HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU? 27 weeks and 1 day – can you believe we’ll be in the 3rd trimester next week?!
GENERALLY FEELING: All the emotions, all the time. And tired. Lots of exhaustion. I think that’s probably a sign of the past couple of weeks wearing on me (holidays, losing my uncle, stress) plus the fact that this time around I’m chasing a sweet little toddler too. It’s been a much more physically exhausting pregnancy for that very reason, which is a good one, but still not something I was prepared for. Otherwise I’ve honestly been really selfish and self-absorbed – all I think about sometimes is how I feel, what I’m doing, when I’m due, etc. My heart has been in a really ugly place in that, but I’m working on it. And so thankful for grace.
SHOWING? Yep! More and more every day! Although (as you can tell from the above photo) I can still see my feet…for now.
CRAVINGS? All the bread in the world. And butter. I could eat loaves of bread and butter for days if I ever let myself! But that’s nothing out of the ordinary – I crave that when I’m not pregnant too.
WEIGHT GAIN: Not tracking it, but my doctor has said I’m completely in the normal range and doing well. I’m trying to eat well and exercise every day, so I’m sure that’s helping.
FEARS: Real life: I’m terrified that we’ll lose this little guy. In utero, to SIDS, or some other way. It’s a trust issue, I know, but after allowing myself to love him more and more every day I’m only reminded of how my heart would break if I lost him.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Holding him. I have held a few newborns in the past couple of months and it just makes me all the more excited for when I get to see his face, hear his cry and hold him in my arms!
WHAT I’VE BEEN LOVING: I love that Wes is talking more and more about his “baby bruver.” Yesterday morning we were all snuggling in our bed and he gave all of us an individual hug…including his brother. Expecting this little dude has made me love his dad and brother even more, which I didn’t even know was possible!
SLEEP: Sleeping is better, but probably because ever night around 10 I really can’t go any longer and I have to close my eyes. I’m so thankful that I’m finally able to get to sleep too – those insomnia nights are NO fun!
MATERNITY CLOTHES: Ugh. Getting dressed is about my least favorite thing ever, although Nate got me some spectacular Lululemon Wunder Unders that are going to save my life these next 3 months. Real life: I hate maternity jeans. I hate spending money on maternity clothes. I can’t wait to wear normal-ish things again, although I have no delusions that I’ll be wearing normal clothes immediately after the birth either. All that to say if you’re an expectant momma and have found clothes you like, good for you! The biggest splurge will soon be for new, more supportive bras that will work for nursing too!
BOY OR GIRL? BOY! And we couldn’t be more excited 🙂