motherly love and sunshine
that last post was making me HOT just looking at it,
had to get another up quick!
it is at least 70 degrees here every day now, so bare legs all the way baby.
19 weeks pregnant!
this was me last friday, when all my family began to arrive for grandma's party.
i wore this to meet up with my mom and matt and amy and kids at In-n-Out for a fun sunny lunch.
it was a gorgeous day and i felt cute.
i also had a meeting with my dietician.......yeah......right after In-n-Out fries.
it went great though and she actually commended me on my healthy blood sugar levels even after i have treats.
this is one of those dresses that kinda disguises the belly, even though that wasn't my intention. a poofy skirted, slightly high waisted dress that i probably won't be able to wear much longer, because even the high part of my waist is growing ;)
i'm using my adorable new kitty bag from missa which is the perfect size for journal and a couple books.
the sweet little grey shrug was a gift from amber, and the bracelet is an antique from my mom that came down from her grandmother.
later that night, i went to a baby shower for amy's sister (that's sister of my sister-in-law, got it?) and my sweet friend, dolly. you may remember her from her gorgeous bohemian wedding in the spring. actually, she called this a "mother's blessing" and it was all about womanhood and togetherness and the incredible ability to grow new life.
(sorry for the blurry pic but she's just so cute!)
amy is self-admittedly crazy for babies. this one is their little niece holly, born right before christmas, and amy would not put her down all night! also she is wearing a vintage blouse i gifted her, which makes me proud :)
even little bella has that motherly glow.
truly, she has such a kind and nurturing soul, is nice to all the kids at school even the underdogs; she's a peacemaker and a giver. this is a family with a very strong mothering gene.
we took turns lighting candles and sharing names and stories of our own moms.
dolly's best friend diana applied pretty freehand henna tattoos.
we each brought a bead that reminded us of some aspect of motherhood. i brought turquoise, queen of the desert and emblematic of me, my own journey. i also brought a jade scarab beetle bead, which the ancient egyptians believed symbolized good luck and rebirth.
baby love keeps right on loving...
merry gave amy a painted henna heart on her arm. i got to witness these girls have a severe laugh attack too.
there are six sisters in this family (plus many sisters-in-law) and they get delightfully goofy when they get together. i was thinking about how lucky and glad i am that each of my three brothers has partnered up with the most wonderful women that i can truly connect with from the very depths of my heart. built in friends and family for life, such rich beauty!
dolly with her besties, mackenzie and diana.
just look at that radiant belly!
two blossoming mamas.
So tomorrow i am going to try to post the first post of my series: Heather's Pregnancy Compendium, Part 1.
i decided to do a series of posts by topic, in ABC order, starting with these: age, anxiety, beer, boobs, cats, and coffee. just a few of the things i've grappled with or had thoughts about since i've been pregnant.
any ideas for topics, let me know in the comments!
my sunshiney outfit:
dress: F21 couple years ago on clearance
grey shrug: gift from amber
cat bag: gift from missa
moonstone triangle necklace: gift from mom
peacock feather earrings: christmas gift from dad
bracelet: antique family heirloom
silver flats: thrifted a couple years back