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Happy happy Monday! I hope you had an excellent weekend. We spent ours hanging out with family and friends, going to a toddler birthday party, getting some work done around the house and enjoying some good relaxing time at home. You know those weekends? The ones that are full, but still relaxing. That was our weekend and I could not be more thankful.
I’m excited to be sharing another post in the What Mama Wore series with you all today. While I certainly lean more on the side of mom and lifestyle blogger, these posts are quickly inching their way up in my favorites category. I love to share what I’m wearing with you all – even when it’s nothing fancy or super trendy, or even new (because let’s be real. #momlife).
I share these with you because every time I put on something from my closet and think, “this could be in it’s own blog post”, I”m reminded how truly grateful I am to have a closet full of clothes that I can just choose to wear. To be honest, I really try not to spend too much when it comes to clothes and shop mostly clearance racks and second hand stores first.
But, I want to show you still, because it really does make my whole day better to get up and get dressed in something that makes me feel comfortable and well put together. I also want to encourage you that you can often find these things right in your closet – and likely don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe to do it.
All of that is to say, that today’s outfit is a new favorite that I’ve adopted during this pregnancy – the athleisure and streetwear look. (BTW, what do YOU call this look? Athleisure? Streetwear? Something different? I’ve seen it called both around the internet so I’m using both today. If we’re being totally honest, I mostly call it “leggings as pants” and a comfy top, but that’s neither here nor there, I suppose.)
Since the weather is cooling down and this sweet baby bump keeps expanding, I’ve been wearing leggings more than ever. I had a hard time finding a pair of maternity jeans that I love that don’t cost a fortune (although I did find a pair at Ross that have been pretty good and comfy – and less than $20!), so I started wearing these a lot more.
I love that I can wear them with an oversized sweater, both of which are non-maternity even this close to my third trimester and still feel comfortable, cozy, and really confident.
This sweater is one that I purchased on Black Friday from JCPenney back in 2015 after having Little. I loved it then, and still love it now.
I picked up these sneakers from TJ Maxx for just $24.99 and I’m basically obsessed with the gold toe on them. So fun!
Now onto the pregnant life update aka the real fun over here…
November Pregnancy Update
How far along? 28 weeks + 4 days (and truly cannot believe that we are so far along!)
Maternity clothes? Yes and no. I finally found a pair of maternity jeans that I don’t have to pull up every 30 seconds, so I’ve been in those quite a bit plus some maternity sweaters. I’ve also been rocking my non-maternity athletic leggings and oversized sweaters – in today’s post for example. I am thinking that I might need to find a maternity coat though since none of my coats or vests currently fit around my growing belly.
Stretch marks? Still nothing new that I’ve noticed. I’ve been a lot more diligent this pregnancy about keeping my skin well moisturized with the growing bump, so I might just make it out without new marks. There’s still time though, so well see.
Sleep: Same as before for the most part. Still getting to up throughout the night to use the bathroom, but this doesn’t bother me. I’ve been waking up early these days and trying to get out of bed to make the most of the time before everyone else gets up.
Best moment this week: When Little and I spent the whole day focusing on “listening and obeying”. Two is a super fun and challenging age, I’m learning. But, last Wednesday, Little was so focused on listening and obeying. We spent the whole day doing things he liked and to I just want d to bottle the whole day up and never forget it.
I realize this isn’t pregnancy related, but it really was my favorite part of the week.
Have you told family and friends? Yep.
Movement: Yep. We’ve been able to not only feel but see the littlest one moving from the outside of my belly for a few weeks now, which is always really fun for me!
Food cravings: Fruit with sweet topping. Like strawberries with whipped cream & dark chocolate or green apples with caramel sauce.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Fortunately no. I have been having heartburn here and there though. Who knows, maybe he’ll have lots of hair?
Have you started to show yet: Yep.
Gender prediction: It’s a boy! Long live the hand-me-downs! The closer we get, the more excited I get to see Little transition into his role as a big brother.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Out. Like way out. You can see it in these pictures. The doctors actually think I have a small umbilical hernia, which they aren’t worried about (and I fortunately don’t notice most of the time), so it’s definitely out.
Wedding rings on or off? On. But I’m still banking on them being off before we have this baby. I’ve already bookmarked these silicone wedding rings for when the time comes.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Mostly happy. We’re staying busy these days getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas, regular life, work, and getting ready for the baby. But, I think we’re all working well together as a team, and that makes me happy.
Weekly Wisdom: Savor all the good moments and remember that the tough ones will pass.
Milestones: Passing my glucose test the first time. I had to do the three hour test last pregnancy and fortunately did not end up with Gestational Diabetes. Because of that, I expected to have to do the same this time and I was dreading it. I literally cheered in the lab when the nurse told me I passed with the one hour test.
*To see more of the What Mama Wore style series, see here.