Fashion,  Pregnancy

Green Florals and a Baby Owl

2 Today has been such a rollercoaster of emotions! Good ones. Even the bad ones were good. This morning I realized it takes me 40 minutes just to wake up after the alarm goes off, and about 45 to fully get out of  bed. I don’t know what happened, but after I got married I quit being a morning person. And then I got pregnant, and the baby basically makes me throw up if I get up before seven. It’s not a morning person either.

But I’ve had some GREAT news that I can’t quite share online yet, so that made it a really lovely day. Plus, I always like Mondays at work because there’s lots to do and it makes the day go fast.

6 But then I got home, changed my clothes, and did… well, basically nothing. And then my husband got home, and I started to feel incredibly guilty for being so lazy around the house (there are three days of dishes to be done, a week’s worth of laundry to be washed, clothes strewn all over both floors of the house… lots to do), and had an emotional breakdown because I just felt like a failure. Thank goodness I married an understanding man.

It was good for me to cry, though, because it just serves as motivation to be better. To clean a little bit after work, even if only for ten minutes a day. To make more of a schedule for after work, so my days are more productive.


And then, after I had my good long cry, I started to feel better, and now I’ve been feeling the baby move and press against my stomach (and bladder…) and it just reminds me that… life is okay. I can’t wait to share what’s been going on with you all, but there are a few more pieces to fall into place before I can say anything.

4  I do have the exciting news that we’ll find out what the baby is for sure on the 26th! We went to the midwife for an ultrasound on Sunday because I measure three weeks further along than I should be, and she thought I might be having twins. She also said we could probably find out if it was a boy or a girl while we were there.7 810

It’s not twins, for which I am thankful even though I have always wanted twins (just… not first…), but it also moved so much she couldn’t get a clear shot and could only give us a vague guess at what it might be. So we shall see on the 26th if she’s right or not! Meanwhile, y’all should give me guesses and I’ll tally it up and see who wins. Most of my family and friends (and strangers at the store) think it’s a girl.

Baby Owl Can you tell? I can’t. 🙂 This is its head and arm. Its head, which it likes to push against my bladder so I have to pee every five minutes. It’s lovely.


Dress: Bridgetown Vintage | Heels and belt: Thrifted | Earrings: Gift

Let me know your guess! I hope the next two weeks go fast so I can find out what this baby is and start getting baby things. There are so many baby clothes I’ve seen for both genders that I need. Baby clothes are way too cute to take.

I hope you all have had a beautiful Monday!


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  • Salazar

    That dress is adorable. And nope, I have no idea if the baby is a boy or a girl, but whatever it is, I’m sure you guys will be excited!

    • Eccentric Owl

      I looove this dress! I really want to get a few more dresses with the cutout backs before summer ends… although now that it’s getting colder in the morning I’m excited for fall!
      I’m excited no matter what it is. My mom said last night “I might actually be disappointed if it’s a boy!” and she was the one who wanted it to be a boy in the first place! Ha!

    • Eccentric Owl

      Thank you, Amia! I think I do need to work on a little more of a schedule to get the house in order, but that’s not to say I won’t relax, too! Hehe. I’ve just always been a terrible cleaner.

  • Melissa McBride

    Lookin’ good girl! Love the dress. 🙂 Excited to see your guest post this week w/Tieka.


  • Charity

    this dress is so perfect on you…the fit, color, everything! you look so pretty. and remember, we can’t do everything–I’ve had the same kind of breakdowns about perfection, but am lucky to have an understanding guy as well 🙂 can’t wait to find out what you’re having!

    • Eccentric Owl

      Thank you, Charity! I love this dress a lot. I’ll be sad when it doesn’t fit due to the baby belly!
      Thank you for the encouragement- I know I can’t do everything and will never be a perfect housewife, but I think I break down sometimes feeling like I haven’t even tried! Haha, that, and pregnancy hormones have my emotions all over the place. 😉
      I can’t wait either!

  • Becca Lee

    Gorgeous! I’m guessing a girl, but will be excited to hear either way! I’m also looking forward to hearing this super secret exciting news you’ve got!

    Ladyface Blog

  • Mom

    I thought you looked a little teary last night! Please, please don’t feel guilty for taking care of yourself before the housework. I struggled with that for years and still do, but taking care of you and the baby comes first. You need rest and if you don’t rest you get sick. Making a schedule sounds like a great idea! That usually helps me, too.

  • Rubee Best

    You look amazing! I’m so pleased I found your blog. I’m currently 16 weeks pregnant and I’ve had a few emotional moments! I hope you’re feeling well. I don’t get to find out what we are having until September but I can’t wait! X

  • Fashiondiction

    This dress, I have no words for, simply that you look amazing in it.

    This must be such and exciting time for you and I bet it would be so much fun shopping for baby clothes.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jamie Rose

    I think…girl!

    I’m sorry you were feeling crappy. Sometimes when I get emotional like that it just means I’m exhausted and a good nap makes me feel much better. I’m sure you get exhausted way more easily than usual since you’re pregnant! Besides, you’re allowed to be lazier than usual. You’re making a baby in there and that’s hard work!

    Also, you look gorgeous here. I love the summery print on your dress and the cute detailing at the neckline.

  • Marlen

    Awww i hope it’s a girl! And good thing it’s not twins- I wouldn’t want my first shot with motherhood to be double the effort haha. And you look SO lovely in these photos, i love your outfit. I’d never guess it takes you so long to wake up in the morning 😉

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin