a perfect gray dress #styleteacher


When I found this dress at Forever21 I wanted to do a happy dance.  Until I got it home and tried it on, I don’t know who thought it needed such a long slit, however, my mother quickly fixed it and off I went.  I love the longer length and how easy it is to dress up or down.  Now my only problem will be to not wear it all of the time.

DSCN4534That blur is a child running by.

Belly size: 25 weeks 4 days


a study of black #styleteacher



The snow fell but that wouldn’t stop me from wearing a skirt.  I have given up on buying more pants for this pregnancy, I figure with only 15 more weeks to go I will just have to suck it up.  Oh and those tights, straight from the 1980’s, love that they have survived this long.  Had to match it with a little bit of Elvis hair…


DSCN4525Little belly growing bigger – 25 weeks 1 day


brunch and a date #styleteacher


Saturday and my mom picked Thea up for some special time, so B and I went on a date with the twins.  My favorite dates are brunch dates, well, they were before the twins.  now taking them to a restaurant is all about surviving.  We are good patrons though and clean up after ourselves.  With the sun beaming down and lifting our spirits we headed down to Sate Street and even visited the new public library, a gorgeous space meant for celebrating the love of books.  I could stay there for hours…

DSCN4518Belly size: 24 weeks 6 days


well hello ivory blazer #styleteacher

DSCN4511When I first purchased an ivory blazer, I wasn’t sure I would actually every use it.  Wow, have I been proven wrong.  A quick outfit as I start school and conferences, nothing beats a simple black and white combination.  But those heels were not meant for walking, ever since I broke my toe, my feet hate certain shoes.  Oh well, it felt great to get  off at the end of the day.

DSCN4512Laughing at my audience…

Belly size:  24 weeks 5 days


mommy, is it a home day? #styleteacher


Ida trying to give me her milk…disaster followed…

There is something about the sheer excitement in Thea’s voice when she realizes it is another “home” day.  Conferences mean we get a comp day for all of our late nights and this day could not have been picked more perfectly.  The rain started early morning and once the temperature dropped to 20 degrees the first snow fell and stayed for 3 days.  It was bitterly cold so we made cocoa and cookies, which I then ate almost all of, so we made another batch.


Belly size: 24 weeks 6 days

Little miss Ida did not want to sit stillDSCN4508

and she wore a tie #styleteacher

DSCN4495I still love menswear so I am trying to figure out how to wear it without buying more clothes.  None of this is maternity but just filled with elastic.  i don’t know how much longer all of this can be pulled off though.  A few days after I wore this tie, one of my female students showed up wearing a tie as well.  Awesome!  Oh and terrible picture quality will probably continue from now on until April, I get home too late in the day to take great pictures.

Belly size:  24 weeks 2 days 


to celebrate another baby #styleteacher


I have had the amazing fortune to be pregnant at the same time as two of my girlfriends and on this day we got together for the first baby shower for one of them.  thank you H&M for again coming through with this sweater dress.  While it may be on the shorter side for school for weekends or with jeans it will do just nicely indeed.  Oh and that face, B was standing behind the camera making faces, but seriously, i should probably check the pictures before I put the camera away.

Belly size: Almost 24 weeks.


a fall party to celebrate #styleteacher


I need new brown boots, while these look fine in pictures they are showing the 4 years of relentless wearing in the harsh Wisconsin winters.  Nothing worse than looking at your outfit and realizing you wish your feet were not so huge so everyone wouldn’t see your boots.  Well maybe not nothing worse, that seems a bit dramatic.  Over night, my belly took on a life of it’s own, holy belly.  I still struggle to gain weight but have stopped worrying about it,  instead I will keep sending positive thoughts to that little girl growing stronger every day.

This day was our fall celebration at school, my students had so deserved every single moment of it, and a blast was had by all.

Belly size: 23 weeks 5 days.


i see a pattern here #styleteacher



Funny when you look back and notice that you seem to be wearing a uniform.  Apparently my uniform this winter is dress with tights, blazer, and a scarf.  Works for me as long as I stay professional and warm.  Did I mention my room is arctic temperatures thanks to an overachieving air conditioner?  The baby is kicking every night, incredibly comforting for me and everyone who knows about this pregnancy.  We are getting closer to picking a name but have decided to keep it between us for now, for once no one will have anything negative to say about it before she is born.

Belly size: 23 weeks 3 days