Friday, August 18

friday favorites: diapers, dresses, and dessert

Friends, I am so happy to see Friday. This here mama is dragging. I guess it could be third trimester fatigue OR quite possibly the 3 to 4 times I am up at night to empty my bladder... Plus, I feel like I've officially reached beached whale status when it comes to rolling over in bed - I swear there is a serious art to the process of getting comfortable while in your 9th month of pregnancy. Okay, enough of that! Let's move on and chat about a few of my favorites from the week!

My dear sweet co-workers threw me a surprise baby shower on Monday. I had absolutely NO idea it was coming. I was running late to our weekly staff meeting when I opened the door and found a room full of wonderful people, presents, and cake! This lady right here... is blessed beyond all measure.


On Tuesday, my sweet mama and I met for lunch at a local cafe. We splurged on dessert and it was Ah-mazing. I was a little sad we had opted to share because I'm pretty sure I could have devoured the entire thing on my own.

I mentioned last Friday that I needed to find a dress for a work event on Wednesday. The dresses I ordered from Motherhood Maternity came in on Tuesday and I tried them all on. If you follow me on IG, I posted the photo below and begged for advice.

The only one I did not love at all was the floral print. The first blue one was pretty, but not very flattering. The striped one was gorgeous, but wrong for the event. I needed simple, professional, and comfortable. It was down to the two navy dresses - the one on the far right had gold speckles all through it and the sleeves were lace. It was so pretty, but I ended up axing it based on the fact that it seemed more for a good time as opposed to a professional outing.

I am so sad to report that it was such a hectic day, I didn't get a single photo of me in the dress at the event. What kind of blogger am I?

Did you happen to notice the flats in the photo above? These Tommy Hilfiger Primrose Ballet Flats may be my most favorite part - quite possibly because I can continue wearing them post-baby, but I think they're basically just gorgeous. I picked them up on Amazon and had them here in two days with Prime shipping.

My sister-in-law shared this during the week and I thought it was perfect. I have to admit, it's pretty accurate when it comes to describing me...

ICYMI, I had a little fun earlier in the week answering a few old wives' tales as to whether Little Baby is a boy or a girl.

I did have a doctor's appointment on Thursday and to my surprise, I'm making no progress towards labor at all. I would have thought for sure all these braxton hicks were doing something - wrong! I have three weeks to go unless Little Baby decides to make an early arrival.

Well, that about sums up the week for me. I'm hoping to get in a whole lot of rest this weekend. Maybe make this peach cobbler again and get back to reading My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  1. Loving those flats and the striped maxi dress you wore! Have a great weekend! Hope you can stop by my blog today =0)

  2. I agree with you on the dresses. :) How sweet that you got a surprise shower! And that sign is awesome. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. You are so adorable!!!! yay for a surprise baby shower, you and baby deserved to be showered in such love!!! Enjoy your weekend pretty mama!!

  4. Awe surprise baby showers are the BEST! I had one with my first and I just cried the whole time (I was 9 months too.) Glad you solved that dress dilemma. Those shoes are so cute. And at nine months along never share dessert. Sleep as best as you can mama. Do you have a recliner? That saved me. xoxox

  5. What a fun surprise shower with your co-workers. I loved all the dress choices. And I really need that sign. I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I love the stripe dress and think it looks amazing on you!! So sweet of your coworkers to do that for you!! Diapers and wipes are the best gifts.

  7. Happy Friday! That is so so sweet of your co-workers to throw you a party. Unexpected blessings are the best. How did I miss your dress pic?! Silly instagram feed. I love that striped one on you but I'm sure the one you went with looked amazing. Those flats are so cute too! I hope you have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

  8. I hope you enjoyed your shower- that was so sweet! I'm with you- no need to share desserts! Have a restful weekend!

  9. I think I did vote for the striped dress - but the navy does look the perfect choice! You look super cute! Congrats on the!! Hope the next three weeks fly by:)

  10. You are getting so close❤️ So exciting! And you look beautiful.

  11. How nice your coworkers threw you a surprise party! And that dessert cookie looks delicious! I can totally agree with that sign as well! ;)

  12. That sign is so me as well! Love it! How fun that your co-workers threw you a surprise shower! I do not miss those sleepless nights with the endless trips to the bathroom! That dessert looks delicious and I think I'd want one all for myself as well. The Hilfiger flats are so cute. I'm sure you'll get a lot of wear out of them! Hope you had a great weekend!

  13. Those are pretty flats. I am a bad blogger and didn't get many photos of the dress I wore to the wedding even though I said I would. Ooops. So awesome that your co-workers threw you a shower. So very sweet of them. I can't believe how close you are!!!

  14. That was really sweet of your co-workers to throw you a surprise shower. So Fun! Have a great week.

  15. That was a nice thing for your co-workers to do. That dessert looks delicious.


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