Sick and Tired

I’m currently eight months pregnant, and my wife Shelly is officially ten weeks pregnant. She’s sick and I’m tired; we’re quite a pair at this point, but we’re getting by. The house could use a good vacuum, but other than that we’re getting everything done. We lost our son, Rayne, at 20 weeks due to a placental abruption during Shelly’s first pregnancy, so we’re holding our breath to see how both of our pregnancies turn out, as we no longer believe anything to be a guarantee. The nursery’s almost done, so pictures will be up soon…hopefully.

7 months pregnant, still rocking ties to work.

I’m definitely in maternity pants at this point, but these are simple chinos I got on sale at Old Navy. The button-down is buttoned to just below my boobs, and the rest is covered up with a stretchy Banana Republic cardigan that I’ve had forever. Add a tie and I’m still feeling dapper and like myself despite being oh so pregnant.

7 months pregnant, still rocking ties to work.

I’m definitely in maternity pants at this point, but these are simple chinos I got on sale at Old Navy. The button-down is buttoned to just below my boobs, and the rest is covered up with a stretchy Banana Republic cardigan that I’ve had forever. Add a tie and I’m still feeling dapper and like myself despite being oh so pregnant.

4 months pregnant, heading to work

I thought I looked so pregnant at this point, ha! I was still fitting into my regular clothes, but the button-down shirt couldn’t button over my belly so I got around it by putting a pullover sweater on to cover it. The pants wouldn’t button either, so I think I rigged the button with an elastic to keep the fly closed and to keep them from falling down.

WIWT-6 weeks pg

I’m hoping to document my clothing journey during my pregnancy to help    
other moc folks out there who are pregnant or planning to be someday. I’m not scared about stretch marks or childbirth but rather what the fuck I’m going to wear to work over the next eight months. hopefully my experience of staying true to my identity through clothing while my body completely changes will help someone else out there wondering what the hell they would wear if they were pregnant.

WIWT-6 weeks pg

I’m hoping to document my clothing journey during my pregnancy to help
other moc folks out there who are pregnant or planning to be someday. I’m not scared about stretch marks or childbirth but rather what the fuck I’m going to wear to work over the next eight months. hopefully my experience of staying true to my identity through clothing while my body completely changes will help someone else out there wondering what the hell they would wear if they were pregnant.

Me and my luv at a wedding in Lake Placid 

I’m 5 weeks pg here (on the right)

Me and my luv at a wedding in Lake Placid

I’m 5 weeks pg here (on the right)

"Today I affirm that there is nothing in me but love. This love comes from total acceptance of myself and the understanding that I am a perfectly imperfect human being. I will walk through today and allow myself to fully express my perfection. I realize that all my “faults” are actually the Universe’s unique way of expressing itself through me. I let go of self judgment and any projected judgments of others that I have chosen to believe and finally allow myself to just be what I truly am: infinite. As this is true for me, so it is true for all other beings on the planet. I will choose to accept everyone in my life with the same radical acceptance I have for myself knowing that we are all perfectly imperfect human beings simply doing the best we can. And so it is."

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PG

So my s.o. Is officially ten weeks along and I couldn’t be happier or more excited. We conceived through a known donor at home, and it only took 2 tries! Lots of nausea and exhaustion, but so far so good.

This site follows a couple in LA who bought a crumbling Arts and Crafts bungalow in a shitty neighborhood and have been slowly remodeling, mostly by themselves. It has great before and after photos, inspiration for paint colors and classic designs, and they’ve done a staggering amount of work so it makes me feel like my house isn’t so bad.

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Hi I’m Nik and right now my life is in a state of upheaval and change, but all in a good way (I hope). I have spent the last seven months doing a complete remodel of my (1 and only) bathroom. Like no walls, no bathtub kind of remodel, and I am finally beginning to put it all back together, (we have drywall ladies and gentlemen!) but still no bathroom door, which is kind of a drag to say the least. As though this hasn’t created enough chaos, my wife and I have both just begun trying to get pregnant through a known donor. No one’s preggo yet…so I’m mainly focused on getting the bathroom done before things get interesting. I also enjoy clothes and shoes, so I’ll post some stuff on that as well. Hope you like!