I’ve been bursting to tell you guys this exciting news for so long. My hubby and I are thrilled to share that we are expecting a baby in June 2018! Until this moment in our lives, I hadn’t truly appreciated the miracle that birth and having a child really is. This journey has already been so beyond what I could have ever imagined, and I know the best is yet to come. One of my favorite aspects so far is the joy in walking this journey together with my hubs.
Pregnancy is not always easy, that’s for sure! As my best friend puts it, pregnancy is no joke! The first three and a half months of pregnancy were so incredibly tough. I have never felt more sick in my life, and worst of all the sickness stuck with me morning, day and night. Who ever decided to call it “morning sickness” anyway?! Given how sick I was, I spent most of my time in bed. There was no other option. My poor husband! There were so many evenings that all we could do was watch TV or read together, when typically we are outside walking or meeting up with friends. There were many moments where I felt so sick, I could hardly talk because it would cause me to gag. I seriously can count on one hand the amount of times I left our apartment. When I could somewhat function, I would try to do some work from my bed on my laptop, but that was the best I could do. As an extrovert, this period of time in my life felt so isolating and long. I remember thinking, why on earth does this pregnancy thing have to be nine months long! One of my dear friends advised me to listen to podcasts, read, and just listen to my body. When I started doing those things and embracing the situation, it took my focus from my sickness and helped me focus on God and His incredible blessing He has given us.
Now, almost four and a half months in and I’m back in action! I’m so inspired to start styling the bump and sharing with you guys my outfit inspirations, even as my body continues to evolve. For those of you that may have zero interest in pregnancy style, not to worry. I’ve got you covered! I have quickly discovered that pregnancy doesn’t have to mean maternity clothes only. I plan to style pieces that will last me beyond pregnancy, so I plan to wear regular clothes as much as possible (maternity jeans are a must though!). The easiest way to do that is wear one size up in tops. I’m ready for the challenge and hope you will join along with me!
So what does this mean for Velvet & Vino? Not much changes here, except that I hope to be able to produce more content for you this year. Velvet & Vino will continue to be about fashionably inspiring wanderlust, capturing my personal style along with our travel adventures. And of course, baby Kung will eventually join in on the fun too!
Friends, thank you so much for reading and coming on this journey with me!
PS: our little family has additional shoes coming soon! 🙂