30 Weeks + A Sweet Baby Shower

How far along? 31 weeks today; we’re now 8 months in. Almost there!

Total weight gain? Not sure. We’ll be back to the doctor this week but my weight gain and baby’s gain has been healthy so far!

Maternity clothes? Yes. It’s getting warmer (finally!) and spring is arriving. This week, I did buy a few warm weather items (workout shorts) but mostly just in a size up from what I’d normally wear. I’m trying to hold out on buying more maternity clothes for now; I want to buy things for baby instead!

Sleep? Contrary to the improving sleep patterns of my last post, my sleep has gotten worse again this past week. I’ve been getting really hot at night (even when the A/C is turned way up) and I wake up several times throughout the night to shift around and try and get comfortable. I also have some seasonal allergies kicking in which doesn’t help things!

Best moments this week? Two highlights from this past week:

  • Our 2nd birthing class was pretty awesome – it was all about massage practices for during labor. So, basically, this meant that Pat got to massage me for our 2.5 hour class.
  • I had my first baby shower! One of my dearest friends, Eleanor, threw the shower for me and it couldn’t have been more perfect! Every detail was so thoughtfully planned for me and baby. I felt so loved and special. Here are some pictures from the shower:
    A sweet sign that Eleanor hung from her porch!

    A sweet sign that Eleanor hung from her porch!

    All the flower arrangements were so pretty!

    All the flower arrangements were so pretty!

    My personal favorite, country ham biscuits, are in the back left corner. Eleanor handmade all of the food including the biscuits, an amazing chocolate cake, and  chocolate chip meringues. There was also a nice platter of cheese and crackers and a fruit salad that my mom put together. Eleanor also knew I'd been craving Cadbury Creme Eggs and had a little dish of these out! So thoughtful!

    My personal favorite, country ham biscuits, are in the back left corner. Eleanor handmade all of the food including the biscuits, an amazing chocolate cake, and chocolate chip meringues. There was also a nice platter of cheese and crackers and a fruit salad that my mom put together. Eleanor also knew I’d been craving Cadbury Creme Eggs and had a little dish of these out! So thoughtful!

    Mmm.....chocolate cake!

    Mmm…..a magazine-cover worthy chocolate cake!

    Mason jar glasses with fun straws!

    Mason jar glasses with fun straws!

    Water infused with strawberries and lemons.

    Water infused with strawberries and lemons.

    Eleanor sitting on the porch.

    Eleanor sitting on the porch.

    Meringues!

    Meringues!

    My baby clothes that my mom brought over to set out! So sweet (and tiny).

    My baby clothes that my mom brought over to set out! So sweet (and tiny).

    Eleanor set up a table where everyone was able to paint a onesie for Baby M.

    Eleanor set up a table where everyone was able to paint a onesie for Baby M.

    Onesie painting!

    Onesie painting!

    My baby onesie!

    My baby onesie!

    The onesie that Amanda painted with a sweet little lion.

    The onesie that Amanda painted with a sweet little lion.

    More onesie painting.

    More onesie painting.

    Then it was time for gifts! I'm so excited for our Ergo carrier!

    Then it was time for gifts! I’m so excited for our Ergo carrier!

    A sweet little nighttime outfit for a baby boy when he gets a little bigger!

    A sweet little nighttime outfit for baby boy when he gets a little bigger!

    Baby hat!

    Baby hat!

    And....a Keurig! Haha, I'd told my parents I wanted one of these for my birthday and they went ahead and spoiled me and bought it now. I'm thinking it'll come in handy when the baby gets here and I'm needing a cup of coffee to get me through the day after sleepless nights!

    And….a Keurig! Haha, I’d told my parents I wanted one of these for my birthday  (which won’t be here until September!) and they went ahead and spoiled me and bought it now. I’m thinking it’ll come in handy when the baby gets here and I’m needing a cup of coffee to get me through the day after sleepless nights!

    And hooray...we got our carseat! Also from my parents.

    And hooray…we got our car seat! Also from my parents.

    More pretty flowers.

    More pretty flowers.

    So springy! And happy!

    So springy! And happy!

    My friend Brenna with the tropical baby onesie she painted.

    My friend Brenna with the tropical baby onesie she painted.

    A final flower shot!

    A final flower shot!

  • We also had some of our close friends, Brenna and Amanda, drive up from South Carolina and this was super special too because we haven’t seen them since we found out we were pregnant. All around, it’s been a super special week!

Miss anything? Hmm…feeling comfortable! I’m definitely getting to the point where my belly is making it hard to get comfy when I’m sitting or laying down.

Movement? Yes. The movements are becoming more subtle now because he’s getting so big that he’s running out of space for the roundhouse kicks he loved so much a month ago.

Food cravings? Organic strawberries! I don’t normally like strawberries that much, but I’ve been going through a carton of them every 2 days this past week.

Anything making you queasy or sick? I’ve felt a little queasy a few days this week but both times, I think it’s been from not drinking enough water. I’m trying to stay on it, but it’s hard!

Have you started to show yet? Yes. I won’t stop having a baby belly until the baby comes out!

Happy or moody? Happy! It feels like baby is going to be here before we know it and we can’t wait!  I have started to feel more tired this week, though, so my energy will drain quickly at times.

Looking forward to? Lots of fun things this week… another birthing class, more pre-natal yoga, our 31 week doctor appointment, catching up with a good friend in Durham on Friday, date night with Pat, our hospital tour on Saturday, and another baby shower on Sunday!! Eeee…it will be a great week!