these are my new beloved leggings from anne!
that floral print takes me straight back to junior high. i love it. i want it accompanied by Oh L'amour and Eternity perfume and long walks to Wendys or the library, but really just to check out boys.
i feel like a rocker when i wear black.
so i threw in pink stripeys to sweeten up my look a bit. guess what i did for the skirt?
i remembered reading in one of brigit's outfit posts that she used a long tank top as a skirt. i have a bunch of maternity clothes from a friend that includes a lot of simple tank tops. so i just cut the top off, tucked it into the waistband of my handy dandy leggings, and voila! tight little black skirt.
this was a week ago. i was headed out thrifting, 18 1/2 weeks pregnant.
these pictures were taken earlier in the day so my belly wasn't too big yet. by nighttime, it seriously doubles in size.
there is so much interesting stuff about pregnancy. i know every woman is different, but i think just for fun i am going to do a post just related to various experiences i've had so far in being pregnant. i write in my journal a lot but i like to document things here too. i don't want my blog to become just a platform to talk about pregnancy, and i promise it won't, but dang it is an interesting process!
one thing i love: my hair lately. at first i thought that healthy-hair thing during pregnancy was a myth. mine was still coming out in handfulls in the shower, looking messy all the time, etc. it still looks messy all the time, but just a little more shiny and fresh while its at it. also, i barely ever need to wash it. it stays fresh and full looking! and it is too long. it must be growing although i thought it had reached a platform of length and wouldn't get any longer. i mean, this is getting ridiculous. i do want to be a long-haired hippie mama so i won't cut it much but i think a trim is in order.
it is the weirdest february. every day it gets hot. by afternoontime that sweater is a goner.
although these are beautiful days it is all making me a tad nervous.
so what do you guys think, if i do a pregnancy post?
any questions, thoughts, ideas? i am very open to real visceral pregnancy/motherhood discussion.
nothing is too shallow or too broad, too scary or gross or too personal to me. i mean, within reason :) sharing stories is a good way to prepare for motherhood, so feel free to share you own or ask me to compare aspects of my experience.
and if the subject bores you, that's perfectly understandable too.
but meanwhile, i figure it's a fairly universal topic. we are all here because of pregnancy. somehow, beautiful and complex, it is a physical process that just works. it is still mysterious in so many ways.
and when it is happening to you, you are aware of it with every breath, every cell in your body knows, your dreams go crazy and you are bigger in more ways than one.