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These photo’s from Friday morning are a little less blurry but still not as crisp and sharp as I would like.  I asked my husband to focus the camera but we were both rushing to get out the door on time so it was a quick effort.  I woke up chilly that morning so I went with my non-maternity skinny olive-green pants, a cream-colored maternity top, and a navy boyfriend style cardigan.  My feet were cold and even though I think the socks look a bit silly I wasn’t willing to go without socks on my feet.  I’m not necessarily in love with how this outfit looks but it was comfortable.  I am amazed that these pants are still working this far in to my pregnancy.

On Saturday I went with a sporty and casual outfit of jeans, a long-sleeved white t-shirt, and an Indian’s jersey.

I am wearing the jersey opened and unbuttoned since we are past the point of being able to button it.  LoL.  It’s hard to tell from how I’m posed in this picture but I am wearing a white belly band from Wal-Mart.  It’s a stretchy tube of fabric that can help give support to the baby bump.  But, it also allows for me to wear my jeans unzipped and unbuttoned without being improper.  The belly band goes over my pants to hold them up and cover that they aren’t zipped and then I wore my long-sleeved t-shirt un-tucked over that for an additional layer.  It’s very functional and is helping me get more mileage out of my non-maternity clothes.


Tuesday I worked at my call center job so I went casual with my outfit.  I’m wearing maternity capri’s, a billowy tank top from Wal-Mart, and a yellow cardigan to complete the look.  Since I pulled my hair back into a low ponytail I felt that it gave the look a sporty vibe so I went with my white leather Converse.  My silver watch and Pandora bracelet finished off the look.  I liked this outfit and felt very pulled together but over-done.

Here is the more dressed up version of this outfit that I wore at around 12 weeks pregnant with navy trousers and gold accessories.  I am also wearing the top tucked in for a more polished look.  Tucking tops in at 21 weeks pregnant really isn’t an option. 🙂

Which version do you like better?  Please let me know in the comments below.


The last 2 months have been quite challenging– there’s been a lot of things up in the air that have caused me anxiety.  First, finding out the gender of the baby.  Second, whether or not the deal on the house would go through, and third whether or not I could get my work schedule to fit my needs for work/life balance.  I knew that one way or the other everything would work out or we would take a detour towards a new path.  And now things are starting to fall in to place.

We did find out the gender of the baby, but more importantly the 20 week ultrasound showed that everything with our bundle of joy looks good– the ultrasound was very long and thorough and the technician measured the bones in each arm and leg, counted the fingers and toes, checked the tiny beating heart and blood flow, and the spine and brain.  Now that I am in the back half of my pregnancy it’s all about the baby getting bigger and ready to enter the world!  Also, my schedule finally did get worked out and that’s been a load of stress off my shoulders.  Not only that, but for the last two weeks since I’ve been working the reduced schedule my numbers have been good.  Lastly, the house.

We signed the papers on Thursday!  It was almost surreal with all of the hurdles that we had to jump through the last two months.  In a sense after all we’ve been through it almost seemed anti-climatic.  In a few short days we should get the keys and then the next big hurdle: moving.

This is the first time that I’ve worn this ivory/cream lace overlay shirt.  I bought it with the gift card that my sister sent me almost 3 months ago but it never fit quite right.  Now that my belly is a little bigger the shirt fits more like it’s meant to.  But, in a way I do think that it makes me look larger than I am.  That’s still a hard pill to swallow sometimes.  Just the same as seeing the new number on the scale!  I paired this voluminous top with dark wash skinny jeans to balance it out.  What do you think?