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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Big Annoucement

SWEATER:: Madewell // JEANS:: AG // FLATS:: Saks Off Fifth

Surprise! I am expecting my first baby at the end of August and Grant and I couldn't be more thrilled! Being my first time, I definitely have felt a lot of anxiety just because everything is brand new. You can do all the reading and research you want but nothing really prepares you for how your body will react to something like this. 

The first few weeks I felt good, I had an appetite and energy just mild cramping that I knew was normal. Week 6 (and at exactly week 6), my nausea hit me really hard. I'm 15 weeks today and although it's not totally gone it has definitely lightened up. Bagels became my best friend the first three months, I couldn't really get anything else down. So for three months I basically lived an all carb diet! At times I would feel really guilty about this, like I wasn't giving the baby anything nutritious plus I wasn't working out. I felt like a total slob, but I was listening to my body and not pushing it. At around 12 weeks I slowly started to incorporate fruit and egg whites into my mornings for more fuel and I got back into working out. I've been going to Flybarre three times a week and spin once and it feels really good to be active and sweat. I've read a lot about how working out during pregnancy will help you carry, during labor and post so that's all the motivation I need right there!

Daytime from about 6-12 weeks was never an issue for me, it was really the mornings and the evening that were tough. At week 12 it flipped and all of a sudden I felt really off during the day so lunch was very touch and go. Dinner time was probably my worst time. Around 630pm every single day (and still today) I feel incredibly nauseas. I tried to explain it to my husband as your worst hangover and there's nothing you can do - plus try having it last for months on end! I think explaining it like that made a lot of sense to him!

Today entering week 15, I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm really crossing my fingers that I start to feel more like me in the next few weeks. One thing I'm pretty shocked about is how well I am doing without caffeine! I would get a coffee every single morning and the thought of not having one made me tired. But I've been doing really well without it, I just can't seem to stay up past 9 anymore but I am welcoming the earlier bed time! 

As for clothing, I have only purchased a few maternity items. I really want to try and stay away from maternity and wear normal clothing and just size up. Sorry to let all you future mams know but the maternity industry still seems SO dated! The tops and most dresses could be SO much better! BUT since my stomach has popped, I did buy a few pairs of maternity jeans ( the AG ones pictured above are so comfy) and I bought a few other staples. Tanks, tees, and the best yoga pants have been really helpful with this new tummy. It's been pretty hard shopping, because I'm just not sure what will fit me the next month so it's been order / return / repeat. 

Stay tuned for much more bump-dates!

xx Kaitlin

Photos By Julia D'Agostino


  1. So excited for you Kaitlin! Totally agree on the maternity clothes not being great.... good maternity jeans were totally worth it though! Can't wait to follow along! :)

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  3. Congratulations! I was also very reluctant to buy maternity clothes - I made it work with a few key pieces and oversized/slouchy tops. I also LIVED in the Lululemon Align Pant. I ended up buying in three different (ever-increasing 😳) sizes, and they were a staple in the weeks after the baby was born (I even wore them home from the hospital!)


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