls in, because they do give me a much more polished look. It’s also great to have a piece of jewelry that will remind me of this special (hard though it may be) time in my life, and I will look forward to passing them on to Darah or to the new baby if it’s a girl later in life.
Win it!: In celebration of my little pearl, here’s a chance for you to win the gorgeous set of earrings I featured above. SQUEAL!!!!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.