3rd Trimester

Here I am 38.5 weeks pregnant and counting down the days. The second trimester truly was a breeze compared to the horror that is the third trimester.

By now I am so large that even the maternity clothes I have been wearing aren’t fitting and my shoes are all too small due to the excessive swelling in my feet and ankles. I have bought a rubber wedding band because my hands are too swollen for my wedding rings. Even my face is fat.

I feel as though I really took for granted being comfortable. I miss just being able to sit on the couch and get cozy. I miss being able to sleep laying down and not waking up at all hours of the night for no reason. And now I can’t make any movements without something popping or without grunting.

I am soaking up all the kicks and punches, although they hurt a lot more than they use to. He’s running out of room very quickly. I’ve also been taking lot of picture so I will have proof on just how large I’ve actually become. I really didn’t think it was humanly possible.┬áIt is amazing what our bodies can do.

We have been spending every day off together preparing for Oliver. We have our baby bags packed, everything in the nursery put together, we stocked up on all household items, and I have all the postpartum items I could think of ready to go.

I am absolutely terrified of labor. I had been avoiding even thinking about it because it freaks me out. But now I am reading “Mind Over Labor” and watching “The Business of Being Born” trying to get into a healthy mindset. I’m probably the biggest wimp in the world, so this is extremely difficult for me. But I have my eyes on the prize– My sweet baby Oliver!

We can’t wait to meet our baby boy!

Summer 2017

It has been a while since I have written a blog post. It has taken the back burner during this crazy busy summer I have had.

In May we took our week long honeymoon trip down the West Coast. I was planning to write multiple posts about all the cities we saw, but shortly after we arrived back in Texas we received the best news we could have ever imagined… WE’RE PREGNANT!

Right before I found out I was pregnant, I started a new job as a marketing specialist at a free standing emergency room close to my home. Which worked out perfectly because with a baby on the way traveling would have been too hard. Although I miss my old job terribly, everything happens for a reason. My new career path is much better for our growing family.

My first trimester was exhausting, with a new job and all the fun joys that come with being newly pregnant I think I slept every minute of free time that I had. I feel like I haven’t done anything. Summer is my favorite season and this year it has just slipped away.

Now that I’m into my second trimester and I have some energy back I will be blogging more so I can share this wonderful life experience with y’all! I hope that y’all are ready to follow along with me the next 4 months of my pregnancy and come January I’ll be a mom! I have never been more excited. God is Good.