Wednesday, October 2, 2013

30 Weeks!

30 weeks! So, technically I'm already 31 weeks. But this little nugget is measuring behind schedule and I'm not disciplined enough to keep on track with the blog. Brian and I had a date night the other night and kept talking about how crazy it is that in 10(ish) weeks, we become parents for the rest of our lives. In 10 weeks, our world will be turned upside down in the sweetest way possible. We are so so excited, but also wanting to soak up the last bit of time we have as just the two of us. I know having a baby will bring so much joy into our family, but it's been a dang good 
two years of having my man all to myself. 

We've been talking a lot more about birth around these parts (as in our house, not those parts) and are getting excited to see how our lady will choose to greet the world. We have had lots of friends walk through this over the past month, and it's been fun (also, scary) to hear/read the retelling of their birth stories. I am reading a few books, just for inspiration, but am really trying hard to take everything with a grain of salt and not get caught up on the "right" way to do things. We aren't making a birth plan, but rather just letting my body do it's thing and praying for a smooth labor and delivery. How freeing to remember that God is ultimately in control, and though we may plan and plan and plan-- He knows best. 

I leave tomorrow to fly to the states for 2 1/2 weeks, and I am OH so excited! I can't wait to hug my family and catch up with dear friends over coffee and eat so much good food. If you think about me, please pray for a smooth flight-- and maybe an upgrade to first class? Couldn't hurt :) 

As always, thanks to my sweet Mands for taking these pictures. And thanks to sweet John Shea for sleeping like a little angel the whole time. 


  1. Oh my gosh you look so beautiful! I'm so happy for you and your little family :) Hope you have a great time visiting home. Maybe I'll catch a glimpse of you while you're here :) Safe travels!

  2. I'm a new follower, and found you through Marshall's Abroad! What an adorable baby bump! I recently gave birth to our second child 6 weeks ago, and the book that has been "life changing" for me has been "The Happiest Baby on the Block"! I highly recommend it! Our son started sleeping 4 to 5 hour stretches at night as soon as I started implementing some of the advice from that book! Prayers for safe travels!