Friday, August 22, 2008

Color, Light, and New Ways of Life

I want to send a big thank you and a big hug to all of you for all of your love, support, and well wishes! I'm still completely overwhelmed at the thought of becoming a mama to an actual human and not a fur baby! Having a baby is something I've thought about a lot off and and on over the last few years. Some days I was ready to jump in with both feet, some days I wasn't so sure it would be the path I would choose. Ultimately, the path chose itself and I will trust in God and His wisdom as I walk along this path. I will also trust in all of my family and friends to share their combined wisdom and support!

I'm already being gifted with some wonderful items including maternity clothes! Still hard for me to imagine wearing these as I haven't really begun to pop yet - though I know these clothes will be coming in very handy in the next few months! The photo above is a beautiful authentic Mexican top that my sister recently brought back from her trip to Cabo San Lucas. She so helpfully pointed out that it has plenty of room to grow with me! I've already worn it and love it. I love the colors and the lightness. It makes me feel full of warmth and happiness just gazing upon the colorful embroidery. Do you have items of clothing that really bring out your best moods?

Lots of love,


33 comments:

shellbelle765 said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

True words of wisdom at the beginning of this post! You are going to make a great Mother because you were raised by one of the best!

I'm glad you love the top and have already worn it. I was excited to see it on your blog!

Love Ya,
Shelley

Vicki C said...

Wooooo.. Congrats to you !!!

karin@creativechaos said...

OMG!!! How did I miss this!!! I've been over her and reading your posts but somehow I must have missed it....aaaaaaarrrrgggg!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm so excited for you Karla!! HUGS!!!! Karin

Lori said...

awwww:) Karla, i am truly SO happy for you...being pregnant was honestly the best time of my life!!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful top. You're going to be a wonderful mom. I just know it.

Jeanie said...

This is a wonderful post! I'm glad you are starting your maternity collection now -- it will be like having treats in your closet, just waiting for you! I can hear such joy in your voice. That's wonderful!

Sandy said...

Relish every stage!
That top is too cute.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings,
Sandy

Kerryanne English said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news. It is the start of a brand new adventure....motherhood.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh my gooooodnesss!! Congratulations!!! yes, I have some beloved pieces, a fluffy white skirt I wear allll the time... And a few tops just like yours!! xoxo

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news......being pregnant with your first child is such a wonderful time. My oldest is almost 8 and I look back at the pregnancy with such fond memories.

As they say, "Your Life Will Never Be the Same", after the little one arrives.....and it is true in so many ways.

Blessings to You and Your Little One -

Christa
Chloe Rose

Preppy Lizard said...

Karla,
I a m little behind in reading my favorite blogs, but....
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you both.

Donna O. said...

Wonderful news for you- your happiness jumps off the page!!!
D.
PS- That photo of you on the upper left hand side of your blog has reminded me of someone when I've stopped by before but I can't think of who it is!! Do people tell you you look like someone??

Alison Gibbs said...

Karla what a pretty top. It won't be long and you will have that baby bump showing!
Alison

The Rose Room said...

You will be a wonderful Mama!!! Love that top, I do have clothes that do that to me! Rachaelxo

ShabbyInTheCity said...

So,so excited for you!

countrygirl3031 said...

I missed this great news too!! Jeesh....I'm such a dork! Congrats! That is great news Karla!

Hugz,
Michele

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Clothes do create an attitude! i feel best in my paint clothes, because I love to spend a day in the studio.

Charmingdesigns said...

Awwwww, Congrates!! Enjoy being preggers! You'll be a great mum!! Laurie

deb said...

Oh Karla!! I'm beyond thrilled for you. It changes your life completely but it's so amazing. Every day is. Big hugs of congrats to you!!

I had one maternity top that I just loved - it always felt good wearing it and I always got compliments. Wish I could still wear it actually. :)

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

How sweet of your sister to bring that attractive blouse back for you! I'll bet you love wearing it, and will wear it as long as possible into your pregnancy! Perfect style!
*Heidi*

Rosemary said...

Hi Karla,
Love that top!! So cute!
Don't worry about the mom thing, it comes naturally, and you will be great at it!!!
Rosemary

LaurieStar said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and love your header. Congrats on your special news. It will change your life in wonderful ways!

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

congratulations! I have 5 and I love babies! I can't wait to hear what you'll be having~ Hopefully a little girl?

twinkleshabbystar said...

Miss Karla,
Enjoy this time! Being pregnant is different for every women, but I enjoyed EVERY bit (well almost...wont go into details. hee! hee!)Get ready!!! You will be treated like a QUEEN!!!! :) So happy for your sweet friend!!! XO

Joy*THe Vintage Rabbit said...

Congratulations!! Many blessings1

Smiles your way,
Joy~

Amy said...

You will be a great Mama! And I have no doubt your little one will be bathed in style :)! How sweet the women are in your life.

Congrats again.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi!
Oh!! How wonderful that you are having a baby :-)))

That top is just so lovely...My favorite clothes are still jeans and white tees...
xo
Penny

Bristol said...

Karla- Congrats, how wonderful!
30's just the right time to have a baby~
Bristol

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Oh how exciting for you!!! Congrats to you and your Hubby too!!! Cherish every moment!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Such a beautiful top, Karla! Since this is your first pregnancy, the memories this shirt will have for you will result in you keeping it forever, I am sure! =) I still have some of my favorite maternity clothes. I kept the ones I wore to the hospital when I gave birth. In fact, one dress I called my "birthing dress" because I wore it to three of my deliveries! It's a cozy, multi-colored made-in-India dress, and can even be worn when not pregnant (although I have never done that -- I might make the relatives think I'm wearing it cuz there's another bun in the oven)! lol

Shabbee Chick said...

Congratulations!

Kim G. said...

Congratulations on becoming a mommy! It is by far the most rewarding, sweet, enjoyable and sometimes exhausting experience to have a baby all your own. You find yourself loving deeper than you ever imagined and as your little one begins to grow and show their personality you will be so completely smitten with him (or her)! Best wishes, Love, Kim

Jennifer Paganelli said...

thanks for your kind thoughts...I so appreciate it!! and Congrats again..so exciting..Jennifer

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