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

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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 DSWΒ | Watch: Michael Kors

Back in May

I know June is almost over and we are stepping in to July (my birth month aka the ‘best’ month πŸ˜‰ ). But I have to share with you all that we went to Miami in the month of May to celebrate 5 blissful years of our marriage. Truth be told, I loved the getaway, but was uncomfortable most of the time. I was in my first trimester of the pregnancy hence my taste buds were horrible and exhaustion was at its peak. Plus the acne wasn’t helping either. The bump wasn’t much visible yet, hence I was able to wear all my usual stuff. The thing is, we planned this vacation a few months in advance so we did not want to cancel it. Nevertheless, all went well! Honestly, I love the fact that I am so close to beaches now that I live in Orlando. We spend every alternate Sunday on a beach.

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Dress: Marshall’s | Sandals: Franco Sarto | Bag: Gifted | Watch Fossil
This white dress was my choice for our date night. I wanted to keep it romantic yet simple.

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Blouse: Target | Skirt: Asos | Sandals: Zara | Bag: H&M
The yellow and black color combo worked really well. I like how the yellow color strikes more with a black base.

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Dress: Forever 21 | Sandals: Franco Sarto | Bag: H&M
This dress is my personal favorite for vacations. It’s light, sexy and summer appropriate. Sometimes I also wear it as a cover up over my bikini.

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Dress: Tommy Hilfiger | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Bag: Gifted
Nothing pleases me more than a maxi these days. The ease and comfort is what I look for when travelling. Specially now that I am pregnant, maxi dresses are the only thing that I want to wear, all the time. Can you blame me!

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Dress & Necklace: Thrifted
These are selfies. Unfortunately, I do not have a full length view of this dress. Anyhow, the off shoulder style gave my enough room to breath, feel sexy and enjoy the sunny weather! What more one could ask for? πŸ˜‰

Blue

No matter how much I claim my favorite color is Red, it can’t compete to the number of blue clothes I have in my closet! Even I am surprised, honestly. I have barely 2 red dresses, 2 or 3 (max) red blouses and 1 pair of red pants. That’s it! Huhhh!! Well, it seems I need to sit back, relax and seriously ponder over this whole ‘my favorite color’ thing! I obviously need to sort this out (for my own-self, at least)! πŸ˜‰

How is Monday treating you..?? Well, I am back in Boston, back to work, back to the usual stuff. These pictures are from D.C. when we (as in me and family) visited to the National Harbor in Maryland.

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Dress: Asos | Sandals: Franco Sarto | Watch: Fossil