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Well, it's already been since December since I posted last!  The month of January really felt full.  Between appointments of all kinds, issues with our animals, going through our home and decluttering... it's just been a little non stop around here.  I just had my almost 20 week check up yesterday and all is going well with the baby!  If you follow me on other social outlets you most likely already know what the gender of our little one is, but I'll share over here soon too.  Definitely something that needs to be documented in a real way!  I wish I had kept up with my personal blogging or journaling more throughout my pregnancy.  I started out good with my journal, but have neglected it all since Ive been feeling better and have had the energy to get other things done.  But for the most part, it's been a beautiful experience so far and James and I are so in love with our little baby already. 

Here are some random photos from the past several weeks...

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THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE BUMP

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Ive been meaning to take some real maternity photos of myself throughout my pregnancy, and haven't felt up to it until this week.  James keeps trying to remind me to do so, and I'm so glad I finally did.  I don't want this special time to fly by without visually recording it.  I love seeing images of my mom when she was pregnant, and sadly there are very few of them around. 

I'm 13 weeks pregnant and feeling really great for the most part.  I think Ive had a bit of depression, or just several emotions around my life and the way it will be evolving and feeling a little (okay, a lot) lost.  I'm sure its just the huge transition of going from a woman to a mother.  Wondering what will fall away in my life for a while, or for a lifetime, and nervous and excited about what will come into my life, forever.  There is a whole lot of unknown to this huge life change. 

Ive also allowed the state of my house really get to me.  I completely let it go while I wasn't feeling good during the first trimester, and now I'm finding it hard to get back into my groove of cleaning and nesting.  Everything feels overwhelming.  The de-cluttering, the things I want to move around, my sentimental heart, all of it.  I know it will all get done in due time and I'm trying to continually remind myself not to stress about it. 

My kitty Bella is also not doing well and it's breaking my heart.  Ive had her for 16+ years, since I still lived at home, and she has been with me through every life event, always a mama's girl.  Her thyroid issues have worsened and now her kidneys and liver are going downhill.  She is light as a feather, which is so hard to see.  I know it's all part of it, the process of life and death.  I watched my mother go from a vibrant human being to a state of such fragility through her cancer.  It's never easy to visually see these changes in the people or animals that we love.  So, right now my heart is in just keeping Bella as happy as can be for the rest of her time with us. 

This is life.  All at the same time it's beautiful, life changing, sad, exciting, lonely and full.  A beautiful mess of all kinds of emotions and daily life happenings...

Right now I feel very blessed to be having a good pregnancy, to be with someone who is so excited about the little baby in my belly, to have a wonderful family and groups of friends who are equally excited about our little baby, to not have to stress about work too much while I'm pregnant, to have animals in my life who fill me up with so many smiles, to have a place I call home, to have wonderful neighbors who invite us over for christmas eve dinner, and so many other things.  These are the things I will try to focus on through the holidays.  It can be difficult this time of year, when you have people you have lost and wish so badly they could be here, but they can't.  It's always a good reminder for me to see what is still in front of me that can be cherished, nourished and loved.

(I'll be sharing a ton more photos over on the Bohemian Collective blog, and will provide artist links over there when I do)...

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PIECES OF HOME

Luna's Locket Log Cabin Candle

Luna's Locket Log Cabin Candle

Aurora Shadow Necklace + Moorea Seal Bag + Dolkii Jeans + Free People Hat

Aurora Shadow Necklace + Moorea Seal Bag + Dolkii Jeans + Free People Hat

Sacred Bath Space - Painted Stone by Lotus & Nightshade + other special items

Sacred Bath Space - Painted Stone by Lotus & Nightshade + other special items

My reading nook, now cozied with the softest blanket from Catori Life

My reading nook, now cozied with the softest blanket from Catori Life

Just about my favorite Skyline Fever tee + my most worn flannel + Glitter & Bones Necklace

Just about my favorite Skyline Fever tee + my most worn flannel + Glitter & Bones Necklace

My sweet Bella + Dreamcatcher by Of The Wolves

My sweet Bella + Dreamcatcher by Of The Wolves

Tea Time

Tea Time

Blue Grass Perfume by Amrita Aromatics + Necklace by Spirit Tribe

Blue Grass Perfume by Amrita Aromatics + Necklace by Spirit Tribe

My porch after the rain

My porch after the rain

Who doesn't love Mr. Banjo?  Those eyes...

Who doesn't love Mr. Banjo?  Those eyes...

THREADS // SEASHELLS + BLUES

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OUTFIT DETAILS: top - dir69 // pants - free people // shoes - mohinders // necklace - egyptian lavender // flower ring - chromafusion // shield ring - sanktoleono jewelry // bracelet - the whimsie // hat - gypsy warrior


Around the time I found out I was pregnant at about 5 weeks, I began to really feel the first trimester symptoms hit me.  By week 6, they were full on.  All day nausea and extreme fatigue, and my goals instantly shifted from what is on my to do list today to what can I eat and how can I keep myself from throwing up.  It was literally a morning to night challenge and all I could focus on for a while.  Luckily that transitioned into I'm just so tired, but it still completely put my life otherwise on hold, for several weeks.  Now that I'm starting to get back to normal, I'm going through all the things that just lingered on my to do list, and other promises I had made before even knowing I was pregnant, that I never even got to.  It's pretty damn overwhelming to say the least, and my email inbox has over 4,000 unread emails in it, luckily alot of junk mail, but tons of unanswered real emails, from real people, that I feel bad Ive left hanging.  So slowly I am going to weed through these tasks until hopefully one day I'll get caught up so my mind can rest easy through the rest of this pregnancy.  So, if you are waiting for a response from me, whether in email, IG, fb, etc... please be super patient with me.  It's a huge chunk to chew on after being out of it for so many weeks. 

So, here is an outfit post I shot about 2 months ago, before I chopped all my hair off!  It was getting so long, and even though I regretted it the first few weeks, I'm now so happy I did.  It's so much healthier and so much easier to deal with right now that I'm not washing it nearly as much as I did before.  It's been a nice change, refreshing.

This top from dir69 is insane!  The handsewn details of the cowrie shells on the sleeves, what?  It's just a very unique piece, unlike anything else in my closet.  And yes, I know my pants are wrinkled as hell, I just didn't care.  These free people pants are some of my favs.  I have them in two different patterns.  I found these on ebay for about 1/4 of the original price.  That's how I roll with FP. 

Even though fall is my favorite season, I'm really ready for spring this year since I'm pregnant.  I'm ready to spend my days outdoors, soaking up the earth and sunshine, gardening, walking, etc.  I cannot wait.  I feel like I'm waking up from my own hibernation, and now we are going into winter.  Ive been feeling really house bound lately.  But this season shall pass, and I will work on enjoying it as much as I can while its here...

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