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Pregnancy + A Pumpkin Patch

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October 24, 2016

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’ve been loving this shirt (remember it here?), because it’s big enough to cover the bump + then some. And less than $20! I’m tempted to get it in every color. Ya gotta stick with what works, right?

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…

XO

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Pumpkin patch: striped tee, vest, denim, scarf, booties

Pumpkin patch: striped tee, vest, denim, scarf, booties
Pumpkin patch: striped tee, vest, denim, scarf, booties
Pumpkin patch, dad and daughter
Pumpkin patch: striped tee, vest, denim, scarf, booties
Pumpkin patch, dad and daughter
Pumpkin patch

Pumpkin patch: striped tee, vest, denim, scarf, booties
Pumpkin patch: striped tee, vest, denim, scarf, booties
Pumpkin patch: striped tee, vest, denim, scarf, booties
  1. Ashley says:

    Aw! You look adorable!

  2. Chelsea says:

    I’m so in love with your scarf!!!!

  3. Lindsay says:

    Look how cute you are!! You look so happy, comfy, and stylish in these photos, and I’m going to check out that shirt NOW!

  4. Lauren says:

    Omg, Harper’s little excited face is adorable! And you look GREAT! Always gorgeous, pregnant or not.

  5. SO adorable. Love the photos!!

  6. Beth says:

    You look fabulous. Feeling stylish, cute, and like a normal, functioning human during pregnancy is so hard with a toddler to run around after. I think you definitely can pull it off.

  7. LOVE those boots! It can be so hard to feel like your beautiful self during pregnancy but you look amazing!

  8. Krista Nile says:

    Loving your outfit!!

  9. Aubrey says:

    So so cute! Hoping I can pull together cute looks like this during my second pregnancy! You go girl 🙂

  10. JeeYoung W says:

    You look so cute!! Love that outfit!!

  11. Diedre says:

    You are the cutest pregnant lady I’ve ever seen! Seriously, I love your blog and Instagram.

  12. Logan says:

    Looks like you’ve got the cutest pumpkin in the patch! You are adorable!

  13. Lauren says:

    Ugh I got huge with my second (and diabetes) 8 years after my first….but this post is SO cute I’m getting baby fever even though I’d probably be as big as a house with #3 lol

  14. Lee Anne says:

    You look so cute! I adore this look on you, that scarf is perfect! I need that in my life 🙂

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  15. Mary Barham says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!! especially the stripes and scarf!

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