30-Week Bump Update
Tomorrow we take our five-hour birthing class at the birthing center where we learn all about the natural birth process. I know so many women have natural births and I am going to give it my all to do it, but man oh man, I am anxious about the whole thing.
I tend to have a much higher tolerance for emotional pain than I do physical. To be honest, I am such a baby when it comes to being hurt or in pain. I complain if my back aches, am over dramatic about a hangnail and cry when I stub my toes. Haha, how am I going to give birth naturally?
This baby has begun to move a lot. I am definitely in the fun part of pregnancy where I feel like I have a little buddy with me all the time, kicking and moving around from time to time to say hi.
BABY LAROCK BUMP UPDATE
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?
I am 30 weeks. I am entering the emotional side of things where anything and everything makes me pause and feel deep down to the my core. Winter's sweet voice or hand dimples can make a teardrop appear. I am feeling like such a sap these days.
HOW DO YOU FEEL PHYSICALLY? EMOTIONALLY?
Physically: I have entered the "I am so tired" phase. I have taken a few naps with Winter which are honestly, some of the best moments of my life. I love opening my eyes and seeing her little shoulders, hearing her soft breath and touching her beautiful long hair while she sleeps. I don't think she could ever know how much our little mid-day slumber parties mean to me.
Emotionally: Have I mentioned yet that I am crying a lot. Waterworks central over here! haha.
MY GO-TO OUTFIT RIGHT NOW?
I hate clothes right now. Everything is too tight and I want to walk around in my sports bra and have nothing touch my belly. I got a Nordstrom Trunk Club in the mail and tried on two dresses before I gave up and packed it all away. I am still trying to muster up the energy to try on the rest.
ANY BODY CHANGES?
I no longer know if I have feet and my skin feels like a prune. Other than that, I look and feel fabulous (hehe, jk).
And cue the pregnancy insomnia. It is some sort of torture to make it impossible to sleep through the night starting at 12 weeks before your baby is due? I seriously do not get this sleep exhaustion training method. In the past week, I am up from the hours of 1 AM to 4 AM. And it's not even the productive type of "I'm awake". It's the holy hell my legs are restless and my eyes are burning type of awake. I am really leaning on essential oils to get me through this hump.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?
I am looking forward to making birth affirmation banners with my friends. I saw this idea and really want to have some close friends over to help me make them. I think it would be a really fun thing to do in lieu of a baby shower or sprinkle. Just good friends, mantras and a whole lot of love.
FOOD CRAVINGS OR AVERSIONS?
I eat it all. I am hungry all-the-time.
Photography by Kyla Fear