When I found out that I was pregnant with my lil one, I was overjoyed with excitement and nerves! We decided not want to find out the sex of the baby until she was born, so for 9 months we would daydream and wonder whether it would be a boy or a girl. If it was a boy, would he love sports as much as his father? If it was a girl, would we be too overprotective and cautious? While we are very protective of her childhood, I can’t help but wonder what she will be like when she grows up. I want to instill in her all the values, manners and love my mother instilled in me. But more importantly, I want to see her grow into a woman. And that’s why I will continue to always perform breast self exams for early detection and alert my doctor’s if any abnormalities occur. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, after all! In May, Angelina Jolie published “My Medical Choice” in the New York Times. She talks about her decision to have a double mastectomy based on the results of BRCA testing, among other factors, which is definitely a must read for all women. When my baby girl is old enough, I will encourage early detection in her as well. And to all the women who know anyone or are fighting breast cancer themselves, continue to be the strong “pantheress” you are!
shirt: Club Monaco, similar on sale here
jeans: J Brand
dress: Penelope Mack
sweater/leggings: Osh Kosh