Can personally verify this skirt is very spinny and fits well
Acquired myself a birth year (1984) 5513 sub. Absolute grail watch for me and I’m over the moon with it. Has a pretty wild spider dial that shows up in certain light. I know this is kind of the most basic watch you can own but they are classic for a reason. I’m excited to add all of my own scratches and dents to it as it puts a lot of hours on the wrist.
I was a bit worried that the spider dial would be really obnoxious but honestly you almost never see it and it just flashes for a split second under certain light conditions which is really interesting. Most people prefer the “tool” look of the matte maxi dials but I really love this transition into the glossy dial with the white gold indexes.
My other watch is an old Speedmaster MKII which feels like such a monster compared to this. Slowly getting used to not having to wind my watch every day as well, will need to find something else to fidget with when wearing this one.
Got this from the amazing folks at Craft & Tailored in LA. Amazing guys and amazing watches and service!
https://imgur.com/gallery/FFy37re <— video of dial.
Someone pointed out that the strap is from a timex weekender. That is correct. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VR9HP2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CICtCbARFPZTM
Description: The best value watch available in my opinion. Looks pretty good, lasts a long time, water resistant to 30 feet. Can't beat for a beater watch or just an everyday sorta thing
This is the shirt
Here is the skirt. It's a MUST HAVE.
Urban CoCo Women's Basic... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014FA0NB6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Here you go! It's literally the first thing that comes up when you search "skirt" so I'm guessing that is why a lot of us get it
I just graduated from high school and I wanted to get myself a small watch reminiscent of those generic clocks they have in all the classrooms. The Timex Easy Reader was the cheapest and classiest looking option.
It's exactly as the name describes, an easy reader. The dial is a very light silver which I'd rather be plain white but oh well. Day-date is a nice touch. Indiglo is also nice. It's just a nice little 35 mm watch. I also put a new strap on it if anybody was wondering.
Optima watch case
A cheap Timex that I got on Amazon. Based on my hourly billing rate, I take shits that cost more than my watch.
Like this fold over folio type that zips up?. It's a $20 Amazon watch case. Cheap but effective. There is even a divider panel that goes between the bands so no scratching. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CVUODS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The real pro tip. I have small wrists and if I bought any old men's watch I saw, it would typically be ginormous on me. My forearms are beefier these days after years of deadlifting, but my wrists have stayed the same. Slim watches are the way to go. My everyday watch is the Timex Easy Reader and it's 35mm. For a dress watch I would go even more minimal, or wear none at all. Something like this is similar to what I have, which is a black leather Bulova watch. Amazon has a lot of watches and you can filter by case diameter in search.
Can't recommend the Simple Wishes pumping bra enough. I just pull up my shirt, unclip or pull down whatever I have on as a bra or undershirt, and zip the bra on. It takes like ten seconds and allows me to get a ton of work done while pumping. It's around $30 and has held up really well for me. They sell the same one at Target (branded as Lansinoh) but it doesn't come with the extra extender thing included like the Amazon one does.
When my SIL had her baby a month after I had mine, she unexpectedly had to start exclusively pumping her first week PP, and I bent over backwards to deliver her one of these bras the day she started. That's how essential it is to me! She bought a second one the next day.
Aside from pumping bras, you could also consider Pumpin' Pals. They allow you to lean back when you're pumping instead of having to awkwardly hunch forward. I haven't tried them myself but I've heard good things.
I would HIGHLY recommend this one:
Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump with On-The-Go Tote
The tote looks just like any bag, the pump stays right in the side of the bag all the time, super convenient. Enough room in the bag for extra batteries, the plug, lots of bottles, tops, cleaning supplies etc.
I used this with two kids, and I took it to a law firm constantly where I work and no one ever had any idea it was my pump. It also comes with a little cooler and ice pack for the bottles you pump, which is also discreet and can go right into the fridge.
Here is the link to it at Target, but you can get it anywhere: https://www.target.com/p/medela-pump-in-style-advanced-breast-pump-with-on-the-go-tote/-/A-10762141?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Baby+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Baby&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&am...
I also bought a pumping bra on amazon, which held both of the pumps up to my breasts making the whole thing hands free and able to pump both sides at once. Completely necessary, a lifesaver.
It looked something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Wishes-Signature-Pumping-XS-Large/dp/B00295MQLU/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1516809760&sr=8-3&keywords=pumping+bra
Haha yeah it's $18 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LAKYW8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_zr6QCbSX5ZY4A.
Sweet of you to offer to buy it for me. I'll just ask my wife to get it for me for Father's day or something haha
You can never go wrong with a Timex Weekender or EasyReader. Those two are the most recommended on here, and you can probably find them cheap on Amazon. However, you would probably have better and more in-depth advice over at /r/watches.
I bought this Optima Band Organizer off Amazon after another poster on here showed theirs off. At first I thought I had just enough bands to fill it, when I realized that it had a whole other side hidden behind a separator panel!
Timex Weekender is a great, inexpensive watch. I'm afraid you overpaid, especially for used. Brand new on Amazon is just over $30
Quartz movements are actually extremely accurate (more so than automatic)
If that doesn't work, it's Urban CoCo Women's Basic Versatile Stretchy Flared Casual Mini Skater Skirt
I'm eyeballing a $30 Timex on Amazon. I'm not a huge watch guy. Can I replace the straps on it if I want to later on down the line?
This is the one in question
Timex Unisex T2N651 Weekender Olive Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VR9HP2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_NHMyBb0AD4AE4
I got this one off Amazon.
I'm up walking 3-5 miles a day for work, and it's helped a ton.
🙋 I'm a year out (tomorrow!) and my boobs started about the same size as yours. There was no whipping out that was gonna happen with these ladies. I've really liked these bras from Amazon:
Women's Full Cup Lightly Padded Wirefree Maternity Breastfeeding Nursing Bra Size L, 3PCS/Pack(Pink-Black-Beige) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EFNPD7W?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
You can leave the padding in for some more coverage or take it out for more flexibility in pulling the cup down. I've been wearing the same set of 3 since I was pregnant and they're holding up well.
Nursing tanks were also great especially in the beginning. Target has some decent ones, but I didn't love them, they were cut a bit narrow at the top for me. Nobody really wants nursing boob side boob lol.
I also experimented with the one up one down method. Basically you layer a tank under your shirt. Shirt goes up, tank goes down. You can make it a one stop shop with a nursing tank or just use a loose cami that can slide down or even just live under your boobs. This way your stomach is covered. Baby's head will cover most of the exposed boob as well.
My babe was born in June in the south so it was super hot to be wearing two shirts all the time. Most often, I would use a cover or a muslin and just hike my shirt up, unclip my bra and be half naked under the cover.
I got this one from Amazon and I’ve been loving it!!
AZMED Maternity Belt, Breathable Abdominal Binder, Back Support, One Size, Beige https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0113WE0QS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.nf1Cb21J1YVQ
I would have thought something with black text on a white face, and big Arabic numerals. A Timex Easy Reader for instance.
I have these and I really like them. I'm 6 feet tall and they're supposedly 30 inches before stretching. They go far above my knees, which is much better then the other kind I got (a pack of 4 that barely went to my knees). Hope this helps
Spectra and Medela pumps are both pretty reliable. There’s one called Willow that is a wearable pump but otherwise people often buy a hands-free pumping bra separately (this was the best one that I used). Freezer bags are sold separately as well and doesn’t matter which brand, doesn’t have to be the same brand as your pump
I bought them off of Amazon. They were cheap and comfy as my boobs grew bigger and bigger.
I’m two months PP now and I’m starting to get my milk supply back (baby in the NICU, pumping sucks) and I had to buy more bras in a bigger size. I didn’t wanna spend a lot of money on bras yet since my boobs just have not stopped growing.
Here’s the bras I got:
HOFISH 3PACK Full Bust Seamless Nursing Maternity Bras Bralette S-XXL with Extra Bra Extenders & Clips https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EFNPD7W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_18K466R19X99F131DRAZ
I lied. This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/AZMED-Maternity-Breathable-Abdominal-Support/dp/B0113WE0QS/ref=pd_aw_fbt_img_1/143-6019903-8289706?pd_rd_w=VegF3&pf_rd_p=a17138f0-5d94-421e-b7e6-4dc052761f87&pf_rd_r=6MY06HW7Y4QNS1NPAFVY&pd_rd_r=dddea176-d5d3-44a...
Here’s the one in the video. I’d recommend black because it helps hide stuff and it goes with everything
Urban CoCo Women's Basic Versatile Stretchy Flared Casual Mini Skater Skirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014FA0NB6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_3Y4AWJJBBGBVEP6ZSMZK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is another one I wanna get. It’s a little longer and has ✨Pockets✨
Belle Poque Women's High Waist A-Line Pockets Skirt Skater Flared Midi Skirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P2N49S8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_145VZWQCDAYEKE9X8TR0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Most likely the uniform.
I am 36.5 weeks and also have a herniation in the same spot.
Buy yourself THIS maternity belt (highly reviewed on amazon). You'll thank yourself as you get bigger. I wear it every day and if I ever forget I can tell immediately in the difference in pain. Before my bump was super big I just wore it when doing a lot of walking/standing, now I wear it all the time.
I have been going to physical therapy throughout the pregnancy and that has helped a lot. My therapist is actually a prenatal/pelvic floor PT specialist, too. I have pregnancy approved excercises that I do to strengthen my back and hip muscles, which help a lot but don't get me wrong - you're in for some pain and discomfort that will likely be worse than the average pregnant person's because of your situation. My physical therapist also recommended I get this Sacroiliac joint belt as because of my herniation my pelvis is misaligned (or maybe my pelvis misaligned caused my herniation, who knows) and therefore she said I was at extra risk for SPD. Lo and behold, I started getting SPD symptoms as early as 11 weeks!
So now, I wear the SI joint belt and the maternity belly brace daily. Before the past month or so, I just wore them when I was walking/standing a lot (my husband and I refer to the combo as my 'sausage casing,' it's hilarious).
If you go month to month, it costs $30. I think you'd get a much, much better bang for your buck buying a Timex Weekender on Amazon:
If that's not your style, and you're really, truly not sure what you want, doing watchgang for a single month is probably not the very worst thing in the world. You definitely won't be getting a $30 watch. In honesty, I would be quite surprised if you got a $10 watch.
But if you're ok with the fact that you're paying a fee to someone to send you a random watch they sourced for as cheap as they possibly could as a way of helping to refine your style, then that's cool. There's worse uses of money out there.