Vanessa has taken over, in my humble opinion, as far as fashion photography goes.
I find myself checking her work before any other fashion blogger out there. She made my heart go pitter patter today when I saw this photo of Ms. Palermo.
Where do I begin? To quote Vanessa, "Olivia Palemero rushing to the Christopher Kane show today. She looked absolutely incredible: perfect from the top of her head (love those loose curls-how did she manage such perfect hair in this weather? I looked like a drowned rat!) to the bottom of her super high heels."
When I had my first bun in the oven, I was still working full time, and my wardrobe was much more "polished", if you will. This time, I am in a more casual place in my life, and needed to incorporate that into my preggers wardrobe.
These bun cookers look super cute, and relaxed:
Okay, Kate looks a bit disheveled here, & as if she just got done jazzercising, but I like her t-shirt. Some items I just picked up. I am definitely falling under the category of showing earlier the second time around. We'll see how long I am able to stay in my jeans.. Thank God for leggings.
I am about 14 weeks, and the shock of it all is starting to wear off. We are super excited, but when we first found out-we were silent for about 48 hours.
Here's how we found out:
It was 2 nights before New Year's Eve around 11p.m., and I get a text from 2 of my best friends in Chicago saying that they were coming to Kansas City to spend New Years with us. I was ECSTATIC! The mister and I start talking about all that we wanted to do while they were here, and I mosey into the kitchen, and start chowing down on his stash of kettle chips. This is something I ne-ver do. Especially at 11 p.m. Jared's just looking at me, in disbelief when I say, "I'm hungry. We should order a pizza or something....domino's". Now, let me just say that in the 4 years we have known each other, we have never ordered a pizza.
Jared sat there for a minute and says, "will you do me a favor, and go take a pregnancy test?".
"Babe, I'm not pregnant. I just started my girly time two days.......". And then I froze.
The scenario was the exact same with Addison: I have all the signs that it's that time of the month, and it never really "full on" happens. I ran upstairs and grabbed a test (we have hundreds by the way-Jared thought he was buying ovulation strips, and we got a lifetime supply of pregnancy tests). I do my business and we wait.
Here comes a line....very faint, but there's a line. I took two more. The line was still faint, but I had a breakdown none-the-less. It went something like this:
"OMG! I can't believe this! I'm not ready for number 2! We JUST got done having the conversation about waiting until Add was 2 to start trying! I want more time with him! My friends are coming here and I can't drink!! I'm going to get fat! We have to re-do the guest room, and change Add's room! I'm standing up in Jenelle's wedding and I'm going to look like a pig in a blanket!!! I can't eat anymore sushi!"
Poor Jared. He didn't know whether to just let me vent, comfort me, or hand me an academy award.
After that meltdown, I sat on the stairs and bawled because I felt guilty because I wasn't excited. That went something like this:
"This is terrible! I should be excited! I mean, it isn't about our plans, it's about God's plans! This is just so crazy! I should be so happy! Some people have the hardest time getting pregnant, and here I am worrying about getting fat! But I am gonna get fat! But that's okay. This is a blessing. Oh! Our California trip! No wine in California---it's okay-it's fine. This is good. They'll be so close in age-they'll be the best of friends. What if Addison HATES having a brother or a sister? Do you think we'll have a boy or a girl? I'm going to take another test."
And I did. I took 11 total. By the last one, the line was neon.
Fast forward a few weeks later, and the excitement began to settle in, and all is good. I still worry a bit about what it will be like to have 2. And I hear that it is sooo normal for you to think you couldn't possibly love number 2 like you did number 1 , and that sometimes you have to remind yourself your pregnant during the day because you're so busy taking care of number 1 that you "forget".
What I haven't forgotten however, is just how much I love a glass of red. When I was preggers with Add, the mere thought of wine made me nauseous. That is NOT the case with this bun. It's going to be a long 9 months.....and that non-alcoholic wine? DISGUSTING.
This is a new series that I think I will be doing often.
It is titled "Lord Give Me Patience", or, L.G.M.P.
It is fitting that I kick this new series off after the day that I had....
L.G.M.P......when my son wakes up and whines all morning long.
L.G.M.P......when my son whines even harder when I change all of his diapers.
L.G.M.P......when my son whines at Barnes & Noble after thinking going to play with the train set they have might make him stop.
L.G.M.P......when I am excited to put him down for a nap, only to have it take an hour and a half for him to fall asleep.
L.G.M.P......when I take him to the plaza because it's 48 degrees out and I think the fresh air will do him good, and anytime I stop the stroller, the whining begins. Instantly.
L.G.M.P......when he whines the entire time I load him back up in the car.
L.G.M.P......when I go to fold the stroller and I realize there is dog crap on the tire, and I have to spray hand sanitizer on the wheels and use starbucks napkins to try to get the poop off, and i am nauseous as it is, and this is only sending me over the edge even more.
L.G.M.P......when I come home and it's time for my son's 5:00 happy hour (cheese and crackers),and the only whine she gets to partake in, is his.
Seriously-this was my day. Thank God it isn't always like this, or else I might have to check myself in somewhere. And thank you God for the 10 minutes where I had Add cracking up, all because I said "avocado" in a voice that sounded like E.T.
To all my blogging sistah's....help a gal out........when someone leaves you a comment that requires responding to, do you respond on his/her blog, or do you respond in your comments where they left the original comment, hoping that they will go back and read your comment??!.
I am losing sleep over this.
Actually I am losing sleep because I have to get up and pee in the middle of the night, and there's a rip in my fitted sheet, and my foot keeps getting caught in it.