The past two months have not been easy. Like many pregnant women, I developed a severe case of anemia during my third trimester. Energy levels plummeted, and then, the heat dome came — triple digits almost every day for two weeks. The person who said pregnancy was a marathon and not a sprint didn’t mention that you’re running uphill, through sand, on a hot day, dragging a Mack truck behind you.
But I’ve really missed having the creative energy to blog, especially when I read an article telling me women are wearing sneakers with resort wear to the office (say what?!). So I thought: Why not put all of the jumbled suggestions and thoughts currently floating around my brain into a short post?
+ Did you know the Delia’s catalog is back? And sadly, the younger generation has killed it by turning it into a Hot Topic homage. It’s like an arrow to the heart that this generation of teen girls will never know the joy of running to the mailbox, dog-earing every page, and then begging your Mom to call the 1-800 number to order that must have baby-doll dress.
+ My Anniversary Sale purchases arrived too late for me to share them while the sale was going on. The clear winner were these Zella relaxed leggings. They’re amazing. They are so soft, and comfortable.
+ Have you ever heard of Home Dysmorphic Disorder? It’s essentially when social media (aka Instagram) causes you to believe your home is hideous and needs to look like photos on the Internet. And as we struggle with the inability to get nursery furniture (thanks supply chain issues), I am feeling it. I just have to keep reminding myself that my daughter needs very little to survive and thrive, and that her nursery does not need to look like Shea McGee designed it.
+ Of course, Architectual Digest’s celebrity home tours do not help this problem.
+ Need the Friday work dress to get you through August Recess? You need this Halogen wrap. It’s everything.
+ Due to COVID, the hospital near our home cancelled all of its birthing and baby-rearing classes and did not bring them back as promised. So we found Tinyhood and Sarah Lavonne. Both make videos on labor, delivery, and caring for your baby. (Now, if I could just stop falling asleep halfway through.)
+ Bug bites got you down? No joke, the Bug Bite Thing actually works.
I’ve been working on an outfit post for tomorrow featuring some August Recess aka Business Casual attire that I’m pretty excited about, so look for that. And also, on Friday, we’ll have this week’s episode of The Edition.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go indulge in a short nap and an iron tablet. Pregnancy is so glamorous. Seriously, if men birthed babies, they would have resorts where you spent ten months, all government funded, before recuperating at home with full-time nursing care for weeks after.