Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Purchases

September Purchases

Old Navy Crew Neck Sweater - $20.95
Naturalizer Jinna Shoes - $90.00
Naturalizer Devin Booties - $93.75
Naturalizer Efani Sandals- $29.99

Total: $234.69

Having a baby really cuts into my shopping time. :-p So there were not many purchases in September.

I did, however, take advantage of Naturalizer's friends and family event to order a new pair of booties as my old, well worn pair bit the dust last spring. While picking out my booties, I couldn't resist adding a couple more pairs of shoes to my cart. The shoes I think will look great with jeans (once I can fit into them) and the sandals apparently make me feet look smaller (according to RDog).

More shopping is on the horizon for October. Baby and I did out first solo shopping trip this morning and it was success! We hit Homesense, Banana Republic and Carters and he slept the entire time. I got dressed AND wore make-up. I'm starting to feel like more of a human being lately (instead of a milk  machine) and am getting ready to start blogging again soon.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

He is Here!


Our baby boy was born on September 5, weighing in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces. The past few days have been a blur but here are some of my random thoughts on motherhood so far.

  • Labour and delivery - not as bad as I expected. I honestly did not believe that I would be able to do it and that a c-section would happen. It was surprisingly quick and not that bad. From feeling really painful contractions to having him in my arms took only four and a half hours. When I think back on the process, I am still in awe that I did it!
  • Breastfeeding - I told everyone I'd try it because I know it's better for everyone involved but again, deep down, I felt I could never do it. Well, this little guy took to it immediately and started feeding right away. He hasn't stopped yet. He is a hungry monkey who eats all the time! So I guess I'm breastfeeding!
  • Losing 20 plus pounds in a weekend is awesome!
  • I can see my feet!
  • My husband is amazing. He is the best baby soother, diaper changer, drink and snack bringer ever. He heads back to work on Thursday and I don't know how I am going to do it without him.
  • I never knew I could be so tired but so happy.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Purchases

August Purchases

Old Navy Tank tops: $3.50 x2
Old Navy Chambray Cap-sleeve Dress: $23.06
Banana Republic Leather Link Bracelet: $12.49
Naturalizer Engrid Shoes: $33.89

Total: $76.44

Not too much shopping going on for a couple of reasons. First of all, I'm really kind of freaked out about not having a pay cheque for the next year. I do get employment insurance benefits but it amounts to about half of my normal pay cheque so there will be some definite changes to spending habits. I'm also not sure what is going to happen to my body postpartum. I gained a lot of weight during pregnancy (50 pounds) and have no idea what's going to happen to that when baby comes.

I'm not sure if the dress will be a keeper. I'll give it a few weeks and see how it fits postpartum. It should be ok because a chunk of my pregnancy weight gain went to my thighs. I predict lots of comfy dresses in my wardrobe for this fall until I get back into work-out mode. Dresses are the best for hiding chunky thighs!

The shoes are my birthday shoes. Naturalizer always sends out a $15 off coupon for birthdays so I always get a pair of sandals on super sale.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Maternity Style Must Haves

Now that my pregnancy is winding to a close (three more days until my due date), I thought I'd share some of the things that worked and didn't work for me style-wise this pregnancy.

What I loved

Old Navy Rib-Knit Tanks

ON Tank
Lately, I have been wearing one of these tanks tops pretty much any day I am not wearing a dress. They are perfect combined with a stretchy skirt. There were also handy in the spring to layer underneath cardigans and blazers. I wish I hadn't bought any maternity shirts; having a collection of these tanks in different colors would have been sufficient. I did try the Motherhood Maternity tanks as well, which were not ribbed, and didn't like them as much. The ribbing really did a great job in hiding the ugliest bras ever, aka maternity bras. 

Dresses (from Motherhood Maternity and Old Navy)
dress collage

Pants stopped working for me early in my pregnancy as a result of some painful fibroids and passive weight gain to my thighs. That combined with the summer heat made dresses the best option for me. These three are my favorite and are on heavy rotation lately. Usually I am a polyester snob, but my favorite maternity dress (the polka dot dress) is polyester. It is so easy to wear and clean. I recommend  buying dresses in easy- to-wear-fabrics for maternity days.

Maxi dresses and skirts (from Old Navy)

Maxi collage
Wearing a maxi dress or skirt feels like pajamas to me. Since pregnancy is so damn uncomfortable in the first place, it's nice to be able to wear comfy clothes. The two dresses got a lot of wear in the spring and they are not even maternity (I just sized up).

My last maternity must-have is a swimsuit. I'm not going to post pictures of me in my Motherhood Maternity swimsuit because that image does not have to be on the internet. But I recommend to anyone who is pregnant in the summer and has water access, to definitely take advantage of it and invest in a good swimsuit.

 I was in the pool everyday the weather permitted it and it made me feel so good! I could forget about the random aches and pains of baby-growing for a bit. It also  made me feel good to be in a swimsuit that fit properly. I could have tried to squeeze into last year's suit or buy a new non-maternity suit in a larger size but for me it was really worth it to pay the extra money for a well-fitting suit.

Monday, August 19, 2013

38 Weeks - And Then Came the Stretch Marks

38 Weeks

38 Weeks

I've been feeling very unpretty lately. RDog and I are trying to do some "last things as a couple" activities. One of of those things was our last trip to the beach as a twosome. We went for a sunset walk Saturday night and RDog got in paparazzi mode. H got some great shots that made me feel a teenie bit pretty again.

How far along: 38 weeks

Development:  My baby app tells me our little monkey is the size of a bunch of celery but I feel that I am growing a much larger baby that that.

Movement: ALL THE TIME. This little guy never stops. On one hand I never really worry about kick counts because if I stop and think to myself, "when was the last time I felt him move?", he will immediately give me a big thump. It's bad because those big thumps hurt. 

Maternity Clothes:  I'm rotating five maternity dresses right now and a couple of skirts and tanks.

Stretch Marks:  The stretch marks have arrived. They started off last week with a few tiny purple marks and expand each day. My stomach is becoming a purple road map and it makes me sad.

Best moment of my week: I've had two great weekends. My parents came up for one last pre-baby visit two weeks ago. Last weekend was spent doing some last activities before parenthood; a movie date, beach walk, marshmallow cookout and pool day with friends.

Worst moment:  A TMI moment; my first cervical check. Ugggg, apparently, I have a sensitive cervix . . . not fun. 

Sleep:  Not so hot lately. The best way for me to sleep lately has been sitting up and that is not an easy feat. 

Miss Anything:  Sleeping

Food Cravings: Popsicles

Aversions:  None

Gender:  Baby Boy

Symptoms: Baby boy is pushing so hard on my stomach, some days I wonder if I am going to bruise.

Belly Button: It's out

Rings:  On - not swollen yet!

Moody or Happy:  Pretty moody. 

Looking Forward: To meeting my little guy. There's a full moon tomorrow night; hopefully that will get something going.

Friday, August 9, 2013

House Tour - Baby's Room

While I'm counting down the days until I have a baby in my arms and not in my belly, I thought I'd give you a tour of our little one's room.

To give you an idea of what I was working with, here is the before picture.


This was taken before the old owners moved out. The room had hot pink walls and closet doors and a green door. I think this illustrates why you should never let teenagers pick paint colors (we also have a black room courtesy of a teenage boy).

I always knew this would someday be a nursery so I painted it two years ago when we started talking seriously about baby making. I was inspired by a light gray color I saw in the magazine Style At Home. This room had purple and blue accents and I knew it would work perfectly for either a boy or a girl. When I saw one of my favorite home blogs, For The Love of a House, used the same color in her kitchen, I was sold.

Here is the room today.

Baby room

The color is Benjamin Moore's Gray Owl. I also had to repaint the trim because it was not my preferred semi-gloss finish. The doors also got a few coats of Benjamin Moore's Simply White.

We wanted a cozy rug for baby to play on. I know it's too small for the size of the room (baby is lucky to have a huge room and his own bathroom too!) but it's all we could afford right now. On the plus side, it's the softest rug I've ever felt.

Baby room

In this corner, I placed a student's abandoned shop class project that I scooped up on the last day of school. I painted it using Benjamin Moore's Cloud White. I collect milk glass and have found a few old milk glass lamps over the years that I have rewired to be a little less of a fire hazard. Beside the lamp, is a stack of swaddles that I hope baby likes and underneath the table is a basket of stuffed animals that have been gifted to him.

Baby room

We were very fortunate to have RDog's parents offer to buy us the crib and mattress. And they were very patient with me as I picked out the right mattress (no scratchy vinyl please!) It is topped with an organic mattress cover and an Aden and Anais crib sheet. Babies spend so much time sleeping, I wanted to get him the best stuff to sleep on!

In the corner is an old shelving unit that we've had for years. It's traveled from our kitchen, dining room, basement, office to here. I hope to upgrade to a nice locally made bookcase soon (something like this in white). The shelves display some of the gifts he has received.

Baby room

Hopefully, he'll be stylish and like hats.

Baby room

Originally, I wanted a glider that didn't look like a glider, something like this. But again it was out of the budget. We settled on this one from Walmart. It is remarkably comfortable. And because it was less than $200, I won't feel guilty about getting rid of it when baby gets big. It's too ugly to stay in my house forever!

Baby room

This little shelf is one my father built for me when I was a kid to store my cds. We don't actually own a cd player but after a coat of paint, it became the perfect little shelf for books and knickknacks. The basket is from HomeSense and filled with blankets that were received as gifts (the top blanket was crocheted by RDog's mother).

Baby room

On this wall, we have his dresser that my father built me years ago. I upgraded to a new, much larger dresser and gave this one to baby. It needs some artwork above it but I haven't found anything that is just right and baby won't notice for a long time anyways!

My mother was convinced I would not need a designated changing spot and pad, so I compromised and went cheap, picking up a cheap plastic changing pad at Babies R Us. If it turns out we don't use it, it's no big loss. The top drawer holds all the diaper changing essentials. Next to the dresser, we put my childhood table set.

Baby room

I love opening his drawers, looking at his teenie clothes and smelling them too (baby smell is the best!)

Baby room

On the last wall on the room, baby has lots of closet space (lucky kid!).

Baby room

There's lots of room for all the diapers we've been gifted and his bigger clothes.

Baby room

More room for future toy storage. Which is great; this Momma does not like messes!

On the bottom are my hospital bags. I'm ready to get this show on the road!

Monday, August 5, 2013

36 Weeks - Still Pregnant

36 Weeks

RDog's mother called this morning to see how "the mum"  is doing. RDog's response was, "Well, every morning when she gets out of bed she sighs and says 'I'm still pregnant.'" That pretty much sums up how I am feeling lately.

How far along: 36 weeks

Development:  My baby app tells me our little monkey is the size of a coconut but I feel that I am growing a much larger baby that that.

Movement: ALL THE TIME. This little guy never stops.

Maternity Clothes:  I'm rotating five maternity dresses right now and a couple of skirts and tanks.

Stretch Marks:  None yet. My belly is pretty much the only area of my body that still has nice skin so I'd like it to stay that way (please body, cooperate). My early pregnancy eczema attack really did a number on my arms and legs and those scars don't seem  to be fading.

Best moment of my week:  The shower my friend, K,  had for me. I'm a very, very shy person and as a result do not have a lot of friends. I'm very grateful that one day a few years ago, K (a former neighbor) walked across the street, introduced herself, and said, "You look cool why don't you come over for a BBQ." We've been friends ever since. I'm so appreciative of the small friends shower she threw for me. 

Worst moment:  Being hormonal and emotional and slightly crazy most of the time. Seriously, I cry ALL THE TIME.

Sleep:  Not so hot lately. The best way for me to sleep lately has been sitting up and that is not an easy feat. 

Miss Anything:  Ice cream (no dairy for me because of my food sensitivities that have popped up while being pregnant)

Food Cravings: Chocolate chip cookies, lemonade and Happy Meals

Aversions:  None

Gender:  Baby Boy

Symptoms: I'm having a hard time breathing.

Belly Button: Popping out slightly

Rings:  On - not swollen yet!

Moody or Happy:  Pretty moody. Thank goodness RDog has a lot of patience because my moods are CRAZY.

Looking Forward: To not being pregnant

Monday, July 29, 2013

July Purchases

July Purchases

Banana Republic Bracelet: $13.80
J Crew Jackie Cardigan in Stripe with Anchor Buttons: $29.26
Old Navy Perfect Lightweight Sweater: $14.00
J Crew Factory Chainlink Bracelet: $21.24
Old Navy Perfect Rib Tank: $1.40 x 2
J Crew Favorite Tank: $7.20

Total: $88.30

I'm a big fan of the Jackie cardigan. At last count, I had 19 in my closet (yikes!). So when I spied the striped version for under $30, I knew I had to snag it.

No more maternity clothes for me. I'm nearing the finish line and have started thinking about what I will wear after my body gets back to normal (or close to it - hopefully - please, please, please). I can't wait to dive back into my closet and start playing with clothes again.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Waiting Game

July 25, 2013

July 25, 2013

Tank: Old Navy Maternity
Skirt: Old Navy Maternity
Shoes: Naturalizer
Necklace: Banana Republic

Sunday, July 21, 2013

34 Weeks

34 Weeks

How far along: 34 weeks

Development:  My baby app tells me our little monkey is the size of a cantaloupe. 

Movement: All the time, especially at night.  Every time I go for a check-up, the nurse has a hard time getting his heart beat count because he will not stay still long enough.

Maternity Clothes:  I'm rotating five maternity dresses right now and a couple of skirts and tanks.

Stretch Marks:  None yet.

Best moment of my week:  Organizing my little guy's nursery. I only have a couple things left to do and then I'll post pictures. I love going in his room and just rocking in the chair we have in there. It's so peaceful. 

Worst moment:  When my grandmother didn't come to my baby shower. She had been after me for years to have a baby. I remember when I got the all-clear to start telling relatives, she was one of the first people I called. She was so excited! So it really hurt my feelings that she did not come to my baby shower. She said she was too busy with farm chores to get away. She didn't even tell me or my mother. She told my aunt who passed on the message. And then after the shower was over, she called my parent's house but didn't ask to speak to me; she talked to my aunt. It would have been nice even if she had just talked to me on the phone to tell me why she didn't come.

I was also really sad that RDog didn't come to the baby shower either. All my family was there. His parents traveled four hours to be there too. RDog was away on a golf/boys weekend but got home the morning of the shower. I asked him to come but he said he didn't want to spend the money on gas (it's about a hour and half drive). I suspect the real reason was because he wanted to spend the day in the basement watching loud movies. I don't know what's going on with him lately; maybe he is going through some kind of pre-baby crisis. All he wants to do is sit in the basement and watch tv and play on his IPad. And his memory is HORRIBLE. The man has always been absent minded, but it has reached epic levels lately. I can vent here about him because he no longer bothers to look at my blog. 

Sleep:  Not so hot lately. The baby has been punching my insides a lot at night and keeping me up all night. 

Miss Anything:  A variety of sleep positions (stomach, back)

Food Cravings: Chocolate chip cookies

Aversions:  None

Gender:  Baby Boy

Symptoms: Not a lot. I just get a little nauseous if I don't eat enough. I've been so busy with my summer nesting projects, that sometimes I forget to eat lunch.

Belly Button: It's flat now but I suspect it will be an outie soon

Rings:  On - not swollen yet!

Moody or Happy:  I'm awfully moody lately.

Looking Forward: Meeting my little guy

Like I mentioned, my baby shower was last week. I wasn't able to get a lot of pictures, but my father-in-law took a few. 

The shower took place in my parent's back yard, where RDog and I were married five years ago. My aunt used her connections to get us a big tent, which was great because it was a hot day!

The diaper cake my parents made with our baby pictures.

With my mother (she HATES getting her picture taken) and my mother-in-law.


Opening gifts.

 I was really fortunate to get a lot of stuff! Our little guy, will not need any clothes for a long time. A lot of people came to the shower; aunts, cousins, childhood friends, my mother's friends and even my childhood babysitter. Many of them had to travel to get there so I am especially appreciative.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

Tank: Old Navy Maternity
Skirt: J Crew Factory
Shoes: Super Old
Necklace: Mexx

In the process of cleaning out the baby's room, I also had to clean out his closet, aka my second closet. The whole process took a lot longer than I expected; three days of cleaning out junk, washing furniture and clothes and putting everything away. A plus side of the cleaning out process was that I found this dress.

Yes, it is a dress. It's called the Sanur dress from J Crew Factory. I bought it a couple of years ago and immediately didn't like it because it was a strapless dress and I like to wear bras with straps. I'm not sure why I bought it in the first place (probably because it was on super sale!). I put it up on EBay but had no takers so it sat languishing in my second closet for a long time.

This week I rediscovered it and it turns out that the Sanur dress makes a perfect skirt for an almost 34 week pregnant belly. I'm excited to have one more option in my very small wardrobe.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Loving

Although not much is going on fashion wise (I'm basically recycling three outfits now), I'm having a great summer. This is the best I've felt throughout my entire pregnancy. I thought I'd share what I've been up to so far this summer.

Lots of laundry!

I'm such a dork.

I hate having messy stacks of t-shirts and sweaters in my closet so on my first day of vacation, I re-folded everything in the closet using my newly purchased Miracle Folder. And I had fun doing so!

Lots of reading. I'm sticking to pool  reads and baby books.


I love having a homemade treat in the house for RDog. He is getting spoiled lately. He gets breakfast made for him every morning and hasn't had to do any house cleaning since I've stopped working. I keep telling him not to get too used to this; things will most likely change when the baby arrives!

Painting. I've actually made a list of all the little things I want to paint over the next few weeks. Again, I"m a dork

First up, were these wooden chairs whose former bright yellow color has been clashing with our house (that we moved into three years ago). Eight dollars worth of paint and an afternoon later, they are a much better match. I should have done that sooner.

This week's painting project; two little tables made by my school's shop class students and the baby's dresser.

I also worked on putting together some favors for my baby shower this weekend.

I used the containers from our wedding candy buffet five years ago. I popped in some Bath and Body Works candles and used some washi tape to add a little color.

Speaking of our five year anniversary, we celebrated with a fancy meal out. :p

 On our actual anniversary, I had two doctor appointments and a ton of errands to run. It was also the hottest day of the summer so far. By the time supper time arrived, I just wanted to veg by the pool so we got some yummy burger takeout to celebrate.

 And lastly, after three years of having an empty living room, we finally have a couch.

Maybe now that our house is finally not looking so bare, I'll actually put together my blog house tour that I've been meaning to do ever since we moved in (three years ago - opps).

Sunday, July 7, 2013

32 Weeks

32 weeks

How far along: 32 weeks

Development:  My baby app tells me our little monkey is the size of a bok choy. the doctor said on Friday that he is weighing just at five pounds and is measuring in the 75th percentile.

Movement: All the time, especially at night. He does not like it if I sleep on my side and protests by punching my insides

Maternity Clothes:  I'm rotating five maternity dresses right now and a couple of skirts and tanks.

Stretch Marks:  None yet.

Best moment of my week:  Having an ultrasound and getting to see his cute little nose and mouth. And hair - he has hair!

Worst moment:  Going to our prenatal class and getting a little overwhelmed. Labor is coming soon and that scares the poop out of me.

Sleep:  Ok once I get myself arranged at the perfect angle that he will tolerate without punching me and that does not leave me lying flat on my back. It takes some doing to get the pillows arranged around me.

Miss Anything:  My clothes. I started cleaning out my closet (one of my summer vacation chores that I love - I'm a dork). I discovered all kinds of clothes that I forgot about. I can't wait to wear them again.

Food Cravings: Burgers

Aversions:  No aversions just my food sensitivities that are driving me crazy. Dairy is still on the no-go list.

Gender:  Baby Boy

Symptoms: I get braxton hicks quite often but have discovered that swimming is the cure for that. I"m actually feeling better now than I have at any other point in my pregnancy.

Belly Button: Slowly moving out. 

Rings:  On - not swollen yet!

Moody or Happy:  Pretty happy most of the time. I love being home. Puttering around the house, napping and swimming on my own schedule has made me pretty happy.

Looking Forward: My baby shower next weekend!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


June 30, 2013

June 30, 2013

Dress: Motherhood Maternity
Shoes: Zellers
Purse: Kate Spade

RDog and I went away on a mini weekend getaway last weekend. We hopped over to Prince Edward Island, one of our favorite places for quick getaways. It's great because there is so much to do; it's very much a tourist-friendly province. We spent the weekend antiquing and eating mostly. I'm all about crab cakes and lobster rolls this summer.

We also discovered this spot, The Dunes. It is now one of my favorite PEI spots. The gardens were so pretty, I couldn't resist taking a couple blog photos, even though I'm not feeling too fashionable lately.

The uncomfortable phase of pregnancy has set in. Who knew a year ago when I was doing an hour and half of Jillian Michaels workouts a day that walking up and down the stairs or even getting out of my chair would be such a challenge! Nine more weeks left!

Friday, June 28, 2013

June Purchases

June Purchases

Motherhood Maternity Sleeveless Button Front Maternity Dress - $ 54.98
Motherhood Maternity Short Sleeve Belt Dress in Rose Violet and Baja Blue - $31.49 x 2
Motherhood Maternity Empire Waist Dress in Floral Print and Black - $ 31.49 x 2
J Crew Tank - $8.99

Total: $189.93

This was the month of my big maternity shopping spree and my one J Crew tank top (ordered on super sale just because I miss getting J Crew packages!)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

30 Weeks

30 Weeks

I'm a little bit late posting this update so this picture is actually at 30 weeks and 4 days.

How far along: 30 weeks

Development:  Our little monkey is the size of a large head of cabbage

Movement: All the time, especially at night. It's crazy to be able to feel a limb every now and again. My mother got to feel him move for the first time this weekend which was really exciting.

Maternity Clothes:  Everything is maternity now except cardigans (which I cannot button).

Stretch Marks:  None yet but I  am usually heavily lotioned up.

Best moment of my week:  Spending time with my family over the weekend. I saw a lot of family members I haven't seen in years. I was worried that I would get negative comments about how large I am but everyone was so sweet and told me multiple ties how good I look

Worst moment:  Braxton Hicks contractions are no fun. I think I've been getting them for awhile but just finally figured out what they are.

Sleep:  Pretty good. I wake up really early but when I'm asleep, it's usually a nice deep sleep.

Miss Anything:  Red wine (missed it big time at my cousin's wedding last weekend) and laying on my stomach.

Food Cravings: Cookies

Aversions:  None

Gender:  Baby Boy

Symptoms: A little dizzy once in awhile. I also feel uncomfortable if I eat too much. And I'm noticing that I get tired out a lot easier than normal. Two weekends ago, I set out with the mission of cleaning my house and then getting my garden and flower pots ready for summer. I barely got through a fraction of the stuff I wanted to accomplish.

Belly Button: Slowly moving out. I cried a little bit yesterday night when I noticed it's almost an outie.

Rings:  On

Moody or Happy:  Pretty happy most of the time.

Looking Forward: Our fifth wedding anniversary next week. On the same day, I have an ultrasound scheduled so I'll get to to see our little guy one more time.

Monday, June 24, 2013

One Dress, Two Flowers

June 20, 2012

Dress: Motherhood Maternity
Shoes: Karen Scott
Flower: J Crew

I wore this dress to my school's graduation last week. The dress didn't fit right around the shoulders and revealed a bit too much of my bra. My quick fix was a lot of safety pins. I used the flower pin (in my school's colors) to hide some of my handiwork.

On the weekend, I wore the same dress to my cousin's wedding. Because this was a longer event and I want ed to feel comfortable all day long (and be safety pin free), I actually sewed the dress to my bra straps. There were absolutely no wardrobe malfunctions.

June 22, 2013

I liked the look of a flower on the dress so much, I used another flower accessory (again from J Crew) and added pearls from RDog and my clutch from Danier Leather.

By the way, that's my dad walking by in the background. We were just hanging around and waiting during the break between the ceremony and reception. RDog went into full paparazzi mode to pass the time.


He caught me and my grandfather. My Grandpere hates to get his picture taken. So of course, I encourage RDog to take as many of Grandpere as possible just to be a pain. I'm sure there were were some French curse words directed towards RDog at some point during the night.  But it was all in fun. My grandfather is a secret sweetie underneath (at least that's what I tell RDog).

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Prom 2013

June 18, 2013

June 18, 2013

Dress: Motherhood Maternity
Clutch: Danier Leather
Shoes: Merona (super old)

Last Tuesday night was prom night, one of my favorite nights of the year. I love to see the students dressed up and I love to get dressed up too!

I bought this dress about a month ago and was saving it for graduation events and my baby shower. I was a bit upset to realize that it didn't fit as perfectly as I originally thought, which seems to be the theme with any maternity clothing I can find. 

The straps didn't sit right on my shoulders and anyone standing to the side of me could see right into my dress and check out my very stylish beige maternity bra. Uggggg! The temporary solution to get me through the night was lot of fashion tape and wearing my hair in front of my shoulders  to try to disguise it.

I'm getting sick of maternity clothes. Then, of course, I had to torture myself and look back to see what I wore to proms of the past.

Prom 2012

2012 - Oh how I miss those skinny legs.

Prom 2011


Prom 2010

2010 - This one makes me realize how I have changed a bit fashion-wise over the life of this blog. I thought I was hot stuff that night but looking at it now all I can think is how awful that ruching is. It makes the dress look wrinkly. 

Ok, this is the end of the rant of a hormonal pregnant lady who just wants a few pieces of clothing that fit her properly!

Have a great day!