I flew out to LA this summer, not just to take Leyna to Disneyland, but to work with a couple amazing women and friends on a Buzzfeed video where I got a swimsuit makeover at 14 weeks pregnant.

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Yup. Here’s me in a swimsuit while pregnant for all the world to see. I won’t lie and say I was totally confident about the whole thing.

And yes, only 14 weeks pregnant there. Hashtag: fourth baby blown out uterus.

But, Tiffany Reese (who I’ve featured here as a mega inspiration for her body confidence and weight loss journey) was my fabulous stylist, and Morgan Shanahan directed it so I knew I was in good hands.

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Turns out, we totally found an awesome swimsuit- one of my favorites ever of all time- and it wasn’t even a “maternity” suit!

The top- Women’s Crochet Flyaway Tankini by Merona for Target – $25.


The bottoms- Women’s Paisley Bikini Bottom by Knox Rose for Target – $23.


With each piece, we got a size bigger than I would wear pre-pregnancy -so a large top and large bottoms. I opted to keep the shoulder strap on the top to give some extra boob support. The bottoms gave me plenty of butt coverage, and Tiffany suggested a busy print since I wanted to draw attention away from my large chest and growing belly.

You can watch the video here! The other two moms look AMAZING and wound up with suits from ModCloth. 

Like I mentioned in the video, swimwear for me has become function over fashion. I just want something to keep me covered when I chase the kids, and I rarely feel good in it. I didn’t really know it was possible anymore, actually.

But the lesson to be learned here is with a little bit of time searching, you really can find a swimsuit that not only functions well but also matches your personal style. I went through several other suits on set before we found this awesome combo.

There’s still time to find your best swimsuit this summer! Don’t limit your style just because you’re a “mom.”

Also, let’s hear it for the YouTube comments. I can always count on you, people of the internet, for real LOLs.

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