Friday, October 18, 2013

Maternity Fashion: 32 weeks


I've felt guilty a few times during this pregnancy, that I don't have any time to think about this little biscuit.  I'm too busy thinking about Redding, John and myself.  But, I'll be damned if she isn't pushing her little self into my thoughts (one rib-jab at a time).  Perhaps this is the way I was when pregnant with Redding also? Maybe I was just mostly concerned with myself (being pregnant and how motherhood would change me), until the end.   I know some moms that say they felt spiritually connected to their baby right away.  That's not me.  I am mostly baffled that there really is a person growing inside of me (is there really though???) and it's not until the end that the baby forces themselves on me that I realize, wow. This person is completely separate from me.  They are their own.  And I am lucky enough to be their mother.  Terrifying. But mostly beautiful. 
<3
andrea

shirt: target/ Belt: anthro/ skirt: vintage/ shoes: clarks originals






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  1. I hear you... about not feeling connected to bub spiritually... i didn't feel that way with my daughter when she was still in the oven or even when she arrived... i was in awe but the BIG LOVE grew and grew as she grew... i guess it's different for every mother but i think there's too much pressure to feel certain things as a mother. You're doing a super job growing at wee one and she'll rock you're world when she get's here but hey, there's shit to do right? Especially with a toddler... X X X

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    1. That is exactly what I said! you FEEL so much when they are first born, but I wasn't absolutely head-over-heels in love until about 4 months and then it kept on growing. I think I should write some more about it, because I definitely felt guilty when redding was first born.
      annnnyways, THANKS girl!!!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful!! I love your style :) I didn't connect at all with my daughter when I was pregnant, it happened right after she was born. And I agree it can be terrifying as well as awesome, how these little people come into our lives through our bodies.

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    1. Sometimes I think that one women once said 'I just feel so connected to my embryo' ... and then every single pregnant women from then on thought, uh-oh, I should feel connected? So they then said they did. Which, leads to everyone just feeling guilty. (like we need more to feel guilty about, right? I mean my cup of coffee a day has me feeling guilty enough). :)

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  3. I'm that way too - not fully connected until after birth. Even then it can take awhile to lose the foreign feeling.

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  4. I can totally relate to the way you see pregnancy :) We are separate. I too am still like "is there REALLY a baby growing in me!?" But that was confirmed with an ultrasound a few weeks ago :)

    You look beautiful by the way. And I love your dogs!

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    1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! that's great!
      It's far more believable for me this time, I think because I've already had one... so yeah, I saw that pregnancy DOES in fact lead to a baby. BUT, with my first, I definitely doubted that there really was going to be a baby until he was in my arms. haha. perhaps I'm just pretty dense. :)

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  5. love this! I'm not a mom yet, I really want to be one though. Congratulations on your new addition! (:
    Also, your pups are super cute and I love that dress! (:
    found you from peacoats blog hop!

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    1. hey! glad you're here. It will happen at the right time (although it could feel like the complete wrong time). :)
      and thanks about the dogs, they are actually my in-laws... my dog is to spastic to sit for a picture :)

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  6. I absolutely adore the maternity fashion! I can see the lack of spiritual connection. I'm kinda feeling the same way, but since this is my first baby, not totally sure what to expect. I feel her kicking and stuff all the time, but I think when I actually SEE her, I will flip. ;-)

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    1. You will totally flip! yay babies!!! :)

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  7. lovely how you describe this. greetings and all best. a young mother from germany ;-)

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    1. thank you! I'm so glad you're here!

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  8. What a creative outfit. You look stunning! New follower from The Collective :)

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    1. Thanks ashley, the skirt belonged to my grandma so it hold special meaning to me ... besides it being incredibly comfortable !
      I'm glad you found your way over here and will stop by your blog too!!!

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  9. I love your maternity style posts so much! You are just too darn pretty! Also, I'm almost 12 weeks along with my first, and I agree with you that I don't feel the connection like some say they do and I'm wondering if that will change. The fact that there is a living being in my belly scares the daylight outta me. It doesn't feel real! Also, your pups are totally adorable. I have a weakness for chocolate labs. <3

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  10. You look soooooooooooo beautiful and stylish.
    We are also expecting our first grandchild, and cannot wait.
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