Lovely Simply

Style and Lifestyle in New England

Month: July, 2015

3 weeks and counting…

 So. In three weeks I could be holding my baby boy.  Or maybe not. Maybe it will be four weeks. Or, God forbid, five…I am SUCH a planner that The “up in the air-ness” of childbirth is hard for me. I want to know when my baby will be here. And I’m drinking the raspberry tea, eating the dates, and exercising daily to try to help him along but who knooooowwssss. 

That being said, I feel like I’ve sailed through pregnancy thus far, but I can tell the next few weeks will be tough. I feel so large (I almost don’t know how my frame is supporting this gigantic belly but it is!) and slow. I get up three times a night to use the bathroom which, since I’m a light sleeper isn’t that hard… And since I have to climb up a flight of stairs each time, I try to comfort myself with the extra exercise…

Speaking of which, I’m still managing four days of hard cardio, and two days of walks or hikes a week though I have slowed down in my classes. Everyday I count as a win though. 

My hands go numb a lot due to poor circulation which I hate since I’m a piano player. And we had a little scare at our past midwife appointment since I gained six pounds in two weeks. I have been real gradual with weight gain up till this, and have been eating well ( with the occasional treat) and am very active so I was freaked out. But they said since my blood pressure is great, I am ok. Also baby boys heart rate was a little low, though it did go up once the midwife moved him around a bit. But it was still sort of a scary appointment, so I cancelled all of my piano duties, and am on maternity leave now. My husband wants me close by, and without the commute I can stay on my feet more (and recline at the beach more). 

My dad and stepmom come next week and I am so excited to see them! It’s been nearly a year (they live in Thailand) and I miss them like crazy! So July is going to be a good month as long as I keep busy so I don’t lose my mind with so much free time. Trying to enjoy every day. Summer doesn’t last long here in Maine, and it’s my favorite season so every day counts!

Sunny Pink Bump







   Today it is raining like crazy out, and I have a grumpy, cabin fevered dog on my hands… But this past weekend, it was sunny and the temperatures were Perfect (with a capital P) and I wore this stunning Nuova Vita dress, and we wandered through gorgeous gardens along the Salmon Falls River and my husband played photographer. I don’t typically wear bright pink, but this piece may have converted me. It’ll be perfect for my sisters wedding in August, and I can wrap it in a way to be easy for nursing. Because our little boy will be with us by then!! 
Tomorrow we are getting up at 4 am to head down to Cape Cod for the 4th. Partially to try to avoid the slew of New Englanders, and partially (mostly) to get a full beach day since its going to be warm and sunny tomorrow. Seeing as I get up one hundred times a night to pee, it shouldn’t be a challenge to wake up early. 

It is an annual mini vacation, and lots of my extended family will be there, and we can’t wait. We start counting down usually sometime around February… I wish I were kidding BUT I’m a million percent serious…

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend if you’re in the states, and drink some booze for me! 

Dress: Nuova vita c/o