Amazon Maternity Clothes Haul!

How many of you also follow me over on Instagram? I love hanging out over there, and one of my favorite parts of IG is Instagram Stories!

Today I shared some of the maternity clothes I have bought on Amazon recently. I know this is my third pregnancy, but somehow my maternity clothes have either gotten worn out, lost…or they just don’t fit this time. On Sunday, I tried to put on the jeans I’m wearing in my 40 week picture with Tera…yeah, I couldn’t even get those on over my knees. So there is that.

My go to place to find maternity clothes is consignments sales or Goodwill. I cannot stand how expensive maternity clothes are!!! Our local Goodwill has a very hit or miss maternity section. Last time I went I snagged four shirts and two jeans, but the time before that I couldn’t find a single thing that fit!

Needless to say, I had to turn to Amazon for a few more clothes as my belly (and the rest of my body, apparently) stretches to accommodate this sweet little man. For those wanting to order, just click on the picture link after each top and it should take you straight to Amazon where you can sign in and add it to your cart.

I am 5’4″ and 31 weeks pregnant, so I weigh around 140 right now (between 110 and 120 not pregnant)

Full disclosure: These are affiliate links, which means that Amazon pays me (approx 2 cents per purchase lol) if someone purchases through my link. The price does not change for you.

  1. Plain Jane Navy Maternity Tee 

(Also in black and wine red)

I’m wearing a M

Super comfy, love how simple it is, great coverage! Would be easy to dress up with a necklace or scarf or cardigan for fall

(I couldn’t get the image to link, so just click on the title of the shirt and it will take you to Amazon

 

2. Striped Simple Maternity Tee (scroll down for the link)

(I’m wearing a M)

Love the length, love the stripe, super comfy and has good coverage up top, too. Will still hold my belly for a few more weeks. I could still fit the small, but it might not last all the way up to 40 weeks.

 

3. Fun Color Blocked Baseball Maternity Tee

(I’m wearing a M)

Love the colors, love the fit. Great length, will keep growing with me, fits well up top

 

4. Lace Hemmed Maternity Top

(Also comes in black, grey and khaki)

LOVE this one. On my stories I mentioned that it’s not maternity, but apparently it is (the long sleeved ones are not). I think it could still easily be worn non-maternity and I plan to wear it long after this babe is born! It’s super comfy, flattering and I literally don’t have to worry about my underwear sticking out or my top pieces falling out/showing either. I believe this is a small, and as you can see it will last all the way through my pregnancy.

 

 

5. Long Sleeved Lace Hem Top

I loved the last one so much that I decided to buy it in two more colors, but this time I found it long-sleeved for the fall! I ended up buying a M, but now that I see it on I should have gone for a small. Still, I love it!

(Also comes in black, red and purplish red)

 

6. Maternity/Nursing/Postpartum Tank

(I’m wearing a Small)

There are TONS of colors and patterns in this top. It also seems to be more expensive, but that is because it comes in a random pack of three!

I snagged this one back at the beginning of my pregnancy, I loved how they fit at the beginning of pregnancy. I’ve kind of outgrown them now (I can feel a breeze on my lower belly when I walk around lol), BUT I’m keeping them and highly recommending them because they will be perfect for postpartum and I LOVE the breastfeeding panel.

Here is a non-awkward shot of the breastfeeding access panel 🙂

 

Ok, I think that is all! Please let me know if you have any questions or if the links aren’t working. Let me know if you like this sort of post! You know I’m here for all your fashion needs (LOL LOL LOL)

Yes, I Solo Parent…But I’m Not a Single Mom

“Sooo, where is your husband?”

“Is Theo at work?”

“Are you a single Mom?”

 

If Theo had a day off for every time I get a comment like this or similar, he would probably never have to go to work again!

One aspect of police life is that their shifts are different. I’m sure that there are many other jobs out there that can relate- jobs that are third shift or require a lot of travel. Theo’s shift is never less than 11 hours long, and after four days of 11 hour shifts back to back it can get exhausting. And, yes, Theo’s hours are set, but there is rarely a day when the needs of the people in his city follow a set clock-in/clock-out time. It’s never surprising to get a text telling me he won’t be home for several more hours, and at least once a week he works a 15+ hour shift.

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How to Combat Anxiety as a Police Wife

On September 1, 2017, Theo spent his first day on the streets as an officer.

It’s been a year and this life is nothing like what I expected.

On paper, it doesn’t seem like being married to a police officer would be that much different than being married to someone who works a desk job or who works as a welder or tech man. My officer works 40 hours a week, he deals with people on a daily basis and he doesn’t usually make the news.

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August Reading List

Wait, is August already over? How is that possible?!? August was a fun but crazy month for me, so I managed to get quite a bit of reading done- thanks family vacation!

The Zookeepers Wife (2 stars)

I’ve heard such great things about this book and it’s incredible historical story. However, this book was SO boring and I could not follow the plot. A young family that runs a European Zoo becomes a refuge and hiding spot for Jews. That is the basic plot point, but unfortunately I didn’t gather that from reading the book. Overall, there were some interesting stories and factoids about the animals and the treatment of people during the war, but I found the book discombobulated and confusing for the most part. It is a movie and I would like to see it, because the story itself is powerful…just not in this book form.

(I rarely give harsh reviews, but I also want to be honest).

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We Are Moving! Or Are We?

Is my title confusing to you? Probably about as confusing as our lives have been the last month or so.

I haven’t mentioned much on the blog because I wanted to wait until it was all official before saying anything.

And then all of a sudden it wasn’t official and I hadn’t said anything.

But you all know I can’t be me without saying anything.

ANYWAYS. Still confused?

Here is the story…

For several years now, Theo has been very interested in the world of rental property investing. He has always wanted to own several properties, be a landlord and kind of run our own business that way. Yes, we know this has a lot of risks and a steep learning curve, but believe me when I say it’s something he (and me!) is very, very interested in.

A year ago when we started running our AirBnb, we realized how much we really did love being landlords and owning property that we got to rent out! Sure, there are stressful moments and huge downsides, but for the most part it’s pretty great having your own hours, being able to make an income while working from home, and getting to interact with all kinds of people from all kinds of places.

We are the type of couple who likes to look at Realtor.com together for fun, and we always enjoy dreaming of different ways we could live.

We also have realized that our current home is rather large, and we don’t love all the space it takes to clean and fill with things that we don’t use/need. After Heavenly left our home and we had fewer regulations, our family kind of relaxed and started feeling a bit more family-ish. We have four bedrooms (not counting the basement) and we really only use one or two of them. We realized that we just want more time as a family and less stuff taking up our time and space. These were big changes but as we went through grieving the loss of Heavenly all those things rose to the surface.

So one day at the end of July Theo stumbled unto a fantastic deal on a fourplex unit (four apartments in one building). We requested a showing, did a walk through and we loved it. We got really excited and started brainstorming. We would move into one apartment (900 sq feet), we would rent out one or two and we would put the remaining one on AirBnb. It was all brilliant and foolproof!

Did I mention the place was a bit of a dump? I mean….a total fixer-upper? I mean…completely unlivable? I mean…not a single toilet, shower, tub or kitchen sink in the entire four units?

NO PROBLEM FOR US.

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