26-Week Bump Update
I am in awe that I am nearly in my third trimester. The first part of this pregnancy seemed to go so slowly. I spent many days in bed or on the couch wondering when I would start to feel better. Now that I have my energy back I am staying super busy, and it seems as though I blink and the day has come and gone.
I have been reflecting quite a bit the past few weeks. I am tuning in and questioning if I am spending the time I need to connect to this baby, to this pregnancy and to the fact that Winter will soon be an older sister and not my only child. I notice the voice inside my head whispering the word "pause", and when I hear it I make a conscious decision to place my hands on my belly or touch Winter if she is close by and soak it all in with one deep breath.
There is a humbleness in the air around me, a gentle breeze of tranquility that is continually hugging me and reminding me to stay present. I feel like the universe is providing so much for me right now and I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude. I love being Winter's Mom, Perry's wife, and this baby's haven. I feel like I have all I need, and that my friends, is something to hold onto.
BABY LAROCK BUMP UPDATE
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?
I am 26 weeks. Baby is in full force and is active as can be. I am quite bigger than I was a few weeks ago and I have been amazed at how much I have grown in just a few short days. My belly button is bruised, I am softer around the midsection of my back and sides and I officially can't see my feet in the shower.
HOW DO YOU FEEL PHYSICALLY? EMOTIONALLY?
Physically: A bit fatigued but still good. I find myself dropping something and debating whether it's really worth bending over to pick it up.
Emotionally: My anxiety seems to be doing better and I am not feeling it every day or as intensely as I was the last time I did a bump update. I am so thankful for that.
MY GO-TO OUTFIT RIGHT NOW?
I haven't done any shopping recently and find myself wearing my husband's t-shirts and a trusty ole' pair of shorts. I do intend to take advantage of the huge Nordstrom's sale and anticipate doing a few try-ons in the store for you guys. So stay tuned!
ANY BODY CHANGES?
Well, the dress I brought to the wedding that I was in last weekend didn't fit and I couldn't breathe! I ended up unzipping the entire back during dinner and Perry kindly suggested that I go change as I was flashing everyone my bra. Haha, oh well. The bride was super relaxed about it and I just had to laugh.
Last Saturday around 10 AM my body felt so heavy and I ended up taking a five-hour long nap! Whoops. Other than that I haven't been napping at all. At night, I am waking up at least once to pee.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?
I am starting to daydream about holding this baby, smelling this baby and knowing if the baby is a girl or a boy! I can't believe it's only 14 more weeks until my due date.
FOOD CRAVINGS OR AVERSIONS?
Ice cream is my jam. I can't stop eating it! Give me all the ice cream. No food aversions which is good. I am able to keep down more protein and vegetables as of lately.
Photography by Brittany Renee