boots: modcloth; socks/skirt: f21; tee (m): target; cardi: secondhand
hair is this tutorial, minus all the curling and products. i literally got out of the shower and rolled it up into a headband.
i've always believed strongly in getting dressed.
i know that sounds like a duh, but i'm talking about pajamas during the day. i did it once in high school, never in college, and i continue to hold fast to my personal rule of making myself presentable (even just a little bit!) every day (rebecca agrees, and she is awesome, so it's basically law now).
now, approaching 9 months of pregnancy, i can say my belief in getting dressed has only been strengthened.
pregnancy is a beautiful, miraculous, glorious time. creating new life has made me feel empowered and strong. i have been in constant awe of the things my body is capable of and so, so grateful that it has been up to this most important task.
the same pregnancy that makes me feel that way has also wreaked havoc on my body. it's made me fart like a cave man, my belly button looks foreign and pointy and discolored, and of course...stretch marks. not even in places i expected, either.
and fine, maybe none of these things happened to you. maybe you had soft, pink skin on your entire body for those blessed 10 months and you never eeked out one single toot and you just felt radiant and glowing the entire time. that just hasn't been my experience, though.
it takes a little more work to feel pretty when i'm 20 lbs. heavier and getting around seems to take so much more effort (including grunting and sweating, yes), but it is so worth the effort. looking in the mirror and being happy with what i see makes me more productive, more grateful for the awesome things my body is doing (instead of being resentful about some of the craziness), and it really does feel good when david says, "daaaaaang." even better than it did before.
so maybe (probably) it's vain and silly, but that's my rant about getting ready every day. it's important to me, and i don't see it changing once junior gets here. over and out.