Where I’ve Been, What I’ve Been Wearing

I just logged on to WordPress for the first time in a few weeks, and I almost forgot my password! I don’t know if that’s pregnancy brain or a sign that I haven’t posted in way, way too long. Probably both!

So, what have I been up to? A lot, actually! In addition to traveling to Cleveland and Tampa for work, I also took a long weekend away to Panama City Beach with my husband. Call it our third anniversary trip, call it a babymoon — either way it was a great trip and I’m so glad we went!

We enjoyed a yummy dinner at Capt. Anderson’s, which I understand is a mainstay in that area, and played mini golf, spent a rainy Sunday at Dave & Buster’s and seeing “King Arthur,” and we did plenty of shopping, too. And of course we spent time on the beach!

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I bought this flyaway tankini top last year at Target. Here’s a similar style!

Although I had purchased a pair of maternity jeans, and black pants I can wear to work, I panicked when I realized my shorts and capris weren’t quite fitting anymore. I ended up finding a couple pairs at Avenue that have enough stretch or an elastic waist that I should be able to wear them most of the summer. Here’s a few things I found at Avenue, and some tops from Motherhood that I am getting a lot of use of:

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Motherhood peplum blouse, on sale for $19.97

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Motherhood pleated blouse, on sale for $24.99

Avenue pull-on shorts with tummy control, $24.50

Avenue pull-on shorts with tummy control, $24.50

Avenue poplin capri, $55

Avenue poplin capri, $55

Avenue ruched crepe capri, $45

Avenue ruched crepe capri, $45

Then last weekend I traveled to my parents’ home in New Jersey to celebrate my mom’s retirement from 24 years of teaching, and my cousin’s wedding in Manhattan. Two nights of dancing at almost seven months pregnant — I wasn’t sure I could keep up! But I sat and watched the dancing more than I normally would, so I was able to get out there for a few songs.

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At my mother’s retirement party with my beautiful family! I found this dress at Motherhood, and luckily I will be able to wear it after pregnancy, too. Here it is in straight sizes from Macy’s; apparently it’s sold out in plus, but there are other cute styles available!

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On a gorgeous evening in NYC! I got this dress from Pink Blush Maternity, and I can’t wait to wear it again! Hopefully with heels; I don’t think I’ve ever worn flats to a wedding!

I loved seeing my friends and family and getting to stay at my parents’ house one last time, as they are moving soon! So it was a meaningful, fun-filled trip with all the events taking place.

Now I’m pretty much staying put in Alabama until the baby comes! I’ll be sure to do a pregnancy check-in soon, and we’re making progress on the nursery, so a post on that is on the way, too.

Happy summer, everyone!

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