31 Weeks!

Wow, I was going through my pictures and realized it had been so long since I had just done a regular bump date to my blog! I love writing more in-depth pieces about how I’m feeling or things that are on my heart, but I love doing bump dates too to look back on! Here’s what Thumper and I have been up to the past few weeks.

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Baby is the size of a: Pineapple!

Craving: ICE (still), strawberries, green grapes, anything with cinnamon

Symptoms: Heart burn, restless legs, trouble sleeping, back pain, braxton hicks, frequent urination, and so so much more

I can’t believe I passed the 30 week mark! Baby could be here in 6-9 weeks. That’s single digits! He weighs anywhere from 3-4 lbs and all 5 of his senses are in working order. 

I’m still craving ice like crazy, but I did talk to my doctor about it at my last appointment. They tested me for an iron deficiency and I don’t have the results yet. She said if I am deficient in iron, I would just need to take supplements and other than that it’s not a huge issue and I can keep munching away! 

I’ve been really busy with a lot of things! I got really really sick last week with some sort of throat infection. I rested as much as I could while still keeping up with work and the house. When things get crazy, I need to remember to slow down and take time for myself to rest. Bubble baths and bath bombs from Lush have become my best friend! I also went on a Women’s retreat with my church and had so much fun. It was nice to get away and relax for a weekend, I met lots of great people, and had lots of prayer over baby. 

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We also took a tour of the hospital and finished painting the nursery. The hospital was very very nice, but the tour made me very very nervous. I’m a huge baby when it comes to pain and get really bad anxiety with any type of sickness of physical discomfort (epidural for one, over here!). But as we were walking through the halls we passed a nurse pushing a newborn baby boy. He was so adorable, calm, and wrapped up in a blanket with a little hat on his head. Kurtis and gushed over him for a little bit, and I didn’t feel so nervous anymore. I knew that the next time we were at the hospital (hopefully), we would be meeting our son, and it will all be worth it. 

After that, I started looking into natural ways to keep myself calm during labor. I’ve ultimately decided I want to take a few pre-natal yoga classes during the next few weeks, diffuse oils during labor, and have my dad and Kurtis pray over me every few hours at the hospital. My mom bought us a cute little diffuser and we have been experimenting with different oils. We both actually really like it! We are only diffusing right now, but I do hope to get more into using essential oils topically and ingesting them for other things in the future.

Now that the nursery is painted we just need to move in all the furniture and decorate the walls. We already have almost everything, we just need to get it all set up! We put it off for a while, and now we’re scrambling to get it together to have it checked off our list. It’s coming together really nicely and I can’t wait to show everyone the finished product!

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I’ve had the pleasure of being pregnant at the same time as my dear friend Lucy. Our families have been friends our whole lives, we were engaged and getting married around the same time, and now our kids will be the same age as well! She gave birth just last week to a beautiful little girl named Talitha, Kurtis and I went to visit and she is perfect. It really made us excited for our little guy to arrive. 

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I was able to get my hair done for the first time since I got married, which was amazing! I got some balayage highlights, bangs, and about an inch taken off. It’s amazing what some pampering will do for you. And with my sisters wedding coming up, I really needed it! I know the next few weeks are going to fly by with the wedding and the baby coming so soon, so it was really nice to do something for myself. 

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I can’t believe we’re almost there! This stage of our lives has been something completely new to us, and I’m so glad we had each other and the support of our friends and families through it all. Next comes the truly exciting part.

xoxo.

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