dress (only $24) || bracelet
If you follow me on Snapchat (themoderntulip) you know the funny story behind these photos. But if you don't have Snap I don't want to leave you out of the fun! So.... this dress actually would not zip up on me because I'm a dummy and ordered it in my non-pregnant size, but I had to take these photos for my collaboration with Tobi. I told Jon we had to find a private place to take these pictures because my entire back down all the way down to my butt and underwear were wide open for the world to see AHHH!
So we found these weird little twig huts on the ETSU campus and the area was deserted since school is out for Summer. Y'all, I kid you not, as soon as I got out of the car and ran into position a couple pushing a baby stroller rolled on up to scope out these huts. A man walking his dog LET HIS DOG OFF HIS LEASH to run free... it was pure chaos and I was slowly backing into a corner trying to hide my butt! #bloggerproblems
The bright side - I don't look totally scared to death in these photos AND I have a new pretty dress to wear post birth :)
** You get 50% off your first purchase with Tobi. They have the cutest sandals, sunglasses and tops like this one.
So I've hardly talked about this pregnancy at all here on the blog. I don't know why I just hardly even think about it! I know that sounds terrible, but being the second child, my whole world doesn't revolve around it like it did with Maddox. Sad, but true.
So a couple of things I want to remember from this stage...
// Baby Girl sits HIGH up under my ribs at all times. To the extent that I get shortness of breath and feel like she's crushing my rib cage and organs.
// All I want is lemonade all the time. I swear they know me at McAlister's Deli now and just simply ask what flavor I want today.
// Heartburn is constant. I had heartburn with Maddox nightly, but with girlfriend it is all day. Every day.
// She is so active all the time. It feels like she never sleeps because I'm constantly feeling her jab, roll, squirm, hiccup every moment. She does not like when Maddox lays on my belly and puts pressure on her. She jabs him right back.
// Her nursery is almost finished. I lack curtains and hanging wall decor. I seriously can't wait to reveal it in the next few weeks!
// We have finally decided on a name. It's official... I bought a monogram. I am so happy to finally call her something other than Baby Girl when Jon and I talk about her.
Everything is going great with this pregnancy. I am just so grateful for another healthy baby and I still just can't believe it's a girl. Can't believe it! I dream about giving birth to her and seeing her sweet face for the first time. It takes me back to Maddox's birth and brings tears to my eyes. Oh motherhood... you are simply the sweetest journey.
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