Everyone around here is growing. Plugging the shower drain and having fun splashing around this am with the kid. Love me a long weekend. There’s no rushing, just creative time wasting. #presidentsday #motherhoodunplugged #pregnant
Take me back 16 years ago when bright white raised stretch marks came raking across my hips and butt like a TOPO map. I was probably 100 pounds and totally mortified about this thing I could do nothing about. Fast forward to now: my body has taken me to 15 countries, it has created and carried my children, it has survived being hit at 45mph by a car while I was road biking. I've sat enjoying myself under a hot baking sun and watched the day melt away. At 35 𝐲𝐨. I feel better in my own skin. I've accepted what I can change and what I can not. Nourishing myself with HATCHGAL Belly oil as my little one grows and saying thank you to my body for carrying me so far.
Valentines day tomorrow will be my 28th week along carrying this little baby. Getting out of yoga pants for a day and feeling fresh and put together for a day is the equivalence of a full spa experience. I've struggled with feeling okay with not being in a grind with work. Pushing to actually allow myself to enjoy these quiet days and fill them with back burnered creative projects and gardening. I'm pampering myself this weekend with a few favorite indulgences for mamas-to-be like me from HATCH gal @hatchgal. What are you other preggo ladies doing this V-Day weekend? And for all of your V day self love needs. (Use the code MELISSA15 to receive 15% off of your order this week and next)
Oh man looking for a few images for print and wishing for a few hours I wasn’t pregnant and that Josh didn’t have a torn Achilles! Ahhh these days are the best days. What I live for! Some of my favorite memories spent deciding if were gonna do one more run or two or 5! #california #californialove #winter #snowboarding #itsbetteroutside #optoutside #wanderfolk #stayandplay #powderdays
Self prescribed maternity leave & self diagnosed spending problem. Nesting in our rental one plant at a time.