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Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Always Hungry” Crop Top / Stripe Pajama Bottoms similar here

It has been a very hectic few weeks around here. Since my last post, our oven blew up (total overstatement), our fish came down with fin rot and we got some very unexpected baby news. All in all, we’re taking it as it comes and have successfully installed a new oven, are medicating Patronus (please get better, little guy!) and are eagerly awaiting our new addition. Oh, and we had our maternity photos done and they turned out sooooooo beautifully!

baby size: a leek – in length, not girth
bump size: still really big to me, apparently not so big to everyone else

symptoms: bending over is…over, contractions (literally having them during these photos!)
cravings: pizza, chocolate

worst part so far: being told we’re getting induced
best part so far: finishing up the nursery
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Baby Shower Details!

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In case you haven’t heard…I. LOVE. PARTIES. The decorations, the company, the FOOD. What makes a party even more fun? When it’s your party! A few weekends ago my mom and sister hosted my baby shower and they did such a fantastic job!

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Easter was literally a week before my shower and the dress I chose totally hid my belly. I had people all day saying “aren’t you supposed to be pregnant”. :/ Because people keep saying I’m small and I don’t show from behind I decided that I was going to make sure to show off my baby bump for the shower. The kicker? You still can’t even see my bump in most of my baby shower photos – the photo above is the best shot of my belly. LOL.
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Maternity Memorial Outfit

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABodycon Dress (wearing XS/S) / Derby Hat / Pearl Studs similar here / Heels similar here

This past Saturday was my grandmother’s memorial service. Her passing still doesn’t seem like reality to me; I keep wanting to pick up the phone and dial her number and it always takes me a minute or two to remember that she’s not there to pick up.

My outfit was well received – I was constantly being that so and so loved my hat and where did I get it and that I looked so good for being six months pregnant. The dress itself has been worn to so many functions since I bought it. For reference, I’m wearing an XS/S – the same size I was wearing before becoming pregnant – so I highly recommend it for your next staple piece.
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Maternity Travel Outfit

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASweatpants (wearing size S) / Tee Shirt / Cardigan similar here / Shoes

We are going on an adventure! Where to? Stop by in a week or so and find out! 🙂

Although I won’t reveal our destination quite yet, I will reveal that we’re getting on another overnight plane ride. The first time I had an overnight flight, we were headed to Ireland about four months ago. Although I was pregnant at the time, I was not 6 months pregnant!

For this trip I opted to go with loose sweats instead of my typical leggings. Why? Because I’m 6 months pregnant, swollen and this is a longer flight. As always, I’m wearing my super hot compression socks underneath all this and am bringing my favorite cardigan to keep me warm.
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26 Facts For My 26th Birthday!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGray Sweater similar here / Levi’s 535 Super Skinny Jeans in Mid Roast / Earrings

Today is my 26th birthday! It’s hard to believe that 26 years ago my mom was just welcoming me into the world as her first child – about the same age as I will be when I deliver my first in May.

In honor of my birthday, I decided to do a little list of 26 random facts all about me. It’s my birthday and that’s ok. Right? 🙂

1. I share my birthday with my great, great grandfather who was born February 17th in 1887.

2. I won the departmental award for Creative Writing in my senior year of high school.

3. I want a grand total of six kids.
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Striped Tee + Cardigan

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStriped Long Sleeve Tee similar here / Cardigan similar here / Levi’s 535 in Mid Roast / Heels similar here / Earrings

It’s been awhile since my last post – between the eight or nine holiday get togethers we had starting last Friday I have had literally zero time to get anything done. On top of that I caught a cold during all of that and have been down the past two days alternating between sleeping and binge watching Ultimate Beastmaster (check it out on Netflix!) and the Jurassic Park series.

Pregnancy colds take you down hard. This is my second one and I’ll be really pumped if I don’t get another. The first night I don’t think I had an hour and a half of consecutive sleep. Between rolling around because I couldn’t breathe and everything ached to having to go to the bathroom every hour because a certain little someone is starting to press on my bladder and getting woken up by my husband because I’m snoring horribly loud now – I have been absolutely miserable the past two days. Today I’m a little better than yesterday, so I figured I could suck it up for an hour and get a post up, but then it’s back to the couch to binge watch something else. 🙂
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Metallic Tunic + Glitter Clutch

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMetallic Tunic / Levi’s Super Skinny in Mid Roast / Glitter Clutch similar here / Glitter Heels similar here / Soulfeel Charm Bracelet & Charms / CZ Halo Studs similar here

We attended our first Christmas dinner of the season this past Sunday. Where is the time going?! Because it’s still early in the season this was a casual get together, I opted for jeans and a tunic rather than a fancy outfit.

As concerned as I was about the metallic tunic being scratchy or stiff, it wasn’t at all and I was pretty surprised. The material is super comfy with just a faint shimmer to it. I may have to get it in a couple more colors (it comes in 9!).
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Holiday Outfit + Massive News!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMock Layer Sweater / Levi’s Super Skinny 535 in Mid Roast / Glitter Heels similar here and here / CZ Stud Earrings similar here
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Few disclosures. One: we’re currently updating our outlets, so try not to pay attention. Two: we’re also choosing paint colors, so also try not to notice. Three: I decided to play around with Lightroom presets because our lighting was really bad. Fun part? It’s still bad, but it does look better.

This outfit is perfect for a casual holiday dinner or date night out. It has just the right mix of comfort and sparkle to get your holiday spirit on!

Now, on to the massive news, because I know you are DYING to know. And I have been DYING to tell you.
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Outfits

Little Black…Bloopers

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Cowl Neck Sweater + Tote

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Long Cardigan + Heels

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Jack Skellington Inspired Outfit

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“Layered” Sweater + Black Skinnies

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Overnight Flight Survival

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Green Plaid Scarf

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Pan Collar Dress + Mary Janes

It has been a LONG time since I did a bloopers post – we are long overdue for some giggles. Blogging is a lot of hard work and bad photos. So here is another round up of the worst of the worst for your viewing enjoyment. These bloopers are unedited and proudly brought to you by my husband.

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Vintage Houndstooth Skirt

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHoundstooth Skirt similar here, here and here / Tee / Black Hoop Earrings / Pointed Toe Heels similar here

 This afternoon we had our final Thanksgiving dinner of the year – after one more massive food binge we are 100% ready for Christmas! Our tree is up and there are even some gifts already under there. Fingers crossed that Alastor does not like the gifts as much as he liked the bulbs. 🙂

If you have been following this blog for a bit, you should recognize the skirt from this thrift haul post. It has since been ironed and looks so much better. 🙂
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