Last summer, as I was perusing Pinterest, I came across this fun weekly pregnancy series.
During my pregnancy with Peanut, I did a weekly maternity series
, which I loved so much that I decided to do it with all my future babies. When I saw this series, I instantly fell in love — especially with the idea of wearing the same dress the whole forty weeks.
So when I got pregnant at the end of July last year, I went on the hunt for the perfect dress, but couldn’t find anything.
After a couple weeks of hunting, I found an adorable striped maternity top at Gap, and decided to make my own. I bought two shirts (one in my regular size and one a size up), then chopped the larger one off right under the armpits, removed the side ruching, line up the stripes, and sewed the two shirts together. Voila, maternity dress! I loved it.
[UPDATE: Full dress tutorial HERE
The day before I was going to take my 10 week photo, I started bleeding, and, devastatingly, the pregnancy ended in miscarriage.
In the months after last September, I kept the dress at the back of the closet, waiting month after month for when I could use it again. I wore it a few times, but it just made me kind of sad, so it mostly just hung there…waiting.
And finally, at the end of February, its time came again.
We are over the moon 🙂
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due date: October 29th