( skirt and shoes: h&m ~ mens denim: forever 21 ~ t shirt: catalina island)
six months ago i was thinking to myself its going to feel like forever before i have this baby. i had so many ideas about how i wanted to blog about every moment and do outfit posts, now fast forward six months and now im due in three months and havent done any of that! i cant believe how fast it went and how lazy i've gotten. but alas heres my new favorite outfit that i slapped on just for you guys. since my pants officially dont button i am moving on to stretchy skirts and my husbands clothes (which he is just thrilled about).
thus far pregnancy has been smooth sailing. i have managed to keep the stretch marks away (for now) and have been eating as well as i can. recently i have had the delightful privilege of experiencing braxton hicks but my theory on this is the more the merrier since i am going to try and go into this birthing situation natural i figure it will better prepare me for when i go into labor and im not freaking out since i have never experienced it before. this way i will have a slight idea as to how its going to go down and i will already have my technics on dealing with the pain. one can only hope for the best.
for those of you mamas out there who did it without pain meds what were some of your technics in handling it? id love to hear all about it!
my oldest sister surprised my other sister courtney and i with a little weekend getaway to catalina island. the weather couldn't have been anymore perfect for our little trip. it was so nice to be able to relax and explore the island. all of us girls live pretty busy lives in different ways and we dont always get a chance to spend time together one on one. sometimes you forget how important it is to do that with your siblings if you have them. i know i take for granted having my sisters, you get so used to seeing them here and there that you lose track of how much time has gone by or how you didn't know certain things about them that you thought you did. its important to catch up every now and again even if just for a moment.
going to catalina for the weekend was something i think we all needed in our own way. it will probably be the last little trip i take before i become a mom and have freedom to do things. it will be something that i will always cherish with my sisters.
lately i have been itching to make some homemade baby clothes but between my sad excuse of a sewing machine and living in a town with hardly any good fabric stores around my motivation has been, well, non existent. but chad and i's third year wedding anniversary is this month and he bought me a brand spankin new sewing machine that completely knocks the socks off my old one.
that being said i thought i would at least try and make do with what i got. so if you live in a small town like i do and hardly any of the fabric stores in your area carry standard jersey knit fabric then i have a solution for you! walmart has officially become my new bff for carrying cheap jersey t shirts that come in 5XL. the shirt was only 5 dollars and i still have enough fabric to make another pair of leggings and possibly a headband. once i found the t shirt i started on a hunt for a baby legging pattern that didnt involve owning a pair of leggings already and wasn't too complicated. i finally stumbled upon what i think is the best baby legging tutorial out there. the pattern is free, very easy to follow, and you can choose three different sizes to make. you can find it here.
after making the leggings i took fabric paint and hand painted all the triangles. you can either do it before or after, its up to you. i want you to know i was intensely tempted to do cat head silhouettes instead of triangles but given that i do that on almost everything and i don't know what gender wolfgang is a decided against it. i do have a feeling that my little wolfgang is going to be decked out in leggings about 99% of the time. happy sunday ya'll much love, c.
recently while visiting with friends and family in colorado i had the wonderful opportunity to photograph hannah and rachel! these girls are both simply fabulous, they are so sweet and kind yet have that perfect amount of spice in them to liven any mood, i had a fabulous time photographing them. can you believe they are twins?!?! they both have a passion for horse riding so i was ecstatic to grab a few horse pictures in the mix (even though to be honest i find horses to be extremely intimidating eeek!). these are just a few of my favorite shots from that day. enjoy!