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  • Yesterday was almost 60° and today it “feels like” 21°. We had a handful of fall days and it’s not fair because I’m not ready to skip right to winter. There’s nothing better to get us all out of the house than a walk, especially because wearing Sloane puts her right to sleep. Anywho, trying to squeeze in a nap before we get Blaire from school because once we get home it’ll be a mad dash for me to shower and get everyone ready for Blaire’s first kindergarten parent/teacher conference. AND it’s book fair at her school. Who still gets excited for the book fair? 🤭🙋🏼‍♀️ #happilytrista
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  • daylight savings vibes... casually pouring coffee in my eyes today. what time were your kiddos awake? 
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  • Sorry if this made you yawn. 🤭 I just love that Sloane feels the sleep dust when I’m wearing her, just like Benny did! 💕 Hope you’re having a weekend as great as this girl. She is one month old today! Still waking just at 1:30am most nights to eat... occasionally around 5am, too. When she’s awake she likes to look at lights and stare at mama. Whenever she does tummy time she rolls right over to her back. 🥰 #happilytrista
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  • Sloane’s first Halloween... the one where it snowed 3 inches and was 20° outside. Woody and Jessie lasted about 30 mins trick-or-treating, then they wanted to head home to hand out candy. What was the weather like where you live? And how many pieces of candy do people give out where you trick-or-treat? Here, it’s a tie between “choose two pieces” and “grab a handful.” #blairebenandsloane #halloween #halloween2019 #happilytrista
  • ...when your mom takes too long in @target. Realized when we got out to the car that his binky was lost somewhere in the store. 20 mins into bedtime tonight I FINALLY found one in a diaper bag. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #tristalovestarget #happilytrista #terribletwos
  • Today turned out to be the most beautiful day and we spent it at the zoo for “Boo at the Zoo”. Soaking it up while we can since Thursday is calling for snow. Think our kids will be fine with staying in to hand out candy? 😂😂 #thepetersoncrew #happilytrista
  • crib naps and sweet dreams 💤 #threeweeksold #happilytrista
  • As soon as dad walks through the door, everyone is fighting over him... and that means alone time for me! 🙌🏻 Jason loves being a dad and I love that @pampersus has stepped up to make things easier for dads by committing to install 5,000 changing tables in public restrooms across the U.S. and Canada by the year 2021. These changing tables will make such a positive impact in each community! I am talking more about it in my stories. #LoveTheChange #PampersPartner
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October 30, 2016

Dressing the Bump: Fall Maternity Style

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Fall Maternity Style

Finding stylish maternity clothes at a good price isn’t always the easiest. One of my favorite ways to shop, is using an app that searches hundreds of stores at once… who has time to go website by website, store by store? Lately I’ve been obsessed with Octer! You can use the app on your phone, or the site from your computer. There are 200 stores, and I love that you can Save your favorite items and come back from them later. They have everything! From maternity clothes, to shoes, to baby clothes, to baby items… you can find all kinds of things you never knew you NEEDED. 

THIS BUMP. I feel like I look giant for only being 18 weeks. But… what can ya do?! At least I got to skip the awkward, “Is she, or isn’t she” baby bump stage this pregnancy. I went right to the, “She’s definitely pregnant.” stage. But, I can’t lie. I love dressing a baby bump. Dressing a bump for fall is fairly easy, since I can wear lots of comfy sweaters. I’m still on the hunt for some maternity jeans without the full panel. But, my short little legs limit the stores where I can shop, since I need a short length jean. 

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Look 1: Polka Dot Motherhood Maternity Sweater c/o Octer | Jessica Simpson Maternity Skinny Jeans| Booties, UOI Boutique (10% off with code SHOPAHOLIC10) | Necklace, J Crew & Sold Out, similar here 

Look 2: Ruched Motherhood Maternity Sweater c/o Octer | Jessica Simpson Maternity Skinny Jeans | Boots, Target & Sold Out, similar here | Jacket, Banana Republic & Sold Out, similar here | Scarf, UOI Boutique & Sold Out, similar here

I love how easy it was to shop with Octer! AND I had perfect timing because Macys.com was running a sale on their Destination Maternity items, score! Whatever it is you’re looking for, you can find it on Octer!

Thank you to Octer for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    Samantha Kuzyk
    October 30, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    You are like the cutest pregnant girl ever! You look fab! Love both outfits!

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    Nicole Banuelos
    October 30, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Your pregnancy style almost makes me want to get pregnant again! lol ALMOST. I never felt stylish at all while pregnant but you make it look so effortless. You are gorgeous mama!

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    Ashley
    October 30, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    These are all super cute looks! I especially love the one with the jacket!

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    ashley houston
    October 30, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    You look amazing! Definitely not a giant.

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    Patricia
    October 30, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    You are so stunning!!!! The cutest bump!

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    jessica
    October 31, 2016 at 7:40 am

    you look adorable! I love that yellow sweater!

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    Annie
    October 31, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You are such a stylish momma! I love your moto jacket/yellow sweater outfit — SO CUTE! Keep rockin’ that bump lady!

    Annie | http://www.somethingaboutnavy.com

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    Beth Newcomb
    October 31, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Your jeans look sooooo good! Maternity jeans are so hard to find!

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    Shannan Panganiban
    October 31, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    You are too cute for words!

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    Eryka
    October 31, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Loving your bump! Adorable tops!

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    Leslie
    October 31, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    So cute! You look great! :)

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    Rachel
    October 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Love these outfits!

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    Katie Garday
    October 31, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    You are the cutest little pregnant woman! I love your style!

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    Jessica
    October 31, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    You look absolutely adorable! Love these looks, pregnant or not!

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    anna
    November 1, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I love these outfits! You look so beautiful!

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    Heydy
    November 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I kinda wish I was pregnant again so I can dress up the bump as cute as you did ! Great outfits :D

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    Cait
    November 1, 2016 at 11:23 am

    girl you look awesome for being 18 weeks! I’ll be 14 weeks on Thursday and I feel huge! ha!

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    lindsay
    November 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    you are so gorgeous mama!! and you’re making me miss my bump big time!

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    Val
    November 2, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Love your maternity style, it’s so cute! That polka dot sweater is adorable and I can’t wait to check out the app.

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The mom guilt.
How long it would take to leave the house.
The sleepless nights.
Breastfeeding.
Losing myself in motherhood — feeling like I had to be with Blaire 24/7.
Adding Ben and now Sloane to our crew has been so much easier for me. It’s like they just fall in line with the crazy. 🤪 And I think being so much more confident in myself as a mom doesn’t hurt either. 💁🏼‍♀️ #motherhoodishard
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