You might have noticed that it’s been nearly a month since I last posted a style post. It’s not so much that it has skipped my mind, but more that nearly 32 weeks pregnant and 97 degrees makes for quite the dressing conundrum. Not so much of a conundrum, I guess, it’s more that I feel like I wear some version of the same thing just about every day. Which, by the way, I’m totally okay with, but figured you guys might be bored by. Currently it’s dress, accessories, repeat. However, since this will likely be my last baby bump, and it’s growing by the minute, it seemed only right to document it. So how is 32 weeks? My stomach feels stretched to the max and yet I know it will somehow manage to continue to grow. I made it out of my pregnancy with Parker with just the tiniest little stretch mark that disappeared when my stomach went back to normal, but that doesn’t seem possible with this one and I’m trying to just be okay with that. Easier said than done. Also, pretty sure I will be in need of belly button reconstructive surgery thanks to the umbilical hernia these babes have given me. Is that a thing?! (It is… I just googled it! Has anyone had it?!) Am I making anyone else want to have a baby yet?! Ha! Here’s the truth of the matter, though. I cannot wait to meet this little girl. And I’m trying to relish every movement, every kick, and every sleepless moment in the middle of the night while she’s wide awake knowing that in less than two months, those feelings and flutters will be but a memory. Instead I will be face to face with both my baby girls, the only ones who have heard my heart beat from within.
By the way, after having an April baby and now a late August baby, I’m convinced that dressing in the third trimester in the summer is actually a total dream for this very reason. I’ve had to buy so few maternity clothes this pregnancy because so many flowy, resort-esque dresses just naturally fit over a baby bump. (Plus, hopefully I’ll still want to wear them come next summer.) This one is from my friend’s new company, Trove, and was made ethically in India. Their mission is to create jobs and opportunity for people around the world while creating stylish and well made garments in sizes 0-20. Every piece is made to order and this dress is hands down my favorite thing in my closet at the moment. (PS. It even has pockets. For free shipping just enter EffortlessChic at checkout!)
Photography by Katie Jameson