Bump Update X Slip Dress

Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown

Happy Monday!

Just like that, our weekend is gone. Yesterday was the perfect lazy Sunday; we did nothing! The boys and I just lounged around, took a nap and watched football. It was perfect!

I recently have had a thing for slip dresses, love the simplicity of a slip dress and how easy it is to style. I love all the comfy trends and looks like the jogger pants (really want these), and pajama wear. These styles are easy, and not a lot of fuss. You can throw them on and go, while still looking chic.

You’ll see me wearing lots of these comfy looks as I get bigger with this bump. Don’t worry I not losing my heels, though!

Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown
Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown
Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown

Speaking of bump lets do a quick update on things. I’ve been very open with our miscarriage story earlier this year, and when we found out I was pregnant again, I questioned should I announce it so early, the what if’s of life got the best of me. It was almost as if I really couldn’t enjoy knowing that I was pregnant.

Jordan and I have always shared very early with both boys that we were expecting. We never waited to share, after all, this is an exciting time in our lives, and we wanted to share that with our friends and family. Many women wait to share because it’s “safe” after 12 weeks, and that’s okay (to each their own). But after having a miscarriage myself, before 12 weeks, the thought of doing that alone, or behind closed doors is not something I would want to do. It was YOUR prayers, YOUR support and the countless emails, comments, messages that got me through that difficult time.

This time around when we found out we were pregnant I knew I had to share early on. I also didn’t want to live in fear, or in the what if’s. I am celebrating this pregnancy every day, not matter what happens. To see that you’ll are just as excited as we just make me so happy. I wish I could give you guys a hug!

I also want to shatter the idea that you have to wait to share; that’s BS. Many women go through miscarriages alone because they never shared they were pregnant, to begin with. THAT is not okay, who says we have to wait? I feel like most women that wait after 12 weeks to share, wait because they don’t want to announce the loss of a baby. I get that; it wasn’t easy having to announce that I lost a baby. But you can’t say we need to bring awareness on miscarriages and only share what you feel like sharing. You want change, BE the change.

Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown
Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown
Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown

Okay, I’m done being chatty Kathy, on the to updates:

How far along am I?
Almost 7 weeks! Y’all, the fact that I have this bloat/belly at 7 weeks worries me. I’m pretty sure I have gained like 5 pounds! We go to the doctors this Wednesday, so all the prayers, please! I’m getting a little anxious.

How are you feeling?
Tired. Oh so tired. I do not remember being this tired with the boys. I could take a 4-hour nap every day. Nothing worse than being tired and not being able to drink all the coffee I want.

Any nausea?
It comes and goes. It’s more like I get really hungry, so I eat whatever sounds good at the time, and then as soon as I am done, it’s like it didn’t sit well, AT ALL.

Any cravings?
Yes! Meat, my mama’s Brazilian cooking, and cold milk.

Any aversions?
Gosh, nothing in specific, it’s in the moment. Yesterday I could not handle the smell of pizza. Makes me sick just thinking of it.

Any other updates?
Not that I can think of, I still fit in my jeans; they are snug, but they fit!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Sweater Dress | Lace Slip Dress | Uptown with Elly Brown

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