Soaking It Up

tunic: c/o Isabella Oliver (shop), leggings: old navy (shop), boots: macys (shop), belt: thrifted,
necklace: c/o sway chic (shop)

As much as I’ve talked about it and thought about it, it’s still so surreal to me that I’m actually having this baby in two days. I don’t feel a bit nervous or anxious — it’s just not even real in my mind.

But even though it doesn’t feel real, I know it’s real…so I’m soaking up these last few days as a mom of one, and enjoying these last few days of feeling this baby on the inside, rather than out.

I’m also trying to soak up these perfect fall days, especially because we’ll be walking away from these gorgeous red, orange, and yellow trees in just a few short weeks. Change is hard, and scary sometimes, but knowing that we’ll be trading in our fall landscape for an amazing waterscape (we’ll be less than a mile from the beach!) is so exciting, and I’m starting to feel ready….almost…

Bring on the thirty degree weather and I’ll start feeling really ready 🙂


  1. Ash says:

    You look wonderful… That outfit is awesome 🙂 Praying for you to have a very smooth few weeks, between the new baby and moving!

  2. Jenni says:

    You are looking fab! Love this look…and your dark hair color is perfection for fall! SO excited for you for Friday!!

  3. preethi says:

    You look adorable – that color is great on you. And I meant to say in your hair color post, but I'm loving the darker shade!

    And yay baby!! Can't wait to "meet" him!

  4. Good luck Merrick!
    I can't wait to see photos of the new baby!

  5. Good luck, love & prayers for your exciting changes xx

  6. {amy k.} says:

    you look absolutely incredible! lovin' the new shade of hair and this outfit is adorable! so exciting that your new little one will join the world so soon! good luck! can't wait to see pictures!

  7. Jen says:

    You Look awesome! I am loving your boots! Good luck with labor and delivery, you have so many exciting things happening at once. Can't wait to see pics of your sweet babe : )

  8. Hailey says:

    good luck to you! you look beautiful!

  9. Cerise says:

    You look really fantastic. That color is amazing on you. Hope you have a quick and easy delivery!

  10. You look amazing. Love your outfit. Good luck with your move and the birth of your second child. Wow this is a very busy time for you and your family.


  11. Beautiful color on you!! I can't wait for picture of your new little one.

    xo Emily

  12. Merrick, you look BEAUTIFUL! This color is amazing on you, especially now with that dark hair of yours. Yay for the little one coming soon! You have so many huge changes in your life coming up. That's gotta be a little wild.

  13. gorgeous pictures and colors! autumn is over where we live (northern canada) and I just love the utah autumns.

  14. Jonna says:

    Hi! I have been following your blog for at while so i thought that it was about time i wrote to you;)! Just wanted to say GOOD LUCK on friday!!!:) I had my second child 6 months ago and it truly is the best gift you can give your first child! They are so sweet together:)

    You are one of the most beautiful pregnant women i have seen and it is such a good idea to take pictures every week wearing the same dress!! Why did i not think of that;) Good thing that i have not had my last child yet;)!

    Well good luck and by the way i LOVE your blog…:)

  15. Hi Merrick! Not long now! Take care and looking forward to seeing the little one soon

    Zoe xxx

  16. Kelly says:

    That colour is beautiful on you and I love the tunic. You look wonderful and wow, its happening so fast!

  17. Who says preggy women cannot dress up? You sure look pretty, I so love your dress and boots.

  18. newpetite says:

    Cant wait to see the little one!

  19. Good luck! Congratulations!

  20. Wow, that color looks fantastic against the fall foliage! And I love the darker hair color too, it looks great on you! So excited for you, good luck!!

  21. Leanne says:

    Such gorgeous pictures of you back when you were 6 months pregnant. Oh wait….that is you full term. Not fair. SO excited to meet your little bundle tomorrow!!

  22. Monica says:

    You are seriously so tiny still! Loving the outfit, the darker hair, and my soon to be fellow CA citizen. Best of luck with the little one today.

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