Thursday, June 30, 2011

Too big for everything!

Ok, so I haven't forgotten about my blog.  The problem is that I honestly had zero outfits to show!  It seemed that within a week I was all of a sudden too big for 99% of my clothes.  I had to resort to buying maternity clothing.  I know that isn't the end of the world or anything....I mean, I astound myself that I have managed to make it to 30 weeks with minimal amounts of maternity clothes.  But, I just couldn't squeeze myself into my jeans anymore - with the help of a rubberband on the button or not!

But, I am happy so far with how I have grown as a pregnant woman.  Despite eating everything in sight (even in the first trimeste - I had no morning sickness), I have only gained 18 pounds at 30 weeks.  From the front, I barely look pregnant....

Me before I was pregnant

Me at 30 weeks pregnant

I feel like giving myself a pat on the back!  I can't say that I have done nothing to accomplish this so far.  I crave mostly fruit and veggies and I still manage to work out 3 or 4 days a week.  Which, I have to say, is really hard but, it makes me feel amazing to do so!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Belly Photage

Ok, so I am by no means in any way, shape or form a professional or even a good photographer.  However, I am definitely cheap.  Not cheap in the sense that I buy cheap things but, cheap in the sense that I don't see the need to spend a lot of money on a maternity photo shoot when really all I want are a few stationary, strategically shot photos of myself with my belly.  After debating on whether or not it would be possible for me to simply shoot them myself and edit them with my very slim amounts of Photoshop skills, I came up with this as a lighting/self-judging-of-ability test and I actually like it!

Oh, and of course, we have hit the 7 month mark!  Only 12 more weeks to go....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Today Show bothers me

Today I was working from home while being sick (yes, that is sort of an oxymoron but, I have to save my sick days for maternity leave so, hence working from home) and I caught The Today Show.  Now, I have no idea who the women on the who are but, there is something about them that really annoyed me.  I guess one of them is Kathie Lee but, she looks so different from what I remembered years ago that I didn't even know it was her.  Anyways, they were talking about some survey that was taken about what men and women look for in a mate and I couldn't help but roll my eyes throughout the whole conversation.  One point made was about how women like men who are chivalrous; as in opening doors all the time, lifting everything, walking on the side of the street that is closest to the curb.  I am not saying that some level of chivalry isn't appreciated but, I could help thinking that some girls (including this one) actually get irritated by this behavior.  Does anyone else feel this way?

This past weekend I was lucky enough to have bought some original art from a friend of ours who is unfortunately moving Shaghai.  Good for him but, sad for us.  He has been a good friend for years.  Below are some shots of the works I bought from him.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Jewelry to Calm My Soul

After I loaded these pictures onto my computer I stared at them long and hard and finally realized it...I have gotten to that chubby stage.  However, I do consider this epiphany to be pretty late in the land of pregnancy since I am already almost 7 months pregnant and have unbelievably only gained 15 pounds.  It is pretty daunting to see the scale rise and your normally very thin physique change to such a degree, so fast.  You start to play the idea in your head that, gasp, you will never get back into your pre-pregnancy jeans and remain as so for the rest of your life....

To generally calm myself from thinking such things, I started back up with a hobby I haven't visited since I was a teenager: making jewelry!  I used to make jewelry all the time when I lacked any sort of real income beyond my parents' allowance.  It was one of the only ways I could get close to what I saw on celebrities (like Gwen Stefani, my teenage and well, still biggest girl crush next to Zooey Deschanel).

Vest: Modcloth
Dress: Mink Pink from KarmaLoop
Shoes: Toms
Necklace: Charming Charlies, my own
Belt: Thrifted

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bring on the Maxi

I bought this dress for my nephew's Christening but, it is really the most comfortable dress ever.  I never owned a maxi dress before I was pregnant.  I felt they always made me look....well, pregnant!  So, I guess I have an excuse to wear them now! 

I also love the print on this dress.  Far too often, I find maxi dresses that are either very floral or plain.  But this one really caught my eye.  I am such a fan of prints like this and the colors (although contain pink, which i normally don't go for) are great.

Cardigan: JCP
Dress: Nordstrom Rack
Necklace: designed by me
Earrings: designed by me
Sandals: Target

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I have something to admit.  I am completely incapable of driving in heels.  So, I actually have a pair of driving shoes in my car.  But yesterday I went with my trusty Toms.  I have a feeling that the further along I get with baby, the more pairs of Toms a may need!  I am completely in love with this dress.  I found it at the thrift store for $5 and it is perfect for this time in my pregnancy.  It even has some room for growth!  Not to mention, it isn't even a maternity dress!

Dress: Thrifted
Necklace: Christian Dior
Belt: Nordstrom Rack
Bracelet: My own charm bracelet
Shoes: Toms
Fedora: UO
Heels: Seychelles