For those that know me, I am a jeans and t-shirt girl, I rarely dress up unless I have clients in town or a friend is getting married. I think about all the times we have gone to dinner with friends and they are wearing their ‘night’ clothes and I have on my best jeans, clean top and possibly some heels. So when a friend gave me her maternity clothes I sat and stared at this dress for awhile. Not only was it a dress, but it was chambray…could I pull this off?
When I was in high school I worked at the GAP and chambray was extremely popular and I had a huge baggy shirt to prove it, oh and don’t forget the light denim boyfriend jean. Think of Jay Leno and it will tell you all you need to know. So I told myself, what the hell, I am pregnant, I will give it a try. So on my 23rd week, I slipped into that darling dress, added a scarf (I seem to wear them a lot, are they already out of style?) and jumped into my usual spot for my weekly picture.
My son is my photographer, he has loved to be involved any chance he can get. Most of the time you may also spot one of my fur babies (tail, foot, ear, head) lurking close by, they don’t leave my side, can they sense I am growing a human?
During this week, work was absolutely crazy. There is so much going on, I can hardly keep up. I have been taking deep breaths and sleeping often to combat the stress. What I didn’t do was hit the gym as often as I would have liked, but there is always tomorrow. Because of all the stress, I have been suffering from headaches daily. Given my history with Preeclampsia with my first child I have been watching things closely to monitor for any signs. Any time my socks are tight I get nervous but then I look at my socks and realize that I should buy looser socks because there is only a line on my calf and I am not swollen anywhere else. So back to my headaches, since I have had so many this week I decided to hit a pharmacy to do a quick blood pressure check. I jumped in the seat, nearly lost all circulation in my hand and viola 114/70…not bad at all. So with that behind me, I guess my hormones are surging, or the stress is getting to me at work. Time to do a bit of meditation and hit Yoga this week!