Can anyone else believe that it is already December?! This year has flown by and in a few weeks we will welcome 2016. This year has been a crazy year of many firsts for us – including creating our new bundle of joy on the way. 😀 It’s so hard to believe it is already 30 weeks for us! Our baby girl will be arriving in just 10 weeks (give or take a few). And as we prepare for our newest member of the family, we wanted to document my growing belly. Today we are collaborating with Shabby Apple to share a new dress I had so much fun putting together this week for the snowy mountains here in Salt Lake City.
I have had many friends who’ve had their own babies, and it is one of the coolest feelings to be there to support them and hear all of the stories. From being pregnant, to raising a baby and breastfeeding, I feel I’ve had a thorough education on how to be the best mom from my closest friends and family. However I must say nothing compares to going through pregnancy yourself. I was happy to make it through the first trimester alive and with a healthy baby, second trimester flew by, and now we are in our third trimester. And it has been tough. It’s an odd feeling to see your belly moving on it’s own throughout the day. Also staying close to the restroom has been a necessity. Finding cute clothing is challenging as I never knew my belly could be this large or I could weigh this much. (When you start approaching close to the weight of your dad or spouse, you definitely feel fat). Also if I drop something on the ground, it’s an accomplishment to lean down and grab it. Everything also takes longer to do: walking, getting out of bed, getting dressed, eating, breathing, etc.
I can’t deny though that I love going through every single one of these challenges. Doing it for her is one of the most fulfilling feelings I’ve ever had. And I have to say every week that goes by without going into early labor or having complications has been a blessing. We’ve seen many friends and peers have really tough challenges with pregnancy that we have empathized with. And now we can definitely vouch that this baby is a miracle; and every day being pregnant with her gives us that much more security that she is going to be just perfect no matter what. We both feel so much love for her already and can’t wait for her arrival in just 10 weeks!