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...
Oscar’s like... Ummm! Hello!! 😳We missed you @oscarthehappy! 😘
Btw-asking for your help over on the blog right now... I need advice on dog/pet potty ideas for patio. If u have time- check the v short blog post. I explain my doggie delimma;) 🐶🐶🚽#linkinbio
ps- thx @pethandlerpros for taking perfect care of Oscar
#pugloversclub #pugsandkisses #furbabylove
Only TWO and a half months left IN. THIS. DECADE. 👊🏼👊🏼😳 Anything you wanna complete before it’s over? #traveltuesday #Monaco #travelbucketlist #decadehighlights
HAPPY Workout Wednesday💪🏼💪🏼Had a great reminder yesterday of the power of endorphins and jotted thoughts down on the blog. When life starts depleting you, remember the quickest way to fill your resources back up is to move your body. Even 20 min gets the serotonin and dopamine going... #Godsgift #moveyourbody #gethappy WHO IS MOVING TODAY? #linkinprofile 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️
Ps. Thank you @iamwillaford for the push😉
I see you weekend. Matching you with an extra cup of coffee. Parents will get it. #toddlersdontstop
Happy, silly, tired and dirty... perfect way to end the week. He is so big and heavy now, but I treasure carrying every ounce, re: last pic.
#pumpkinpatch today with my best boy and his bestie Molly in stories🎃🎃
Put on some lipstick and pull yourself together...💄💄
I went a little bright with my choice 🤷🏼♀️🤣but hey- it motivated me to tackle the plethora of boxes from the move. And my little monkey keeping me smiling doesn’t hurt. 🐒🙊🙉🐵
ICYMI talking about some of this stuff on the blog AND doing a giveaway of beauty products!! Check it out💫🛍
Link in bio... first post up;). Also posted in stories about my new #gallerywall 😍 slightly obsessed. #haydenjh
A Tennessee girl #DayDreaming about moving to Texas.😉
Ps: OMgosh I THOUGHT THIS WAS HAYDEN for a second when I was scrolling through old photos. 😳🤣
Time gives us the ability to see how life’s puzzle pieces fit together. #ad As I was driving yesterday, I thought of several other decisions I’ve made💪🏼, or NOT made, that led me to where I am today (and of course, I had to blog about it😉). I wish I had done some errr many things differently, but there’s specific choices I am so grateful for…like selling my v loved old car of 14 years 😳with #KelleyBlueBook @kbb_com and upgrading to a newer version that’s reliable and safe for Hayden and me— especially during this last move.
I hope you check out the blog post ‘cause I wanna know what specific choices you’ve made that’ve propelled YOU in a BETTER direction! We can all learn from each other. Link in profile. Or AshleyAJones.com #InstantCashOffer #KBBmilestone
#sellcars #upgradeyou #ashleyjones #landmarks
Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine. 💙💙 Monday morning still in bed nursing a cold. And poor thing gets freaked out trying to blow his nose...😔🤧 Any suggestions?
When you realize it’s almost the weekend and you cut out early. #byefelicia #weout 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 #fbf #priceline #commercial
Big plans, anyone?
I keep seeing people post the quote about not looking back, you’re not going that way! Great reminder to stay focused and present on today, while preparing for the next chapter. 🙌🏻
Ps- NEW blurb on the blog. Different topic about #spreadinglove and paying it forward! Just a little lesson I was reminded of this week.
Just a girl, hanging out, waiting for sweater weather.
kidding. No hanging, I’m waist deep in boxes unpacking😳 new post up ON THE BLOG. #justmoved #linkinprofile What are y’all up to today? Anybody else moving? 🤪
Today is another big day for me... focusing on good times to come. #cuddleseason #thingsthatmakemehappy #christmaspajamas 😍
#tbt Two years ago with @alifedotowsky cuddling with our babies. Now Hayden calls Molly his princess and Molly tells Hayden what to do. #truelove 🤣 ps- is it too early to order Xmas pjs? Lol
Felt good to start shooting a project with a few familiar faces yesterday. #tvfamily #supersecretsquirrel #boldandbeautiful
Sometimes busy is good. 👍🏻And the day is no where near over... happy weekend, y’all. Wear your smile.
#tbt how I love this child. Y’all...life is looking different right now, but some things never change. ❤️
Hayden still barters kisses for his @gooddaychocolate vitamins and probiotics everyday😘💋
Like Every. Day. More on the blog now AND doing another #giveaway! #linkinbio www.AshleyAJones.com
These last few giveaways I did were pretty fun, so I may just keep this up. #spreadjoy #eatchocolate #wellness #haydenjh #ashleyjones #kidsvitamins
Saying hi. Any good news to share in your life? ❤️
When he is happy, I can do anything. 🙌🏻
Will have some good work stuff to discuss with y’all soon, so bear with me till then.
Going through transitions and changes; hands down hardest time of my life bar none. My number one is this guy.
A little food for thought if you can relate: “The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” Romans 8:18
Don’t give up 15 min before the miracle happens. Stick it out with me here- we can do this. 🙏🏻
Hayden managed to stop eating his @luigisrealitalianice long enough snap a photo. We highly recommend the new cherry lemon flavor that you see on his face! It’s light on calories (only 120), but high on energy. Swipe for video of H post Italian ice. 🤪 #BeMoreSpoontaneous #mommyandme date #endofsummer #haydenjh #sponsored #bemorespoontaneous