as i hit 30 weeks into my pregnancy today i'm completely in shock knowing that baby could be here in two months! i remember when he was the size of a jelly bean, skipping to the 20-30 week marks on my app, and feeling that ambiguity of motherhood. now i'm here, in my third trimester counting down the weeks. i don't like expressing it on social media, but the truth is i love being pregnant. i have loved this entire journey so far. maybe the reason i don't like saying it out loud is because i know for others pregnancy is one of the hardest times in their life. and i don't want to sound boastful, i don't want to come off as arrogant. but then i realized that by not really expressing how i really feel, that people were getting the wrong idea of how i view my body and this change in my life. it has been hard at times to be sick and tired and to watch your body adapt in ways it never has before. but there is some sort of honor, that i've felt, to be able to carry and nourish a child from Heaven. yes i get bigger every day but so does my baby! and that's wonderful! and i may refer to myself as a whale and a chunky mommas but in all honesty it's just my sense of humor and me being sarcastic. i know i'm not a whale. i'm a mother. and i've never ever felt more beautiful in my life.
how far? 30 weeks
maternity clothes? no but i totally need them! i have been wearing these black stretchy pants from urban outfitters that have been snug and barely fit but as of yesterday i can't even button them up! i have some hand me downs from my sisters but they are still a little too big so i'm thinking of purchasing this belly band until they fit.
sleep? surprisingly the best so far out of my whole pregnancy! i think it's because i've been so busy during the day and have begun to work out again that by the time 10 p.m. hits i'm exhausted.
best moment of the week? so many great things have been happening! we had our first baby shower on saturday which was SO fun! and then earlier that week we had a ultrasound to monitor baby k's growth. at our 20 week ultrasound they found a white bright spot on his artery. about 15% of "normal" babies have this BUT if there are any other white spots in his body then that is a sign for a problem. luckily k didn't have any of these other warning spots but the doctors wanted to see how he was growing just to make sure. so on monday vaughan and i went in. i was really nervous and had been praying all day to be prepared for what we might find out. turns out the appointment couldn't have gone better! our ultrasound tech was an absolute angel, she was so informative and asking us what questions we had and giving us all these cool facts. when she first saw vaughan, see said "oh boy, we have to see if this baby has hair!!" which i didn't even know was possible to detect in the ultrasound. but she did and turns out baby has TONS of it already! hahaha and he is also in the 50th percentile in weight (which is great for us!) AND the bright light that appeared in the 20 week appointment was gone. she couldn't see it anywhere. baby k also turned his head for us so we could see his face for the first time! and he was moving his cute little lips. oh this momma was in heaven. vaughan and i couldn't stop talking about it all day.
weird pregnancy moment? just when baby moves, sometimes its weird to watch of feel because it literally feels like he is coming out of my stomach! is that so gross to say? haha i don't know but i can for real see him moving from one side to another and it's cool but kinda throws me for a loop.
size of baby? according to the ultrasound he is 2 pounds 11 ounces.
food cravings? not at all! my appetite has returned to normal. i just need to avoid salt because my ankles and feet have begun to swell!
what am i looking forward to? just having him here already :)
stretch marks? no! which is crazy because i've had stretch marks on my booty since high school. it's totally genetic too. all my sisters had them when they got pregnant and since i already have them i thought it would be a for sure thing by now. i honestly think it's because of coconut oil! i've been using it the past two years and it's helped a lot with previous stretch marks so i think that's why i haven't had any yet. but i'm expecting them soon. i still got a lot of growing to do.
nursery? yes!! this is still a work in progress but i'm having so much fun with it! i'm going for a beachy/surfy/safari animal theme haha it is turning out better than i thought. just one more round at ikea and we should be good :)