Happy Friday!! I hit a major pregnancy milestone yesterday and thought it would be a perfect time for a little bumpdate. Thanks to those of yall who sent in some questions or things you wanted to hear about in particular... Enjoy!
How far along now?
I was 28 weeks yesterday, which means I’m officially in the third trimester! Can’t even believe it! Time is flying and she will be here before we know it.
How are you feeling?
I'm feeling really good overall! I’ve been blessed with a fairly easy pregnancy so far, but truly, I am just thankful and grateful for this miracle. I honestly don’t care what pains I may feel in order for her to get here safe and healthy. It’s ALL worth it! PS our bodies are AMAZING!
Still not buying into the cravings thing other than just deciding something sounds good and wanting to eat it haha. I call that humanity. Every now and then I get a hankering for something in particular but overall, I seem to be more satisfied with carbs and simple sugars like fresh fruit. I think I eat fruit every single day! Oddly enough I’ve sort of developed an aversion of sorts to meat right now. Or at least preparing it myself. If I’m out though and/or someone else is cooking it, I’m fine with eating meat. So strange!
Are you showing yet?
For sure! Haven’t you seen my latest pics?! Haha. I’m happy to be showing finally and even though it is really hard at times watching your body change and morph into a new shape (hashtag woman probs) it's all an incredible miracle and I’m completely willing to gain the weight and grow in all sorts of places to keep this girl growing! My body is truly not my own anymore haha!
How are you sleeping?
I’ve gotten this question a lot! I’m sleeping okay at this point, I’d say. Definitely getting a little more restless as it’s getting harder to get and then stay comfortable. Plus I feel like I have to pee every five seconds now (TMI lol) so that gets me up at least once or twice in the night. I mostly just miss being able to sleep on my stomach or even occasionally on my back! I've seriously contemplated buying a pregnancy pillow lately but can't decide if it's worth it at this point. What do you think?!
What are you most excited for?
To meet this little one and see what she looks like!! We are pretty confident that baby will have dark features (have you seen us?) but I can’t wait to learn all the little things about her and see which traits she gets from each of us! I'm ready to have her in my arms and finally be a mama on this earth. Oh and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I wasn’t a little thrilled about dressing her up... have you seen some purchases I've shared on Instagram lately? I’m in serious trouble! :)
Are you feeling lots of movement?
She moves all the time! I felt my first kicks on Mother’s Day morning, no lie, right before we announced to the world, which was so special. She’s only gotten bigger and more active since then though! Michael (and others) can feel her easily now and it’s to the point where you can actually see my tummy moving around with her inside. So wild but also super cool!
Are you still working out/teaching Pure Barre?
I am still working out and teaching Pure Barre right now! I will only be teaching for another month, as I wanted a few weeks off before her actual arrival to nest and prepare for her. I hope to work out right up until my due date though... we’ll see! Right now I’m feeling good, although some things are certainly getting harder haha. I’m just focusing on staying active and trying to move my body several times a week whether that’s Pure Barre, walking Remi boy or lifting weights at home or the gym. Oh and lotsssss of stretching!
What about her name!?
Yes, she has a name! And yes, I know everyone is dying to know! We’ve decided to keep her name on the DL until her arrival but I think I'm going to share her first initial with y’all shortly... thought that would be a fun tease! Can't wait to hear everyone's guesses after that.
Have you had any showers yet?
Okay I’m sooo excited for upcoming baby showers!! None have happened so far but I have four planned: two in August and two in early September. I cannot wait to celebrate this little one with all our friends and family. Oh and for those of you who have also asked... I’ve registered on Babylist and if you don’t know what that is and are a mama-to-be (or know one) you need to check it out, like yesterday. You can add anything from basically any website to this one online registry and it is as amazing as it sounds! Making my life SO easy.
Are you wearing maternity clothes?
I actually haven’t bought too many maternity clothes! I have a couple of dresses, some leggings (living in these and these) and one pair of jeans. Instead I’ve tried focusing on purchasing pieces that are a little more oversized/roomy, or the opposite in being tight and formfitting, to fit my growing tummy, while still trying to feel and look like myself.
Are your wedding rings on or off?
This one made me laugh but I’ve gotten it a few times! Rings are still ON as of now! Haha we will see if that lasts... honestly though I haven’t tried taking them off recently so there’s a change they might just be stuck haha!
What books have you/are you reading to prepare?
So if you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't, what are you waiting for... come join the party!) I polled yall recently asking for some good pregnancy, labor/delivery, new mama type books and got some great recommendations. LOTS of yall said the same books over and over and the top 3 recs were: The Happiest Baby on the Block, On Becoming Baby Wise, and Eat, Sleep, Poop (lol at this title). I haven't read any of them yet but they're are at the top of my list!
That's it for this week but I’m going to try and do a few more of these updates during my third trimester if yall like them. I have a few other fun pregnancy and mama posts planned soon, too, so stay tuned for those. As always, if you have any questions or requests, please do leave a comment below!
Until then, check out these precious kiddo finds from the Nordstrom sale that are all still available to you. I’ve obviously already purchased a few for us. ;) Have a happy weekend!