On a rainy day last week, my friends Sandra, Jennifer and I took our kids to the neighborhood playground. Jennifer is eight-and-a-half months pregnant (ready to pop!), so we were playing around with some clothes from the maternity line Hatch. Since you can wear their clothes before, during and after pregnancy, we all gave them a try.

My friend Sandra wore the batik dot Twilight Jumpsuit, along with red lipstick and black espadrilles. It would look so cute during pregnancy, and Sandra pointed out that the V-neck allowed for easy breastfeeding. How adorable is she?

Here, Jennifer wears the Luncheon Dress (with a lovely V-neck and A-line shape) and chic double-breasted Trench. Nothing cuter over a baby bump than a trench!

Here, Toby asks me what kind of ice cream I’d like from his shop:) I was wearing the chambray Bateau Dress with a boat neckline and two handy pockets.

One thing I love love love about living in New York is the playground culture. You don’t have to plan to meet up with friends, you can simply show up. Playgrounds are always packed with friendly parents and caretakers, which is wonderful and bolstering, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed. (The playground really saved me when I was a disoriented new mom.) You can just head over for a chat anytime.

Bonus for all readers: Get 15% off from Monday through Wednesday with the code CUPOFJO15. See the entire collection here. So many pretty things, whether you’re pregnant or not. (I also loved this and this.)

(This post is sponsored by Hatch, the maternity line you can wear before, during and after pregnancy. I’ve been a fan of Hatch for years and was lucky enough to wear a few of their beautiful pieces during my pregnancies. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)