Welp, we are getting there. The count down it on! It’s weird to feel like a human ticking time bomb. Back when I was teaching, I would always have bad dreams the last few weeks of summer. I would dream about missing my alarm and being late on the first day, not being prepared, etc… Well, those dreams have started again. Not about school though, about birth. I woke up like 5 times last night stressing about things that I didn’t have ready yet. Do we have enough towels? Do we have a blanket to use right as they put her on my chest? What do I want to wear during labor at home? (Have I mentioned we are having a home birth?) I know if she came right at this moment none of those things would really matter and wouldn’t make or break anything, but it gets the best of me while I sleep I guess.
I am ready to be done. I’ve mentioned it before but I am not someone who loves pregnancy. I used to carry a lot of guilt around because of that but I’ve accepted it. I wish I was someone who made statements like “i’ve never felt sexier” but grunting when I put on my socks or the constant pressure I feel on my crotch is not what I define as sexy. I know Kev and I are blessed to be able to get pregnant. It is something I don’t take lightly, but I am still entitled to having feelings about it. It really is a miracle (and super science fictiony) that you grow a human inside of you, but I struggle with the journey. I would really just love to hold our baby girl and put this all behind us. I am so excited to meet her, to love her and for her to be a part of our family.
I pretty much wear some sort of combination of this outfit everyday. Jeans, a tank top, an open flannel or denim shirt, shoes and accessories. I was never pregnant in the winter with Rowan, so this is a whole new ball game for me. It is difficult!
Belt: Crew Cuts
Skirt: H&M (similar)
Minnetonka Boots: Zappos
Striped Top: H&M (similar)
Maternity Denim Top: H&M (similar)
Maternity Jeans: H&M (similar)
Boots: c/o Wanted
Glasses: c/o Lookmatic
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Is there anything cuter than the two of you? Nope!! Rowan looks like an absolute doll–I love how you dress her and she’s such a little model! I appreciate your honesty about pregnancy. I know nothing of it and to be honest, it all scares the shit out of me, so it’s nice to read something so honest about the journey and that’s not so perfect, but that’s ok, because at the end you’ll have another beautiful baby to add to stinkin’ cute family!
Jen, you both look great! Don’t feel bad about not liking pregnancy! I HATED being pregnant with Hudson! I’m just glad he’s part of our family and that’s that! Praying for you guys as you end your pregnancy journey and start your new adventures as a more complete family!
YAY HOMEBIRTH! I don’t think you have mentioned that cause I would have definitely picked up on it. My first son was born at home and my second was almost born at home…we transferred to hospital (nothing super scary or anything, he was just a BIG baby). Was Rowan born at home? I absolutely LOVED my homebirth…best decision I’ve ever made. I hate pregnancy too..I am also blessed to be able to get pregnant easily and have non-eventful pregnancies, but it is SO HARD on your body. Especially this late in the game, I don’t blame you for being done. You look amazing, though. The fact that you are actually dressed and looking cute is WAY more than I can say about my last few weeks of pregnancy. Good luck!
Jen! You look so great. I know you don’t feel it, but I couldn’t even tell you were preggers in the picture of you and Rowan smooching! You’re almost done. You can do it!!
And of course still is the cutest and most sassy heels! You one beautiful momma. : )
Oh you both looks so cute! Winter preggo dressing is hard! All those layers just don’t want to fit over a bump. Love this outfit though I’ll have to copy it
Hang in there! I can only imagine how difficult it must be. I have to say, though, that for someone like me who is terrified of getting pregnant, hearing your stories and your reflections on it makes it not so scary.
Rowan is such a cutie!
I have a feeling I’m going to dislike pregnancy too lol
Totally in the same boat. I’ve loved the pregnancy journey so far but now at a tad over 7 months, loosing my breath when I bend over, not being able to put my shoes on with out much effort and the whole not feeling sexy at all thing is getting old. I’m so blessed and thankful to be experiencing this but after 2 more months of it I’ll be beyond thankful it’s over 🙂
So glad to hear someone else say this about pregnancy, you mostly hear about those that love it whereas it leaves the rest of us wondering why we aren’t feeling the same way. I think you’ve summed it up very well – it is journey but a struggle! Good luck with the last few weeks.
adore the second pic of you + R! so sweet!! hope everything goes well for you in the last weeks… we have 6 weeks left until our #2 arrives and i am feeling pretty ‘done’ at this point too 🙂
well, that smooch picture is the cutest! love your outfits, your girl is a doll! xo
you are the cutest preggo! i’m danielle’s friend and she was raving about you to a bunch of us via texts tonight 🙂 🙂 i just read your about me and realized we have kids the same age (roughly) my son jake was born on 9//21//10 and my little girl is 3 weeks old. how much longer do you have left?
keep in touch girl. – esther
You look amazing (and those boots are so great)! There are so many things about pregnancy that scare me – it’s so wonderful to hear such an honest discussion about it (both in what you said and in the comments it prompted). You are handling winter pregnancy dressing SO well – definitely something for the rest of us to aspire to!
You are both so sweet! I love your maternity style!
Jen you look so great. The picture of you squatting down and kissing Rowan? Who would know you are even pregnant! I am praying that you make it through these last days of pregnancy with a perfect balance of rest and productivity.
I feel exactly the same!!! I feel blessed and i’m so happy but dont really like being pregnant and right now (I’m on my 38 week), I feel uncomfortable most of the time . And I make noises when putting my socks on, and trying to get up of the couch. I feel huge, not myself at all. I’m ready for the next step of this journey and knowing i might have another two weeks of this ahead it’s just really difficult.
Anyway, you look great and Rowan is just beautiful, such a sweet kid
Rowan is so cute, love her outfit pics. The pics that you are together are amazing!
AD-OR-ABLE outfits!! Love that you write about real stuff! I relate so much!! 🙂
Love her outfit!!!
Oh, these are some of my favorite ever photos of both of you! 🙂
SO sweet! And I wore a similar outfit at the end of al of my pregnancies (funny, even 14 years ago! Fitted tank w/ open shirt is perfect. :)) But love those boots too!!
Hang in there friend–you’re almost there. 🙂
love these photos of you two!! Great style and a perfect mama/baby pair 🙂
Yay homebirth!!! One of the benefits is that even if you don’t get everything ‘together’ it’s all still there if you need it. I had my second at home six weeks ago and I’ll never give birth any other way. It was so nice to just get straight into my bed when he was out (and he was ten pounds so I was seriously ready to lay down after pushing him out <3). Good luck momma and don't stress. 🙂
hi ~ i just had to say that i came across the picture of your daughter on the babbles best dressed babies. and can i say, oh my stars, she is simply divine. probably not news to you but i just had to say. ~carmen wasserman