It’s been getting harder and harder to hide, so I thought it was high time to give you guys a bit of a life update: Brian and I are expecting our first baby!
I’m now about 16 weeks along, and to tell you the truth it still feels surreal most of the time. Although I’ve always wanted to be a mom, being pregnant is so different from what I expected. At the heart of it, I’ve never felt more out of control of my body or more in awe of it at the same time, and I’m starting to experience just what a miracle this whole process really is.
The first trimester was honestly pretty rough. Just a few months ago, I was probably the healthiest I’d ever been: I was finally in the habit of exercising about 5 times a week, and for the first time ever my diet had cleaned up enough that I actually enjoyed vegetables. Almost as soon as I got pregnant, the thought of anything other than grilled cheese, burgers, and french fries made me sick. I was also so tired that I was sneaking down to the empty warehouse for naps during my breaks at work, so exercise was undoubtedly the last thing on my mind. To add to that I’ve sort of been an emotional rollercoaster, and let’s just say I’m grateful to have a husband who’s as patient and kind as mine is.
Symptoms have settled down a lot in the last few weeks, save for an odd day here or there where I feel all the full blown first trimester symptoms all over again. It’s also starting to feel real as the bump becomes more evident (though to be honest, I still can’t fathom the thought of birthing a human being). We’ll be renovating and moving this summer as well so things are going to be overwhelming, but we’re so grateful and excited to get to move into this new life stage.
So what’s happening with the blog in the next little while? Well, prior to getting pregnant I always thought I’d be able to make do with most of my wardrobe for the majority of the nine months. I was quickly and swiftly proven wrong: my jeans started feeling uncomfortable, oh… maybe 4 weeks in, if I’m being generous?! Thanks to my first trimester lifestyle I’ve probably gained about 15 pounds already, and although I may have created the illusion of being a stylish pregnant person here, most days I’ve just been living in my maternity leggings, oversized Hatch tops (which by the way, are currently on sale at Shopbop with code EVENT18 and a great investment if you are/are planning to getting pregnant), and comfy sneakers. it’s honestly been a little hard to feel good about myself, especially since I know I have quite a while to go, but I’m reminding myself of the privilege of growing a life and that as long as baby and I are healthy, everything is A-OK.
I’m hoping that, especially as it gets warmer, I’ll find more joy in learning to dress my changing body. I aim to continue utilizing what I can in my wardrobe, and to invest in new pieces with intent, looking for clothes that make me feel good and will be practical both now and beyond. I know that “fewer, better things” might be harder with a big life change, but I want to take on that challenge especially in a world where a new baby often means acquiring so many new things. We’ll see how this goes!
And of course, since this is entirely new for me, if you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see (or not), please let me know as well!
Jacket | ALLSAINTS (3 years old, similar currently 25% off with code EVENT18!)
Sweater | TOPSHOP (4 years old)
Skirt | Aritzia
Shoes | LOQ (from last season but I love this brand + highly recommend this leather pair or the mule version for spring – they’re currently on sale with code EVENT18!)