shirt: j crew // overalls: madewell (current version) // shoes: cole haan // bag: madewell // necklace: maya brenner // bracelets: david yurman (here, here and here) // rings: david yurman and catbird nyc
Can a 43 year old wear overalls? To be honest, I’m not quite sure. I originally bought a pair of Madewell overalls two years ago, debated them for weeks and finally returned them. This summer they were on a really good sale and I decided to try again.
When I look at these photos (which I actually love…the location in downtown Denver is so cool), my eyes immediately go towards my stomach. The stomach that grew with two healthy babies and a large fibroid. The babies are out, but the fibroid is still in there.
My surgery to remove it is scheduled for one month from today. Once it’s out, I hope the stomach issues and heavy periods I’ve experienced will be gone with it. And I’m just as excited to not look 4 months pregnant anymore.
While my stomach will not be flat again without the help of a plastic surgeon, I want to look and feel a little bit more like my (old) self. Some days that makes me feel vain and selfish. Other days I don’t care because I’m tired of looking this way no matter what I try.
I’m anxious about the surgery itself. I’ll be relieved once it’s over and I’m awake again. I won’t be able to lift anything heavier than 5-10 pounds for six weeks so I spend a lot of mental energy trying to figure out how to prepare Lawson and Sybil for the recovery period.
Yes, I’m nervous, but I’m also excited. One month to go!
photos by jenna sparks photography