STYLE ROOTED IN PRETTY

April showers may bring May flowers, but March brings SPRING! So, we want to celebrate the start of the new season with maternity dresses that are not only shower ready, but are perfect for your gender reveal (check out those blue and pink prints), are eggcelent for Easter (yes, we went there) and meet the dress code for that upcoming wedding.

We want to highlight the textured lace overlay of the first maternity dress, which is just blossoming with pink and blue buds. We love the above-the-bump belt, which makes for a form-flattering silhouette. If flowers are just not your scene [gasp!], we have this beauty in a gorgeous shade of green too.

The second maternity dress is garden party perfection. This maternity maxi has a surplice neckline, giving a wrap-top effect, plus an empire waistline, which our pregnant customers rely on time and time again for comfort, fit and its versatility to last way past pregnancy. Super slinky and soft material is why we love it too. To shop all the floral fashion, click here. Welcome to spring!

Jacquard Lace Maternity Dress

Surplice Neckline Maternity Maxi Dress

WEATHER CHANGES – SO SHOULD YOU

Depending on where you live, you may be soaking up the sun or shoveling the snow. The start of spring is fickle, which is why transitional maternity styles are the most essential. No matter what the skies are doing in your area, you can still be a FASHION-FORWARD force of nature!

The classic leggings and tee pairing is an actual live-in look. You can get up, go for your morning walk (even if you need to use the treadmill because of ice!), throw on a maternity cardigan and head to brunch. These maternity leggings are fresh in floral for spring, and the crochet pocket maternity tee is channeling warm weather in a pretty pop of coral-pink.

The not so basic maternity basics are light enough to be layered over, can be dressed up or down and worn with virtually any shoe: boots, flats, sneaks and flip flops too. Get ready for some fresh air, a warm breeze or even a cool burst of wind, because with your new glow and your new clothes you are truly a natural beauty.

PREGNANT TO PARENT PAJAMAS

The thing we like about our pajamas, you know besides the unbelievable softness, stretch and comfort, is that they can be used way past the bump stage and right into feeding or cuddling your new baby stage. We call our maternity sleepwear, nursing sleepwear, because we know that pregnancy really lasts “four trimesters.” As contradictory as that sounds, those first three months are an extension of pregnancy… just with a living, breathing being.

Our newest sleepwear is perfect to show you while rounding out our Week of Sleep. These maternity pajama pants and nursing nightgown are both featured in our fresh floral print. We paired the bottoms with the “I Love You More Than Sleep” maternity and nursing sleep shirt and topped our best-selling nightgown with our light pink nursing robe.

All pieces are seasonally transitional, trimester transitional, as well as interchangeable with each other. We hope you are sleeping like an actual BUMP on a log, but if not, we then hope this past week has given you some tips, styles and products to consider for making every night a good night. So, here’s to happy days and restful nights!

Floral Maternity Sleep Pants

Bump in the Night Nursing Nightgown

I Love You More Than Sleep Maternity Nursing Sleep Top

Bump in the Night Tie Front Nursing Robe

LET IN THE LIGHT

Now is the time of year when we spring ahead by adjusting our clocks. You may lose an hour of sleep (check out our Snoogle post and look for our maternity sleepwear post to ensure you get some good ZZZs regardless), but the sun stays out longer and goes down later.

Therefore, we are bringing you some styles filled with bright colors, transitional sleeves and lighter fabrics to make you get out and about, while letting your glow be the true source of light.

You can shop the maternity top featured OR shop all our new light-loving maternity styles now that spring has almost, unofficially, practically sprung; just click here. Remember to check back for our next post completing the Week of Sleep!

Striped Cross Front Maternity Shirt

WELCOME TO YOUR WEEK OF SLEEP

Have you met the Snoogle yet? It may look like your ordinary body pillow, but let us break this down for you. It’s the MOTHER of all maternity pillows. Take it from me, an actual person, the pillow is worth it.

I recently had a baby and when I was pregnant I received my Snoogle from my husband who wanted to treat me with a gift; that night was the first night in MONTHS that I had gotten any sleep at all! From then on I used it every night. Then, after I gave birth, I decided to nurse my daughter. I did have the Boppy pillow, which I also love, but the Snoogle is softer and can be manipulated, curved and propped both behind your back and your stomach. Thus, it became my go-to for nursing too. For the next few months I continued to use the Snoogle post-partum for sleep, because my body was healing. (It’s easy to clean, because of the removable covers.) I cannot speak for those who have had a C-section, but I can imagine it also affording some support for those recovering from the surgery.

It really is a great investment! If you don’t want to take my word for it, then take some other real expecting women’s words of wisdom (over 200 reviews!)  Here’s to kicking off our Week of Sleep with dreamy items and dreamier savings. See below!

So, if you are reading this blog from Friday, March 102017 through Sunday, March 12, 2017 we are running a special: $20 off the Snoogle Total Body Pillow! Text MHSNOOGLE to 40679 to receive a special coupon* to be used in stores.

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Remember Erin’s Gender Reveal party that we threw at our headquarters? What you may have missed are all the decorations that were used to make it happen. We said we wanted to be your source for all things Gender Reveal, which is why we are selling the supplies shown above.

Shop the Meri Meri straws, their “toot sweet” balloon kits and the “toot sweet” cupcake cases.

We served the delicious cake on the Meri Meri paper plates, the monkey cookies on napkins, all while sipping pink lemonade in their matching cups.

Of course, these Honest hand sanitizers were the cutest favors, but we have even more gifts and beauty products if you need ideas. To shop the confetti poppers, as well as hanging decorations, click here. We hope your Gender Reveal party is amazing. Oh, yea, if you need an outfit… check out these reveal-ready maternity styles! See you all later.

LET THEM EAT CAKE!

To us, a party isn’t a party without a cake. Maybe we’re old school, maybe we watch too much Cake Wars, or maybe we just have an amazing CRM Campaign Manager named Natalie who bakes naked cakes like a pro! Not only was the red velvet beauty pure sweetness, she layered in blue frosting for even more of a reveal.

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Everyone came dressed up to party; our pregnant coworkers did not disappoint. Our It’s a Boy maternity graphic tee is a best seller, and our pregnant Marketing Coordinator Jackie is wearing our white basic side-ruched maternity tee, topped with our maternity kimono.

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Last, but not least, Erin gave out little favors of Honest hand sanitizer. And see those sock monkey paintings behind Erin and Scott? Those were made by our Manager of Production, Matt! It’s like a family affair when we set out to throw a party. We want to wish one last congratulations to Erin and Scott on their gender reveal!

OH BOY WE THROW A GOOD PARTY!

Take a peek inside our Gender Reveal party that we threw for our very own Lead Merchant Manager Erin! We were not monkeying around when it came to decorating. Mixing in ideas from professional party planner, Laura Himmelein (who you may remember from her guest blog posts), we went with the sock monkey theme. Then we helped throw in fresh flowers of pinks and blues, fresh fruit and freshly baked themed cookies! Come along and relive the celebration with us.

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First, Erin and her husband Scott revealed the sex of their baby with the Sock Monkey Jack in the Box. Complete with a blue bow, their little monkey is going to be a boy! If you want to shop the looks from the reveal, Erin is wearing our side-ruched maternity dress, which features both blue and pink, as well as our Jessica Simpson super soft twill maternity jacket. Scott is rocking our Promoted to Daddy graphic tee.

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We wanted the party to keep going, while continuing to celebrate the reveal. So, we showered the mom and dad to be with our very own confetti sparkles… of course in blue! To shop all our Gender Reveal styles, click here. Stay posted for cake, fashion and more fun! Erin, we hope you enjoyed your Gender Reveal!

IRISH I HAD THIS SHIRT

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Remember when you used to go out and celebrate this holiday, sometimes even on spring break? Don’t be green with envy; you can still have fun… and it all starts with a cute maternity tee.

Besides being a conversation starter, you can use this maternity top as a way to share the good news that you’re pregnant. “Mom’s Lucky Charm” says it all!

Maybe you are going out, not necessarily to a bar crawl, but you have your mocktini made and want a shirt that screams good times. Our “Kiss Me I’m Pregnant” maternity tee is the one you’ll need. It’s okay, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day! Here’s to good luck and lots of love. ☘️

Mom’s Lucky Charm Maternity Tee

Kiss Me I’m Pregnant Maternity Tee

Pinks or blues? Here, a Little Birdie Tweets the News!

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I love the way bird themes and imagery can be used to naturally illustrate new beginnings. The birth of spring – or a new baby. Robin egg blues with pale pinks, soft and fluffy feathers… these combine to create whimsy that is extra perfect for gender reveals.

Here, birdcages, nests and wooden eggs make cute centerpieces for tables, as well as food and beverage displays. The fun secret: these wooden eggs open – perfect for your big announcement. I painted the inside and out in contrasting colors of pink and blue and slipped a gender revealing feather in each. Nestle eggs inside additional nests and sprinkle at the base of the centerpiece (and throughout the party).

Hand-painted little birdhouses hang from branches above. You can purchase these little houses for just a dollar at your local craft store. A few strokes of paint and they come to life. Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help imagine tiny bird families fluttering in and out of these fairytale homes.

When it’s time to announce your baby’s gender, open the eggs to reveal the feather inside. This is such a sweet way to announce the news.

Click here to check out all of Motherhood’s gender reveal clothing perfect for your party!

Laura Himmelein is the owner of Party Cake Party Cake, an event design and styling firm specializing in birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, showers and other milestones.
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