If you saw on my IG a couple of posts back, I shared that with Adelle, my 3rd baby, I went into preterm labor at 34 weeks. She was scheduled for a c-section at 37 weeks because of complications I had with my 2nd baby. So when I started experiencing labor pains in the middle of the night I had all sorts of crazy thoughts running through my mind. I couldn’t actually believe this was happening. Wasn’t I supposed to get a pass from the labor pains this time?? Would she be too little? Were her lungs fully developed? Would we be able to bring her home? Will it hurt to get her out? I knew what labor felt like and I knew this was it. But all my family was out of town this week on vacation. It is ok to bug family but to inconvenience a friend- we didn’t know what to do since this was so unexpected! Luckily, we were blessed to live in such a tight knit neighborhood and had some friends we could call. So that solved one problem and onto the next. A preemie baby.
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We got to the hospital and they scared us with all the possible things that could happen to our baby girl if she came out now. I obviously was concerned for our baby but I was secretly a little relieved that maybe I could get her out early so I didn’t have to go through all these pregnancy problems I was experiencing. I know I know- selfish. Nevertheless, the things she would go through far outweighed my “problems” and luckily the doctors were able to stop the labor. We went home so grateful knowing that our baby could keep developing and would be healthy in a few short weeks.
When I turned 34 weeks a few days ago, I had all those feelings of anxiety come back. We are just not ready for baby to be here yet. Needless to say I am much more lax about baby #4 because we have most of the necessities but the type A in me starting making a million lists of everything….everything…. we needed to do before baby came. Most of it was making sure our other 3 kids were not neglected and would be ready for school. I am so so happy that I *hopefully* have a few more weeks until our world is turned upside down- in a good way!
While I technically have a few more weeks to wear my maternity clothes, I love that I can still wear them post partum and even as normal clothing. Maternity dresses have been my go-tos because they are just so easy to style and wear. I know it is silly but having cute maternity clothes has been good to my soul. Feeling cute when you feel like you look like an oompa loompa can really change a girl’s mood right?! And I love that now you can find trendy maternity clothes that are so versatile you can wear them after having a baby at a good price. I love this dress because it is so easy to style- it is casual, light weight (slightly see-through don’t wear that magenta bra!), and perfect for days at the park or beach. What are your go-to casual pieces?