Rainbow striped bikini on the 4th of July

striped swimsuit

For the 4th of July, we made a trip down to Lake of the Ozarks with family- where B's parents have a lakehouse, and we have been coming for as many summer weekends as possible for since we moved back to Kansas CIty. It seems like as life goes on, and we get busier, we make it down less and less. But the 4th of July has always been our favorite weekend to go to the lake, and we couldn't miss it this year - our LAST one before we have a little guy in tow. 

Back in October, when I knew that my belly would be growing, and that the biggest I would get, would be right in the middle of summer, I was unsure if I would still want to rock a bikini. I have been inspired by so many beautiful mama-to-be's on Instagram who just accept, love, and show off their body even late into pregnancy that I have felt no need to buy a maternity swim suit at all. I have only bought a couple suits this year, but all have been non-maternity, and I just had to size up one to fit. I have really grown to love my belly, and think I am going to miss it! (Don't get me wrong.. I will be so happy when the day comes I am cleared to work out like normal.. then its full steam ahead toward my goal of getting back my body!)

This suit has been my absolute favorite because it fits so comfortably, and doesn't squeeze out anything unflattering! Plus, I mean under 40$ for the whole thing... can't get much better!