Hello from 38 + weeks preggo! How is that possible?! Where did the last 8.5 months go?! Yesterday was the first day of my spring break, and Mike and I have been completing all the tasks we should have probably done months ago-- lol! But, it's good to check things off our lists. I am getting more and more mobile with every day thanks to my incredible chiropractor, Dr. Hart. I did laundry yesterday for the first time in about 4 weeks (Mike has done it all while I have been having trouble with the stairs, since our washer and dryer is in the basement). I *might* be nesting, as I found it totally necessary to wash all the blankets in our house and all the covers of the pillows on the couch. HA!!
I wanted to talk about this go-to outfit I have been wearing on weekends since feeling better. (When I was in so much pain/immobile, I just stayed in my jammies all day. It feels good to get into some more normal, albeit athleisure, clothes again). This outfit was from last weekend when I made it out for the first time in 3 weeks (!) for something other than the OB, chiro or work. I went to lunch with my two girlfriends, Becky and Olivia, at Moveable Feast. IDK if you've been, but OMG, you must go!!!!! The food is incredible. I usually get their quesadillas and some sort of salad (current fave is the brussels/grapefruit/pomegranate). Then, I end it with their HOMEMADE OREO!!!! You guys, it is lifechanging. FOR REAL.
The best part of vests while preggo is that they don't have to zip! So, I can still wear non-maternity puffers with ease! Fun puffers of the moment:
Obsessed with the New Balance tennies. The comfort level is insane! I sized up to an 8.5 from my usual 8 in these rose gold/navy ones from J. Crew. The new colors of the New Balance 520 and 574 versions are adorable!
Also, I died over these New Balance Glitter Punk shoes:
And, in case you have an extra $300 lying around, these Swarovski-encrusted New Balance tennies are the stuff of dreams!!!
Real talk: I have gained 40 lbs+ in my pregnancy, and they have fit from the beginning until now. I literally just wore these to the chiropractor Friday at 38 weeks. Haha!
I sized up to a 6 while I was pregnant because the Aligns do tend to run slightly big. I got a 4 before pregnancy, and they were just fine. They are super high-waisted, and they stay up over the bump.
I can't explain to you how comfortable and SOFT they are!! You need a pair in your life, NOW. I like the ankle length ones, but I also have the capris (21 inches). The full length ones (28 inches) are great if you're taller or like to wear them under your heels at Pure Barre, pilates or yoga. I am wearing the ankle (25 inches) length, and this is how they fit if you're about 5'6 like me.
So, after my three weeks of harrowing pain, I got this in the mail from my mom. It's the most gorgeous color in real life! She has the same one! What a cute note, right??? It made me so happy! I haven't stopped wearing it since. More in this size just came out. Here are my faves:
Feeling sad that I won't be in Florida this spring break (for the first time, literally, in 8 years), but for the best reason ever!! I wonder if baby boy will wait until April 6 to make his debut? My coworkers think it will happen over break... we shall see!!!!
Mary! You look amazing! Those leggings are some of the best ever and I lived in leggings post baby. And too funny, I washed all the blankets in the house with my oldest. I’m shooting for April 2nd as you know for Handsome Baby boy to arrive!!!! So much luck and comfort to you. You’ll do great and the overwhelming love will have you in awe! Big HUGS!ReplyDelete
Andrea, you are so sweet!! Always making me feel like a million bucks!! Yes to living in these leggings post baby, too!! Amen!! Sooo funny about washing the blankets! I literally was like, “this is a great use of my time!” 😂😂😂 April 2 would be awesome! I’m on spring break now, but plan to go back to school for the week before he arrives!! Thank you for all your kindness! XxooDelete
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Ahh oh my gosh you are so close to meeting your precious baby and I couldn't be more excited for you!! Can't wait for the post updating us :) PS you look amazing!ReplyDelete
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omg, thank you!! I am so excited-- I cannot believe it could be any day now! Thank you so much for your kind words-- you totally just made my day, girl!Delete