August 28, 2013

26 weeks.

26 weeks

This week marks 26 weeks of being pregnant. Gahhh. I feel like I have been pregnant forever but I still have three months to grow even bigger and honestly that worries me! I finally made Steve take some pictures of me to document the belly and I pretty much hated how I looked in every single picture but I guess that's just how it is when you're pregnant.

I try not to complain too much when I'm pregnant because there are a couple things that are good about it:
1. My hair gets crazy thick (for my standards anyway) and
2. I get a cute baby at the end :) Yeah, that's a big one! I am really excited about that :)

Other things that I'm not so crazy about:
*My face gets so chubby! I mean to the point where my eyes look so much smaller. It's like my cheeks are swallowing them up. Every time I have a shower and have to put my face under the running water, it hurts my eyes; kinda like the feeling when you have a sinus infection. Seriously the weirdest thing.
*Actually, everything pretty much gets swollen. My hands, feet, arms, legs. Sometimes I wake up in the mornings and my hands just hurt, like so bad that I want to take tylenol for it. But don't worry, I don't.
*Stretch marks :/ No fun.
*There's nothing to wear....that covers me up enough, is comfortable and looks cute too. I think every pregnant girl goes through this. Yoga pants are pretty much my best friend these days :) I did cave in and buy one really nice maternity dress that should last me until the end. I just wanted one nice thing that looked cute and that I only had to wear one layer with. There's nothing worse than having to layer up to make sure everything's covered up when it's a billion degrees outside.

Anyway, this was probably a really annoying post to read but it actually felt good to write it haha :) So I'm going to end with this quote to help me put things into perspective :) I do feel very lucky that I get to be a mom.

Instead of wishing away
nine months of pregnancy
and complaining about the 
shadow over my feet, I'd
have cherished every minute
of it and realized that the 
wonderment growing inside
me was to be my only chance
in life to assist God in a miracle.

-Erma Bombeck, "If I had my life to live over."


  1. love the quote. i guessed i missed out on some of your posts. i didn't know you're pregnant. congrats!! you're just a couple of weeks ahead of my mom :)

    1. Thanks! You're sweet! And that's fun that your mom is pregnant too! :)

  2. You look so good! Keep having Steve take belly shots. They're adorable :) and funny/annoying about your eyes!

  3. You're such a beautiful pregnant girl!! And you're not swollen at all. I loved this post! And that quote is so lovely :)

  4. You are a very pretty pregnant girl!

  5. You look stunning! I Love that poem...I WISH I had read that when I was pregnant with my first (I did A LOT of complaining!!!).

  6. You look beautiful and are so, so tiny! I know how you feel, though. Boy, it's something else, this pregnancy stuff. haha