2:22 PM

    I was going to post about my rainy day activities, but I can't get any pictures to upload from my iPhone, so we'll just move right along to plan B.  More Maternity Fashion For your Mundane Monday! Or MMFFMM, which is the sound I make when I try to pick things up off the floor.  You choose.

   If there's one thing I can stress (and probably have before) for pregnancy fashion, it's to accessorize.  You will feel so much less frumpy and hippo-esque with just a few key accessories it's amazing.  And so easy it's a no-brainer.  Post-baby, you can go right back to rolling out of bed and throwing on a t-shirt and looking fabulous, but pregnant mamas take a l-i-t-t-l-e more effort.

Example:  This outfit with just the skirt and shirt would have looked terrible. No pictures, just trust me.;) Add leggings, a scarf and a jacket, and you are now able to show your face in public!  Magic! 

   Side note:  I made this scarf.  If I never do another thing for the rest of my life, I will feel accomplished.  Why?  Because I have never sewn something before that I've actually wanted to wear.  Plus, it took like 15 minutes and I could do it when Jocelyn was awake.  Hello, Christmas gifts!

   You'll have to excuse the next ones because we had just gotten back from a lovely evening out and I was starting to drag and need my bed.  It was such a fun night though...dinner at P.F. Changs, loitering in a bookstore (for what is never long enough), and a movie. 

   32 weeks, only 8 more to go! I'm getting QUITE ready to be done being pregnant. More so this time than with Jocelyn I think.  Probably because you get bigger, sooner the 2nd time around or something.  Who knows.  But don't get me wrong, I'm grateful!  I'm just so ready to meet this little lady and lose a few lbs.  O.k. more than a few.

   A few fun facts about my little acrobat:
  • Baby girl is about 18.9 inches long and weighs up to 4 pounds.
  • Rather than hearing vibrations, the nerve endings in her ears are connected now so that she can hear distinct sounds, like familiar voices and music.
  • By now, all the five senses are working. Toe nails have completely formed, and the hair on her head is continuing to grow. She opens her eyes and can focus her gaze on a fixed point.
  • She is now the size of a jicama...and I have no idea what that is.  Next week, she'll be the size of a pineapple!
Can't wait to meet you, little one.  

   I am simply dying of curiosity to see if you'll look like Jocelyn, your mama, your daddy, or something altogether uniquely your own.  I can't wait to name you.  I can't wait to hold you for the first time and hear your fragile little cry...or maybe it won't be a fragile little mewling like your sister, but a big, hearty yell. :) That would be just fine.
   I am so interested to discover your personality, as you seem like quite the little firecracker now. Tumbling and turning, stretching and seem anxious to make your way into this world and change our lives forever.  And I have the feeling you'll do just that.

Waiting expectantly for you, 
Love, Mama.

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  1. Somehow I missed the fact that you were having a girl! Super exciting!

    And I love this maternity fashion! (I sent my sister to look up your last blog post . . .she is pregnant and we both love your style. We call you the "orange dress girl" because that's what you were wearing when we met you. ha ha.)

    1. Aww, you are too sweet Hayley! Thanks:)

  2. I love this maternity fashion! You should have been ahead of me in pregnancy so that I could have had this all along. :) As it is, I have only one more week to go, and I'm just over-the-top excited about that!

    But yesyesyes about maternity fashion being so much harder to pull off. For one thing, the options with clothing aren't available nearly as readily. For another, what IS available at a decent price is often tent-like and unattractive. And then the accessories that I wore pre-pregnancy don't work anymore - like belts, for example. I love belts. And sometimes even scarves feel like it only adds to the general roundness.

    But you, you make pregnancy look glowing and fabulous! Cheers on the rest of your pregnancy!

    1. Clarita, I am QUITE sure you were a lovely, pregnant, fashionista yourself.:) But thanks for your kind words. I am a little jealous of where you're at in your pregnancy...wanna trade? :p Only 8 more weeks to go!

  3. Shelly, I want to hear that sound you make when you pick up something!! You are always soooo adorable whenever I see you. I too love your style. Do you give lessons? I can't wait to see your new baby too. She is going to be wonderfully made, we know that much!! Hope you enjoy all the sunshine we are to get in the next 2 or 3 days! My thoughts and prayers my dear sister, Julie


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