Dressing room shot after work March 8th- at 29 weeks
I haven’t openly talked about this yet. By “this,” I mean the growing baby inside me. I knew it would be the biggest change my body has ever gone through, but what’s surprising me is the inner journey I am experiencing. There is so much change. (Grant it, I am going through a lot of external change in life in general!) But, I’m being forced to learn some big life lessons quickly.
For instance, acceptance. I’m having to learn to relinquish so much control. The obvious loss of control: my body changing. The less obvious: the unknown. Right now, so much of life is up in the air. And the only thing I know for sure is — for sure more change is coming.
Some days, most days, I feel good and inspired and grateful for this experience. I like the days I get to work (update HERE). The day I took this "dressing room selfie," I had just wrapped scenes with the talented Lexi Ainsworth for General Hospital. Some fun, shocking material. Lexi's character, Kristina, is going through some big life changes trying to find, or possibly redefine herself. Although my personal stage of life couldn't be more different, they are not entirely dissimilar. We are both attempting to embrace change.
And a special thanks to the wardrobe department for making me feel so comfortable in my "condition" of 7 months pregnant. I believe the words Shawn Reeves, head wardrobe designer, used were: "Embrace your bump!" I loved the jacket I wore that helped me hide....er...embrace it! And I've worn the same pair of jeans for every episode! I own them in (non-maternity, too - on sale here), so I just graduated to maternity when I needed. I love that Paige Denim designs for this stage of life.
I'm realizing how important it is staying focused and feeling productive. The days I tend to have more going on, the better I feel. But, I have to remember balance. My energy levels are completely different than normal. And they are harder to predict. I have to be ok with some downtime and not categorize downtime as “laziness.” The more I push myself, the more I pay for it later. (I literally fainted at a coffeeshop my first trimester! Eek!) Type A, anyone? If you’re reading this and pregnant, I’m probably preaching to the choir. Any advise? Thoughts? Please share! And stay tuned...
"Chic is when a woman is in harmony with herself." Giambattista Valli
It's moving weekend for us. Looking forward to a little more harmony in the near future. Rediscovered this book while packing. Good one! http://liketk.it/2qOTA #LTKStyleTip #LTKUnder50 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #coffeetablebook #ltkshoecrush
It's Friday! #weekendvibes http://liketk.it/2qOtG #liketkit @liketoknow.it #daytonight #dressycasual More on the blog up now. #bellsleeves #springfling 📷: @ashleyburns_
Our little man is 10 months today! He loves laughing with his big brother and playing with @oscarthehappy. Right now he's attempting to walk with his Auntie @jlove_____ and Grandpa. I love this child more every day. #10monthsold #haydenjh @joelhenricks 📷: @ashleyburns_
Loved celebrating & being a part of @boldandbeautifulcbs 30th Anniversary! Congratulations!! Here's to many more. @cbsdaytime @boldinsider @joelhenricks 📸: @hutchinsphoto ps- small gallery up on blog from the night. More to come:) #30years #boldandbeautiful
Spring is in the details🌸 @liketoknow.it . http://liketk.it/2qMbk #liketkit More from the link in profile #LTKUnder100 #LTKUnder50 #LTKSaleAlert #LTKunder25
First day of spring! 🌸🌷💐🌻http://liketk.it/2qLqT @liketoknow.it #liketkit Read why this dress will be worn often! Link in profile. 📸: @ashleyburns_
You're Irish! I'll kiss you! Today and every other day @joelhenricks. 🍀💋❤ #happystpattys
http://liketk.it/2qK2l #liketkit @liketoknow.it #springfashion #ltkunder100 #LTKmen #moreontheblog #springfling
Happy St. Patty's Day! Wearing green and ready for the weekend!! Who's with me? 🍀🍀http://liketk.it/2qJOw #liketkit @liketoknow.it more in today's post... link in bio. 📷: @ashleyburns_
Funny girls & funny faces! Photo booth fun at @alifedotowsky & @kevinmanno wedding. Congrats you two! @Joelhenricks and I wish you all the happiness in the world.
#weddingphotobooth #mannoandwifeo || Check out more in the link in profile:)
At least with the time change, I get to wear my sunnies later in the day...😎 even more fun to wear when they're $24. http://liketk.it/2qHOh #liketkit @liketoknow.it #imlovingwhiterightnow details on the blog. #bellsleeve 📷: @ashleyburns_
Coffee is always a good idea. Especially after this time change, right? 😳 Now, I'm loving transitioning into spring with fun pieces like this light weight, bell sleeve, super soft hoodie (with a touch of ruffle!). 😍🌸 http://liketk.it/2qHlG More on the post up now on the blog. Screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop details from the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app. #liketkit @liketoknow.it 📸: @ashleyburns_
Off to the Great Catsby ball with these fabulous cats @bradgoreski & @normancook to support @pawworks! Ps-Anyone recognize this dress😉?
Up early just hangin' safari style 🐘with his homies in his highchair (so he can whisper all his secrets to Mr. Giraffe). || Many of you have asked to see more of the nursery + Huck's room, so there's a little post up on the site today. Link in bio. http://liketk.it/2qFgQ ps- screenshot or 'like' this pic to shop details from the new LIKEtoKNOW.it app, available in the App Store! #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home @liketoknow.it.europe #haydenjh 📸: @bridgetmariecollective
Happiest of birthdays, Auntie Jordyn!! We couldn't love you more and can't wait to see you v soon💙. May this next year be filled with joy, blessings, love and lots of Hayden kisses:) 💋@jlove_____ #birthdaylove #bestauntieever #haydenjh
#WCW @bettymwhite What a privilege to watch you work. You're one of our greats and oh so fun! Grateful I had the opportunity on @boldandbeautifulcbs #learnfromthebest #goldengirls ps- working on a longer post that'll be up soon on the link in profile:)
A little Oscar love before the #Oscars. #familywalk
We like to party. We like to get down. #danceparty #PennysRoom @normancook #backstagefun @bigbangtheory_cbs #swipeleftformore
So long, Nebraska. Until next time... #homewardbound #12daysofgivingmovie #haydenjh
That's a wrap on our Christmas movie! #12daysofgivingmovie Thanks to the good people of Fremont, Nebraska for your welcoming spirit. #payitforward @david_blue @jenninkansas .
#locationshoot #onlocation #thatsawrap
No words! This kid played so hard he passed out holding his heart balloon... and wouldn't let go. ❤️Thank you, Aunt Jordyn @jlove_____ for his balloon (and being the best auntie)! We ❤❤️❤you!