Feet First into Summer

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Feet First into Summer by Creative Wife and Joyful Worker
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One part of me is craving the super hot days of summer and then the other part of me is wondering if that is going to lead to extra swollen pregnancy feet and being uncomfortable. The most common statement I think I have received this pregnancy is something along the lines of “Good luck making it through summer”.

Mother and Daughter Summer Style

All Dressed Up and No Where to Go Summer Style Darling and Bandit

This first few hot days I am not going to lie, they took me by surprised and I was feeling super exhausted. Since taking that into consideration and being more conscious about staying hydrated I have seen such a difference. Making the effort to do more walking and embracing the weather has also allowed me to feel more comfortable in the heat. Being pregnant in the summer shouldn’t be something that is feared or have warning labels stuck to it, but rather something to look forward to.

Mother and Daughter Summer Style

Woman's Summer Style with Free People

So instead of focusing on the heat and how it could possibly make me feel uncomfortable this summer I am going to look forward to the benefits of the heat. This summer I will have a solid month together with both of the kids giving them attention and exploring before baby makes her arrival. For all you pregnant Mommas out there this summer, don’t let the usual comments get you down, but instead focus on the benefits you get from being pregnant this summer and enjoy your time (whether the feet swell or not it won’t last forever).

Mother and Daughter Summer Style

Mother and Daughter Summer Style

Mother and Daughter Summer Style

All Dressed Up and No Where to Go Summer Style Darling and Bandit

Mother and Daughter Summer style and braided hair

Mother and Daughter Summer Style


Photography: Erica Miller Photography
Styled by: Darling + Bandit
Hair Stylist: Mauve Hair Design
Woman’s Apparel avaliable at: Bella and Wren
Kid’s Shirt: Darling + Bandit
Kid’s Shoes: Native Shoes

A big thank you to Darling + Bandit for organizing this Mother and Daughter photoshoot and to
Erica Miller Photography for capturing such precious moments of Sophie and I.

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