A private little pumpkin patch at golden hour with my growing family. You guys. We had SO much fun – we drank hot apple cider, went on a hay ride, picked out a little pumpkin for Harper to paint, and ate great food.
It hit me yesterday just how grateful I am for this life. I know, I know. It sounds contrite, but I’m not sure I’ve ever felt that my life is complete. And now, expecting our second baby, I feel whole.
So…why is it that I only see my flaws when I look at these photos? I see expanding hips, and growing thighs. I see an extra layer that wasn’t there before. I’ve gained more weight sooner this pregnancy than I did with my first pregnancy. I don’t have as much time to exercise as I used to and I’m exhausted by the
end beginning of the day.
I’ve considered not posting as many outfit posts on here, but quickly realized that would be totally bogus. Why hide? I started this blog to document life – the sweet, the bad, the flaws. All of it.
And so, I try to remember my promise to myself when I first became pregnant: to give myself grace. And in this case, that means understanding that seeing my body change is hard. But it’s ok, and it will be ok.
Because when I’m living these moments, I’m happy. I feel good. I feel healthy, and I cherish these sweet moments with my little family.
That smile on my face? It’s real.
(Ok, onto very important things in life: the clothes.) Most of this look is non-maternity. This vest has been a fall staple for years, and I finally caved. How can you not when it’s HALF OFF right now? It’s a sign… 🙂
I picked up these sunnies from the SHOPBOP sale a couple of weeks ago. C U T E.
And, yep. You guessed it. I’m wearing my good ol’ comfortable booties.
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Here’s to a sweet week filled with lots and lots of grace…
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