I cannot believe I am sitting down to write a 30-week pregnancy update. How do I have just ten more weeks left of this journey?! It is truly mind boggling yet so exciting and I want to share it all with you!
In this blog post I am going to give ya’ll an update on my pregnancy at this point in time, including the things I can’t live without, struggles, and my overall thoughts that are currently racing through my head.
Like I said, I can’t believe the time is here. The count down until Baby Devine makes his arrival. I know I have said it a million and one times already but I honestly don’t know how else to put it into words. To be honest, I’m still trying to process the fact that I’m in my third trimester!
In my blog post discussing my second trimester I gave you a run down on my experience in those short weeks and what pregnancy looked like for me during that time. (To see a further look into my second trimester, check out my previous blog post). But today I want to take the time and share my heart with you and say some things that don’t get said too often.
My 30-week Pregnancy Update
To watch the video of my 30-week update, click here!
Pregnancy has been so great to me. I am so fortunate to have no complications or anything major go wrong. I have dreamt of this moment since I was a little girl playing with baby dolls and I am in disbelief it is here.
Having kids was something Mark, my husband, and I always knew we wanted. Right off the bat it was a topic that came up often, even way before the marriage talk. Looking back, I don’t know why we didn’t have kids before getting married because we had serious baby fever for a good year and a half, lol. When it came time to actually start trying I was prepared for the worst. I was ready for the crappy first trimester, to have my head in the toilet, to gain all this weight, and to cry at absolutely nothing. I did everything in my power to promote and strengthen my fertility. I was ready.
We got pregnant literally on the first try. And at 6 weeks I lost the baby.
At that time, I felt defeated. Someone who wanted kids so badly, who did everything “right”, and felt so ready for motherhood was now questioning everything. I didn’t think another pregnancy was going to happen so quickly after, let alone at all. Then a month later I got the best news I could have ever asked for. I was pregnant again.
To look back and remember how scared I was seems so silly now. It feels like such a distant memory now that I’m ten weeks away from meeting our little dude. Sitting here, typing all of this out, feels so good. I just keep coming back to one word that describes how I am feeling, that word is “disbelief”.
Disbelief that I got pregnant so easily (twice on the first try each!!!), that I lost a baby, gained a miracle, grew (and still am growing) a human, and that all of it happened in just a blink of an eye!
But there’s also so many other thoughts and emotions sitting heavy on my heart…
While I most definitely plan on writing a longer blog post on my whole pregnancy journey, I do want to touch on just how different pregnancy is for every woman.
Like I said, I went into both pregnancies fully prepared for what was about to come my way. I read as much as I could, researched a whole lot, and went into this journey feet first. And very quickly I learned pregnancy is nothing like they explain in the books and it certainly is different from your closest group of girlfriends.
I think that is something important to keep in mind when trying to get pregnant/while you are pregnant. Basing your body and experiences off of another woman’s is only going to cause un needed stress and worry.
Believe it or not, pregnancy has taught me some tough lessons on loving myself more, accepting my body, and overall being open to change and new possibilities. So, if there’s one thing you take away from these blog posts, please let it be to remember you are you and no one else.
Okay, I realized just how jumbled this post is and I don’t want to ramble on too much.
Before I end this post, I want to share what I’ve been loving, especially in these later months of pregnancy. However, I will be doing a collaborative post on all the products I used while pregnant after he gets here.
PRODUCTS I AM CURRENTLY LOVING…
Dry brush. I have dry brushed way before pregnancy, but it’s become even more of a priority as my skin stretches and grows. I do this after I shower and before I use the body oil and butter.
Every Mother workout app. This app has been such a blessing, especially in the beginning of my pregnancy and right now as I get closer to the end. I briefly mentioned it in my first trimester blog post but it’s a workout app designed for pregnant women. It provides safe, yet effective, workouts for each trimester and even post-partum.
The Bump. This is another app that I use to track my pregnancy and growth of Baby Devine. I find it really helpful to kind of get an overview of how the baby should be progressing as well as what’s “normal” for my body to experience. It also provides daily articles that have a lot of good information in them.
Alright, I’m going to end it here before it gets too long! I will be sure to write a post covering my whole pregnancy experience as well as a post sharing everything I used throughout this journey!
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