Pregnancy. It’s been interesting. Today I hit the 7 month mark (woo-hoo! 3 months to go!), and I still look like I’m a champion beer chugger who embarrassed the most seasoned beer drinker at Oktoberfest. For weeks now, maybe months, everyone has been saying “You’ll pop soon!” I’m not so sure about that anymore. And while it would be nice to look a little more pregnant than a gross fatty, I’m pretty much over it. It’s more disbelief now because I can’t understand how the hell all 14 inches of this kid is fitting in there! She’s also off and on super active, and I swear if she comes out on the shorter side, she’s going to be a gymnast. She’s already a gold medal tumbler in my stomach!
I’m a little late participating in Old Navy’s Greenhouse Charm campaign, but I didn’t see how I could try to tell you how amazing this maternity maxi dress was without a peep about the fact that I’m pregnant! Not that I think it would be weird at all to see someone without a pregnant belly buying a maternity garment. I’ve had a tank from H&M’s maternity line for years that I purchased because of its tunic-like fit. It’s one of my favorite and most worn items in my closet!
Happy Friday! The sun is finally shining, which is a welcomed change from all of the rain we’ve had this week. And even though my allergies are kicking my ass (they’ve never been this bad – it has to be my lowered immune system due to pregnancy), I’m so ready for the weekend! We’re doing a little baby shopping on Saturday and then hitting up Baltimore for brunch on Sunday with my bestie. She’s due with her second baby in two weeks!
My second trimester has brought with it some interesting “stuff”, but one of the worst has to be my off and on dry skin and random acne here and there. Whoever said glowing and immaculate skin was a perk of pregnancy must have been one lucky bitch. I have yet to experience it. So I was thrilled when Collectively reached out with an opportunity to collaborate with Rodial, a high performance skincare line based out of the UK. Founded by Maria Hatzistefanis in 1999, her line is quite expansive, addressing a wide range of skincare issues. It also has a huge celebrity following and can be found worldwide, to include here in the US!
I’ve been waiting to share the news (18-19 weeks in fact) that yes, that is a little Gremlin growing in mah belly! We lovingly refer to the baby now as little “Gremlin” since at the very beginning my husband was pretty positive the mood swings I had were extremely Gremlin like. It just took a little bit of water or food after midnight and BAM! All out rager. Luckily for all of us, that period of time didn’t last too long. We’re super excited because in all honesty, we didn’t know if this would ever happen. Continue Reading
As I write this post, the first day of Spring is showcasing chilly temps with remnants of Winter Storm Stella finally melting away. I’m sorry Mother Nature, was our enjoyment of an early spring ruffling your feathers? You had to send an icy chill to freeze over everything blooming early? The nerve! Any other time I’d be thrilled for winter weather. I live for it. But after getting used to 60 and 70 degree days, long pup walks outside and being able to crash on the deck in sunshine after work, there is no love for winter weather left in this heart of mine. And sadly as you can see, it looks more like fall than spring outside in Virginia right now. Thank goodness for spring style to help us forget this week brings us even more freezing temps!