No Autumn in Sight

Autumn is no where to be seen. Who am I kidding! This is Florida. We will be lucky if we experience autumn for 5 days straight! Again, it’s my first year in this state, so I’m yet to experience it myself. The locals say that the weather stays warm till October and then suddenly cools down (skips to winter), which again would be very mild.
When I left Boston (this February), I was SO over snow, and I secretly wished to never come back to snow. Now look at me, hoping for the autumn season to arrive and waiting for the temperature to cool down. Frankly, I.m secretly missing the colder weather, and have no shame in accepting this! The leaves changing color, the weather cooling down, change in wardrobe, the beginning of festival season, the pumpkin spice coffees – ughh.. I’ want it all! NOW!!!  :(
P.S. 29 weeks pregnant today. 3rd trimester is hard (like really HARD). More on that in my next post!

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Dress: Macy’s | Booties: Life Stride | Bag: same as here

The Real Story

The first thought that came in to my mind when I woke up today was (after spending the whole night rolling in bed, changing sides just to find that ‘one’ comfortable position) – ‘When people (or other women for that matter) learn about your pregnancy, nobody tells you about the real sh*t that happens during these (never ending) 9 months. All they do is congratulate you, and tell you what an amazing journey you are on.’
How deceiving! But I’ll tell you like it is. I won’t sugarcoat it.
Every month of these 9 months is different. And it keeps getting harder. Now that my 3rd trimester has started, I’ve been experiencing ailments which I did not even know existed. And I keep asking my mother, did you go through this as well, did you have these pains as well, or am I the only odd one..?? Of course, then she assures me, all this is normal and she went through these discomforts as well. This makes me come back to my original question, why does no one ever talk about it? Yes, I do like surprises, but not of these kinds! smh…
Yes, the result may be rewarding.. but the journey.. ehh.. not so much!
Moving on…
Continuing with my babymoon series from our Chicago vacation. It was a nice sunny afternoon that we spent outdoors just city surfing. Wearing a regular Shift dress from Old Navy.

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Dress: Old Navy | Necklace: Marshalls | Bag: Violet Ray Mila via DSW | Sandals: Sam Edelman

All Basic in Chicago

Comfort was my main concern for this vacation (considering the pregnancy). I simply wanted to be able to walk comfortably and not feel out of breath, or care about the shoes hurting my feet or not supporting my back and legs with enough cushion etc. Hence, I packed my reliable white pair of shoes. They are trendy, they go with everything, and kept my feet (and back) happy.
Being 7 months pregnant has literally compelled me to dig my closet for loose fitting blouses and swinging dresses. This dress is an year old (or more I guess), and was perfect for my vacation day out. The weather in Chicago was perfect. No humidity, no heat, just perfect Fall weather. The mornings and evenings were a little chilly and the days were not that warm – just perfect. It reminded me of my Boston days. I miss that. Le Sigh..!!
Oh and I finally entered my third trimester (feels like an achievement to be honest!). The baby has become more active and keeps kicking all-the-time. Sometimes the kicks are so strong, they make my belly jump! Specially, when I sit down to eat, I constantly feel the kicks. It feels quite unusual (rather weird) when you are eating and something someone is kicking and moving inside your belly. Oh the joys of pregnancy..!! It never ends.

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Dress: Asos (similar options) | Shoes: Nike | Bag: Violet Ray Mila via DSW | Watch: Michael Kors

Babymoon

A mid-week post because we are taking the rest of the week off! Babymoon it is!😀
We are traveling to Milwaukee and Chicago for the Labor Day weekend. Actually we are leaving tomorrow, so it’s an extended weekend! Lots of sight-seeing and walking is on the cards. I just hope I’m able to keep up and not feel like taking a nap every 2 hours. You know, pregnancy has literally lessened my stamina in one-fourth (not even half!). It’s not fun at all.. I miss my strength so bad, I can’t even…😦
Anyhow, I’m going to complete 27 weeks of pregnancy this weekend. And soon will enter the third trimester. They say, that’s when the real fun begins! Honestly, I can’t wait for the next 3 months to pass. Only if time would pass at our will!

We took these pictures the next day I got my hair trimmed. Which is why, the silky smooth strands.. Otherwise, as you are quite aware by now that my hair have a mind (and mood) of their own, and being silky straight is definitely not one of them! (cue: my natural hair texture). Whilst on the subject, I’m seriously considering going semi-blonde. Maybe next month or so!😉
P.S. 26 weeks pregnant today.

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Blouse: Target (old) | Jeans: Jessica Simpson Maternity | Shoes: Audrey Brooke | Bag: Gifted | Watch: Fossil | Necklace: Burlington