This post is sponsored by PinkBlush.
Now that Barrett is 8 months old, we’re getting close to the point where he’s been Earth side just as long as he was in my belly. This is always a fun, sentimental milestone to hit, because it’s a reminder of how time can pass quickly, even when it feels like it’s standing still. Pregnancy somehow seems to drag on and on, but the first year of a baby’s life? It passes in the blink of an eye. It’s wild to me to think back to this time last year, when he was kicking away, and we had no idea who that little person was in there. It feels like forever ago, and yesterday, at the same time. And now that he’s been in my arms for almost as long as he was in my belly, I am once again dumbfounded at the miracle of pregnancy, birth, and babyhood all together. How has this much time already passed? There aren’t enough words in the English language to describe what it’s like to grow a life, bring that life into the world, and then raise that life alongside you. It gives me all the warm fuzzies, and fills my heart with the biggest sense of gratitude and honor of being given the greatest job in the world.
Maybe it’s hormones, or maybe it’s the Easter season upon us, but I’ve been all up in my feelings lately. I can’t help but be so thankful for this precious baby boy of mine and so in love with him. When we first found out we were expecting a boy, so many boy moms warned me of the love between a boy and his mama. I already had a daughter, and wondered how different it could possibly be. But, 8 months in, and I can absolutely relate. It’s hard to describe – I love both my babies equally, but different. There’s just something different about my boy, my son, that is all-consuming.
This weekend, we’ll celebrate Easter as a family and attend church on Easter Sunday. We’ll hear the typical Easter sermon, and sing the typical Easter songs, all reflective of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Of course, we attend church every Sunday, and have celebrated Easter my whole life, but this year Easter feels a bit more meaningful. I’ve caught myself thinking more about the weight of God’s sacrifice and the immense love he had for his Son. It brings tears to my eyes sometimes thinking about what that must have been like. I can’t even fathom it, even though I love my own son deeper than the deepest depths of the ocean. It’s incomprehensible, but I’m convinced having a son of my own has allowed me to somewhat begin to comprehend it. And what a gift that is.
On Easter Sunday, I intend to look my best, and dress the fam in coordinating attire. The kids are going to be wearing matching navy blue gingham outfits – eek! I wanted them in something simple, and timeless, and not too overly pastel or bright/beachy. With suspenders on Barrett, and Saltwater Sandals on Adeline, I can’t wait to see my little dynamic duo matchy-matchy on their first sibling Easter. Adam will naturally wear whatever I pick out for him, and I’m wearing a perfectly spring themed hi-low dress from PinkBlush.
Coincidentally, I actually wore a purple PinkBlush maternity dress on Easter last year. I tend to gravitate towards neutrals, but love a good floral pattern that’s bold without being too bold, if that makes sense. I’ve also always felt like purple was a good color on me – at least that’s what my grandmother used to tell me. This lavender floral hi-low wrap dress in particular fits the bill, and makes me feel pretty, feminine, stylish, and comfortable. I’ve been a huge fan of PinkBlush for a few years now, and love that they have affordable and super cute clothes for every stage of motherhood! I lived in PinkBlush dresses throughout both pregnancies, and now am loving their women’s collection of non-maternity dresses.
The thing I love most about this dress is that it is double lined, so no need for a slip and you don’t have to worry about unwanted underwear lines. I love that it feels thick enough to withstand life with a baby, and stretchy enough to be forgiving. There is a sash-tie that wraps around the waist, and while the bust appears to be a wrap, it is actually connected. I also love the hi-low hemline, and think it gives the dress just enough style to make you feel like a cool, trendy mom. It also makes it easy to wear with different styles of shoes – flats, heels, wedges, you really couldn’t go wrong. Another plus to the hi-low length is that it eliminates any extra long fabric you could trip over. Because I’ve done that. And no one wants to trip while carrying their baby because they stepped on the front of their dress!
I’m excited to wear a pretty dress, that I feel good in, on such a special weekend with my family. I think as moms we sometimes forget to spend a few extra minutes getting ourselves ready and pampered when we’re rushing around trying to get the rest of the family ready. It’s so much easier and quicker to pick out cute outfits for everyone else and put ours on the back-burner. But moms, we deserve to look and feel good too, so don’t ever forget that! PinkBlush’s line of clothing has never let me down, and if you’re looking for a cute dress, or top, or even bottom for any occasion, you should definitely check them out.
Check out past posts on PinkBlush below:
- Casual Winter Party Style
- PinkBlush Maternity Dresses – Pregnancy #1
- PinkBlush Maternity Review – Pregnancy #1
- PinkBlush Wedding Weekend in Texas – Pregnancy #1
- Maternity Photos – Pregnancy #2
Have you heard of PinkBlush? Did you know they offer non-maternity options as well? What are your Easter plans? Do you have your outfit picked out?