Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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First Trimester Belly Bump

Is she pregnant or did she just gain weight?

My bump is not quite a bump and I’m in that in between stage of, “do I ask her if she is pregnant” stage.  I have a variety of sizes in my closet so I am not really needing maternity clothes yet. I decided it was time to at least take a peek at the maternity clothes I had. Anything to do with clothes my girls are always ready to give me a hand. This is where the clothes start flying, as fast as, my memories of me in the clothes. It is funny how we get attached to clothes, but it really isn’t the clothes, but the memories of what we were doing in the clothes that is special.

Of course, my daughter eggs me on for a fashion show. I just can refuse the PPPLLLEEASE sometimes so I start with some work clothes. It was mainly warm weather when I was pregnant so there were a lot of dresses. The purple dress was a crowd pleaser, “Mommy you look like a princess.” I couldn’t resist the feeling of looking like a princess because I wasn’t feeling much like one. Then I had a special moment of thinking that my three-year-old was once inside of me wearing this dress. “Look how all of us have grown”, I told my girls. Bella of course pointed out, “Yeah your tummy is getting big mommy.”

This fashion show was far from the cat walk, more like a walk down memory lane in my maternity clothes. It was a pleasant stroll with baby pictures and aches and pains along the way, but in the end I got to hug my two beautiful girls who in their eyes, I was a princess.

What memories did you have unpacking maternity clothes or buying maternity clothes?

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