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Well, I am 37 weeks pregnant! I can’t believe how fast time is flying. It seems like I just announced to you all I was pregnant back in January! Pregnancy has a way of being beautiful, amazing and awful and dreadful all at the same time. Lol, I was so sick up until about 20 weeks pregnant. I also ended up with the flu and a sinus infection too. Oh, and diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Yeah, these past 9 months have not been so lovely. However, I’d do it all again just to have my little baby here with me.
Motherhood has a way of giving you a new outlook on life. You guys already see how I am with Camille. She is my shining joy and I don’t know how life would be without her. I am terribly nervous about having a second child because all Camille knows is being an only child. Thats all we know too as her parents. The adjustment I know may be a little difficult. But, she is SUPER excited to become a big sister! Just the other day she told me her baby brother is coming on Father’s Day. Now, I am not due until June 30th, but does she know something we don’t? I guess we’ll find out soon!
Last week I started experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions which I did not experience in my last pregnancy with Camille. It was not a fun experience let me tell you! Also, I have been dealing with a leg cramp for the past four days too. So far, I am only 1 cm dilated, but as we know with any pregnancy, things can change quick! I had Camille at 38 weeks so I am keeping in mind that Xavier may come early as well. Eric and I decided to place a bet on when Xavier arrives. I said by the 20th, Eric is betting on the 24th. Please cross your fingers that I win! I requested that he cleans the kitchen for a month! Lol.
As time is winding up with my final pregnancy, I’ve decided to spend these last few weeks trying to enjoy some time to myself. Just quiet time reflecting and enjoying the peace and quiet around me. I plan to take myself to breakfast, finish reading a book, grab a coffee at Whole Foods in the morning. Just simple things that I usually take for granted on the days Camille goes to school. When Xavier gets here, those days of having time to myself alone will be far and few. Although him and I will have our bonding time which I am excited about, I still want to enjoy those little moments of just me. Alone in my own thoughts or reading a book dreaming up the characters and plots, deciding how the story will end. Do you guys have those moments where you just enjoy being alone? I sure do!
But, lets discuss this Free People dress!
It’s simply a head turner. I’ve gotten so many compliments and stops/stares at this dress. My friend Renae from Renae Style Diary wore it when we were out taking pics of each other for our blogs. She had it in white and told me she found it at Marshalls for $40!!! I fell in love with hers as soon as I saw it. Just my luck, about a month later I saw the dress at Marshalls but in this gorgeous purple shade. I am wearing a size medium, so I have some room for the belly. It is a short dress, so I put on some denim shorts underneath. However, you can wear it as a cute mini dress just fine. I am sure a small would probably fit me better once I am no longer pregnant. If you can’t find this dress at your local Marshall’s, I was able to find it for you in blue!!! Its linked above!! Grab this dress quick as there are only a few sizes left!!! I am considering getting the blue one myself!
**Updated to add: I found the dress in purple but not for the price I paid, I also found it on eBay for a little less. Its linked above too! **
So, whats to come with AFL blog in the next few weeks?
I hope that I can get in a few more blog posts before he arrives. Sunday I’ll be sharing with you whats in my diaper bag and maybe another style related post for next week. Thats if I can fit anything at that point. When he does come, I don’t think I will be able to post as often as I would like. Of course, I will be adjusting to my new normal. But, the blog will still go on! Just give me some time to get settled in and adjusted.
Also, have you seen Xavier’s Little Man Cave Nursery reveal? If not, be sure to click the link! I am so thrilled that it came out as wonderful as it did. I can’t wait to hold him and rock him to sleep in his room. So many sweet and crazy moments are to come. I am excited and grateful for all of them!