Walking in the Lord's Grace day by day....


34 Weeks

How big is baby: Week 34 | Butternut Squash
How I'm feeling: Alright! Tired forsure but also feeling prepared as my last couple of weddings are very close and I am super excited about them. Just two shoots and two weddings left and then this little dude can come whenever he wants! I almost feel like I am in school again and just waiting till June 19th when my out of office is going up. SO a tad bit freaked, but mostly excited it's all coming up so soon!!!! Definitely getting more swollen in my legs, but it is minimal if I walk early in the day and then put my feet up!!! It's just so weird to feel like sausage legs...
Weight gain/loss: 53-55 I think. My body just is holding on to more weight and definitely more swollen in my feets. I tried hard this week by upping my walks to everyday and no peanut butter but it seems like I am gaining consistently about 2-3 pounds a week. I am still feeling good, just expected it to slow down a bit.
Stretch marks: Yep! On the Left side of my tummy and the two are kinda growing. Today I thought I saw the mirror set on the other side but kind of went away after lotion.
Sleep: Doing pretty good. I toss often at night. Last night I had dreams that I was having contractions EVERY time I fell back asleep. Like I was in a contraction and wasn't dealing with it well. It was SO frustrating. I wasn't experiencing pain at all or cramping but woke up feeling like I failed at something. SO weird.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Grilled Shrimp was amazing this weekend, and still loving the chocolate chips. Also loving strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and goat cheese as a snack. Fresh cucumbers and watermelon also good.
Movement: Yep! At his own times of course but anytime I have been nervous I will sit down for the 5 in a hour 10 in two hour counts and he does well. Last appointment he was still head down, shoulders to the left, butt and feet to the right. Praying he stays that way.
What I'm loving: That all my Blooma momma friends are having babies, two actually yesterday. It's crazy to think that we are that close! Yet maybe far too with 5 weeks left! It's been such a joy to attend yoga and barre at a place that just loves Mommas and get's so excited about births!
Symptoms: My smelling sensation has gone crazy! I can smell EVERYTHING, which is good and bad. Ha. Going to the bathroom often. Pelvic pain. Swelling feet. Hips that hurt at night. Also last week was the first week I am starting to do less at Yoga and Barre. My body is just saying take it slow and that is totally good and great. Oh ps up another size in BIG undies size 10 this week, they are getting harder to find.
What I'm looking forward to: I have a friends shower, my last shower this weekend! So excited to see all those ladies and also to then close out the registries and have all that we need!!!
Best moment of the week: Finishing all the Thank You's that I have been working on for months. Cleaning and organizing the nursery. Really getting the drawers ready and things washed and making sure I have enough of "certain" things before we purchase out the end of the registries! I also scored a Mamaroo last week and I am so excited about it! We did a lot over the holiday weekend and still felt rested. It was greatness. 
Verse that I am clinging to:  Philippians 4:6 | Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
I posted this on instagram last night as I could worry about SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. But why? I just need to PRAY about it instead and remind myself that God is in control and not me. He has the perfect plans.
Advice to myself :: G, God has this. Stop worrying. Pray more, keep asking for what birth you would like and then continue to surrender it All. Take your naps. PUT YOUR FEET UP (especially early in the day, like let them drain for 20-30 against the wall it super helps) It will get done. How huge of a blessing that you are HERE. 35 weeks today. What a amazing gift today is. Stay in that and the moments will fly by! Get out early in the am to walk as it's getting hotter and GO TO BED EARLIER!
Whoopsies, took these on 35 Weeks exact, but you get the drift ;)

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