Well hello, third trimester!!! I cannot even believe we get to hold our sweet baby girl in just about 2 months! What?! Despite all that 2020 has thrown our way, this pregnancy is FLYING by! Makes me super excited and super sad at the same time… I wish I was able to experience my pregnancy with her when the world was in a much better state, but at the same time I am just so thankful that I get to have her in my arms so so soon!
Today was actually supposed to be my baby shower… which is pretty sad to think about… but with everything going on in the world right now, that is the least of my problems! I am just happy that Scarlett and I are safe and healthy! There are so many things for me to be thankful for right now!
A: Frequent Urination – This stubborn symptom is definitely still lingering around! And I’m sure it will be for a few months still.. but waking up a few times to pee in the middle of the night will be nothing to waking up with her in the middle of the night, I’m sure! So this is just good practice!
Heart Burn/Indigestion – I am starting to really get both heart burn and indigestion lately… They have not been bad- more annoying than anything! But I wonder if this is an indication that she will be born with a head full of hair?? I know that is the wives tale anyway!
Hip Pain/Sciatica – My hip pain has really let up a lot of the last few months! I have noticed that it gets worse the more I lay down! Luckily my energy is still up for the most part, so I haven’t felt the need to nap as much! I think this is the reason my back has been feeling better!
A: Yes!!! She is a little squirmer for sure! She loves to dance to music, move around after Mommy eats something and kick Dad when he talks/reads to her! It is so neat that she is able to interact with us now! Makes me that much more excited for when she is out here with us!!
Q: Food Craving?
A: You know, I haven’t had much of anything that seemed like a “pregnancy craving” in a long time!!! I was always so excited to get some of those really weird cravings that people say they get, and I just haven’t yet! I would say my biggest craving this pregnancy has been chocolate milk! Pretty lame craving, because let’s face it- chocolate milk is ALWAYS awesome! Not just in pregnancy! lol
Q: Food Aversions?
A: Other than coffee, none whatsoever! I am truly counting down the days until I can have my cup of morning coffee again though!
A: Scarlett ❤
Middle name(s) will be announced when she is born!!!
Q: Have You Started Showing?
A: YES!!! FINALLY!!!!! I swear at 28 weeks I randomly popped out!!! It makes me so so happy!!! If you have been reading my other Bumpdates, you know I have stressed about growing, so this little pop has been a HUGE relief! And now I am just wanting to show off my bump whenever I can! Haha Although, people still claim “you don’t even look pregnant” *rolls eyes* I am proud that I am finally seeing progress!
Q: Best Moment So Far This Month?
A: The bigger and bigger Scarlett gets, the more I enjoy my pregnancy! It is so neat to see her move and respond to us! I would say the highlight of my month is when Ian read Scarlett, Oh, Baby, The Places You Will Go adapted by Tish Rabe from the works of Dr. Seuss. This book is specifically meant to be read to the baby in utero and it is SO ADORABLE! She kicked the entire time that Ian read it to her! I took a video of it because it was so sweet. And now every time I play the video back she kicks me as well! Definitely such a special moment! ❤
Q: Worst Moment So Far This Month?
A: As I already mentioned, I think the worst part this month has just been mentally dealing with the state of world we are living in. It is so hard to stay happy and positive with so many people struggling. The only thing that has been good about it all is Ian and I have had LOTS of lengthly conversations about health, race, privilege and how we want to plan to raise our daughter. 2020 definitely doesn’t feel like the ideal year to be pregnant… but at the same time it is. There are so many hard conversations that need to be had, and so much painful growth that we need to experience that will only make us stronger if we grow through it!
Q: Looking Forward To?
A: I swear as it gets closer to D-Day (Delivery Day) I get more and more excited for everything! Here are a few of the things I think I am MOST excited for though!
Baby Shower – I have an amazing group of ladies that are throwing me a (I already know will be amazing) baby shower! It is sad to think that my baby shower was supposed to be today, but I am still just looking forward to having friends and family together to celebrate Scarlett’s arrival!
Find Out Her Personality – It is so neat to know that a baby already starts to develop a personality in the womb! And I feel like our girl is one SASSY little baby already! lol But I cannot wait to watch her blossom and find out all the things she loves and hates and actually meet our daughter!
Seeing What She Looks Like – I am CONSTANTLY asked if I think she will have red hair! haha And I honestly doubt it, but you never know! I just can’t wait to see what she looks like! Will she look like me? Ian? A family member?? Will she have red hair? Black hair? Will her hair be curly? Straight? Wavy? Will she have brown eyes? Green? Hazel? Blue?! I feel like Ian and I look soooo differently that it is literally impossible to predict anything!
Holding Her In Our Arms – Ian always talks about how he knows we are going to constantly be fighting over who gets to hold her all the time when she first arrives! Haha and you know what, he is probably right! All he talks about right now is wanting to cuddle her and carry her everywhere he goes. And all I keep thinking about is snuggling her, smelling that sweet baby smell and watching her peacefully sleep.. ugghhhhh I just cannot wait!