Thursday, May 21, 2015

Maternity Finale

Well, this is my last maternity outfit!  John and I went out for dinner the night before baby arrived and this is what I wore.

These pictures seem like they are from a million years ago.  I don't even remember my belly being so huge!  So much has happened since May 8th!  My world has been turned upside down in the best possible way.

We are slowly but surely figuring out how to take care of our little guy.  I think we are doing alright.  And he is just awesome.  Seriously, there are not words to describe how much I love him.  It's ridiculous.  

And since I happen to be wearing a skirt in these pictures, I get to link up with Bri for Third Thursday Threads - bare legs!  

Shirt: Loft maternity
Cardigan: Old Navy
Belt: Madden
Skirt: Loft
Shoes: Target

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Maternity Style - Second Trimester

Maternity Recap continues with the second trimester.  This is when it starts to get real, folks.  Around this time, we started telling everyone the news, which was really fun.  Plus we had the holidays where we got to see lots of family in person!  Here are a few fun moments:
  • Week 15: We found out baby is a boy, but we didn't tell anyone that we knew yet.  
  • Week 17:  Spent Thanksgiving with my family and surprised everyone with the news that baby is a boy.
  • Week 18:  Back in Nebraska, we told John's parents they were getting a grandson.
  • Week 20:  Had the halfway point ultrasound, and got to see baby looking like a baby.  This is also the week I confessed my news on the blog.
  • Week 21:  Christmas with John's extended family - shared the boy news in person.  (flying/driving long distances while pregnant isn't the most fun, FYI)
  • Week 23:  I finally started feeling kicks!  
At this point, I was still able to wear most of my regular shirts, and several skirts and dresses. I bought a few pairs of maternity jeans, and a couple maternity dresses.  In hindsight, knowing that I didn't get as big as I thought I might, I wouldn't have bought as many dresses.  Oh, I also started taking a few sideways pictures.  And wore cardigans almost every day, apparently.  Because no matter how big your waist gets, you can always fit into an unbuttoned cardigan.    

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Maternity Style - First Trimester

In order to avoid complete silence while I figure out this new mom thing, I've scheduled a few posts.  I figured it would be fun to recap my pregnancy with one outfit from each week.  Especially since I was posting a lot of stuff out of order in the fall.

I'm starting with when I actually knew I was pregnant, which is technically the 4th week.  (By the way, pregnancy months/weeks are completely counter-intuitive).

A few fun milestones from these weeks:

  • Week 9: had first doctor's appointment and got to see the baby on the ultrasound, and see the heart fluttering.  
  • Week 10:  John's birthday was this week.  We told his parents after birthday dinner, and then FaceTimed with my parents to share the exciting news.  Needless to say, they were all pretty thrilled!
  • Week 12:  I turned 30!  
  • Week 13:  Had another doctor's appointment, got to hear the heartbeat again, which was my favorite thing before I started feeling kicks.  
Anyway, I spent the first trimester trying not to look pregnant, and wearing things that I would soon outgrow.  I'm relying on belly bands in several of these outfits.  I was also really loving my knit pencil skirts!  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Brand New


As you might guess, I finally had a baby!  Or if you follow on Instagram, you've already seen a couple pictures.  Anyway, this guy joined our family on Saturday evening and life has just been a whole new adventure ever since.  We are all doing well!

Obviously, blogging is on the back burner    for an unknown amount of time.  I think I have a few random posts scheduled in the next few weeks.  I suspect I will be checking in periodically, but no promises.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Waiting and Waiting

This outfit is from a couple weeks ago, but I guess I never posted it.  I don't have anything interesting to say today.  It's been a long week, as I not-so-patiently wait for baby to arrive.  Every day, I think "this would be a great day to have a birthday!" but he doesn't agree.  

Anyway, happy Friday and happy weekend!  Be extra nice to your moms on Sunday, especially if you were born after your due date!  

Jacket: JCF
Scarf: H&M
Tee: Old Navy Maternity
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Target

Thursday, May 7, 2015

One Thousand

This is my 1000th post!  I was kind of hoping it would line up with a baby announcement, but I guess not.  And I'm not quite crazy enough to stop posting and save the 1000th post for that.  I'm still just impatiently waiting for him to arrive.  And happy that I bought a few pairs of maternity shorts, because we are having warmer weather right now.  I wore this outfit last week to meet some friends for lunch, and check off important items from my pre-baby to-do list, like getting a manicure and pedicure.  That's why I'm wearing flip flips - otherwise, I probably would have worn these sandals.  

I feel like I should have some profound reflections on blogging for the 1000th post.  I kind of can't believe I've been at it this long.  When I started the blog in 2011, I wasn't really sure what I was doing, or what my focus would be (I'm not sure I know what I am doing even now).  I'm sure I had visions of more sewing and DIY type posts, but who has time for that?  I had no idea I would end up with some really awesome internet friends and even meet some of them!  I've never really had a goal for blogging; it's just something fun to do.  Of course, if anyone wants to start paying me or sending me free stuff, have your people call my people.  Oh wait, I don't have people.  Just email me or something.

As for the future, I really have no idea what to expect.  I don't intend to become a mommy blogger, but I don't know how interesting my outfits will be as a "leave the house whenever I want to mom."  I'm just going to see how things go, and maybe I'll post once a week instead of every day.  Either way, it will probably be pretty quiet around here whenever the baby actually shows up.  Because I've heard rumors that newborns kind of turn your whole world upside-down.

Top: Target Maternity
Shorts: Loft Maternity
Sandals: Havaianas

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Black Polka Dot Maternity Dress Remix

Here's what I wore for dinner on my half birthday.  The subtle dots on this dress were just begging to be paired with the more obvious polka dots on the cardigan.  And then of course, I had to add some color.  

This dress has been another one of my favorite maternity items.  It's not exactly rocket science, but here are 7 ways I've worn it throughout pregnancy.  


I'm sure I could wear it many different ways - at the very least with more different colors of cardigans!  Or maybe even some non-black shoes!  So here's some free advice for anyone (pregnant or not):  a basic black dress is going to be very versatile!  I know, I'm pretty brilliant.

Cardigan: Old Navy
Dress: Old Navy Maternity (top 10 remix item)
Shoes: Target