Embracing the Bump

Dress c/o Soon Maternity | Button Down: Target | Belt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Payless Shoes | Necklace: Oh, Hello Friend

 Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  Ours was filled with sleep, laundry, tidying up, going out to eat, and enjoying the still nice weather.  It’s crazy to think that Thanksgiving is next week, y’all.  I guess it hasn’t really hit me because usually I’d be starting to think about travel plans to go back to either Michigan, Ohio or California to visit family but this time I can’t travel.  Guess we’ll just be sharing a turkey between the three of us and maybe buying a 60″ TV for Black Friday since we’ll be in town.

We’re SO close to baby being full term now (I’m 34.5 weeks, full term is 37 weeks) that I’m getting a ton of mixed emotions lately.  Excited to meet our little one, scared about how labor is going to go down, nervous to see how our lives are going to change, anxious to begin this new chapter in life.  But in the mean time, I’m embracing my big belly and all of the perks, like extra massages from hubby, coworkers giving up their chairs to me at team meetings, and getting an extra slice of pizza at Sam’s Club b/c I’m eating for two.  😉

What are you doing to get ready for Thanksgiving?


  1. November 13, 2011 / 5:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, you look so incredibly beautiful, Sandy! This must be such an exciting time. I’m sure it comes with a lot of emotions, but it looks like you’re handling it with total grace.

    It sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

  2. November 13, 2011 / 6:00 pm

    you look gorgeous, my friend! love the dress and the yellow belt! so fun!

  3. November 13, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    You are absolutely gorgeous and GLOWING! I can’t believe it’s only a matter of a couple of weeks until we get to meet our new mini Sandy hehe!

    I hope you’re having a great weekend 😀

  4. November 13, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    You look absolutely adorable in this outfit. I love the dress 🙂

  5. November 13, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    You look great!!

    Is this your first? Do you know what you’re having?

  6. November 13, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    You are so darn cute! Being preggers fits you! I bet you’re getting so excited! Having lots of mixed emotions is totally normal, but just know everything will work its way out just fine! Stay well 😉

  7. November 13, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    I can’t believe you’re already close to full term – it feels like just yesterday you were announcing you were pregnant!

    And you really look AMAZING Sandy. You are the definition of a pregnancy glow.

  8. November 13, 2011 / 6:33 pm

    Sandy you are so adorable!!! I love that first photo! You’re just beaming! But how are you wearing heels??? I refuse to wear them for fear of falling and hurting baby. I think the last time I wore heels was when I was like 14 weeks =P.

    I understand the getting anxious for baby to get here thing. Totally feeling that right now as well. And yet, super nervous as well. There’s still so much left to do.

  9. November 13, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    Oh how I love the red and yellow combo! Enjoy the last few weeks. It’s such an exciting time for you all 🙂

  10. November 13, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    and what a cute bump it is. you are such a cute prego, I cannot believe how fast these months have flown by. I swore you just announced your pregnancy a few weeks ago gah.. tells you how much a spaz I am haha.

  11. November 13, 2011 / 7:31 pm

    You are seriously the cutest pregnant lady EVER!

  12. November 13, 2011 / 7:34 pm

    your bump is absolutely perfect!

  13. November 13, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    You look so beautiful!

  14. November 13, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    You look so cute! I love your glow. I’m sure you’re very nervous, but everything will be wonderful!

  15. November 13, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    you are the most stylish mama i know! you sport your bump in the best of ways. you gorgeous girl, you!

  16. November 13, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    you’re gonna do great with the labor part and i’m sure you’re so ready to get this new chapter called parenthood! hang in there! you are almost there!

  17. November 13, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    What a beautiful mama you are 🙂 You look fantastic! Try not to stress . . . just enjoy these last few weeks of baby kicks and hiccups and get excited to meet your little bundle! It’ll fly by!

  18. November 13, 2011 / 10:10 pm

    You love lovely! Love the bump, and the cute dress 🙂

  19. November 13, 2011 / 10:18 pm

    You are adorable! Love, love, love the dress. Does it come in non-maternity sizes? 🙂

  20. November 13, 2011 / 10:18 pm

    Aww thanks for the sweet comments ;] and oh my you look fabulous yourself, you and your little bump there!


  21. November 13, 2011 / 10:24 pm

    Dayum Sandy!! Who says pregnancy can’t be sexy! You look stunning in that dress. You are embracing your bump in all it’s glory. I miss being pregnant and you’re making me want to have my bump back!

  22. miny
    November 14, 2011 / 12:06 am

    sandy~ love your outfit and hair!

  23. November 14, 2011 / 12:54 am

    Yay for embracing the bump! That is so exciting. I know- labor must be so scary but I know you have amazing doctors and that you are way informed. You’ll do great!

  24. November 14, 2011 / 1:11 am

    Oooh… i totally understand how you must feel right now. You’ll do great, Sandy! You’re well-informed with the whole process (i recall you took childbirth class right?) and you’ll have an amazing hubby by your side, so you’ll be okay. *hugs*

    And yess… Sam’s Club pizza is YUMMO!

  25. Chrissy
    November 14, 2011 / 1:12 am

    Sandy, you look amazing! Love your outfit!!
    Happy Monday xxx

  26. November 14, 2011 / 1:48 am

    Aww! you look SO great! I love your dress 🙂 very bump flattering 🙂 Sounds like you had a busy weekend!

    Love, Vanilla

  27. November 14, 2011 / 5:25 am

    Oh you look so beautiful!! Love how the belt accentuates the baby bump.

  28. November 14, 2011 / 8:25 am

    Sandy, you look so so beautiful. I know how you feel. I know that feeling of nesting overdrive, panic and excitedness. All I can say is.. prepare yourself mentally for your labour in that, anything can happen. Also, write down your labour plans and give it to your hubby so that if you can’t tell the nurses, he can. If you go in with no preconceived fantasies of a perfect birth, then whatever happens is just a very wonderful beautiful experience. Plus, you will be surrounded by amazing experienced nurses and doctors! Can’t wait to see your newbie Sandy!

  29. November 14, 2011 / 8:45 am

    oh, you’re totally rocking your baby bump! I only wish I could be half as stylish when it’s my turn:)


  30. November 14, 2011 / 9:13 am

    You’re glowing! 🙂 Congrats, you’re almost there!

  31. November 14, 2011 / 9:37 am

    eeeeep!! I can’t wait to meet your little one!! And I just love this outfit!! So pretty!

  32. November 14, 2011 / 11:29 am

    You look great! Definitely embracing the bump 🙂

    I’m going to make some pumpkin dark chocolate chip cookies–sounds Thanksgiving-y to me!

  33. November 14, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    aww so very cute….love that you are embracing!!

  34. November 14, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Great look you look so cute. Have a lovely week <3<3

  35. November 14, 2011 / 1:41 pm

    Sandy! You look soo cute!!!

  36. November 14, 2011 / 2:31 pm

    Oh my gosh, YOU are so cute! I LOVE the bump!! I have major (MAJOR) baby fever, and these adorable pics are not helping!! You look so great, and I love how you’re emphasizing your baby bump – instead of hiding it. 🙂 So cute – now I’m going through your archive to see more pics and read more about the baby!!

  37. November 14, 2011 / 4:43 pm

    You look so cute!!! Beautiful and glowing!

  38. November 14, 2011 / 5:42 pm

    You are absolutely glowing! Your belly is bigger than those pumpkins in the background.. combined! Congrats<3

  39. November 14, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    OH MY! Look at that adorable baby bump!!!! LOVE that outfit and those heels!!! Cant believe they are from payless! LOVE.

  40. November 14, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    you look great! yes, it’s always a little nervewracking as labor approaches, but how exciting that soon you’ll meet your little one!

  41. November 14, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    I LOVE that outfit… and your bump is entirely perfect. Ah! Enjoy it!

  42. November 14, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    oh my gosh…you are the cutest thing EVER!! I love how you have embraced your baby bump…you look absolutely fabulous!! can’t wait for you to have your little bundle of joy!
    my friend is also expecting, and she’s been feeling blah lately because she doesn’t fit into anything…or feel pretty. I will definitely be showing her your post! hopefully it will be uplifting for her!!


  43. November 15, 2011 / 12:01 am

    You look great. Every time I think about pregnancy, I can’t imagine what the process would be like.

  44. November 15, 2011 / 9:11 am

    pretty mama! you look amazing!

  45. cat
    November 15, 2011 / 10:00 am

    such a gorgeous dress!

  46. November 15, 2011 / 10:24 am

    I love it that you still wear heels while being a pregnant. Do you really, or just for the pictures? Either way, thumbs up. I love it when pregnant ladies take care to look nice besides the backpain, the morning sickness, and everything. ^__^

    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  47. November 15, 2011 / 10:26 am

    Sandy, you are absolutely gorgeous! This outfit is so great: you look awesome!

  48. November 15, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    Your bump is adorable!! 🙂 Thanks for coming by my blog. Isn’t pregnancy crazy and exciting? There are a little perks – everyone is so nice to pregnant ladies! It’s definitely an anxious time, though. I hope your last little bit goes smoothly!

  49. November 16, 2011 / 1:50 am

    I love how you are embracing the bump! And you will embrace motherhood even more!

  50. November 16, 2011 / 10:11 am

    We already had our turkey here in Canada, but I could always eat more turkey. 🙂

  51. November 16, 2011 / 8:50 pm

    You totally embrace the bump & work it well! I hope you enjoy a restful holiday season…because like you said, before you know it your world will be rocked upside down (in the best possible way though!)

  52. November 16, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    This is such a cute outfit! And your bump is adorable! Ah, so cute, Sandy!

  53. November 19, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    Girl, you are one hot mama in that red dress and funky belt!! I can’t believe you’re already almost full term! How exciting!

  54. November 20, 2011 / 8:14 pm


    I LOVE everything about this photo!! You look so healthy and happy. I love that you’re embracing the “bump” – can’t wait to have one and rock hot momma outfits like this one 😉 😉

    Have a good week!! Sending warm thoughts to you, hubby and baby!


  55. November 26, 2011 / 8:18 am

    i love the belly. cant wait to have a child of my own. you make it look easy. Hope it is for you. Congrads!

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