REST & REFLECT
Ok yes, rewind again on these. These pics were taken a little over a month ago, so i’ve got my belly bump order all messed up here on my blog! But I couldn’t help but post them. I love the colors in these photos by JOIELALA. I guess i’ve got a bit of a hippy vibe going on here (the only vibe that seems to suit my growing belly these days). My skirt was ransacked from my sister’s closet, via Free People. Obviously, I can’t really get enough of their stuff. They have a store literally right down the street from my house at the Forum in Carlsbad. It’s a daily struggle not to jump in my car and buy something new! Well, it’s not REALLY that bad….but there is always something I want to walk away with when I go there. What stores are like that for you?
I know I have been a bit MIA lately. So just to re-cap. I am on maternity leave!! Whew! My last day of work was last Friday. And although I am partially still working from home, the last two days have been wonderful. I feel like this week is a time for me to rest and reflect. I haven’t really taken the opportunity to fully process this pregnancy and come to terms with the fact that in just a few short weeks, I will have a baby! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was announcing my “big news” to you here on my blog. And here I am, on the last leg of my journey, about to embark in a whole new adventure of life….motherhood! With Rylee’s arrival quickly approaching I have been feeling all sorts of emotions: excitement, fear, curiosity….My prayer is that God keeps us safe through this delivery and that Rylee arrives to us healthy and strong. It’s funny because so many people have asked me “are you nervous about labor?” In all honesty, I have been more fearful of the process of pregnancy than I have of actually giving birth. Worrying if she was growing enough inside of me and anxious about weather or not she (or I) would have any major complications. I suppose now that I am so close to the finish line, small fears of labor are now popping up. But I keep telling myself that babies are born everyday….and no matter what my birth story looks like, I will be just fine. My body has made it this far, I have faith it can finish the job! She will be here before I know it!