Maternity, Cats and Goodbye Guest Room
Welcome to the last of the ’25 week’ maternity fashion posts. I’ll be taking a round of new ones (thanks for the encouragement) next week where I’ll be 31 1/2 weeks. Yes, I’m counting 1/2 weeks, and I’ll look WILDLY more pregnant than I did for this round. You know how I know I’m taking new maternity fashion photos? Because my credit card was declined all day after I was up from 4am to, well, NOW, because little sweet Charlie REALLY wants me to sleep in his room with him (due to us doing it for 3 weeks while we were traveling). I rocked him for what felt like hours and then could not go back to sleep, so I shopped online for 2 hours in the middle of the night because (as I told myself) ‘I have new fashion photos next week’. No, Citibank, it’s not stolen. I’m simply sleep-and-blog-content deprived. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile this is an outfit that is so comfortable I call it my ‘hospital gowns for everyone’ outfit. I’m actually shocked that non-pregnant women buy it and can pull it off, which I’ve seen happen with my own eyes.
Can we talk about Bear for a second? 2014 was a rough year for her what with the large love eclipse that was sir Charles. All the talk is true – it doesn’t matter how obsessed with your animals you are, a baby just becomes your number 1 the second they breathe their first breath. But I really still do love her soooo much and she has been so amazing with Charlie – truly the most tolerant and sweet cat in the world. Now General Meow (Mimi) is a different story…that cat is less into babies than I’d like her to be.
By the way if you have cats and are worried about them with your infant, I was too and it was FINE. They generally are terrified of babies (probably because they are terrifying) and once Bear got over her fear of him she was cuddling with us up on the bed and purring so loudly we were worried it would wake him. Point being – maybe not all cats or dogs are kid friendly and adapt well to an infant situation, but some of them can. So don’t give up hope. In fact (and you know this) pets are just so good for kids, even babies, for the obvious reasons as well as they have also been shown to prevent allergies to animals.
Finally, friends, say goodbye to that guest room that I’m so actively fake styling. The bed is still in there (and will remain until the new guest room in our old office is ready) but otherwise the new wallpaper is up as you may have seen from my sneak peek on Instagram, ready for the new baby. What wallpaper you ask? This one. And it’s soooooooooooooo good. See the full former guest room in all its glory HERE, and see the new baby room design plan.
Back to my love of that cat. I love you, Bear. I’m sorry that we haven’t paid as much attention to you as we used to before Charlie, and I’m sorry that this next year may be tricky but we will try to give you so much love and attention I promise. You truly are the best cat in the world, despite the fact that you cuddle so hard it’s actually a problem at times. For those of you who are wondering What about Mimi? Don’t worry, Mimi doesn’t read the blog. She won’t know. Unless I wake up dead tomorrow and then you know she found out about this post about Bearcat and finally carried out the plan she’s had the last 10 years to get rid of me so she can have Brian all to herself (I write as I lock my bedroom door).
Go get a cat and then get this look if you are into it:
The key to this outfit? Pop that collar and wear a cute vintage hat that distracts from the fact that you are wearing a shapeless (and therefore SOOO COMFORTABLE) cotton dress.
* Photos by Stephanie Todaro. Want more maternity fashion? Check out my Muu Muu style, my ‘Play Outfit’, ‘The One Where I Hold A Piano‘ and ‘The Work Outfit’. Also last time I was pregnant I wrote this ‘Maternity Must-Haves‘ post which I need to update, but its still pretty relevant. Lastly if you want to watch the birth of Charlie (yes, you read that correctly) go HERE.