Today is July 1st. Its birth month, ya'll.
I still cannot believe how quickly time has flown by since finding out we were expecting on a random Saturday afternoon in November.
'Pregnancy' had become a four letter word in my book and I was so tired of the dreams and desires to continually be coupled with loss and sorrow. And then, God chuckled at my own plans for this last year and breathed life + reality into our hopes for another baby.
Here we are. I'm in the last days. Thats right, days.
f o u r t e e n days.
pocket tank c/o pink blush maternity
maxi skirt c/o pink blush maternity
How far along? 37 weeks + 2 days
Total weight gain: 24 pounds
Maternity clothes? Like I've mentioned time and time again - my all time favorite pregnancy wardrobe staple has been the maternity maxi skirt and a tank top. My last pregnancy was spent in bed during the cooler fall and winter months with little need for trendy maternity clothes, so dealing with the need for comfort in my clothes as well as staying cool while pregnant during the heat of the Texas summer has been my priority this time around. Maternity dresses are well and good - but the skirt gives me shape and helps to distinguish where my boobs begin and hips end. I've been caught in a tent a time or two this last trimester, and its not super flattering. The skirt I'm wearing by pink blush maternity is really comfy (I say that about all of them..), stretchy, and long. I am not a short girl by any means - just under 5 feet 7 inches and this skims the floor when I wear it- the way I love it. This maternity maxi skirt, this cute maternity dress, and this one are currently hanging in my closet and have been in regular rotation for the last 37 weeks - not to mention they are perfect for postpartum, too!
Sleep: Finding comfort has been really interesting this last month, but honestly I am sleeping really well. I am getting into bed about 10pm and sleep until at least 4am before I wake to use the bathroom. Naps in the afternoon are still a normal thing.
Best moment this week: We got to peek in on our growing baby girl earlier this week! We loaded up the girls to come to the appointment with us (we usually bring them for the sonogram appointments) and the moment we pulled into the parking lot they started asking if they were getting to see "baby" They have really made my heart explode this week with their excitement about the littlest sister. They must know she's going to be here soon and can pick up on our excitement about it all, too.
She is 6 1/2 pounds of baby squishy-ness with cheeks and lips for days. She is head down and laying into the right side of my pelvis. We did notice on the sonogram that the umbilical cord is right near the nape of her neck - and the sonographer couldn't tell if it was just laying there or if it was actually wrapped around her neck. Parker had the same issue and she did in fact come out with the cord around her neck (twice). I was instructed to count her kicks, and this child moves non-stop, so I would know if something was up pretty quickly. As far as my OB can tell, the scheduled day of July 14th seems to be the d-day! And we just cannot wait to meet her.
quilt / anthro
slouch beanies c/o sweet eloise designs // peplum tank / old navy // fox socks c/o top knots + twirls
Miss Anything? Nada
Cravings: I have zero desire for food right now. I don't feel the sensation of being hungry at all whatsoever and I have found myself lightheaded and feeling really sick to my stomach because I am actually hungry. This baby girl is taking up all my space and my appetite, too. Peanut butter + banana toast, yogurt, fruit, and cereal have been my go to. I mentioned sushi for our last date night and Jordan about hit the roof with excitement- because, yea.. I'm ready for some sushi.
Symptoms: Heavy belly. No appetite. Exhaustion. The usual.
Looking forward to: Meeting our sweet girl. We are so ready. I mean, really ready. Nursery is done- her space is just precious and I cannot wait to share. Baby items that we lacked or needed to upgrade have been purchased. Bags are packed. Lets do this!
Special thank you to PinkBlush Maternity and B Faith Photography (as usual) for styling this 37 week bump!