The Glitter Guide’s Caitlin Kruse on Her Pregnancy Essentials + Becoming a Mother


Guest Editor: Caitin Kruse, Editorial Director at The Glitter Guide

It sounds corny to say but I’ve always dreamed about becoming a mother and knew it was going to be the most important part of my life from a young age — so I honestly have a hard time believing it’s actually happening, and in 9 weeks! I know it will be the most challenging and fulfilling role of my life and I can’t wait to experience life through the eyes of a child and explore the world with her.
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Photo: Lucy Cuneo Photography for Style Within Reach 

I’m pregnant with my first baby girl and couldn’t be more excited. Here I’m wearing an Isabella Oliver dress from A Pea in the Pod that I absolutely love! IMG_9625

Photo: Courtesy of Caitlin Kruse

I try to start my day by 6:30am since I’ve found myself to be most productive before 3pm in my third trimester — this allows me to get through the most difficult and time consuming tasks before my energy gets zapped!IMG_9567

Photo: Courtesy of Caitlin Kruse

I try to always keep our house full of fresh blooms and sneak out to Whole Foods for a lunch break at least once a week to pick them up. OOTD

Photo: Courtesy of Caitlin Kruse

I’m always planning outfits for upcoming shoots for my blog. These Joe’s Jeans from A Pea in the Pod are my favorite maternity jeans and I can’t wait for it to be warm enough to wear this eyelet topIMG_9565

Photo: Courtesy of Caitlin Kruse

Our nursery is almost ready for our little lady but we still have some work to do! The gallery wall is my favorite! I’ll be sharing the full tour soon on The Glitter GuideflmcmLiNQMC8rO56fPGzjWnX4pPHMjbpyQPNFKcgbCk

Photo: Lucy Cuneo Photography for Style Within Reach

Tip: Since becoming pregnant I’ve been living with a capsule wardrobe and love how easy it makes getting dressed in the morning. Easy basics that can be mixed and matched like this chambray tunic from Motherhood Maternity, white jeans, jersey dresses, simple blouses and cardigans fill my closet. IMG_9626

Photo: Courtesy of Caitlin Kruse

Here’s a few of my pregnancy nighttime essentials; This Zoe Organics belly butter is so great and I also love Mustela USA’s oil. The Glow also inspires me daily and I’ve had such a sweet tooth throughout my pregnancy, nightly ice cream is my treat.

Happy Mother’s Day to you all and don’t forget to share your own photos on Instagram and Twitter showing your excitement about becoming a mother too using the hashtag #happinessisontheway! -Caitlin

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