Mamamoon: London and Paris

Prince de Galles | Paris, France | Mamamoon | To B Candid

 

One of my mom’s favorite pregnancy memories while carrying me is sharing that she went to France and Italy while she was three months pregnant. Since she couldn’t partake in drinking and was limited on what she could buy for herself, she spent her time in Paris eating tangerines, drinking mineral water, and buying baby clothes (primarily in all white since it was the days of not knowing the sex of the baby). Her favorite purchase was a YSL onesie with “pockets,” which at the time no baby clothes had pockets — this might explain how I turned out the way I did, le sigh. Regardless, this was my mom’s first and only trip to Paris. When we surprised our families over the holidays that we were expecting, it didn’t take my mom long to suggest taking advantage of the recently reduced airfare rates out of the Bay Area to revisit Paris for us girls. Putting my love for travel on hold is the one thing I know will be hard to give up when the babes arrive, so I couldn’t resist using my passport one last time before my days of travel require a lot more luggage. We coined the trip our Mamamoon, and for anyone that is extra close with their mom and will likely depend on them like life support to help with your kids, I highly suggest doing something special just you two before the arrival.

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Summer Wish List

Summer Accessories | To B Candid | Maternity Style

After taking an unexpected hiatus from the blog and social media. I’m back! True to the saying work hard, play hard, April was full of travel, while May was spent grinding away making up for lost time, and now it’s almost the middle of June (palm meet face). I’m now 30.5 weeks pregnant with twins (almost 8 months), and I’m close to measuring the size of someone who is full term. With potentially 7.5 more weeks to go, I’m getting a little nervous what the end result might look like. I’ve already outgrown some of my maternity clothes, and am heavily rotating the remaining 3-5 dresses that still fit while relying on accessories and outerwear to make it seem like I’m not wearing the same thing all. the. time.

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Popped with Pops of Color

Edgy All Black with pops of red | Maternity Style | To B Candid

After taking a few weeks off, I’m back! The month of April flew by, maybe because I was on a plane every week, but I’m one of those crazy people that live for hectic weeks. From non-stop work meetings to personal travel, it was nice to shift my focus and take a break from the blog. As I prep for one of my last trips before my Doctor revokes my travel privileges, I am taking advantage of my last bit of solo flying before the twins arrive.

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Bump-Date: 22 Weeks

Misa Los Angeles | Pregnancy Style | To B Candid | Boho Maternity Style

When you’re a Type A personality, you attack most things in life with a plan. So naturally, going into this pregnancy I had mentally made notes of things I wanted to do: go as far along in the labor process before asking for an epidural, attempt to breastfeed, do everything to avoid an emergency c-section, etc. Then I found out we were having twins, and I’m slowly learning how to relinquish my Type A tendencies because being a mom of twins does not allow for that type of personality. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a pregnancy update, and to be honest, I haven’t had much to say because (knock on wood) it’s been pretty smooth sailing so far. For the most part I’ve had lots of energy, been working long days at work in preparation for maternity leave later this summer, going to Orange Theory classes, and getting lots of walks in with our dog. It wasn’t until last Sunday I had my first pregnancy meltdown…

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