Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mommy's Look of the Day (also known as MLD)

I don't know about other moms to be out there, but I am having a blast dressing while pregnant! Why? Well, it doesn't matter what I'm really wearing; it could be short, long, tight, an ugly shade of puke green, people still think it's "cute" or precious'. No one can see beyond the baby bump, it seems, and I am completely fine letting it take center stage!

I work in a corporate environment and Mondays-Thursdays, it's business casual. Fridays and weekends are my casual, comfy days, where I can just lounge around in shorts, a sundress or flip flops. BUT I promised myself, even as I balloon up, and even after the baby comes and I am sleep deprived and half-crazy, I WILL make it a point to still pamper myself and dress .

So, without further ado, here is today's MLD, a simple black top with an oh-so comfy stretch skirt, embellished flip flops, and some red and gold accessories to brighten up my day while running weekend errands under the hot, hot, HOT Texas sun.

Givenchy Nightingale bag

Red and Gold Plated Necklace

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mommy Musings: First to Second Trimester

I would have to say my pregnancy has been relatively smooth sailing. The first trimester passed without incident- no morning sickness, no crazy mood swings or food cravings. In fact, I don't think I had much of an appetite, which for those who know me is very unusual! Size wise, there was hardly a bump and  I was still able to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes and wear my much loved heels.

Second trimester (which at 26 weeks I am currently on) brought forth more changes. I had to buy my first pair of maternity pants. My shoes have started getting tighter and I now have to favor flats or low heeled shoes. I get tired oh so easily, and I've been noticing I am more irritable (my poor hubby has to put up with this). From the 5th to 6th month, it feels like I just ballooned! My tummy feel so stretched out but so far, so marks yet, so that's good. On the up side, my appetite is back and I am eating everything in sight, yum!

I have to say, there are some things I use right now that I cannot live without, like my lumbar pillow when I'm driving, water and a hand held fan (it has been such a HOT summer), some sort of snack in my purse because I get hungry every 2 hours or so, and most of all, my Todays Mom Cozy Comfort Pregnancy Pillow, bought on Amazon, and worth every penny! You cannot put a price on good sleep!

Mommys and Moms-to be, what were / are your "must haves" for pregnancy?

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Mommy Musings: Dear Son...

I found out about you in a very unexpected way. I will never forget the moment I heard those words, "You're pregnant". That day, I knew my life would be forever changed.

Your dad and I were at the doctor's office because I had a pre-surgery check-up that day. After watching an informational video about the obstetrics procedure, we were ushered into the doctor's office for a consultation. As we were paying and checking out, the nurse tapped me on the shoulder and told me the doctor wanted me back in his office. I jokingly said "Why, am I pregnant or something?". And that's when I heard those magic words. My heart stopped, I thought she was joking. When I realized she was being serious, I started crying. You see, we have been waiting for you for so long, and learning that you had been slowly growing inside me for 6 weeks already was a miracle for us.

This was 6 months ago... and every day as my body changed, and keeps on changing, as you grow stronger and bigger, I thank the powers that be for this wonderful blessing.

Please keep growing stronger and healthier- stay cooking my little bun in the oven. We are very excited to meet you, but we can wait a few more months!

I love you,