Bumpdate: 28 Weeks

Gender: Girl šŸ’•

Weight Gain: Ugh, starting to not like this section, haha. Right now I am up 22 lbs. My Dr. isn’t concerned, but I can’t help not liking the scale right now.

Baby Growth: Eggplant

Cravings: One that has started recently is chocolate milk. I am absolutely obsessed with it right now and would drink it like it is water if I didn’t restrain myself. It’s even gotten so bad to where when I wake up it is the first thing I think about. Publix chocolate milk only, by the way. No other brand compares. šŸ˜‰

How Iā€™m Feeling: I don’t want to complain too much because I know it is such a blessing to be able to carry our baby. Let’s just say that I am definitely feeling like I am in the 3rd trimester now. No energy at all and tons of aches, especially at night.

My hormones are also getting really bad. I find myself constantly weepy. Yesterday I got really upset about something and started sobbing, then laughing hysterically, then sobbing again. It was nuts.

Wedding Rings: Still on, but I’m afraid that will change soon. I really hope I’m wrong.

Belly Button Status: Like the previous, still an innie. I don’t expect this to stay the same way for long though.

Movement: Still moving pretty good. Yesterday when my husband was home, she started moving like crazy in there to where we could see it all on the outside. She was shaking my belly and making it jump up and down. It was a little freaky, but so sweet at the same time. I am so glad Dalton was here to witness it. šŸ˜Š

Favorite Moment this Week: I’ve been feeling a ton of pelvic pressure lately, particularly on my left side. I mentioned it to my Dr., so she started to feel around. Turns out that baby girl likes to keep her head in that area. That was pretty neat to learn.

Sleep: Really not so bad yet, but I know that will probably change soon. I will say that I always wake up early in the morning (around 5 a.m.) and can never go back to sleep afterwards.

Clothes: Some of the maternity clothing that I bought at the beginning of my second trimester is already starting not to fit. šŸ˜© I will probably have to cave soon and order more, but I just hate spending the money on it for only a few more months. I’m thinking of getting some cheap maternity dresses off Amazon to get me by.

Most Looking Forward To: My mom coming to visit in a couple of weeks.

Thankful for: Passing my glucose testing. Praise the Lord! šŸ™ŒšŸ»

Bumpdate: 25 Weeks + Baby Shower Recap

Taken at technically 24 weeks, but I promise I still look the same šŸ˜‰

Gender: Expecting a sweet little lady named Emma

Weight Gain: After my Dr.’s appointment this past Wednesday, weighing right on track at 17 lbs.

Baby Growth: the size of cauliflower!

Cravings: I’ve been craving Sonic’s mozzarella sticks pretty bad lately. It started one night randomly at 9:30. My sweet husband went out to get me some, even though it was late and he had to work the next day. He’s a keeper.

How I’m Feeling: My energy is pretty much non-existent this week. Maybe because we are getting closer to the third trimester mark? I’ve also been having some really bad stretching and heartburn still. šŸ‘ŽšŸ»

Movement: Baby girl is thriving in there and I am often convinced that she is either kickboxing or breakdancing. Almost all of her movement is now visible from the outside, which is nuts! Still can’t distinguish whether the movement is a hand or foot yet though.

Favorite Moment this Week: Our glider was delivered today, so that was exciting. Really itching to get the nursery finished, so I guess nesting is also kicking in!

Sleep: Some nights good, some nights not so good. Can’t complain too much though.

Clothes: Living in maternity leggings and night dresses. I’ve already started growing out of the pair of maternity jeans that I bought earlier this pregnancy, so will probably have to buy another pair soon.

Most Looking Forward To: Finding out the results of my glucose testing next week. The suspense is killing me and I’m at the point where I just want to know. Hopefully it is good news.

Thankful for: God blessing me with this sweet baby girl. A friend of mine lost her baby boy this week and my heart is just breaking for them, so it has been a constant reminder that I am fortunate. When I am reminded of their devastating loss, I gladly will take all of the negative side effects of pregnancy with no complaints.

A couple pictures from our baby shower last week:

Bumpdate: 21 Weeks

Gender: We are officially having a GIRL!

Weight gain: As of my appointment yesterday, I have gained 12 lbs so far in this pregnancy. At first, I almost freaked out because I was afraid that it was too soon for that much, but my doctor reassured me that I am doing great and right on track. Really, so long as baby girl is healthy, that is ok by me.

Baby’s Growth: We had the anatomy scan and she is doing great! According to my pregnancy app, she is as big as an endive (whatever that is).

Cravings: Throughout this pregnancy, I have mainly craved unhealthy things. Particularly, all things lemon (lemonade, lemon cookies, lemon cake, you get the picture) and McDonald’s double cheeseburgers. Last night though, I started craving a salad from Chick-fil-a. Well, smothered in chick-fil-a sauce, but it’s a salad so it counts!

How I am feeling: I was a nervous wreck prior to our anatomy scan. Now that we know she is growing and healthy, I am so much better! Other than that, I’ve had some aches and pains from my stomach stretching. Putting on lotion twice a day seems to be helping though. Also, acid reflux. That has been a pain in the you-know-what so far!

Movement: TONS! Every ultrasound tech and every time they check her heartbeat, they all remark on how active she is. I love it.

Favorite moment this week: The anatomy scan being all clear for sure!

Also, I was soaking in the bath (warm and only for 15 minutes, don’t worry šŸ˜Š) on Monday and all of a sudden, she gives a kick so hard that it made my stomach move from the outside. So surreal, yet so neat! And not going to lie, felt so strange. šŸ˜‰

Sleeping: Eh, so-so. My hips have been killing me lately, so sleeping on my side has been a challenge.

Clothes: Pretty much in all maternity now. I have also taken to stealing my husband’s comfy t-shirts at night. He’s not getting them back any time soon! As for maternity clothes, really hitting up Amazon lately since they are so cheap and pretty good. I might have to do a maternity favorites post soon.

Most looking forward to: Our baby shower on the 30th back in TN!

Thankful for: A healthy babe and the sweetest man by my side. I don’t know what I would do without him.