These maternity pictures will forever be cherished by Zack and I! Thank you so much Deeana for capturing these precious moments!! I loved how they turned out!! We went to a whimsical rose garden to shoot them and it was exactly the vibe I was going for!!
My dress from PinkBlush was a DREAM for our Maternity photoshoot! I wanted something that was effortless, boho and classic. I’m wearing a size medium in it! And how adorable are these baby moccs from Freshly Picked??
31 Week BumpDate
I still can’t believe that I am in my third trimester! Not sure where the time is going! I have to say the biggest thing for me right now is NESTING! Holy Cow guys! I am a nesting crazy mama right now! I will wake up in the middle of the night with lists in my head of things that need to be done! His nursery is almost complete now! Just need to add a more wall decor pieces. Which has been a huge stress reliever for me, because I keep having dreams that he is coming early! Who knows when he will make his grand entrance! haha. But I will put together a nursery reveal blog post soon. I’m also back to eating meat again, which is huge because my iron was a little low at one of my doctor’s appointments, so now I have the excuse to eat the occasional five guys burger. haha. My energy level is a hit or miss these days, Some days I have a ton of energy and want to conquer the world, and other days I’m taking 3 hour long naps. His kicks and movements are SO STRONG now! Sometimes Zack will hear me yell “OWWW” and come running in the room to see if I’m okay, and I’m like, “It’s just him kicking me!!” He’s a VERY active baby! I am constantly feeling him move around, which is comforting since now I am supposed to be doing “kick counts” and tracking how often he moves until he arrives. I also have to go to the Dr every other week now to check up on him until he arrives. At my last Dr’s appointment, we were told that he is head now right now, So let’s pray he stays that way! Next thing on our agenda is to take a hospital tour. We have that scheduled for the end of the month. I’m excited about that because since this is our first baby, it will be nice to know exactly where to go and what to expect when we get to the hospital.
Q: How far in advance will I pack my hospital bag?
A: This is such a good question! So I am 31 weeks now, but I keep hearing stories about how women are going into labor early. So I think I’m to try to have my bag packed at week 35 to just be safe!
Q: What are my Favorite Maternity Bras?
A: For sleeping or lounging around the house this bra is the BEST. I have like 7 of them so I can always have a clean one to sleep in! They are nursing bras too, so it’s great to already have these! For a sports bra, these are my favorite to wear to Pure Barre! I just sized up 2 sizes. And for a normal bra, I sized up 2 cup sizes in the Body by Victoria Bra. Yes I have gone up two cup sizes so far!! haha. For nursing bras, I plan on wearing these.
Q: Do you have his name picked out?
A: YES!! We have known his name since we found out we were having a boy! I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to share his sweet name when he arrives! Our close friends and family do know the name though, we aren’t being that secretive! haha
Q: Where do you shop for maternity clothes?
A: For the most part, Pink Blush Maternity ! They have been amazing, I love all of the dresses from them. I also really like Bae the Label! I pretty much only wear dresses now, I have not been a fan of maternity jeans!
Q: Do I plan on breastfeeding?
A: Yes! But I am giving myself grace, if it doesn’t work out, I will not beat myself up over it. I know that it comes so naturally and easy for some women and others it is a challenge. My friend Brittany told me that it’s new for me AND for baby boy. So try to look at it like we are learning and bonding together.