Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What to wear to the Doctor? or How to be presentable without adding pounds!

yYesterday was doctor day for me.  I'm at the point where I'm going every two weeks, and soon will start going twice a week for non-stress tests, due to my "geriatric" pregnancy.  At some of my doctor's visits, they don't do the weighing & measuring, so "what to wear" is never an issue on those days.  I wear cute sweaters & jeans, with my nice cute boots.  But on days when they weigh me, all bets are off!  I want to wear the lightest weight clothes I own, so have been struggling with how to do this without looking like a slob. I ran across this crochet pattern over at the Prudent Baby Blog last week, and it was kind of a follow-up to a post they had done called "Hot Mess Mommy Tips" from January 30, 2010.    
So, over the weekend, I bought some yarn and whipped one up.  It took only about 100 yds and I used a lovely Malabrigo Chunky in Geranio that is soft and hand-washable (not-driable).  You could make it with a less expensive yarn, and it would still be cute!  
This helped solve my "what to wear to the doctor on weigh-in day" dilemma.  Yoga pants, gray long-sleeved t-shirt and the new scarf.  And yes, everyone looks better with a little lipstick, so that was part of my ensemble, as well.  
Things are going well with the pregnancy, and I have finally decided to take some profile shots, as several people have told me I will regret not having any, so this is the first!  I'm trying not to worry about the scale too much and just enjoying my time until our little bundle of joy arrives.  The weight will come off when it's supposed to.  

Watching it snow and enjoying the day!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County


  1. Congatulations Kristi,
    That is great news. You look great. We forget that two generations before us having a child well into your forties was part of life. My Oma had her eighth at 45. And on my husband's side his grandma was pregnant at her son's wedding. And on his mom's side he has an aunt only three years older than him. He loves bugging her and calling her auntie. What a wonderful excuse for more knitting.
    Take Care,

  2. What an inspiration! You look fantastic with the shout of color right up by your face. I actually like the grey/black ensemble because it showcases your knitting and your lovely coloring.

    I would love to use your example on days when I am feeling under the weather. Just yesterday I had a migraine. When that happens I want comfort! A nice color, warm, cozy wrap around my neck would be perfect. I wouldn't even have to tax my brain to wrap a long scarf around my neck.


  3. I think your solution is perfect! As a hot mess with no excuse, I believe I'm going to reacquaint myself with my crochet hook and dive into my stash for the perfect yarn. Thanks for sharing, Kristi!

    P.S. I think you look GREAT!


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