One side-effect of linking up at Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday is that I actually plan and lay out what I'm wearing to Church the night before. This saves me a tremendous amount of stress and disappointment Sunday morning. Pre-planning my wardrobe has the added bonus of our getting to C.C.D. on time (8:50 am).
With ample time to dig through my closet and experiment last night, I made the happy discovery that my long black cotton skirt is in fact a "Medium," not a "Small". It fits over my belly! Sweet! Plus I found that my reallllly long tank top is now a perfect shirt to stretch across the growing bump. Now, I know makers of maternity wear claim to be fashion conscious these days, but at this stage of pregnancy (22 weeks) I still feel as if I'm being encouraged to don a brightly-colored, weirdly printed potato sack when I slip into most maternity tops or pants. Give me regular stretchy, any day.
|Yes, Christmas ended yesterday. That creche behind me needs to get packed up now.|
Black Cotton Skirt: Old Navy (last spring)
Pink tank top: Target (last summer)
Blazer: JCP?? Was once part of a really slick suit. It is older than my children.
Silver hoop earrings: A Christmas gift from my husband, way back in the day
Necklace: costume jewelry from my mil
Baby Bump: an original George Thomas
|By George, the bump grows bigger! In fact, the baby is named George. (I promise you. I did not suck on a lemon prior to this pic.)|
I admittedly fell out of the habit of checking on Sunday's Mass readings ahead of time. When I heard today's second reading from 1 Corinthians 12:31, I felt like doing the wave in our pew. My interior party is one part recognition of a perennial wedding favorite, and one part realization that this particular Scripture passage is meant to instruct me where I am at right now. I have some deep thoughts on this which I plan to post later, but for now, consider this pairing:
Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
It is not inflated, it is not rude...
|My reaction to Anna's heckling over my "fashion shoot."|
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