Jan 26, 2014

Sunday Style and Giveaway!

Dress: PinkBlush Maternity (Similar)  Shoes: Ruche  Bracelet: Anthropologie (from my Christmas wish list!
 I am 37 weeks!  Only two more weeks before I check in to have baby boy.  I can’t wait to meet him!
So I will state the obvious.  I am huge.  I literally feel like a am bursting at the seems and I am completely uncomfortable every second unless I am in the shower.  The shower is my paradise.  I just stand there until the hot water runs out, happy as can be.  For some reason I feel so much comfort from water, and I am taking two showers a day at the moment.  My best friend has been my shower cap so I can at least keep my hair dry.  I really don’t get out of the house much these days, and wear Cameron's sweatpants and t-shirts all day long.  Today, for a nice change, I got to wear this pretty dress from the sweet people at PinkBlush Maternity.  I got to pick a dress from their wonderful collection of trendy maternity clothes.  It is really hard to find cute maternity clothes so I was thrilled to discover their site.  Everything is so nicely priced!   This has allowed me to grow bigger and I love the stretchy lightweight fabric.  I also love that I can use this as a nursing dress as well, the top is perfect for all that.  And its nice that it will fit me when I lose all of this baby weight super quickly, ok it might take me a minute, but I’m sure it will fit me very nice when I am back to my pre-baby weight.  

PinkBlush Maternity is offering a $25 gift certificate to their site to one lucky Things Like Skeleton Keys reader, and if you are looking for a great selection of maternity clothing, please enter!  

So to win....

Visit www.PinkBlushMaternity.com and leave a comment on what you would choose.

and for extra entries, 
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Also, know that if you have won a gift card from PinkBlush Maternity in the past 6 months, or have hosted a giveaway, you will not be eligible for a gift card.  

Good Luck!

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

UPDATE! Carla Shiver is the winner of the Pink Blush Giveaway! Thank you!  Emailing you soon!

Jan 16, 2014

A Maternity Shoot

My sister in law, Sydney, took these photo’s of Cohen, baby, and me today at my home.  It was quick and fun and I am happy to have some pretty photos documenting this pregnancy.  It was also fun to dress up a little too, and an excuse to wear flowers in my hair.  I just planned on choosing one favorite picture, but she took so many that I fell in love with that I had to post all of my favorites.  My little man was wild as you can tell from him bouncing around in the photos, I finally got him to lay down for a second by telling him a story.  I am going to miss it being just us two, so easy and all.  But I can’t wait for our lives to never be the same as we look into this new baby’s eyes and start a new adventure.  My heart is pretty full looking at these photos of me and my two boys!  Thanks Sydney I love you!  By the way, I am almost 36 weeks here.  

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Jan 2, 2014

Hello 2014

Its a lazy rainy day here in the Compton house.  Potty training is in full swing and Cohen is playing with his trains in the living room, softly dialogueing the whole time, when we are not running back and forth to the bathroom.  He has Bubble Guppies on and occasionally I will hear him answering their questions.  Today is the eve of my 34 week of pregnancy, making me a late, 8 months pregnant woman.  My brain is a fog of to-do-lists, and I am so happy I have taken a little break from photography until after baby comes.  On my list of things to do, cleaning is always number one.  There is always something to clean and I am highly motivated to do it, unfortunately my body is not. After cleaning the dishes, my body is screaming for me to sit down and drink a glass of cold water, which is not what I want to do at all.  I want to move on to the next task.   But since I want this pregnancy to last as long as I hope I know I need to listen to my body and take things slow.  If I don’t, the Tony Braxtons (Cam’s word for Braxton Hicks) kick in and I can barely stand!  Cameron has to get the bassinet down from the attic and I have to clean it, same with the car seat.  I need to buy a new mattress for his crib and sheet set.  I need to stock up on diapers, wipes, onesies, and burp cloths.  I love when babes are in all white, so I will be buying plain white in all of those items.  Plain might as well be my name right now.  It is all I am attracted too.  Maybe because it relates to simple, calm and simple.  No fuss no muss.  Trying to remain calm is getting harder.  I am so excited and very anxious.  I will have two children now to watch over and take care of, and I am no where near an expert yet.  I have so much to still learn.  I wonder how Cohen will adjust to the new baby and dividing my attention between them.  I guess we will have to wait and see, but I have a feeling he will be so sweet to his new baby brother.  This new year will bring a lot of changes, and I hope with all of my heart it goes by as smoothly as this past year, but I hope that it goes by slower.  I don’t want my littles to get to big to quick.

Here are some thoughts about 2013

Funnest thing I did:  Our anniversary trip to Disney World, without a doubt

What I will never forget:  Sweet cuddly mornings with Cohen

Happiest day:  Getting a positive reading on the pregnancy test while on vacation in Florida

Biggest regret:  Watching the movie Precious.  Without a doubt.

What I learned:  Be slow to anger, be patient, be grateful.

Most magical moment:  Christmas

And hopes for 2014

Blog more often, writing is so fulfilling to me.

Soak up every minute with my boys.

Fix up my front yard.

Be a better wife, mother, daughter, friend.

Take more family portraits.

Actually use my very nice easel and paint.

 To see a flipagram of our year, click here!
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2014! 

Faith, Love, and Pixie Dust

Our Christmas Card by Melanie Berg at Little Burrows