Dressing the Bump: Week 36

A few things have changed over the last week. The first being that my wedding rings don’t fit anymore, hence the little sterling silver number I’m sporting in the photo above. This definitely was never an issue with my last pregnancy so I was a little shocked when it no longer fit. I also am just feeling a little extra puffy all of a sudden, I’m hoping it’s just the water weight that can make you appear swollen right before delivery. Gosh I sure hope that this little dude does me a solid and comes early. Except my parents won’t be home from Israel until the 29th, so if you’re listening little guy, just wait until they’re back. I don’t think I’m asking too much, I’ve been growing this kid for almost nine months now.

Read More

Thank You For Sharing


Dressing the Bump: Week 35

So Week 35 is coming to a close and I’ll be honest, I did not want to take these photos. I am feeling HUGE, like “walk past a mirror and do a double take because that can’t be me” kind of huge. I suppose that’s all part of the process though. Especially when you’re like me and somehow didn’t get that crazy burst of energy in the second trimester, I blame my toddler, and also have dealt with annoying sciatic pain almost constantly. This means that I spent a lot of time resting and the time I spent out and about was mostly for Disneyland trips or walks at the mall. If you catch where I’m going with this, I’m trying to nicely say that I was not the “fit mama” during this pregnancy. However, I was the mama who wasn’t opposed to eating the occasional burger and fries. So here I am with a month to go, and doing what I can to embrace my body for the miraculous thing it’s doing for our family. This baby better be cute!

Read More

Thank You For Sharing


Dressing the Bump: Week 34

This week we braved one more big Disneyland day. I’m talking 10 hours of toddler themed fun at the happiest place on earth. Lots and lots of characters were hugged, a few big girl rides were ridden for the first time, and we watched the live Frozen show (or as Elouise keeps referring to it, the Ana Elsa Show). It was so worth it but by the end of the day I thought my body was going to just power down like a robot with some worn out batteries. I did however plan my outfit perfectly for once. I seem to always underestimate the weather when we go, thinking the temperature won’t feel as hot or as cold as it really does. Not this time, I was finally on the money. I chose a comfy little t-shirt style dress that didn’t hug or dig into my belly, the comfiest sneakers that I own, and a cozy sweater from Evystree for the cool morning and evening hours. Score! Also, I know I’m overdue for sharing the story of how Christian proposed so I’ll include that below. Eeek!

Read More

Thank You For Sharing


Dressing the Bump: Week 33

Week 33 has come, and almost gone now, meaning we have a little less than 7 more weeks to go until little man’s due date. With all the crazy happening in our life right now I’m wishing we had a little longer. Then I remember my sciatic pain, sleepless nights, and the way it feels like he’s going to bust his tiny heel through my skin and I’d gladly have him here tomorrow. Okay, maybe not tomorrow but a little bit early would be great. Ya hear me kid? Well today was my baby shower and it was filled with sweetness. Plus I managed to fit this watermelon sized bump into a non maternity dress, and in my normal size I might add. Needless to say, today made me feel pretty fabulous.

Read More

Thank You For Sharing


Family Maternity Photos

I can’t believe we are getting so close to meeting this sweet baby. With my baby shower this next weekend, I know that the rest of the time is going to just fly by with nesting and loads of tiny baby laundry. So, I knew I wanted to take some family maternity photos pronto. First of all, because I didn’t want to run out of time, and second, I knew I would only be getting bigger and bigger these last weeks. I enlisted the help of one of my besties and her super skilled photographer husband from Eric McFarland Photography to take our pictures. The results, as you can see, are positively dreamy. Plus, my dress from Roolee boutique made this 8 month pregnant lady feel like a zillion bucks. I also promised to share a bit more about how my husband and I met and how he proposed, so scroll down past all the pretty photos to read that goodness.

Read More

Thank You For Sharing