What a whirlwind of a week. I feel so out of sorts!
Last Monday, June 16, I gave birth to our third child, Graham. It felt different than the previous two and I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps because I’m older and wiser now (haha) or maybe because I knew it was going to be my last.
On Friday, I had a good 3 to 4 hours of contractions. They were actually quite uncomfortable and at times were only 2 minutes apart. But instead of calling my husband at work and telling him, “It’s time!,” I called him and told him to come home and help me with the kids because I couldn’t do much but sit on the couch and deal with my belly.
Disclaimer: In this post, I have featured menswear looks styled with maternity clothing. If you are not pregnant, I hate you (ok, not really, I love you but I’m just a bit bitter about your normal-sized body), but you can still take some inspiration from this post and the looks I put together – plus, you can still buy the shoes!
Now for a confession… I have worn sweatpants and t-shirts A LOT lately. Like, A LOT.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there haven’t been many What I Wore Wednesday posts up in the last couple of months. I think the nausea of pregnancy combined with the tiredness of pregnancy, combined with the comfort of sweatpants has all contributed to my downfall. You would not have wanted to see me these last couple of months. Trust me.
Top: JCPenney, Scarf: For Love 21, Belt: H&M, Jeans: Gap Maternity
I can hardly believe it, but today will be my last full day pregnant (for this baby, anyways). Tomorrow morning we are heading to the hospital to be induced, just shy of 41 weeks. Since I had my first child early at 38 weeks, I feel like I’ve been overdue for weeks now!
It’s interesting what you have time to contemplate when you know the day that you will be having your baby. When it happens on its own, you don’t give much thought to things beforehand, since you never really know or expect when it’s going to happen. But this time around, I’ve been running (more like waddling) all over the house making sure everything is ready, taking time to freak out about adding another child into the mix, contemplating just how much sleep I will soon be losing out on, and, perhaps on a more positive note, spending a lot of quality time with the Mr. and my little girl before we go from a family of 3 to a family of 4.
Here I am at a glorious 38 weeks… I’m going crazy over here – come out baby, come out!!
Anyway, this week I threw on my new hat from Target while hanging out in the warm SoCal sun. It’s the first hat I’ve owned that doesn’t accentuate my weird cone head. I need a lot of volume on the top to balance things out with my round cheeks, and this hat gives me just that. It’s nice to finally have a hat to wear in public without feeling like I look weird!
Another week has passed, and I’m almost officially full-term. I can’t wait to get this baby out! The weight of my tum-tum is really tiring me out (or is it chasing after a 2 1/2 year old that’s doing that?). Well I managed to get some pictures taken today of my little “basketball” as several people have called it. I know, it looks a little fake; but I swear, there’s a baby in there!
Today I was feeling a little bit country and threw on some cowboy boots with my dress to brave the 80-degree weather at the park. As I write this, I’m a bit sweaty after both endeavors. So please excuse the barely-any-makeup look.