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  • @tristapeterson_ “today was the due date for our baby who we miscarried at Christmas. It’s a hard thing to mourn this day for our baby in heaven, knowing we will have our baby girl here with us in a few months. it makes me feel like I don’t appreciate this rainbow baby, but I do. obviously. being pregnant so quickly after our miscarriage has helped me to cope, but this day was still hard. my anxiety has been high these past few weeks. I’ve been trying to give myself grace, but as moms it can be so hard to make time for ourselves, to prioritize our own health. —
as I sat in the waiting room at my OBGYN yesterday I couldn’t help but think of all the times I’ve sat there, broken-hearted. during my fertility appointments while we were trying for our second baby. during all of the ultrasounds and appointments for my pregnancy in December. seeing people come out with their strips of ultrasound papers. laughing and smiling over their sweet baby. something I had done before without giving a second thought to the fact that other people in the exact same waiting room might be having one of the worst days of their life. I wondered if anyone there was having one of their worst days and prayed for everyone there. —
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  • 39 weeks tomorrow and I guess Ben is the only one who took it easy on his mama and came during week 38. The girls are apparently stubborn and are not leaving without medical intervention. 🤣😭😭😭 I have my 39 week appointment tomorrow and we will talk through options for being induced and, we’ll, I’m hoping it’s an option to go straight from the doctors office to the hospital because this mama is more than ready to meet the final member of our family.
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  • mama & Benny time this morning. it’s 65° and NOT humid even though it rained allll weekend long. windows are open, candle warmers are on, laundry is going and we’re watching Paw Patrol in bed. The house isn’t *clean* but it’s picked up enough. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ve been having contractions all day and night these past few days, but they never get stronger so who knows how much longer until baby sis will join us. until then I might as well cuddle this little boy and enjoy the quiet! ❤️
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  • alright baby sis, we’re ready for you. 💕
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  • #ad It’s so surreal to me to know I’ll be nursing another sweet baby sometime soon! Breastfeeding was definitely one of the hardest and exhausting parts of being a new mom. I shared a post last month with 8 tips for surviving breastfeeding / the things I wish I had known before Blaire was born. The link is in my bio. ❤️ Comment below and tell me what surprised you the most about breastfeeding. 🤱🏼@evivohealth #myevivostory #evivoXL1 •
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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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