A few more hikes until he’s a big brother!

This post is sponsored by Zappos.

As of September, it’s been 6 months since my son has seen his friends. He gets it man, at 2.5 years old he talks about them daily, especially when we have our nightly chat before he goes to bed. He asks me what they’re doing, wondering what they too are doing throughout the days. We facetime a handful of times but it’s not the same really, is it?

I’m primarily a homebody and could stay home for ages, but seeing my little guy this way is heartbreaking. In California the rates of COVID haven’t really gone down significantly enough for us to be comfortable to socialize with others. So, waiting it out is what we’re doing. It’s tough on my little guy. Luckily I’m a SAHM so I can cater to his needs, but it’s also been tough when we “have” to stay inside due to the poor air quality. 

To get some of that toddler energy out of him, and his mind off not being able to see his little pals we’ve been playing outside mostly this summer. All by ourselves.

I’ve said this before throughout my entire pregnancy, but I’ve been trying to take bebs out in nature, in the forest exploring with me for some one-on-one solo time before he’s a big brother come November. I’m really loving it to be honest because there’s only a short amount of time left of him being an only child. I’m milking this time together.

That, and it’s fantastic to breathe in some fresh air after the horrible wildfires around California making the air quality so unhealthy we couldn’t step outside. For a while there, we really took fresh air for granted. We hadn’t felt comfortable leaving our house to go for walks outside since the air quality was horrible. Especially with a toddler with young lungs, and me being pregnant. Here’s bebs and I enjoying the better weather, waiting for the cooler temps to roll on in. Taking full advantage of the California sunshine. Gettin’ all that vitamin D in! #sponsored I shopped on Zappos for my Merrell Jungle Moc shoes that I’m wearing here in this photos. My husband Scott has shopped on Zappos website in the past, but it’s the first time for me. Their customer experience is down to a science. It’s great since their shipping is super fast and free, and I love their super long generous 365 day return policy.

Back to the Merrell Jungle Moc shoes, I #GotItOnZappos. Being in my 3rd and final trimester of my final pregnancy I am looking for ultimate comfort in a shoe. Something I can wear all day long if need-be, and be stylish to wear with the clothing choices I’m wearing right now: which is basically all comfort wear too. Ha.

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30 weeks pregnant OOTD

Whoa. That didn’t take very long to reach 30 weeks, did it? Thought I’d show you a quick OOTD and the details of it all.

Also, check out the size of that pinecone bebs found on our forest adventure. It was so heavy! 

I’m so happy we finally have healthy air to breath. Never thought in a trillion years that would be something I’d take for granted. We were basically surrounded by wildfires for weeks on end. Today and yesterday we got more of a break and the AQI is reading green! Aka absolutely “normal” and healthy to head outside. I’m hoping it lasts.

Like my new backpack? Gaston Luga is a Swedish backpack retailer located in the heart of Stockholm. Though I have to admit, I wish there were more pockets on the outside of the pack too, for my water bottle. They have a small keychain hanging from it, where I can clip my car keys on and the back of the backpack there’s a little slot that’s big enough to fit my phone for easy access. 

Also huge shoutout to PinkBlush who has given me a few pieces of clothing (actually, all sweaters to be honest- my choices!) throughout this pregnancy. I’ve never been disappointed with their quality of clothing, not just maternity clothes – they also have regular women’s clothes too. Hot tip: sign up for their e-mails because I swear it’s weekly when they send me (and anyone who is signed up to their mailing list) a 40% off coupon for one item, or 30% off their entire site. It’s fantastic. I ended up buying two sweaters (which you’ll see one of them in tomorrow’s blog post) and wear them both often.

Charcoal Ribbed Maternity Hoody ($38 on PinkBlush)
Maternity leggings – H&M 
Backpack – Gaston Luga
Sneakers – Rackle Footwear (see my blog post about them here

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The only shoes that fit my pregnant feet…

We venture out to the forest on hot days to stay clear of the scorching sunshine and stay cool in the shade and explore together. These photos were from 2wks ago or so – since now we’re not heading out of our house at all, due to all of the smoke from the forest fires that have been burning for the last week.

Choosing my clothes and shoes wisely during pregnancy especially gearing towards my third trimester. I need to be as comfortable as possible. My shoes are a new EcoSmart extremely lightweight footwear brand that very well may be the most sustainable pair of shoes ever made.

Rackle Shoes are made of a sustainable hemp upper material and the soles are foam. Every part of this shoe has been manufactured to minimize waste and environmental impact – from the materials used all the way through to the kind of adhesives used, which is typically the most toxic part of the footwear manufacturing process.

The entire collection is unisex, comes in three colours and retails for $89. Do ya like ’em? 

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