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Hi.

Welcome to our blog. We're twelve girls documenting our adventures in #yxe. Hope you have a nice stay!

Mum's The Word

Mum's The Word

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Being that this blog is intended to share with you the most current subjects of our musings for each of us twelve bloggers, I thought I'd keep you in the loop of my latest inspo. And woah, mama... has this been a big one for me!

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Well, here I am. Just over four months pregnant and feeling happy and excited, if a little nervous. I'd put off an announcement for no apparent reason but figured I should share my joy eventually. Now when you run into me on the street and Ive failed to mention I'm expecting, this way you won't wonder if a congrats is in order. Which it is ;)

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With my ninth anniversary coming up, I must thank my husband for his patience. I wasn't really sure for a long time about having a baby because I really like my life as is, and I think there are many worthy things a woman can do with her life besides being a mother.  This is getting pretty honest, but yeah: I hope for you that you don't feel pressured to define yourself with one role (my parents were so awesome in teaching me that). But at 33 and done touring every season with my band, I am finally sure I want to have a little one (in no small part due to being around some wonderful and well-rounded mothers in the Our Collective Muse group). And I'm halfway there to getting my wish!

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Beyond my own capable mother, I am inspired by my beautiful mom-friend and co-blogger Karyn Kimberley, who is an owner of the delicious and successful restaurant Bottega and whose professional photography you're seeing here. To her, each moment with her son Noah  brings an opportunity to enjoy life through his eyes and I'm looking forward to having that with my own little one!

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So far, not a ton has changed in my life. I've got this belly going on and I'm a little tired sometimes but other than avoiding runny yolks, alcohol, unpasteurized cheese, and too much caffeine, things are pretty normal. Oh, and I'm in love with all of my new tops with ruching along the sides! Thank gawd for Asos maternity wear (although I could live without the duty fees).

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So cheers to new adventures ahead! I've been singing and talking to my upcoming kidlet and the other day I felt for the first time what I'm sure was the baby moving. If you've had a baby of your own, you know how cool that moment is! Juuuuuust surreal. 

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Thanks to Karyn Kimberley for these lovely photos that capture a really big moment in my life. AND to my dear friend, inspiring mom-friend, and ah-mazing makeup artist Lisa Hallam for this gorgeous makeup! It's not just the glow of impending motherhood that you're seeing here. ;) Next up, thinking of the perfect name for Little One. No pressure, right?

xoM

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