I have so many excuses on why I’ve been MIA this whole month on the blog. The main one being super pregnant and also the fact that we purchased a home. We had so much drama to deal with when we closed on the house and then dealt with moving, unpacking, organizing etc. All this, while being in my last weeks of pregnancy (fingers crossed!). Thankfully, Logan literally did everything for me and we had so much help from my family and friends. I can happily say that we are completely settled in our new home and are ready for this baby’s arrival. While the house is not 100% decorated, we have all the essentials and that’s all that matters!
Since y’all enjoyed reading my first and second trimester updates, I thought I’d do one final one about the third trimester. Hopefully, next time you hear from me I will be sharing our birth story and introducing our new baby boy (sounds so weird to say that!).
I’ll try to share everything from the last ten weeks or so but it’s so hard to remember! It feels SO long ago and these final weeks- even DAYS- feel like yearssss. I first wanted to start off by saying that I am extremely grateful and blessed with this pregnancy and feeling totally fine minus the weight gain. I know a lot of people have horrible symptoms and feel miserable and every time I want to complain I tell myself no. Baby Noah has been so great to me and I’ve had it so easy. Even these last few weeks, I haven’t had any symptoms just kinda over the whole process and anxious to meet this baby.
I think the main things I experienced this trimester were a little bit of swelling, quick weight gain in the last weeks and anxiety. Once you hit 36 weeks, you start visiting the doctor weekly. The visits are super quick and the main thing they do is measure your belly to make sure everything is growing at the right pace. They also check for the baby’s position and whether or not he/she is breeched. Noah has been in position (head down) for quite some time, which is great. I am going into this delivery with zero expectations and I will do whatever is right for me and the baby.
I hadn’t had any swelling during this entire pregnancy until like 3-4 weeks ago. My feet get swollen at night and I can only fit into like 2 pairs of tennis shoes. I can wear some heels for short periods of time but only if an event requires it. Otherwise, you can find me in my dad sneakers. My fingers also got a little swollen so I stopped wearing my rings except the ones that were .5 size larger.
Another thing I’ve experienced is just being uncomfortable as a whole and unhappy with my body. I know I am going through so many changes and it’s so crazy I’m growing a human inside of me. I still can’t believe he’s in there! As a blogger who focuses mainly on fashion, it’s hard attending events when you’re super pregnant and trying to look cute like everyone else. I’ve tried to not buy maternity clothes so much and just size up in things but towards the last few weeks of pregnancy it doesn’t make any sense to buy new clothes. The past two weeks or so I’ve literally only worn a pair of black leggings and the thermal waffle tops that I have in 5 different colors (in a size small). Other than that, nothing fits. I don’t feel like myself at all and just want to have this baby.
Besides completing the nursery, the things on my checklist this month were packing our hospital bag (and loading up the car), installing the car seat, and goody bags for the hospital nurses. I’ve gone through my checklist like a thousand times and I’ve gotten up in the middle of the night thinking of things I need to add last minute. I started my hospital checklist like 3 months ago and slowly started buying everything I was missing. The car seat was one of the first things we got (besides the stroller) so we had that in storage for a while. We ended up going with the uppababy Mesa since we have the Vista stroller and they’re compatible. I will say it’s a little heavy and I have no idea what I’m going to do when Logan’s not around! We also got a car seat base for each car to avoid moving all these pieces back and forth. Logan installed the car seat about week 37 and now it’s just waiting for sweet Noah. For the nurses’ goody bags, I left those last on my list in case I had some downtime and was feeling up for it. I first saw this idea from a blogger a long time ago and thought it was super cute. When I posted about it, I got so many messages of people saying they had never heard of this before. I definitely think it’s not needed but a nice gesture! I did some research on what to include and a lot of you on Instagram sent me some awesome suggestions! I’ve seen people do individual goody bags but I decided to go with a tray just so they could grab whatever they want. If you follow me on Instagram, I saved the list under my Baby Highlights. Pic below!
I will be reaching my due date on Tuesday and hope he gets here any day now. I know your first child is most likely late so I try to keep reminding myself to be patient. He will come when the time is right. But I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been frustrated. I see people with their babies on social media and delivering before me that had later due dates and I just try to not compare myself to them. I’m just SOOOO anxious to meet him and hold him in my arms. I want to know what he looks like and make sure everything leads to a safe and healthy delivery. I’ve gone down the list of every “natural” thing to do to induce labor and I’m still here 🙂 I know it’s not up to me when he comes and I should just let it be.
I’m so thankful to be able to share this journey with you guys and for all the love and support AND advice I’ve received on Instagram. I never knew so many moms follow me (and nurses!) and I’ve gotten SO MUCH advice I’m grateful for. I honestly haven’t read any baby books and I’m okay with that. It’s so crazy how social media can bring people together and I feel like I can count on so many of y’all and we’ve never met!
Thanks for following along and you’ll be hearing from me once Noah arrives!