Lovely Day

I woke up this morning with the song, “Lovely Day,” in my head.  The weather was beautiful and I was feeling great. I actually found a pair of pre-pregnancy minnie pants in my closet that I can still wear!  I could not believe it.  Now that I am buying clothes that will fit my growing tummy, I have merely chosen to wear shirts in larger sizes as opposed to buying traditional maternity clothes.  So, if a shirt catches my eye, I just buy a size or two larger as opposed to looking for a similar shirt in maternity clothing.  I love this shirt.  I love the subtle pink stripe pattern, the cute little pockets in the front, the lightweight material and the button details on the back of the shirt.

Shirt (Banana Republic), headband and minnie pants (JCrew), necklace (Arden B), cuff (H & M), handbag (BCBGirls), and heels (Guess)


I love the button details on the back of this shirt.

These pants are made of a wonderful stretch material, which makes them extra comfortable.

I am tickled pink!  I must be thinking about my next snack.

My stomach made a serious growth spurt over the past two weeks.  I went from “no tummy” to “mommy tummy” within a matter of days.

Do I see an ice-cream truck in the distance?

Oh my, I look like a miniature round pumpkin from the side.  Front shots only, please!

People have been telling me that these heels won’t last long, but I still love my heels.  Before I got pregnant, I always kept a pair of flats in my purse and I still do that now.  Until my body says otherwise, I will continue clicking in my heels.

It’s time to get some rest, relaxation and snacks!  I hope you are having a lovely day!


Shayla Jay

Shayla Jay


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  1. DJ


    You look beautiful!!! Love the outfit!!!

    • shaylajay

      Thank you, DJ!

  2. Angela Miles

    You look so cute! This is what I’ve been waiting for…the time you can flourish in the glories of your pregnancy! Enjoy..this is the best time ever

    • shaylajay

      I am determined to have a joyous pregnancy!

  3. Carmen

    Girle, Enjoy the baby bump. You wear it well. Take as many pictures of the profile, once the baby comes you will enjoy remembering him/her growing inside. It is a wonderful blessing! God has made us so specatular and amazing! As my mother told me when made a comment about the baby weight…just look at the wonderful son God gave you and all you had to do was gain a little weight…it comes off.

    YOU LOOK GREAT! Keep the photos coming.

    • shaylajay

      Thanks Carmen! I am having a blast and I do understand what your mom was saying. That is great advice. I have begun cardio and weights and tonight I will begin stretching and toning to prevent any muscle or joint aches that come along with pregnancy. I will choose the baby over the body any day.

  4. Cindy

    You look so cute pregnant! Thanks for posting pics so we can enjoy your pregnancy along with you even though we live far away. So I had to share this with you because even a lot of my very stylish friends were not aware – H&M carries a tiny maternity line. Like you have to go to a big store to find it and they move it around from womens to kids all the time. They cant decide what to do with it. But you might find since you are so petite that things will start to look boxy and shapeless on you next trimester if you just buy bigger regular sizes. The H&M stuff is really cute and great prices too. Cutest maternity clothes at a good price, much cuter than Targets stuff or Motherhood (which I found depressingly ugly). Although you are so on it with the fashion I might be telling you something you already know! Love you guys!

    • shaylajay

      Thank you so much for the info Cindy! I did find Motherhood extremely not stylish. I think regular shirts in a larger size are the way to go. It is not easy finding really cute things that fit me because I am petite. But it has been fun finding things.

  5. Anonymous

    I can see your baby bump and the lovely glow in your face.

    • shaylajay

      Thanks! That baby bump magically appeared within the past two weeks!

  6. Judy W

    Congrats Shayla! Just heard you are pregnant tonight! God is so good and faithful, isn’t He? I’m delighted for you and Mathis!
    Missing you, lots, too!

    • shaylajay

      Thank you! Yes, God is good and I miss you too!