It’s weird to say that I’m six months pregnant. I’ve been keeping up with the duration of this pregnancy by weeks so when someone asks me how many months along I am, I have to stop and think about it. Six months seems like forever long! I figured this was a good time to give you guys a bump update. At the end of this post, I’ll be sharing a few other bloggers that I follow that are also all pregnant. We figured it would be fun to share a few others who are pregnant so you can follow along with their journeys as well.
Over the last two weeks I’ve started having a lot of indigestion. So Tums have become my best friend. I’ve never really had much indigestion before this so it was a very interested feeling to get used to. And unfortunately pretty much everything I eat and drink gives me this feeling. So additional remedies for this are welcome!
She has been moving like crazy! I love the moments throughout the day when she is wiggling around in my belly. This feeling is truly like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I was with family over the weekend and they were all able to feel her move too. Seeing the excitement in their eyes when she moved under their hands almost put tears in mine each time.
If you have made it to this part of your pregnancy without a pregnancy pillow then I commend you. But I am thankful that a month ago, my sister in law and brother gifted me with the most amazing sleeping pillow ever. It’s been a lifesaver and has allowed me to continue with good sleep. I’ll probably catch some heat from Chris on this one but when I was gone last week, he admitted to using it while I was away and said he loved it. In his defense, he has back problems and sleeps with a pillow between his legs at night so this was basically just a better version of what he already does. I’ll put the link for the pillow here.
We have been clearing out the room that will be her nursery but that’s about all I’ve done as far as getting ready for her arrival (insert the hands over eyes monkey emoji here). When we moved into this house, we were in the process of trying to get pregnant so thankfully we didn’t add much to the room we wanted as a future nursery. It mostly became an easy storage space so now that it’s cleaned out, we can start looking at furniture and figure out which wall to wallpaper. Which speaking of, why is wallpaper so expensive?! Holy cow!! I’ve been looking at a few beautiful floral prints and need to make a decision soon.
As far as her furniture, deciding on a crib is hard! I think we will do all white furniture and I really like this crib and this crib so far. We will more than likely stick with greys and pinks for her color palette with soft color additions in the wallpaper. At what month did you complete your little one’s nursery?! Help!!
I had a moment over the weekend where I kind of freaked out about how much we have left to do in the next 3-4 months until she arrives. We need to do birthing classes, interview pediatricians, tour the hospital, schedule maternity photos, start her nursery, complete her nursery, and really the list goes on and on. So if you are in this season with me and you haven’t figured this stuff out yet, I think it’s going to be okay. At least that’s what I keep hearing. Also, if you thought I would be someone who would have all their “ish” together at this point in my pregnancy, I’m here to tell you that that is so far from the truth. I’m taking it one day at a time and I’m loving every moment of it.
Before I introduce my other pregnant blogger friends, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pregnancy items with y’all that have helped me get to this point. Lately, I’ve been loving my spanx leggings that are maternity. They are a little pricey but they are worth every penny. I also just got this pair of faux leather front leggings in the mail from target and have loved them. They will be easy to dress up or wear casually and are under $40. I’ve been using Burt’s bees mama bee body butter to moisturize and prevent stretch marks and that’s been amazing. And then of course, my pillow again! I promise this is the best thing I’ve received for me so far!
On to my girls…
First up is Mara from M loves M. Mara is currently pregnant with her second little one. She is based in Southern California and has the most beautiful, girly and chic feel to her blog. Read more about her pregnancy journey here.
Shannon from Itsy Bitsy Indulgences. She is expecting baby #2! They just announced so this is a very exciting time! So excited to be on this journey with her right now! Read more about her pregnancy here.
Olivia from Livvy Land Blog. She is expecting her first baby, a boy! I love Olivia’s Instagram and think you will too! She is someone I have followed from the beginning and can’t wait to see her become a mama. Read more about her journey here.
Daryl-Ann from Something Beautiful. Daryl-Ann is a few weeks ahead of me expecting her first, a boy! So excited to enter motherhood with her! She has great style and I can’t wait to meet her sweet little boy. Read more about her journey here.
And last, but definitely not least is Lydia from Jetting Jewels. Lydia is almost due with baby #2! She is beautiful and has dressed her bump to a “T” this entire pregnancy! Can’t wait to meet her sweet little one! Read more about her journey here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. We have an ultrasound this week so I can’t wait to see how much Collins has grown. I’ll be sharing our IVF journey later this week so if you are in that season of life and need some encouragement, stay tuned!