July 31, 2019

Pregnancy Update: Counting Down The Days!

I wrote this post a week before I went into labor with baby girl not knowing if we were going to be waiting to be induced or not! So fun to read this back now having her as part of our family for almost six weeks! :) This was the last bump picture I took in the hospital before having her!

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J U N E  T W E L F T H 
T W O  T H O U S A N D  A N D  N I N T E E N

I can't believe we are so close to meeting baby sister!! This pregnancy has just completely zoomed by. I'm writing this last pregnancy "bumpdate" because I just know that if I don't post it now, the baby will come and I will have never posted it! I'm currently thirty-seven weeks. Baby sister really could come any day now (according to my doctor) but we are working to keep her in until at least the 15th! 

By then, my mom will be here to help with Nova and I will have been able to celebrate this pregnancy with a few of my friends! If the baby doesn't come on her own, I will be induced right at my thirty-nine week mark. I was induced with Nova and had a less than a pleasant experience but at this point, I know that I need to do whatever it takes to keep me and baby sister healthy! Also, I'd really love to avoid getting a C-section! 

Over on my Instagram, I've been sharing my view of the baby bump. I have loved doing this! Showing what I see every day gives a different view and perspective! It's really crazy to look at these side-by-side and see how much she has moved around and grown. Some days, I'm poking far out and others, I feel as wide as a watermelon! 

I didn't take many bump pictures when I was pregnant with Nova and I always regret that! I was working a full-time job and side hustling with a few clients in my Interior Design business so taking cute pictures was not on my mind! The only way I've been able to get myself to take these pictures is reminding myself to do it when Nova is napping! I really, really love having these. I know I'm always going to smile looking back on them!

Someone asked me the other day how I was feeling about the transition from one to two babies. I really couldn't pinpoint exactly how I feel because I have so many emotions going into it. Gratitude, disbelief, anxiety, fear, joy... just to name a few. Overall, I'm really looking forward to this next season of my life. I have been so blessed with these healthy babies and I feel honored to be their mother. Motherhood has taught me so many things but most recently I've learned to give myself grace and own my motherhood. My journey is going to look different from other's and I have finally gotten to a place where I am confident in that. Being more loving towards myself and allowing myself to do things the way I feel is right, is lightening the pressure going into life with two under two. 

Thank you so much for all of the love, support and kindness during this pregnancy. I have been uplifted and encouraged by so many and needed it more than I ever expressed. Pregnancy after a loss can be conflicting. Having so many people to turn to in my times of heartache has been the best thing for my mental health and I couldn't be more grateful. 

Just a couple of days to go... I've got this!!