15 weeks, maternity maxi and baby thrifting

10 May 2011

We've got an action packed show today, ladies and gentlemen!

First: my stomach is definitely puffing out (especially after a long and hard day of eating) and my crystal ball shows that maternity clothes are in my very near future.
Hopefully I can hold off until we move because I don't even want to think about taking a machete to the jungle of packed boxes in our basement, living room, kitchen and bedroom until we are safely in our new nest. 

I was awake blowing my fire hose of a nose for two hours straight the other night/morning and stumbled across this smart maternity dress tutorial.

I tried my hand at the brilliance with an old Old Navy tank top and some eggplant stretchy material to produce:
a nightgown. 
or perhaps some reallllly modest lingerie?

Eye
Dee 
Kay

All I know is that:
1. Just like a nightgown it is very comfortable and
2. it was medium-easy to low-difficult to pull together

I was particularly pleased with the photo below that Simon snapped as I was marching somewhere...and am considering putting a portfolio of photos together to try my hand at maternity modeling:
thank you Simone


On the Julia clothing front: she is bursting out of most of her clothes and so I went on a little thrifting trip to see if I could find some outfits to adequately cover her little butterball body.

Her favorite finds were the little boy shoes and the Mr. Rogers cardigan:
success never looked so handsome/pretty. 

and this is directly before we endured the most horrendous teething tantrum breakdown in the history of her 7.5 month life:
All of our favorites came for the party: spitting, arm flailing, back arching, machine gun sobs and squirt gun nostrils. 

I hope we can do that again in the very near future. 

And now I'm off to glare at Jillian Michaels for 27 minutes before I jog-walk half way around the block listening to the techno version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" 
 don't worry...I'm definitely not kidding. 

See you later.

11 comments:

  1. v finds the CUTEST (and gayest) things for mo while baby thrifting. he wore a white cardi this weekend that is to die for.

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  2. I LOVE your dress!! I should make a (non maternity) version for myself.

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress (and the tiniest baby bump in the world!) I should hire you to make me non maternity (but forgiving and roomy like maternity) dresses for the summer. seriously....

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  4. Grace! I love the dress! It looks fab. Really. And I must say, you are a better woman than I. But infinitely better. The second I pee on that stick and it reads "Let's do this one more time, Mama" it's the couch, chocolate and utter laziness for me.

    Sometimes I'll take a walk when the Ogre makes me.

    I can't believe Jillian Michaels is still a phrase in your vocabulary. Maybe I can be like you when I grow up.

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  5. gorgeous dress! i want it. and i want that baby...to hold not to steal. i like the little smile she is giving us in the left hand corner of the montage.

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  6. Feel free to bring an exact replica of that dress to Ohio for me as a graduation gift. I'll also take a copy of the black one you made a few weeks back as well.

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  7. Jillian Michaels when you're prego??? I can barely keep from puking up *water* for 7 months straight what to speak of, like, moving and stuff. You are tres awesome :)

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  8. Love the dress AND really love the bump!! I was always "showing" when I was 6 weeks pregnant. You are amazing! Cheer up J, you've got a great mom!

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  9. I didn't know you we're pregnant! Congrats! When is your due date? I love the dress..I really wish I had more sewing skills. Too bad we didn't see you in steubenville this weekend!

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