Monday, October 31, 2011

Thank Goodness for Good Gifts

That's kind of a tongue twister if you say it fast.

These days, I'm finding that my belly tends to make an appearance every once in a while. No, seriously, many of my shirts aren't long enough and they creep up to expose my delicate white belly. Nobody needs to see that.

Luckily, I have a pregnancy-savvy step-mom who bought me this little gem of a sweater. Ahhh, sweet long length, how I love thee. I was comfy and happy all day long. And that's about all you can ask from a Monday.

Sweater: Liz Lange for Target, Pants: Liz Lange (thrifted), Necklace: gift from Linda, too! Baby Bump: 21w2d
Seventy degrees today and snow on Wednesday? I'll be back in my warm boots by no time.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Harvest Fest

My only outfit requirements today? Wear jeans (it's casual Friday!), find a shirt that doesn't creep up and show my belly, and wear "Fall" colors. Luckily, my mom had found me a bag-load of maternity clothing on Craigslist that included this lovely cotton top. It has side ruching and 3/4 sleeves, and it now has my heart. I am going to

Shirt: Liz Lange Maternity (thrifted by mom), Pants: Liz Lange Maternity (thrifted), Scarf: so old, I don't even know, Earrings: Dillards, Shoes (not shown but very comfy): Keen, Baby bump: 20w6d
I am loving every minute of this...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Day of With My Bab(ies)

A few months ago, my "baby" was my darling husband...but he's been replaced. There's a new baby in town, and he's (yes, a "he"!) only 12 ounces big.

We spent the day going to our appointment to meet our baby boy, who spent the entire time showing of to the ultrasound tech. There were kicks and spins, and very, ahem, revealing pose that left nothing to the imagination.

Then we went on a tour of the Rosemount Museum in Pueblo, because we're both history nerds like that. It was gorgeous! I love old homes, and this one was very well furnished. The tour was excellent, especially considering we were the only two there. Then, we had a delicious lunch at the Carriage House - very cool as it is the original storage place for the carriages and cars of the mannor house.

This may have been my best day ever. I know I keep saying that, but it continues to be true.

Shirt: M.S.S.P. , Cami: Downeast Basics, Jeans: Liz Lange Maternity (thrifted), Sweater: vintage (thrifted), Shoes: Keen, Bag: Fossil ($25 at a super sale at Dillards!), Bracelet: craft fair, Necklace: made by me
It doesn't get any better than this... but I know it will.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Maternity, Schmaternity

Have you been to the maternity section of any store lately? Not only is the selection pretty skimpy, but they seem to think that pregnant women suddenly become incapable of recognizing decent prices. Maternity clothes are a rip-off! I went to a few stores, and was appalled at the amount of money that they were charging for silly things like pants with a little extra fabric, or a tank-top that has some ruching on the side. Gimme a break! What's a thrifty girl to do?

Hit the Goodwill and buy two sizes up, that's what. My mom and I found this adorable dress for only $6.99. It looked huge at the time, but belted and dressed up with my (versatile and fun) boots, it looks great! Soooooo comfortable. I love my belly, and I love that I have a new place to rest a belt on, too.

Dress:  GAP (thrifted), Belt: Target, Boots: MizMooz, Earrings: Target, Baby Bump: 19w5d

Ohhhh, the river in autumn...there are not enough days in this short season in which to appreciate you.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I'm Alive and Well...

...and a little heavy around the mid-section. That's right, kids. I'm a bit pregnant.

It's taken all my confidence (and reassurance from my friends who miss my blog), but I've finally gotten the courage to post a pic of me and my baby belly. It took a lot of...well, let's just say it took a lot to get to this point, and I'm very nervous about the whole deal. (I will be nervous until the moment I'm holding my little one in my arms.) But unless you believe that I swallowed a whole canteloupe, I think my secret is out.

Shirt: New York & Co., Skirt: Old Navy (only $7!), Cami: Downeast Basics, Boots: Miz Mooz, Slip: Vintage
It's going to be an interesting winter, seeing as how many (i.e. most) of my clothes don't fit. Anyone have any big-belly clothes they want to get out of their closet? You just let me know...