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Need a New Outfit The Maxi Maternity Dress to the Rescue

The Maxi Maternity Dress is very similar to the regular maxi dresses that are available with the only difference that the maternity dress has been expanded at the front to allow for a baby bump.  Many of the maxi maternity dresses that are available both from clothing stores or online are produced by well known fashion houses and have been designed so that even if you are pregnant you will still look glamorous whether you are at the beach or socializing at a formal event.

The maxi maternity dress is mostly available as a long dress which will suit most pregnant women as this will cover your legs while at the beach as well as looking a bit more formal for an evening event.  A long maxi maternity dress also has the advantage of making even the shortest women look a little taller.

Many of the major design houses such as Blumarine and Stella McCartney have always included at least one maxi maternity dress in their summer collections which is great for mums or mums to be who are looking for maternity clothing that is both fashionable and versatile.  The design and style of the maxi maternity dress allows for plenty of room for the baby bump while providing support where it is needed.  There is also a wide variety of fabrics used for the maternity dress which gives you the choice of wearing any fabric from chiffon to a colourful linen.

For women who are on a tight budget, buying a few maxi maternity dresses from a designer may be a little out of reach however these dresses are quite easy to make and making your own may be an option.  If sewing is way out of your league then employing the skills of a seamstress may be an option.  Having a maxi maternity dress made for you is cheaper than your may think and you have the advantage of being able to pick the fabric type and design.

Another great advantage when it comes to the maxi maternity dress is that you can dress it up easily with the addition of jewellery and other accessories.  Necklaces, bracelets and a handbag can easily be matched with a maxi dress and have you ready for any social outing.

The maxi maternity dress is a must have clothing item for any women who is pregnant.  Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean that you cannot dress up and look great at any occasion.

How not to have a baby!

A women from Ohio was rushing to hospital in her car to give birth to a baby.  It wasn’t the ideal situation as she had to make a few stops along the way.  The first stop was at a service station where she delivered the baby by herself, the second stop was when she was pulled over by the police and ordered to get out of the car at gun point and the last stop was eventually at the hospital emergency department.

So how did all this come about!

The pregnant woman had decided it was time to go to the hospital when she started to have contractions and her water broke.  She put her other two children, a 3 and a 4 year old in the back seat of the car and started to drive herself to the hospital.  About 10 minutes into the journey the baby couldn’t wait so the woman pulled over and parked at a petrol station.  A customer alerted the service station attendant that there was something wrong with the woman in the other car so he went to investigate.  The attendant asked the woman if she needed some help but she groaned once and before the attendant could say or do anything else the baby had already come out.

The women caught the baby, put him on her chest then wrapped him with a jumper she had on the front seat of the car.  She gave the attendant a ‘I have to go’ look and pulled out of the service station and headed to the hospital.

The service station attendant then phoned the police to give them a heads up on the women’s situation but there was a mix up involving the license plate numbers and the police thought that they were after a stolen car.  The women was still trying to get to the hospital when the police spotted the car they were after.  The police officers in two cars boxed the women’s car in and once they had stopped they ordered her out of the car a gun point.  The women yelled to the police that she had just had a baby and opened the door of the car to give them a look.  Once the officers had seen the new born baby with umbilical cord still attached they escorted the women to the hospital emergency area.  Both mum and the baby were fine and the 3 and 4 year old children had a great story to tell about their little baby brother at his 21st birthday.

No Mum, I really don’t need to go to the toilet!

Have you ever been in a situation where you asked your child a question one too many times and then regretted their answer?  My three year old son had a lot of trouble with toilet training so it became a natural thing to be constantly reminding him and asking if he needed to use the toilet.  Last week I was out with my three year old son and 12 month old daughter running around shopping and getting some banking done when we stopped in at McDonalds for a quick lunch before heading home.  It was lunch time and the place was full of people enjoying their meals.

While I was eating my burger meal I smelled something funny and immediately checked my 12 month old however she was clean.  I could still smell something and I realised that my three year old had not asked to go to the toilet for a while.  I asked him if he needed to go to the toilet but he said no and continued to eat his happy meal.  I was sure that he needed to go to the toilet and realising that I hadn’t brought any extra clean clothes was hoping he didn’t have an accident.  I asked again and got the same reply of no I don’t need to go to the toilet.

The smell was getting worse and I knew that my three year old must have had an accident so I asked again if he needed to go to the toilet.  This time instead of just saying no again he jumped off his seat and in front of most of the people in the dining area of the McDonalds pulled down his pants, bent over and showed me his bottom declaring in a loud voice ‘see mum, it just farts’.  While 40 people in the dining area nearly choked to death on their burgers laughing my son calmly pulled up his pants and climbed back onto the seat and continued to eat his meal.  At this stage I had gone the colour of a tomato with embarrassment but my son seemed unfazed by the laughter of the other patrons.  An older couple sitting at the next table leaned over and made me feel better by thanking me for the best laugh they had ever had.  I still haven’t been back to that McDonalds with the children but I do agree that it was a very funny incident.