Over The Hump….I Hope

The last few days I’ve gotten a great reminder of how it feels to feel normal…almost.

It’s so easy to take for granted the ability to get up, take a shower, get ready, and get junk done all.day.long. It’s only when that ability has been taken from me for weeks on end that I’ve appreciated the little things.

Like getting dressed. And not just sweats and a tee with a 3 day old ponytail. An actual outfit, with clean hair, makeup, and the energy to take pictures while the lighting is good. I totally took that for granted.

Sweater: Target, Top: Anthropologie, Shorts: c/o Old Navy via Crowdtap, Shoes: Burlington, Watch: Michael Kors

As I’m approaching the end of the first trimester, I’m excited to enjoy the life the way I used to. Showers, real food, showers, energy to do more than 1 thing in a day, clean clothes, showers….I’ve really missed showering without it zapping all my energy.

I’m also super excited to figure out how to dress this growing body of mine. With LJ, I was teaching all day and dead by the weekend, so I didn’t need much of a wardrobe. The same 3 pairs of work pants, 2 dresses, and 6 or so tops got me through. This time I’m excited to see how I can make my normal clothes work and┬áincorporate new maternity items (like my super comfy new Old Navy shorts that may or may not have been on day 5 or so when these pics were taken) to make a more exciting wardrobe.

So here’s to getting over the hump….sooner or later!

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  1. Katie says:

    Hey, I’m not pregnant and I will wear the same pair of shorts for five days ;)

    You look great. I love the bright colors in this outfit and the boat shoes are so cute!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I totally get what you mean about showers draining all your energy. I’m almost 21 weeks and still have days like that. But I’m having a pretty rough pregnancy. Glad you’re doing better!

  3. Merrick says:

    Glad you’re feeling better! Makes such a difference!

    And are those maternity shorts? Cause I think I need them…

  4. Lisa says:

    Yay!! So glad your are feeling better now!

  5. CC says:

    Love the top and striped sweater together. So cute.
    I only bought two pairs of maternity shorts while I was pregnant with my kiddo. I lived in tunics and leggings and comfy knit dresses – none of which were maternity!

  6. Rena says:

    Thats awesome. You LOOK awesome!! Im also just starting to feel a little better in my 11th week. Love having interest and energy to play with my daughter. Heres to more good times!

  7. Carol-Anne says:

    You look great and I’m looking forward to seeing how you figure out your pregnancy wardrobe this time around! You’re so creative, I’m sure it will be fun!

  8. Love the color combos! It figures the top is from Anthropologie, they have such unique things! Your smile is wonderful! :-)

  9. Mary says:

    I have those shorts, too and they are so comfy! I have been living in them nonstop. The maternity maxi dresses at ON are very complimenting, also! Glad you are feeling better, I am gearing up to my 3rd trimester, with my 3rd kid, and I am definitely starting to slow down again. :( Hope this summer isn’t too hot for us preggos!

  10. Heather says:

    Oh how I wish I was following this blog when I was pregnant way back in 2010. Those colors look great on you.

  11. I remember those days and am hoping for you that you will soon feel completely back to normal and be caught up in the fun of creating a maternity capsule wardrobe. You certainly are glowing in these pics!

  12. BiblioMOMia says:

    I’m so excited to be pregnant at the same time as you (and lots of other fantastic mama bloggers)–can’t wait for some awesome inspiration! That is, if I ever shower and get dressed on the same day again…

  13. Julia says:

    You look wonderful! Glad to hear you are feeling like yourself again! I remember at about 18 weeks pregnant with my daughter getting a huge burst of energy back and feeling normal again…it was awesome!

  14. Glad you’re feeling at least a little better! You look great! Love those shorts!!!

  15. Meggan V says:

    I loved this top the first time you posted it – it is lovely on you! And you hair is so long!

  16. great combo. I love the busyness of the shirt + the red mixed with the yellow…and the shoes. all around, great outfit1!!!

  17. you look SO cute! You ALWAYS do! Splash pad this week in the afternoon?? P.S. you need to dress me sometime…

  18. Lauren Maiorino says:

    I love Old Navy’s maternity line! I have gotten all of my favorite things from them. I have a shorter pair of their jean shorts, but I like those long ones, too. I’m at week 28 and am slowing back down. Thank goodness school is almost finished for the year.

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