Bumpdate – 7 Months

How many weeks along: 30 Weeks

Gender: Girl!

Total Weight Gain: 19lbs

Maternity Style: It’s still hot here. I shouldn’t complain but I’m going to anyway. I am SO ready for leggings and layering.

Sleep: Pregnancy insomnia reared her ugly head this month. I’m awake around 4-4:30AM like clockwork and it’s so hard to fall asleep, so most of the time I just lay awake until my alarm goes off. Which means I’m feeling lovely (sarcasm) by 5-6PM. I guess I should get used to it though, huh? 

What I’m missing: Weather below 80 degrees.

Cravings: Ice. Specifically that amazing, soft ice you can get from King Taco or Sonic. I could blissfully crunch on ice all day and all night. I’m actually dreaming about the lovely unlimited cups of soft ice they bring you in Labor & Delivery. My husband (who loathes the sound of people chewing) probably wants to rip his face off but, hey, happy wife happy life right?

Symptoms: Insomia.

Body Changes: This was probably the first month I didn’t have a big weight bump. Not too much has changed between weeks 24 & 30. Still in all my regular clothes (with the exception of my jeans, I go into more detail about my favorite maternity jeans here) and still feeling mostly comfortable.

Mood: I’ve got 10 weeks left, and it’s bittersweet. I go back and forth between wanting to savor these sweet little moments of pregnancy, and being SO READY to get her out and meet her already.

Highlights: We finally were able to agree on a name for our sweet girl, and we got to see her in 3D/4D at an elective 28 week ultrasound. She was breech, posterior and I have an anterior placenta so imagine a giant pillow resting in front of her face. It made it a little harder to get good images because of the shadows but we still made it out with some gems. I can see she has the sweetest, chubbiest cheeks already and her big brother’s button nose.

Looking Forward to: My baby sprinkle! I can’t wait to share some laughs with my loved ones over brunch. I had a huge, co-ed shower when I was pregnant with Dominic but wanted to keep it simple this time.

Exercise: Still in the gym every week with my trainer, Evelyn. I’m blessed to still have good movement (even though my balance is shot to hell) so we’re at 17 weeks of workouts and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon.

On My Mind: I’m thinking a lot about life with a newborn and wondering if it will be easier the second time around. All babies are different, but I’m not sure if I’m going to immediately fall back into the swing of baby life or if it will be a harder adjustment for me, especially because I have a preschooler in tow this time. One thing that makes me feel better is that Dom is such a good helper, and I know I’ll be grateful for the extra set of (little) hands when the time comes.

Here’s some snaps from the camera roll this month!

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