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It can be exhausting trying find jeans with just the right fit when you’re not pregnant, so when a growing baby bump forces you into the maternity section, you might need a nap by the time you make it out of that fitting room.


Khloe Kardashian knows what we’re talking about. She’s been in the denim game for awhile now with her fashion brand, Good American, and announced plans for a maternity line, Good Mama, right around the time she announced her own pregnancy.

“[Co-founder Emma Grede] and I have been working on this for six months, even before I got pregnant, which is crazy,” Kardashian said on Snapchat at the time. As her baby bump has grown, so has anticipation for Good Mama, but the wait is (almost) over.

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Kardashian posted via Instagram that Good Mama is finally launching this Thursday.

@goodamerican #GoodMama ��Launches Thursday 3.15.2018

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“We have two different fits,” she said in a YouTube video posted Tuesday.

“One is ‘the honeymoon’ it has two elastic panels on the side. We like to call it ‘the honeymoon’ ‘cause it's for the beginning stage of your pregnancy,” she says, adding that since different women have different bumps, some can wear it near the end of pregnancy, too. She wore the style when she was about seven months along.

“Our other pair is ‘the home stretch’,” Kardashian says, noting this style is great for the last trimester and has a “huge elastic waistband all the way around your tummy so you feel really supported and comfortable and held in place.”

We can’t wait to see how they fit and feel on real-life mamas because if the line is anything like the non-maternity version of Good American jeans, it’s gonna be good.

When Good American launched back in 2016 many were impressed with the inclusive size range that goes from sizes 00 to 24, but less impressed with the high price tag. The price point didn’t keep customers away, though. According to Vogue, Good American sold a million dollars worth of jeans the very first day they were available.

The Good Mama jeans will cost between $149 and $179, according to Women’s Wear Daily, and Kardashian is confident her fellow mamas will find they’re worth the price. They’re dropping at 9:00 (PT) Thursday morning.

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Back when my husband and I were creating our wedding registry, it was a fun, low-pressure opportunity to select some new dishes and linens. After all, I knew a thing or two about stocking my home and making the "wrong decision" with thread count was the only thing that posed any risk to my sleep at night.

Fast-forward a few years to when I created a baby registry before the birth of my first child—and I found the experience to have a much steeper learning curve. Unlike those sheets, it felt like a bad swaddle or bassinet selection would be catastrophic. Unsure of what to expect from motherhood or my baby, I leaned heavily on advice from friends who already ventured into parenthood. (Starting with their reminders to take deep breaths!)

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Now a mom of three little ones under the age of four, I'm happy to be in a position to pass along some baby registry wisdom.

Go shopping with a veteran parent

As first-time parents, my husband and I barely knew the difference between a bouncer and a swing, let alone what specific features we would want. So when a mom friend recommended we head to Walmart to build my registry together—because she found them to carry the trendy brands she loved AND make registering a breeze during her pregnancy—I leapt at the chance.

By walking through the aisles together and actually getting to see the products, I was much more confident in my registry selections. Thanks to that quick, in-store tutorial from my friend, I understood exactly how to match a perfect infant car seat with an extra base and stroller—which is something I would have been clueless about on my own.

Include items at a variety of price points

When it comes down to it, a registry is really a wish list. So, while I had a personal budget for a stroller if it had to come out of my own pocket, this was an opportunity for me to ask for the stroller of my dreams. And, wouldn't you know it? A few family members went in on it together, which made a bigger price tag much more manageable.

At the same time, it's nice to include some of the smaller ticket items that are absolutely essential. I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I was to skip buying my own diapers for those first few weeks. (With super cute patterns, these are also surprisingly fun to give, too!)

Think about the gifts you would like to give

The first time I bought a mom-to-be a gift after my own child was born, I knew immediately what to look for on her registry: a diaper bag backpack, which I had come to have very strong opinions about after battling falling straps with my first diaper bag. This allowed me to feel like I had a personal touch in my gift, even if I brought one pre-selected by her.

I also appreciate it when my friends clearly incorporate their style into their registry choices, like with adorable baby outfits or nursery decor—and there's no sweeter "thank you" than a picture from a friend showing your gift in use.

Ask for things to grow with your child

Even though it's called a baby registry, there's no need to limit yourself to gifts to use before their first birthday. (To this day, I still have people who attended my baby shower to thank for the convertible bed that my oldest child sleeps in!) Knowing that, I would have included more options with long lifespans into my registry—namely, a baby carrier that can be used during the newborn months, baby months and well into the toddler years. A well-designed baby carrier would have saved my back from serious pain because it would have allowed me to comfortably and ergonomically carry my toddler as she made her way into the 25lb+ club. One brand that's designed to grow with your baby and accommodates 7-45 pounds (up to about four years old) and offers both inward and forward-facing positions is Ergobaby. With several different design and style options, you can easily find one that caters to your parenting needs. From an all-in-one carrier, like the Omni 360, that grows with baby from the newborn stages into the toddler years or a newborn-specific carrier, like the Embrace (and don't worry you can later upgrade to a carrier for an older baby, I recommend the 360 Carrier). The best part? All ergonomic designs are supportive and comfortable for both baby and parent, offering extra lumbar support with breathable, lightweight mesh styles. Everyone (even grandparents!) can get a kick out of babywearing, which is a nice and welcomed break for parents. Having one of these on my registry would have certainly made those first few years so much easier.

Motherly is your daily #momlife manual; we are here to help you easily find the best, most beautiful products for your life that actually work. We share what we love—and we may receive a commission if you choose to buy. You've got this.

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