The days and weeks have been flying by.
Here I find myself 34 weeks pregnant and trying to grasp the idea that our daughter will likely make her appearance next month.
Life is becoming a little more predictable lately.
We finally received news about Scott's orders,
and we will be staying here in New Mexico for a while longer.
I'm thankful to be able to plan a little further ahead.
Specifically, to start thinking about a nursery. :)
More on that later......
As far as pregnancy goes,
the third trimester has been much pleasanter than my second trimester was.
Maybe my body is just getting accustomed to accommodating this little girl, or maybe I'm just getting better at ignoring all the little discomforts that come with pregnancy.
In the second trimester I was constantly miserable,
my body was always in pain, and I had a constant headache.
Over the last several weeks however,
my only major complaints have been swollen feet, heartburn, and tiredness.
I am so grateful for this time of reprieve!
Some of my very favorite pregnancy related things recently have been:
This maternity shirt from Target. I'm not sure why, but this one specifically is incredibly comfy.
It's been my number one go-to since I picked it up a couple of weeks ago.
I have several other maternity t-shirts, but this one is by far my favorite.
Cereal, yogurt, and fruit are always favorites when I've got the munchies, but this protein powder has been a must to help me get the amount of protein I need.
Loose flowing sweaters and tops have become a real necessity as a few unattractive lumps and bumps have made an appearance on my back. Darn chocolate cravings!
My feet have been pretty consistently swollen which means that when I do have something on my feet, its usually flip flops. :)
Mary is moving constantly. I'm a little worried that she might still wiggle this much after she is born, and if the way my belly jerks around is any indication, we will have a hard time keeping up!
I love feeling her kicks and wiggles, and I am looking forward to seeing those little toes kicking something other than my rib cage!
I really am enjoying this season of our lives.
It is quickly becoming a reality that we only have a few short days left before our lives are drastically changed forever. I am looking forward to that change, although I do feel a little reluctant to leave behind the sweet life we have shared together, just Scott and I.
In closing, here are a few snapshots of this baby belly: