Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Prego With Style | Denim & Stripes

November 19th was 32 weeks for me. Just a few days before I took the photos below. I can't believe I've got less than 8 weeks left to go! Now that I'm close to the end time seems to be flying and honestly I'm quite ready for this baby to pop out. He has gotten to that point where there's not really room in my tummy for him to move much and there is no comfortable way for me to sit, stand or lay down anymore.

Grey & Navy Striped Dress: Rue21.
Denim Maternity Skirt: Made by Me!
Black Boots: L.E.I. from Wal-Mart.

A note about the dress: I'm finding that no matter how big I buy a regular (not maternity) tank or shirt, they are just not covering my entire baby bump anymore. I don't know why I haven't thought before to wear a short dress over a pencil skirt! This is probably one of the most comfortable outfits I've worn since having a bigger baby bump. I didn't have to worry about my belly showing (or in the case of this skirt, I didn't have to worry about the blue stretchy fabric showing), after I stood up the dress was loose enough to fall gracefully where it needed to be without me having to adjust anything... It was a really great experience and is now making me wish I had some of these dresses of my own to wear over my skirts! (The dress above was borrowed from a friend for the day.)

Little man has been growing fast the past two weeks. I had a few stretch marks show up under my belly button. I have to say I was surprised when I found them, but they don't really bother me too much now that I've had time to get used to them. My mom says they're trophies.

I attempted a new hair trick I found on Pinterest. You get your little 'poof' going on, pull up the top half of your hair in a ponytail, and then bring the bottom half of your hair up to the pony tail and wrap it with a second hair band. This gives your poof the separate support it needs to keep from being pulled down by the weight of all your hair together. I can't believe I never thought to do this before. I have a feeling it will become one of my most used hair tricks! For the original poofy ponytail tutorial check out The How-To Mom.

For the rest of the pony tail, I twisted it up in a bun and secured it with a few bobby pins and then gave everything a good soak with hair spray. I kept my hair up like this all day long and it did beautifully!


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