Outfit Post + Real Life: That’s a Wrap

If you bump (no pun intended) into me today, there’s a strong possibility you’ll find me singing “Tomorrow” at the top of my lungs like a redhead auditioning for Annie. After counting down the months, weeks, days and hours, tomorrow is FINALLY the day that the newest member of our crew arrives.

The little lady doesn’t have a name yet (we’ve got it narrowed down to three) and her room’s not quite finished (promise we’ll get it together soon) but we are more than ready to meet her and introduce her to the mass chaos that is our life.

This time around has been far better than the previous two experiences in growing a tiny human. No lie, with my son when I went to get weighed in those last few weeks, they had me stand on the scale facing away from the numbers. At the time, they told me it’s the new way they weigh people. Yeah, it was bad. The bar just kept moving. Five years later, I’ve never been asked to stand on a scale that way again.

But more than avoiding gaining an eight-year-old, it’s been a much more laid back experience. I think the whole act of moving right in the middle really helped take the focus away. It’s funny how packing up a million and one boxes can do that. That and trying to keep an almost two-year-old from ruining everything. There hasn’t been time to over-analyze every moment, read every single book or spend an absurd amount of time planning the perfect nursery. No judgement, I did all of those things the first couple times around.

I was thinking about making this post about what I’ve learning this time but honestly, when I tried to make a list of things they all seemed annoying and kind of stupid. Stuff you can easily find on any Parenting.com article that Facebook spams you with the moment they find out you’re having a kid (still trying to figure out how they know if you never make a birth announcement or do a gender reveal). Mostly I think I just tried to keep on keeping on and enjoy the time with our party of four.

As far as being prepared, I doubt you can ever be prepared but at least we’re ready. I’m predicting a lot less sleep and money in our bank account, a lot more mess, way more embarrassment when attempting to do anything in public and as cheesy as it sounds, a lot more fun.

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p.s. – if you’re preg and in need of cute gear for the summer, I can’t say enough good things about PinkBlush Maternity. Really cute dresses and tons of simple basics at a great price point. This dress was super clutch for holidays and work also would be perfect for weddings.

So I’m checking out for the rest of the week – Wish us luck! The plan is to get back in action next week. To say that I’m excited to get return to a normal routine is a huge understatement especially since I’ve got a lot of fun content and updates to the site geared up for the summer.

Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see or see more of this summer. Maybe more Louisville-centric stuff, outfit posts (mostly looking forward to dressing like a normal human being again), shopping round-ups (send me your requests!), beauty (so much fun stuff planned here), real life madness, blogging tips or whatever you think – let me know in the comments.

Catch ya on the flip side.

Outfit Post: Hearts

Before we even jump into this post I’ve got a DISCLAIMER. These pics were taken about a month or so ago, hence the much smaller size than my current beach ball state. I don’t want anyone thinking I’m trying to pawn this off as what I’m working with right now because right now is not pretty. But since I just realized I never posted these, I figured why not kick off the week with an outfit post. Well that and I am wearing the same shirt today. I’ll try and snap a picture for Instagram so you can see the HUGE difference.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

You guys, these whole last few weeks of being pregnant are hard. Like I know it’s supposed to be all bundles of joy and nesting but for me, it’s mostly panicking that we didn’t start getting crap prepared until like a week ago (hey we put the crib together this weekend – so there’s that) and trying to figure out what we’re going to name the little lady. Yeah, when I said we’ve been putting things off – I meant it. It’s just that with two other small mess-makers (so.many.crumbs), there isn’t much time to peacefully select bedding and debate the merits of useful baby gadgets.

Thankfully the massive swelling I experienced with both my other kids managed to hold off until the last couple weeks. Now every morning when I look in the mirror I meet a new version of myself (she’s nothing to write home about) and realize I have one less pair of pants that fit. Sounds fun right? I feel like we should all talk about this side of things more often. And props to you if you’re one of those gals that looks like a Barbie doll with a basketball up your shirt (so many of these gals on Insta – who are you and where can I steal your genes?) but that ain’t me. I’m officially going into hibernation mode right as all the fun stuff starts happening in town for Derby. Gotta be honest, it’s giving me a little bit of the blues but just trying to push through it, focus on meeting our new little lady and long summer pool days in the future.

Speaking of Derby, I’ll be coming strong this week with Derby Dress of the Day posts. I want to get as many in as possible so you have time for those last minute orders before May 7th! Plus there’s a ton of dress options here and hats, shoes and bags over here.

J.Crew Regent Blazer (love this – such a great basic, I have it in three colors, AND it’s 30% off today) | J.Crew Maternity Jeans (the best maternity jeans – they don’t lose their stretch and are super comfortable and are on sale today too!) | Heart Blouse from Nordstrom Rack (so old – similar here) | Madewell Booties (still wearing boots because they are one of the only things that fit these days)

Photos by Whitney Neal.

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