Currently: 07.30.13


Obsessing Over: Making my new home a pretty place to live in. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is official. I have moved, but not too far away from where I was before.  This time I'm just a little closer to our families and my best girl ;-) In fact, she's been helping me make everything pretty around here so for that I am thankful.  I'm just hoping that all of this excitement about beautifying things around here isn't just NESTING in disguise.  Either way, I'm packing my hospital bag just in case.

Working On: Writing in my spare time and trying to document everything.  I didn't start a pregnancy journal or anything when I found out I was pregnant, but I did start documenting my feelings and thoughts concerning the goals and plans I created for 2013.  I hope to share some of these thoughts with you guys soon, so stay tuned!

Thinking About: How I should get my hair styled next. I'm looking for something cute and low-maintenance to get me through the next month or two.  Do any of you guys have any thoughts or ideas to share?  I need some hair inspiration!

Listening To:  Lots of praise & worship music lately.  Nothing makes me feel better than waking up in the mornings listening to Tasha Cobb's "Break Every Chain," Kierra Sheard's "Indescribable," and William McDowell's "Closer (Wrap Me In Your Arms)."  Listening to these songs among others helps me focus and center myself.  With all of the lifestyle changes I'm going through lately, I feel like God is right here with me taking care of everything in His perfect timing as I listen to these songs and lean on His word.

Anticipating: The Baby Shower.  At first, I was apprehensive about having a baby shower, because I'm on baby #3, but it has been 7 years since I've had a newborn and I didn't have any baby stuff in the house prior to learning I was pregnant with JJ. And the fact that my mommy is throwing it for me and it's gonna be a small gathering of family and closest friends, I feel great about it. There's nothing like mixing it up on a good occasion with those you love the most!

Drinking:  Lots of water.  My doctor forbade me to drink my beloved sweet tea, I had to give up coffee several months ago, and now they're saying I can't even have fruit juice. It's not like I'm getting any extra calories from drinking "the wrong things" because I haven't gained hardly any weight this whole pregnancy. It's probably because my baby is always showing off and showing his athletic side each time I go to the doctor and they think I'm doing something to make him hyper lol.  Now where was I? Oh yes, drinking water. *side eye*


 *Here's a few pregnancy questions I saw on my girl Brook's site Urbanscenes and decided to answer*

How far along: 33 weeks-- 5 more until I'm full term!

Total weight gain: Hardly any.  Can you believe I've only gained about 9 lbs? Word of advice-- be careful what you ask for!

Maternity clothes: I've been wearing my regular shirts or my honey's shirts paired with maternity pants.

Stretch marks: I have the same ones I've had for the last 8 years, plus a few extra stripes around the midsection. I feel like a warrior! NOT!

Sleep: I feel like I'm sleeping on the baby's schedule already.  At this rate, I'm getting a full four hours of sleep before I'm interrupted by kicking or nature calling lol.

Best moment of this week: It's still a bit early in the week to say.  But so far, I will say being able to sleep in the same bed with my honey this weekend was the greatest.  It doesn't happen most nights, so I was excited about that.

Miss anything: Sleeping on my stomach.  Having a stronger bladder. Having the energy and balance to run after my little ones.

Movement: He is always moving! But I can tell a slight difference in his movements from last week. It feels like he's actually taking longer naps in the daytime. Now the night is another story!

Food cravings: I haven't really had any severe cravings. I've been sick for most of this pregnancy, so just being able to eat solid food with no problems is enough for me. I do, however, have a tendency to long for the things I can't have (like sushi and sweet tea, as I mention ALL THE TIME).

Labor signs: I've been having Braxton-Hicks contractions (or as honey calls them, Tamar Braxton contractions--lol don't ask me why) these last couple of days, but nothing to write home about.

Wedding rings on or off: On. I don't have any swelling at all, so there's no need to take them off :-)

Happy or moody most of the time: It's hard to say. I think I'm mild-mannered and content for the most part. But when I get hot or hungry I turn into the diva from the Snickers Bar commercials. And I've been very sensitive this whole pregnancy.  Everything makes me tear up!

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