July 26, 2014

dress (on sale $14!): Target | panama hat (similar): Target | sandals: Target | bag (option): H&M | watch: Fossil | link bracelet: Etsy | bangle bracelet: Alex & Ani | sunnies: Ray-Ban | bar necklace: Miaearrings | monogram necklace: Love Always Couture


I've had a few meltdowns lately contributing to the feeling of completely hating my body, hating Arizona summers, hating being uncomfortable and hating that I'm pregnant in the summer enduring it all at once. I'm beyond swollen and achy and all I want to do is curl up in a freezing house in leggings and a cardigan but any attempt to do that, I sweat my ass off resulting in a full on cry session. Is it the hormones? Is it truly being unhappy with my body? Is it the way I have no control over the changes happening in my life? Who knows but it's testing me and I'm just emotionally pulled in every direction.

On top of that, I've been having Braxton Hicks a lot which I know is normal but I always get concerned I could be going into labor far too soon and not reading the signs rights. I also have a lot of pain in my lower stomach which I'm thinking is just round ligament pain as my uterus grows but it's intense- even making it hard to walk sometimes. I'm planning to schedule our birthing class and breastfeeding class this coming week so maybe having that on the books will help calm my nerves and give me some insight to know what to look for these last couple months if I do go into labor a touch early.

Sorry for the rant today, just wanting to share where I'm at and how this week has gone since it was a little quiet around these parts. Hope you're having a fun weekend, xo!


  1. Hi Aubrey, I love reading your pregnancy posts! You keep it REAL! I was just telling my mom that I'm prior to my 20's I've always wanted a baby, but now that my body is in it's 20's (23) and mom keeps giving me a deadline age (she's just being funny I hope) I get scared! One time I was introduced to this lady at church and she told me, "You're so cute, and you have such a short torso. Oh, when you have a baby in there, he/she is gonna sit high because of your short torso." I was like WHAT?! Who introduces themself like that?? Anyway, thanks for keeping it REAL with your pregnancy. If it makes you feel better, you look very pretty all the time and you inspire so many of us young women! Happy Saturday!! xo - Jessika

  2. It's the heat! I've only been back in AZ a few days and it's like I completely forgot how miserable 115 plus degree heat can make a person! You feel like a hermit since being anything outside but a few minutes is unbearable! I'm sure being pregnant does play into it even more, but don't feel alone all of us AZ peeps are hating it just as much as you are!

  3. The lower abdomen pain sounds like round ligagment. I was doing bad with not drinking enough water and when I got caught up on that it helped a LOT with the pain. It's so hard when you have all these weird feelings in your body and have no idea if they're something to worry about or not! Hang in there, you're doing great!

  4. You look great! Hang in there and know that it will all be over soon!

  5. Girl, you got this! I had that phase when I was pregnant. Anything small bothered me and I stressed way too much. Telling you not to stress won't help either. It's just a phase though. Being pregant is beautiful BUT also horrible, right? You look great and don't worry about that. You are seriously so adorbs and I wish I looked as cute and stylish as you when I was pregnant. Maybe next time around I will take tips from your style book ;-). In the meantime enjoy the quiet and have a hot fudge milkshake! Good luck in the rest of your pregnancy and take comfort in knowing that what your going through is normal! <3

  6. Katie Black7/28/14, 8:45 AM

    Aubrey, I almost get "summer depression" here - EVERY year. Once the heat hits, I cry a lot, I wish I could move back home to Canada or the Midwest, and I just get irritable and I'm not myself. I can't imagine carrying around a baby and going through those motions! Hang in there girl!!

  7. Don't apologize! I think these issues are totally normal to go through in pregnancy. I've struggled with my changing body since the beginning, and I still am. It's really hard to get used to, even if it is for a wonderful end result. And I have pain in my lower abdomen as well. Friends have told me that it's definitely round ligament pain, but if it continues, I do want to call my doctor. All of these things can be scary! I'm thinking of you and hope you're feeling better this week!

  8. I feel your pain, Chica! I'm due end of October and have been enduring the east coast heat (thankfully we had a bit of a cold spell the last few days.) I wear compression stockings regularly for swelling, but it doesn't make pregnancy any more comfortable. Eye on the prize! Are you reading any good preggo books?


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