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Growing Pains

Last Tuesday the heat and humidity disappeared for a few days and we had temps. in the 70’s.  It felt quite cool compared to normal Summer weather.  It’s funny how going from 90 to 70 feels super cold but when it jumps from 50 to 70 it feels so warm and people practically break out their bathing suits!

I started this day out feeling pretty good and things went downhill from there.  I got up, got ready, and went to work.  And then, while sitting at my desk preparing to start the day I felt sharp pains in my belly.  That in and of itself isn’t a big deal but when your pregnant it takes on a whole new meaning.  Eventually, I left work and came home to research these pains and put in a call to my Dr.  Luckily, because I wasn’t having any other symptoms or issues she explained that it was most likely growing pains.  Literally.  My body growing and stretching to accommodate Baby.  Technically they are called round ligament pain and are nothing to be too concerned about.  That was great news– but it was still scary!

My outfit is composed of my dark wash skinny maternity jeans, a long-sleeved navy t-shirt, and a maternity navy and blush colored flowered kimono from Stitch Fix.  I went with brown ballet flats to keep the outfit more neutral/natural and focus on the soft, earthy colors.  I feel like I must have just eaten breakfast before I took this photo because the baby bump is poppin’!  I am 17 weeks pregnant, here.

Now that I am firmly in the 2nd trimester I am starting to experience more minor discomforts.  It’s nothing major but pregnancy does sort of wreak havoc on your body.  In addition to the round ligament pain, I have started experiencing heartburn after eating (nothing so serious that I have taken any medication), and lower back aches.  Also, I feel like sometimes my ankles are puffy/swollen and on most days I definitely feel bloated and my boobs and belly often feel uncomfortable in my clothes (yes, even my maternity clothes).  It’s nice when people tell me that I look good or that I have the pregnancy glow even though I don’t feel like it most of the time and I’d rather be wearing my pajamas and eating ice cream on the couch while reading or preparing the nursery.

-Carla

Although I am pregnant, I’ve been combing Pinterest for outfit ideas– both maternity and non-maternity that I can make work.  It’s wonderful when I find a pair of pants or a top that I wasn’t sure would work and it does.  But, there’s the flip side of that coin when I try on something and it just isn’t going to work, no-how/no-way.

On Tuesday of this week I paired a blush colored blouse with khaki pants.  I knew that the khaki’s would work because I modified them by adding two stretchy panels to the waistband to accommodate my growing baby.  The blouse I thought might work but I wasn’t 100% certain.

The blouse barely worked.  Let’s just say that it probably won’t work in a week or two, but I did get to wear it that day.  I did not go with heels but instead chose my boat style shoes.  I chose to add some jewelry to my look with an oversized gold watch and a double strand white and gold necklace that came in my last Stitch Fix box.

What do you think?  Do you like this outfit?  Is it too simple?  Let me know in the comments below.

-Carla

I didn’t notice that last week I wore an outfit with a teal blue shirt and then a bright pink shirt the next day.  If it wasn’t for being pregnant I wouldn’t even make a connection between the two outfits but right now my whole world is filled with pink and blue.  I’m super anxious/excited to find out the gender of our baby but we won’t get the chance for about another month.  I know that it will go by quickly but it seems like light years away.

Thursday I wore my darker wash bootcut jeans.  These jeans have two buttons at the waistband and this made it easy to accommodate my bump.  I left the top one unbuttoned.  I’ve had this scoop neck banded hem shirt for an extremely long time.  Like, 6 years long.  And, the matching tank top I’m wearing underneath.  I pulled my hair back into a loose and low bun and added statement earrings to finish off the outfit.

Friday I went casual with a t-shirt and jeans look.  This is not a maternity top but it is a boyfriend style v-neck.  It allows enough room for me to be comfortable.  These jean capri’s are maternity, though.  I’ve gone with my everyday silver hoop earrings, silver watch, and white leather Converse.  A very simple and basic outfit.

Which do you prefer– pink or blue?

-Carla