We’re in the home stretch! Only five weeks to go (hopefully I won’t deliver 10 days overdue like with Maxwell, but we shall see…) and I’m definitely counting down. Like, for real counting down. I’m sure it’s mostly because I have a 34″ sidekick with me during the day, but I’m so so tired this time around. Seems like one week I have a lot of energy and then the following week brings exhaustion. It’s a little crazy how diverse I feel each week.
Because I’m so far along (and my bump feels huuuuuge), my wardrobe pretty much revolves around the question, What is the comfiest outfit I can wear today? ;) Plus, it’s been super warm in Los Angeles! We finally have A/C in our cozy apartment so I’ve been wearing some pieces of my fall wardrobe just so I can wear a few of my most comfortable pieces! Ha.
We’re going to wait a couple more weeks before fully setting up the nursery. Our parents fly in the end of October (we’ll set up another bed for them in there, and we’ll move the heirloom cradle out to the living room). Aside from that there’s not much that has to be done, only wants and wishes. And, next week I start my weekly OB appointments!
Yesterday I bought a couple knotted newborn hats from Little Hip Squeaks (coral & mint) — I can’t wait for them to arrive. They’ll be going in our hospital bag for sure :) I read the other day in my weekly What to Expect pregnancy updates that the baby is about 18″ long and just over 5 lbs. Learning what’s happening on the inside makes me smile so big. It brings an extra dose of baby love!
Since this is my second pregnancy, I’m anticipating the delivery and my postpartum comfort. I’m definitely nervous to try for a VBAC (although this is something we’ve been planning with my OB all along), and I’m already thinking about my postpartum clothes. Do you have any postpartum clothing favorites? I ordered a couple pairs of these jogger pants (strawberry pink & iron heather) but I’d like to get a few new tops. What I have in mind is something nursing-friendly, but still cute/semi-fitted and full of color — any recommendations?
PS. what I’m wearing: leggings c/o Albion Fit, gray top c/o Asos, white BeBand from Target, classic sandals from Old Navy
SO happy to hear you are attempting a VBAC :) Congrats and whatever happens , you will totally rock it!
I have to ask are you having both kiddos in your room?
We’ll have the newborn with us and our parents will be rooming with Max while they’re here, then the kids will share a room once the baby is a little older.
Best wishes for a happy healthy delivery! We too are attempting a VBAC so I’m really looking forward to hearing about your experience, should you wish to share :)
You look so great! I will pray for you, I remember facing a VBAC in 1992 with my son Evan. It went well, but I was nervous. I remember praying for peace and one day I just knew that everything would be ok! I took little Evan home to his 21 month old brother, Ethan, grateful for the quicker recovery afforded by the VBAC. Eventually, I had two more children–Rachel and Marc! I only ever needed the very first c-section!!! :) oh, by the way…I love the two Caroline Made items that I recently purchased! Great job!!!
Sooooo happy you love your CM products, they’re so fun to design & make :)
Oh Maggie, omg you look great!!!!!!
Be still my heart, coral + mint, i have a lot of those in my wardrobe too!
Praying for you as you prepare for #2.
Thank you sooooooooo much! Ahhh :)
My first lovie was supposed to be born a day before Max, but she came early 1/26 :-) and now I’m pregnant again and I’m due anytime. I completely understand the changing from exhaustion to energy I have been feeling the same way. I had a VBAC the first time but everything was so crazy and I wasn’t prepared at all. So this time I prepared early and he is so far 7 days late! But anyways I bought maternity leggings that were not tight, nursing tanks, and some thinner longer cardigans that will cover my rear. I’m not sure if this is the right thing but I figured it would be comfy but still cute. I hope this helps and I’ll try to remember to let you know how it goes!
“thinner longer cardigans that will cover my rear” — oh my word, a million yesses ;)
The end of October/early November in LA will be slightly cool, so that’s a perfect wardrobe suggestion.
Where are your maternity leggings from? Actually just send me all the links so I can be your twin, ha! XXOO
I actually got the cardigans from walmart for cheap and the leggings I think from motherhood, I’m not sure they were from my first pregnancy. I think any comfy leggings will do! Here is the link for the cardigans
Hope this helps!
You are absolutely glowing!!! Your baby bump is the cutest ever!!! I VBAC’d with my last two little ones after an Emergency C-Section with baby #2 and had no issues. I was a tad nervous, but had smooth sailing and the recovery was sooo much easier than that of a c-section…for me personally! Prayers for all to go well and can’t wait to “meet” the newest Whitley babe!
So nice to read all these vbac positive comments!!!! Go Maggie, go! 😘
Woohoooooo! So soon!
You look SO GREAT! So excited to see if baby 2 is boy or girl! Where is your necklace from? It is SO cute!
It was a gift, the original string broke so I used satin ribbon to remake it :) xxoo