Tuesday, January 17, 2017

bump week 31

 dress: Target
cardigan: J Crew
ankle boots: Kohl's

This past weekend my best friend threw me a baby shower. It was actually my second shower, as my other dear friend surprised me with a Bay Area shower when I went to visit in November. That shower was smaller and more intimate. This shower was much bigger with lots of friends, coworkers, family, and family friends. I have been so humbled by the love and support people have showered us with as we get ready to enter with new phase of our lives. I'm so lucky to be able to share my excitement with the people I love both in California and Texas. I have one more shower in two weeks. It's down in Houston because all of my extended family live in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. Dallas would have been too far of a drive for most of them to come to the Dallas shower.

I went shopping before this shower, thinking I would find a dress to wear. When the day came, I decided to go with a non-maternity dress that I've had from a couple years ago. It was stretched to capacity but I liked the color. Jeremie keeps commenting that I can't get any bigger. I tell him to just wait and see.

Still feeling good. Heavy, but good. My rings and shoes have been more snug, so I think that 3rd trimester swelling is happening. Not excited about that. The past week or two I have been staying up later...10-11 pm. This week I am back to early bedtimes because I have been more tired once again.

Finally, I started setting up the baby's room. My dad and I put together the crib, I bought a used glider off craigslist, and she has more newborn clothes than she could ever have time to wear. Jeremie says I'm nesting, but it's hard to not spend all my spare time reading baby books, organizing baby stuff, and making plans. It's all consuming. Enjoyable, but all consuming.

Monday, January 9, 2017

bump week 30

sweater: Motherhood Maternity
leggings: Target
ankle boots: target
jacket: H&M Mama
scarf: J. Crew

I was right. I couldn't find time to take photos last week once I went back to work. Even today, I finally rushed out and realized that by the time I got home, the light would be gone. I snapped my photos in the parking lot so not to miss golden hour. So here I am in week 30 and getting bigger every day. She's growing something like half a pound per week. Ten weeks until my due date and I am running out of clothes that fit. I am going to have to just cycle through the same few maternity outfits each week. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

bump week 28 part 2

top: Motherhood Maternity
jeans: Old Navy
boots: Target
jacket: Forever 21

Week 28 again. I may be getting overzealous with the bump posts, or maybe I finally have leisure time for the first time in a long time. School starts back shortly and I imagine I will be overworked and exhausted again. Well, not exhausted. Since being pregnant I go to bed around 8:30 or 9, so I am not exhausted. But going to bed that early leaves no time for anything but my ridiculous 9-10 hour work day, dinner, and one episode of the Office before I am ready for bed. Jeremie tells everyone how I try to start dozing off on the couch around 7:30 and it's true some nights.

I will probably laugh at myself in a few weeks and take this back, but I have really been loving pregnancy. I have felt great and love the experience of growing and changing as our baby grows inside me. Granted I've been lucky thus far. Hardly any nausea in the first trimester and overall I have not had any difficult side effects or symptoms. Again, I am sure my days are numbered, but I am truly enjoying them. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

bump week 28

top: from Paperline Boutique
scarf: gift
skirt: Target
boots: Target

28 weeks have come and gone. I am a bit later in posting these as I just started 29 weeks today and I took these photos this past week. 

For the most part this has been such a warm winter break! Christmas was in the 70s, but the day I wore this, the temperature dropped. I was definitely under dressed and cold. I have been wearing these boots every single day. They have a thick heel, but not too high. Flat shoes have hurt my feet lately, so I've prefered to have a bit of a heel for comfort. I imagine my feel will start swelling one of these days and I won't be able to wear most of my shoes anymore. I'll enjoy my heels while I can :)

I have one more set of photos from week 28 that I will post shortly. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

bump week 27

dress: Old Navy maternity
vest: unsure of brand from Paperline Boutique
scarf: Target
ankle boots: Kohl's

This is the very end of week 27 and I think my second trimester. I read conflicting information on which week the third trimester begins, but I think it's week 28. 

I am on winter break for the next week and a half and so far it's been so nice! We celebrated Christmas, no we hosted Christmas in our new house last weekend. With our mismatched, hand-me-down furniture, we barely fit everyone, but it was so wonderful having our parents and most of our siblings under one roof. We opened a mountain of presents, cooked together, and ate too much. I can't think of a better way to spend Christmas. 

Since then, I have had a string of lazy days spent at home. Though my rapidly growing belly frequently causes me to reach for comfortable clothes and pajamas, when I do get dressed for real, I reach for this dress. It's great for layering and comfortable. I love these boots and vest for the same reason, comfortable and versatility.  

Monday, December 19, 2016

bump week 26

dress: Old Navy
cardi: Target
tights: Target
booties: Tom's

I am definitely feeling MUCH bigger and looking much bigger too. This dress was probably the last non-maternity purchase I made, thinking it would accommodate my growing belly. It does accommodate but I wouldn't say it's very forgiving. It's a whole lot of plaid. 

I honestly didn't care for this look. There is a reason to buy maternity clothes. Even though this dress is long enough and big enough, it just didn't fit properly and as a result I felt uncomfortable in it. I am at the end of my second trimester and it's hard to believe I am just going to get bigger.

Overall, I feel very lucky. People constantly ask how I am feeling and I have felt great throughout. I haven't been sick or uncomfortable at all. If my clothes not fitting is my biggest problem, I count myself fortunate. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

bump week 25

So...lots has happened and lots of time has gone by. 2015 brought many ups, as well as some of the hardest moments of my life. I am not going to go into detail, but we got through it and 2016 is almost over and has brought even more changes and more ups and downs. The biggest, most obvious celebration is getting pregnant with our first baby.

Dressing this alien body has been weird to say the least. Thanks to generous hand-me-downs and amazing sales at Old Navy, I am finally having days where I don't feel like a total frump. Pajamas and all things stretchy still win out once the weekend hits but during the week when I have places to be, I am beginning to enjoy getting dressed again. Having an undeniable bump helps.

As you can see, I still have a ways to go before I fully stretch this maternity dress to capacity, but there is definitely a baby in there.

Dress: Old Navy maternity
Sweater: Motherhood maternity (hand-me-down)
Scarf: Target
booties: Tom's