I am such a slack pregnant belly photo taker/blogger. Apologies! Apologies all around! (If you got that Arrested Development reference, pat yourself on the back). Since it's been 6 weeks since our previous pregnancy update, obviously things have changed a little!
I think it's safe to say that my "baby bump" has officially transformed into a BELLY. Wowza. Even I don't realize how big I've gotten until I see pictures!
We are well into our third trimester now! Pregnancy continues to get better and better. Baby girl is so big in there-- we play with her all the time. My favorite is feeling/seeing her little feet knead my side, pushing on them or grabbing them, then having her pull them back... repeat. It's amazing how strong she is getting, too. This week she woke me up at 6 am with some pretty hard kicks and lots of movement, so much that I wasn't able to go back to sleep, so I made myself a cup of pregnancy tea, prayed for her, and enjoyed spending time with her the way things are now. I couldn't help but walk by her nursery and peek in, imagining waking up to grab our little girl in the wee hours.
We are getting so ready to meet her! Almost every day Colin says, "I just want to hold her/I just want to play with her already!" It's been so endearing to watch Colin's affection and excitement for her grow. He's so interested in what position she's in and what she's doing. He tells her all about his day (the other day he even told her about pricing shirts! ha!) I can't wait to see him be a Dad.
Things are going well. Even the miniscule pains of pregnancy that I've felt so far (back pain, insatiable hunger, constant peeing, packing on those pounds) just wane in comparison to the absolute joy and privilege of being pregnant. I know there may come a time when I am really uncomfortable and ready to not be pregnant anymore, but I have loved every step of growing our little girl! My heart just bursts when I think about meeting her for the first time.
We are excited for the first week of February, too-- we are starting our Hypnobabies classes, as well as taking a mini babymoon to Charleston and getting our maternity photos done by the wonderful Sarah Scruggs!
Thanks for reading this novel! Hopefully we'll be better and give more updates before we have this little one! 67 days until our due date!
Grace and Peace,