33 weeks yesterday! 👶🏼💗 (ignore the sweaty post class photo 🤦🏼♀️😰). Baby girl is the size of a stalk of celery (around 17 inches & 4.2 lbs!), keeping her eyes open when she’s awake, coordinating breathing with sucking & swallowing and going through major brain development! She’s pretty busy in there 😊
I’m feeling pretty good now that I’m recovered from the dreaded stomach bug that hit me over the weekend 🙈 but now poor Justin has it. Pray for our girls to be spared! 🙏🏼 I’m still teaching Barre and taking classes every week or working out at home... something everyday! Hopefully will keep going until she’s born. Working out is such a stress reliever for me. But i also have to be careful i don’t overdo it 😉 can’t believe my due date is in 48 days!
Since we’ll be traveling for thanksgiving, we put our tree up today! 😍🎄 Justin is usually one of those “we have to wait til after thanksgiving” types of people so I’m excited he allowed it before turkey day this year 🙌🏼 and the girls are so pumped to decorate it! Lots of pics and instastories to follow of course 😂
Who else can’t wait for all the yummy thanksgiving food?! 🙋🏼♀️ I know all my fellow pregnant mama friends are pumped. 🤰🏼👏🏼 This year i am making a new sweet potato casserole recipe that is nut free (as well as gluten & dairy free) so hopefully it’s as good as my usual one that had pecans. Also, chocolate chip pumpkin bread & maybe a gf/df apple pie! There will be 15 or so of us and everyone is making something, which is always so much fun! 🦃🍠🥦🥗🥧 we cant wait to see our family in a few days! We’re going to have our thanksgiving meal on Friday instead of Thursday this year. Do you usually have your big family meal on Thursday? Or do some of you celebrate on Wednesday or Friday instead? What other fun holiday traditions does your family have? I’m curious to hear! 👇🏼
A week late but we’re on Maui time...so who’s counting?! People aren’t joking when they say the second one flies by faster than the first 😢 Three amazing months with this sweetheart. This little guy is so easy going but don’t mess around if he’s hungry! 💗 #threemonths#flyingby#mommasbaby#chunkymonkey#LufeWCruz
Today I'm 25 weeks pregnant ❤️ it seems this pregnancy is flying by with each passing day + I honestly feel so unprepared 😵 I know I still have a lot more time to get things together but gees, did not expect I'd already be at 25 WEEKS so quickly! This little boy is already so loved and the rest of the family can hardly contain our eagerness to meet him 😍
A few days late! These pregnancy questionnaires are so fun ☺️
•How far along: 32 weeks + 2 days 💗
•Total weight gain: still 19 lbs
•Maternity clothes: Jeans and a few tops... mostly I stick to stretchy non-maternity clothes (aka @lululemon) 😂
•Stretch marks: None! It Works Stretch Mark Cream #FTW 🙌🏼
•Sleep: I sleep great... usually on my back or belly (yes I’m a weirdo lol)! Before bed i drink CALM magnesium & take Confianza... both make me sleep like a baby 😴 I’ve never had trouble sleeping while pregnant even at the very end!
•Best moment of this week: Hearing baby girl’s healthy heartbeat today at my prenatal appointment and seeing Eden hold the Doppler and listen with me. Aria LOVED coming with me to appointments & listening to Eden’s heartbeat, but this time I’ve found it easier not to bring my kids - so today was Eden’s first time and she was so excited. 😍
•Miss anything: I miss not having varicose veins haha can’t wait to get them removed after she’s born! Honestly other than that i LOVE being pregnant!
•Movement: This girl moves a ton the moment i sit still or lay down! She likes to push her feet up into my ribs nowadays lol
•Food cravings: Well i was craving Chinese food but it was satisfied thanks to Pei Wei’s gluten free menu 👏🏼 now i just want chocolate as usual lol
•Anything make you queasy or sick: Changing Eden’s stinky diapers and the smell of hot dogs 🙈🤢
•Have you started to show yet: No not at all lol 😉🤰🏼
•Is baby head down: Yes! 🙌🏼🎉 praying she stays put!
•Labor signs: None yet just lots of Braxton Hicks & pressure but that’s normal. My belly has consistently measured a week behind so she’ll probably be late like Eden.
•Belly button in or out: Still in ☺️
•Wedding rings on or off: On
•Happy or moody most of the time: Moody & tired 😬 all of these girl emotions inside me and around me are to blame LOL
•Looking forward to: Our trip to NC next week to see our family for thanksgiving and eating all the yummy food 🦃🍠🥧🍞
Anyone else feel like it should not be mid-November yet? This quote (second picture) is real feelings for me rn.
It's important to keep your head on straight and keep your mind focused on what your goals are. For many of us, the semester is coming to a close soon, and the final push is coming. In past years this time has been really hard with the dropping temperatures, and shorter days make it hard to keep my head in the game. This year I have been doing better about getting done what needs to be done. It may have something to do with taking less credits so I don't feel like I am drowning constantly, or it may have to do with me really focusing on important things rather than letting myself get distracted and pulled into a spiral of laziness and lack of motivation. Probably a combination of both though.
Some tips that have helped me this year, ⚀ Stay organized. Or, for me, keep reorganizing. Make lists or use planners, or whatever works. Just make sure you know and don't forget what needs to be done. ⚁ Give yourself time for everything. Set aside time for homework as well as self care. When the time is meant for that task, you will be more likely to do it. ⚂ Don't give up. Refocus whenever you are feeling lost, hopeless, scrambled, and/or overwhelmed.