pregnant chick: 24 weeks

This is what I wore to a friend’s baby shower and then our neighbours party last Saturday night (now that I’m looking at myself, I should have rocked bigger earrings and/or a funky necklace). That’s right, two par-tays in one evening. By 11pm I hit the wall and could hardly muster one last “Merry Christmas” before we dragged our butts home. There was a time when I would get home at 5am… and then go to work and be productive. I have no idea how I managed to do that.

As an aside: The shower we went to was a baby shower and boys were invited. There was a poker game going on which was the best idea ever. I suck at poker but John disappeared after making a couple rounds of the food table- fantastic idea.

I got this top from my mom’s closet, one of the best stores around. I didn’t steal it or anything, she gave it to me. My mom’s cool like that. It’s made by Echo Rain based in Vancouver, British Columbia using environmentally-friendly and sustainable fabrics. It is super comfy and very soft and although I think it looks good with jeans I’m thinking of getting some leggings to wear with it as well. Thank you mom!

John has a tendency to come out of left field when we’re talking (kind of like what I did there with absolutely no segue from the Echo Rain talk to the John talk). Usually I’m all over it. After walking the dogs in silence for 10 minutes he’ll come out with something like, “… it’ll usually depend though.” Just that. No context. Just a sentence fragment. When I’m on top of my game I can usually put together that the last time we were walking in that particular area was last week and we were in a rush to get back to the house for some stupid hockey game and “it’ll usually depend though” likely has something to do with his hockey pool. That is when I’m on top of my game. As I get further into this pregnancy things like the name of the grocery store I go to every week are dropping out of my head with the consistency of water dropping out of a sieve and so I am politely asking John more and more, “WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!!” This has got to be confusing for John because normally I can follow along just fine. My mind reading capabilities are a bit compromised at the moment.

From the 18 topics covered in this one blog post it would seem my ability to stick with one train of throught and go with it is compromised as well.

Speaking of coming out of left field: I think I have come up with an ingenious plan to keep my maternity pants up: suspenders. The pants I am wearing in these photos have belt loops so my belt keeps them up, but I got a new pair in Vegas (these ones) and they do not have belt loops so after walking for a bit I end up doing this sore cowboy, wide legged wiggle trying to keep my pants from working their way down around my knees. My plan is to cut the straps off an old bra and sew them onto the wonderful top panel (shown here). The panel comes up under my boobs so the bra straps should be long enough once I extend them out. It just occured to me that suspendered pants might be a bitch to deal with when I’m, ya know, in the ladies room and I need to get my pants off in a hurry. Hmmm… I’ll keep ya posted. Let me know if you have any ideas.

Random Ramblings by Shauna is now coming to a close…


* Rather than SEW the suspenders on, maybe I could attach them in the front with buttons!

More belly bump pics:

23 weeks pregnant (the meltdown)

22 weeks pregnant (grand canyon edition)

21 weeks pregnant

20 weeks pregnant

19 weeks pregnant

18 weeks pregnant

8 Responses to “pregnant chick: 24 weeks”

  1. Kristie says:

    Dude, if you can figure out how to keep the maternity jeans up, I’ll freakin nominate you for a Nobel Prize. I really had faith that those sexy jeans you posted about previously would actually keep up – or at least that your general competence and fabulosity would stave off the “sore cowboy” effect. I’m somehow relieved that “even YOU” have troubles in this department as well. Honestly, wouldn’t you think that jeans which have like a FOOT WIDE section of elastic at the belly could stay up longer than the walk from the house door to the car before falling off one’s ass! ‘
    Anyhow, I did find some super wonderful leggings and tops and even a pair of skinny jeans that sort of stayed on at H&M’s maternity department. Cheap, stylish and well made/designed – I pretty much lived in the 6 or 7 items I bought there.
    Loving your blog by the way, and you do look marvelous!!
    Hugs from London!!

    • Lol- I have done my damndest to make fabulosity make these damn pants stay up… but so far only belt loops and a belt are working! I think it’s the Humpty Dumpty effect… dude had suspenders. Why oh why would maternity pant designers think these suckers are going to stay up without a belt? WHY I ASK YOU.

      I LOVE your maternity photos! You look INCREDIBLE. I love that they are beautiful and quiet and that YOU are as much a part of the photos as your belly is (I think often maternity shots become all about the belly, which is totally fine, but I love that these celebrate the MOM as well as the little one). Does that make sense? When I look at the photos I think, “She is a confident woman who is excited to meet her baby… this baby is going to have a strong, positive, creative role model.”

      Beautiful! I hope to have the chance to meet her!

  2. Hillary says:

    Wow…I’m late to the game. Congratulations!!! You are going to be the coolest mom ever!! I’m going to be living back in Canada by February, and I can’t wait to see you in person soon. Hillary

  3. Trude says:

    You look so super cute in that outfit! Love. Would be totally cute with leggings too. There’s an awesome episode of How I Met Your Mother from a few weeks ago where Lily is dealing with “pregnancy brain”, I think you’d get a kick out of it. 🙂

  4. blanket says:

    Hey that bump is really coming on, you look great and really well!