Monday, October 24, 2016

get your move on

Want to know what I did this weekend? On Saturday, I went to my last prenatal water aerobics class of the session. The class has been the highlight of my week for the past month, and I'm already looking forward to the next session. There's just something about the sense of weightlessness that can't be beaten. That, and during the session we ran a bunch of laps. The instructor later told us we almost ran a total of half a mile, which is basically the equivalent of a mile on land. #supermomstobe

I spent the rest of the day preparing (read: cleaning the house) for furniture delivery on Sunday. I wish I had a funny story to share, but I don't... unless you are amused by how strong delivery dudes are. No joke. Last year, one of the retiring professors in our department was giving away some stuff, including his pool table. Unable to pass up the offer, my husband and I wrangled up a few teammates from soccer to help us move it. That thing was insanely heavy for four of us. In order to get the new furniture in, the two movers picked it up and set it aside like it was nothing. I suspect after another session of water aerobics, I, too, will be that strong (ha ha). How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? 

(22 weeks)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

taste of fall

At the end of September, the temperature dropped for a few days to the mid-50s. It was amazing, especially after suffering through a summer full of days with heat indexes of 100+ degrees. I really started getting on board with cardigan + scarf + stretchy pants outfit formula last year, so it should come as no surprise that that's exactly what I wound up wearing on the first day that actually felt like fall.

Unfortunately a warm front is settling in now and the ten day forecast doesn't make it seem like cooler weather is on its way any time soon. Sad. And double sad because my order from The Limited just arrived and I'm loving this sweater and this cape. The cape is perfect, but I can't tell how pregger-friendly the sweater is. It would be nice to be able to wear it while I still fit in it. Ya hear that, fall?! Or do I need to spell it out?!

Dear fall weather,
You are cordially invited to spend the next couple of months with me. Your presence is requested as soon as possible. 
PS: You will be asked to vacate the premises in December. This girl desperately wants needs her White Christmas.

(21 weeks)

[Linking up with The Pleated Poppy]

Monday, October 17, 2016


watching: season 6 of The Walking Dead. I just started watching the show this spring/summer, and I'm nearly caught up and ready for the season premier next week!

wearing: a navy maternity tee ($5 on clearance) and a pair of light pink fleece pants that I've had since high school.

drinking: a glass of milk. For as long as I lived under my parents' roof, I started and ended each day with a cup of "hot chocolate" (really, it was milk with Nesquik chocolate power, microwaved for less than a minute). It was the only way I would drink milk. I haven't had it in years (other than hot chocolate during the winter), but now I'm drinking it everyday, since I hear that babies like milk or something... 

thinking: about all the things that are still on my to-do list, despite spending the day running errands (note to self: register to vote, buy dog food, do laundry, clean closet.).

anticipating: future fun: going to a new zoo next week (new = one I haven't been to yet) and then making a mini-vacation/babymoon out of a work trip the following week! 

What are you currently up to? 

Tank: H&M Conscious  //  Cardigan: The Limited  //  Maxi skirt: H&M

Friday, October 14, 2016

Five x Friday

1. Can you believe it's almost Halloween? Here are some comics to get you in the mood. (The first one literally made me laugh out loud. But don't expect too much.)
2. If that's not the mood you're looking for, then how about feeling cold and warm and fuzzy all at the same time? 
3. Interested in being warm and fuzzy this winter? Then grab this coatigan before it's too late. It's pretty much the best thing ever, and with the current promotion, you can get it at half off! 
4. I may have ordered a few things from The Limited when they had a recent 60% off store-wide promotion. And I may be most excited for this poncho. Ridiculous, I know, but can you see its appeal? No? Okay then, it's just me.
5. Technological advances never cease to amaze me. I recently came across a dynamic map that shows you current wind patterns across the globe. (You can drag the map to see more.)

(21 weeks)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

whoa! we're halfway there

This outfit marks the halfway point of my pregnancy. I looked forward to hitting the 20th week for a long, long time. For one, it marked when we would finally find out baby's gender (BOY!). I was also convinced that everything would be downhill from there. I can say now (a few weeks later) that in some ways, it has been downhill. I just didn't know that the "it" is a snowball rolling down the hill, faster and faster, collecting more snow and becoming this ginormous snow boulder. Incidentally, my belly is feeling like a boulder these days... so... yeah.

I'm trying to figure out how to balance sharing life stories without making everything pregnancy-related. I'm also trying to figure out how to make never-ending grading and dissertation writing into an interesting story. In the mean time, enjoy my Target clearance rack find ($8, woot woot!). It seems weird that a few weeks ago I was wearing a sleeveless dress, given that today I was wearing jeans, a sweater, and a scarf. Warmer weather is in our forecast, so maybe you'll see this dress again soon! And maybe I'll finally catch up and post new outfits soon! 

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