so i randomly walked into a new thrift shop on fifth avenue in park slope and scored this tweed coat for five bucks. there were some gross tissues in the pocket and car keys, i took this coat straight to the dry cleaners the same day. it still has an old lady smell that i hope will go away after being aired out in this brutally cold weather. i got this sweater for myself for valentine’s day last winter and whaddayaknow…here i am about to be a mama bear. i love pocketless pants, you may remember how crazy i was about my brown pants that eventually split. well i now have them in black and in navy. they were thirteen bucks at h&m and i must confess, i also got a navy and black pair for when i go back to my regular size again.
21 weeeks cooked
so that means i have about nineteen to twenty one weeks to figure out how to be a mama bear. i provide therapy for very young children now and have been around children all my life. i’m sure this will help, but i’ve been thinking a lot about the kind of parent i want to be. finding the balance between being loving and nurturing without being overbearing. i tend to have high expectations for the people in my life and sometimes my eldest niece and my friends are nervous to tell me things because they are afraid i’ll be disappointed. i really want to change this, not sure how, but i’ve been meditating on it. i hope to build an open, safe and trusting relationship with this little one. although this is something that women have been doing forever, it’s still pretty surreal to me that as i go about my day, working, walking through the park, spending time with josh and friends that there’s this little life growing inside of me. it’s incredible.
outfit details: hat second hand, scarf gift from my mom, coat vintage, sweater vintage, pants h&m, boots boutique 9