145 April 27, 2009

Style: May ’09

I put together my May style post a bit early, frankly because I could use the distraction. No, the baby has not arrived yet. Looks like I’ll be going from overdue to truly post-term. I’m scheduled to be induced tomorrow morning.

So for now… fashion! Glorious frivolity!

Style: May '09

I’m eager to wear normal clothes again, though I’m sure it will take me a while to get back to my pre-pregnancy size. Plus I know babies do lovely things like spit-up, so I’m trying to be practical and choose easy wash and wear clothing. A comfy stretchy skirt and a ruffled henley should fit the bill. And how awesome would Moop’s Fraulein Tote be as a diaper bag? I think it would work exceedingly well.

I saw the red t-strap shoes in the Urban Outfitters catalog about a month ago and I’ve been pining for them ever since. They’re pretty much perfect— the low heel looks like a good height to add some style but still be a very walking-friendly shoe. A kicky striped bangle would pick up the red nicely, and gold hoop earrings would be a nice touch too.

OK, that was fun. Didn’t really take my mind off things since I’m basing my wardrobe choices around my upcoming new lifestyle as a mom (!), but it was fun nonetheless. Now I’m off to worry about tomorrow…

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145 Comments

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    teerish
    April 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    cute clothes!
    BUT OH MY GOSH! you are probably having a baby RIGHT.NOW.
    eeee! congrats!

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    Katherine
    April 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Adorable clothing choices. As usual!
    Congrats on baby! Wishing you guys the best!

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    Beth
    April 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    good luck and congrats :)

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    Gina
    April 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Good luck and congrats!!

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    wren
    April 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Good luck tomorrow… i have been checking in daily to see the new little one. Looks like you won’t have to wait much longer. Congrats!

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    bethany
    April 28, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Happy Induction Day! You’re probably already holding your beautiful baby girl by now! Congratulations!

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    coral
    April 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Hope everything goes well today. We’re all thinking of you.

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    Secretscali
    April 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations and good luck today. Can’t wait to see the beautiful baby girl!

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    OzInUK
    April 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I have been reading for a long time now, and never posted – just wanted to say I hope it all goes well, and cannot wait to meet Baby-Balch! World-wide good vibes coming your way :)

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    Katie
    April 28, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    BABIES BABIES!!! :D I hope everything went well today and that you are already holding that sweet baby of yours!

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    Georgia
    April 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I really enjoy your blog and love the look of the new porch. the pink chairs are delicious! Wishing you all the best health and happiness with your new baby.

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    Amy
    April 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Good luck with the induction!

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    Jeanette
    April 28, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Hope all went well today! Congrats!

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    Becky @ Farmgirl Paints
    April 28, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    If you have it on the 28th, which is today, that is my husband’s birthday. That is so cool. I’m sending you lots of love and best wishes from afar. So excited for your new journey:)

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    Julie Anne
    April 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I hope everything went well today, and you, Baby Girl Balch and Brandon, too, are all resting comfortably now!

    Wishing you: Sweet Dreams of resting with babies in Egg Chairs…

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    elizabeth
    April 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve been checking in all day…. Wishing you the best!!! Can’t wait to see that little beauty :)

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    mary.c
    April 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    AAAH! Where is your child??? I’m anxious to see her! Good luck tomorrow — I’ll be thinking easy-labor-thoughts all day.

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    Sandra
    April 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Kept checking in today, just in case ;)

    I’m with Julie Anne (two spots up)–Hoping all went well today with you, Baby Girl Balch and Brandon also. My son’s 2nd birthday was yesterday (4.27). Big Congratulations!

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    Liz
    April 28, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Hope all went well today :)

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    Heidi
    April 29, 2009 at 3:27 am

    I’m putting my money on the little babe being named something cheerful and pink-related…Something like Rose or Mauve or Petunia haha.

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    Sher
    April 29, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Congratulations in advance! Hope everything went well today. :)

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    kasey
    April 29, 2009 at 7:41 am

    oh, what a lovely blog you have. You are a neighbor!!
    hooray!
    I found you via the home depot challenge.
    xo

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    S.
    April 29, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Wow, it looks wonderful! The painted rug is simply stunning and it transforms the whole space! Great work (and while super pregnant!) S.

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    Lindsey
    April 29, 2009 at 9:11 am

    You’re blog is wonderful! I’m so glad I stumbled upon it again and I just bookmarked it so I won’t forget it again. Congrats on the baby! Hopefully everything went well.

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    Jen from Windy Ridge
    April 29, 2009 at 10:23 am

    How exciting, Congratulations!

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    Coty
    April 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Congratulations! Hope all went well!

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    Mary
    April 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Thinking of you guys! All the best.

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    Caitlin
    April 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Good Luck!!! Can’t wait to “meet” her!

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    Alma
    April 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I just had my first baby in January and I hear you on the wash and wear clothes that you need to have now! Also, loose-fitting is great. I found out pretty soon that I couldn’t wear most of my wardrobe because it was too tight to be good for nursing!

    I absolutely loved this outfit that you put together and found a similar skirt and shirt at Target. Hooray!

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    Su
    April 30, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Good luck with the delivery! I can’t wait to read how you handle a baby while maintaining a beautiful house! :) I have a 17 month old son and he rules the roost. Take care…best of luck from us in Japan.

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    Jessica
    April 30, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Somebody likes you! SITE DESIGN has mentioned you in her Little Interview!check it out belowand let me know if you have any suggestions for people you would like to seeinterviewed or if you want to participate yourself! jessica http://shinysquirrel.typepad.com/shiny_squirrel_/2009/04/the-little-interview-with-site.html

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    Stephanie
    April 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Thinking of you! All the best!!

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    Nolita Morgan
    April 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hoping everything went well Tuesday! Excited to see new family pics!

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    Nuit
    April 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    This is sooo exciting Nicole, I have been checking your blog for news since tuesday!!! baby news please?????

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    evy
    April 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Just checking in over here. Thinking of you and wishing you well!

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    Jacci
    April 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Those first few days after baby arrives are such a whirlwind :) Isn’t it amazing how there’s no longer any distinction between night and day? Prayed for you all just now – hope things are going well!!! :)

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    Melanye K
    April 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    GOOD LUCK!

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    haus
    May 1, 2009 at 12:14 am

    I adore your style posts, you know.

    I hope you’ll be home soon with your little one, spending lots of time in bed and enjoying some coddling as you recover!

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    ps
    May 1, 2009 at 9:23 am

    delurking to wish you the best……….

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    Berglind Á
    May 1, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Good luck from Iceland! Love your blog and hope everything is good with you and the baby, ouhh and Congratulations!

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    Casey
    May 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

    Okay, I’m delurking out of impatience. I’m going to need a name.

    I hope your family is doing well. Please post!

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    Ivory Pearl Interiors
    May 1, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Good luck! All the best!

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    AF
    May 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Nicole’s mom posted an update on her blog the day she was induced. http://www.tomatodrill.com/

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    Briana
    May 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    thanks for the shout out about the jersey foldover skirt! I’m 7 months pregnant, and have been really looking for a few things I can wear for the next 2 months and through the summer. This is perfect! I went to Old Navy a couple days ago, and these were almost gone! luckily I snagged one of the two they had left in my size, and it is so comfy! Thank you.

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    Saving While Spending
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