Monday, December 16, 2013
Stella Margaret! Named after her great-great grandma and great grandma who are dearly missed. She arrived on November 13. Who knew this tiny little bundle would be so precious? Everyone is doing well (beyond the sleep deprivation) -- hope to share more soon!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Now that I'm in the 3rd trimester, maternity dresses are my best friend. I've had good luck with certain brands like Hatch, Splendid, and even the Liz Lange line at Target. I especially like this best dress by Rosie Pope--not only is it super comfortable but the jersey material is thicker and accommodates a growing bump nicely.
Dress: Rosie Pope
Monday, September 30, 2013
I've been feeling decidedly better mentally and emotionally as we head into the "fourth quarter" in football speak. We attended a great series of childbirth classes by Get Babied and while labor and childbirth still seems awfully terrifying, it's also reassuring to know that the many physical changes in pregnancy and the process of childbirth all actually serve a purpose. It's fascinating to think about the linea nigra (line down your belly) as an evolutionary guide to helping your baby find its way to its food source. Or how contractions during labor help squeeze the fluid out of the baby's lungs to prepare it for its first breath of oxygen.
Something else that has given us a huge sense of relief is deciding on having a doula with us at home and at the hospital for the process. It will be reassuring to have someone there to well, reassure us and walk us through this unknown time. If you're local, I highly suggest checking out the classes, services and philosophy of Get Babied!
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Necklace: Dream Collective
Monday, September 23, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
I've begun to prioritize how and when to spend my energy. If I drop a paper towel, do I pick it up? No. A sock? No. A receipt? No. A kit kat? Yes.
Dress: Ilana Kohn
Necklace: Object & Totem
Friday, September 6, 2013
I've been wearing dresses throughout this whole pregnancy which has been great in this Texas heat. I hate having anything tight on my belly so all my skirts have been packed away. Once fall arrives, I hope to get by with longer tops and leggings. I wore this outfit traveling to San Francisco recently. Can't wait for cooler weather!
Top: Ace & Jig
Necklace: Object & Totem
Thursday, August 29, 2013
My transition from the 2nd to the 3rd trimester has been somewhat bumpy (ha!). I feel like my stomach gets bigger every day (that crab claw buffet from our recent trip to SF probably contributed to much of that) and it still surprises me each time I accidentally bump into the edge of the door or the bathroom counter when I lean in to look in the mirror. Physically I hit a wall where all I wanted to do was sleep for a week and now I find myself having to catch my breath doing simple activities, even just sitting and talking. My physical limitations are becoming more evident and emotionally I'm rushing to catch up with this pregnancy. I told myself that I'd enjoy weeks 20-28 of just being pregnant and feeling great and I certainly have because now I have much left on the list to do! There's a nursery to get ready, classes to attend, plans to make, etc. I probably should have been more productive when I had more energy! :)
I haven't bought too many maternity clothing items but did recently splurge on this Splendid tank dress. It's a great basic that I'll be able to dress up or down and the fabric is substantial and comfortable and will grow with me through this last trimester (and then hopefully I can belt it for later wear). I'll write a post soon on more of my favorite maternity buys and what worked double duty from my closet. Got to get cracking on some of this other stuff on my list first! ;)
Dress: Splendid Maternity
Necklace: Object and Totem