I can’t believe I am into my third trimester! The beginning part of this pregnancy seemed to move a little bit slower mainly because I spent it worrying about all the things that could go wrong….I know it’s terrible but when you work in healthcare sometimes you become a bit jaded. The more I found out that things were progressing how they were supposed to, the little bit I have been able to relax. In the beginning, this book helped to give focus and prayers into a constructive outlet. I am now 30 weeks and I feel like time is just flying by. I’m trying to put together the nursery and figure out what I really need for a registry. Plus, strollers. Seriously…..there are so many options and some are like a house payment. All the momma’s out there send me your absolute favs that I must add. I’ve already been stalking other bloggers lists and adding to mine. Let’s get into this 30 week, third-trimester bump date.
Baby’s Size: This little man is just about 16 inches and over 3 lbs. He kicks me like crazy and loves hearing Mark’s voice. Whenever Mark talks to him, he moves around and totally responds to him. He hears me all day and clearly isn’t as excitable by me. It’s so crazy how something that is only 3 lbs has such an enormous impact on your body.
How I’m Feeling: I have been truly blessed by a great pregnancy. I never had any morning sickness, nausea etc but I am being hit very hard by reflux right now. I have eliminated a lot of food triggers such as chocolate (so sad!) tomato sauce, acidic things but it makes it super difficult to work out. Anytime I lean over or do ab work…..it comes right up. I pretty much live with my bottle of tums and I’ve now resorted to drinking the liquid version of antacids. Anything to function really. I’ve also started wearing compression stockings…..all kinds of lovely but they are the only way I can see my ankle bones again. I also have this lovely groin pull feeling in my left leg that flares up. I’m telling you growing humans is no joke on your body. My couch at the end of the day is my best friend basically. Being able to lay down and get all the weight of this bowling ball off of my lower body is the best feeling.
What I’m Wearing: I pretty much have a uniform right now. I HATE to admit that my shoes aren’t fitting me the same. I thought that if I stayed a healthy weight, worked out, and drank plenty of water that dreaded no shoe fitting situation wouldn’t happen to me. Well, I was wrong. I’m pretty much living in my Tieks thank goodness for that expanding soft leather. That and sandals, love these (on major sale) and these. My mother got my compression stockings and they are soooooo attractive but they do help significantly with keeping my lower legs from looking like tree trunks. My two favorite go-to dress is this black tank dress from Ingrid and Isabel. It holds everything in and is comfortable with the Florida Summer heat. If I’m not wearing that one, I am wearing this one from BAE the Label. Mark is probably so sick of me wearing both of them but they are just so easy to throw on and go. I have also still been living in these jean shorts (currently 40% off) and these black jeans (under the belly) for work. Oh, and the Lush tunics have been great as well.
Nursery Progress: The hardwood floors went in this weekend, I ordered plantation shutters for the room as well. The whole front of my house has custom plantation shutters except the nursery, of course….so I finally after like 10 quotes went with a local company and have those ordered. Now I won’t have to worry about window treatments and they make the room super dark…..sleep baby sleep. I also picked out all the crib bedding etc from Restoration Hardware Baby with my mother over the past weekend. It is all starting to come together. I did order a crib and dresser. Now narrowing down a rocker. Things are starting to come together!
Registry Adds: Everyone swears by this changing pad. I need help narrowing down a diaper bag. There are so many options. I did get this backpack to throw in Marks car for him. Is that Mommaroo swing really worth it? Or the Bugaboo strollers? I’ve heard amazing reviews about them. I found these prints on Etsy and think they would be so cute above the crib. I did add a Dockatot, does everyone love theirs? These Solly wraps look so soft and versatile now I just need to watch a youtube video on how to actually wear the kid with them. My shower is in November and I’m already getting so many people asking me where I’m registered. I started a Babylist registry and it’s seriously the best thing. You add a widget to your homepage bar and any site you are on, you can add to your central Babylist registry. I have pieces from Pottery Barn, RH, Amazon, etc and they are all shoppable in the one place. If you are looking to start one, I HIGHLY recommend using it.
I signed up for a course at the local hospital. This is all starting to feel so real. I’m so excited for this next step in our lives together. Mark is going to be such a great dad and I can’t wait to start our family together. I also wanted to take the time to thank our families for all of their help. We have both been working just as many crazy hours and we would not have been able to get all this prep work done without them. We are both so blessed to have such loving families and live in the same state as them. “Grandparents” and siblings are such lifesavers. This kiddo is already so well loved and spoiled already let me tell you. Alright, give me everything that is your top and must haves. Our little man is going to be here so soon!