Substance and Soul

Pregnancy belly {7 months}

MotherhoodSamantha WetterholmComment

Wow! Today, I am 7 months along. What an amazing 7 months it’s been too. I cannot believe that we are on the home stretch. I have definitely left the honeymoon phase of pregnancy and have entered the heartburn-backache-cannot-get-comfortable phase of pregnancy. The nesting is also in full force. If I’m not cleaning and organizing, I’m putting together furniture or obsessing about what else we need to buy and hoping more of our registry items get purchased. 

I’ve been doing more research on my potential birth plan, what items to make sure I have ready to go, and what to pack for the hospital. It’s just incredible to think we will be brining her home in 2 months. 

Baby is the size of an acorn squash - about 15.2 to 16.7 inches and 2.5-3.8 pounds.

She is putting on the pounds and fat but will still triple in weight before she arrives. 

It’s getting a little more cramped in there but her movements are still getting even stronger. Some of her kicks and jabs actually hurt, but somehow I still find it the most beautiful thing on the planet. 

I am running out of clothes to wear. My waist has disappeared and I only have about 3-5 usable outfits at this point. Paul and I are going to hit up a maternity store this weekend so I can stop feeling like a stuffed calzone.

I don’t really know how much weight I’ve officially gained so far. I have another OB appointment next week so I will find out my statistics then. 

We had our first baby shower this weekend and I had a blast. I definitely cried a few times and I think I ate at least 6 mini cupcakes. I’m looking forward to my second one in March. 

I am in the process of finalizing my official maternity leave - hello stress. I know it will all work out in the end though {fingers crossed}.

The physical symptoms have definitely gotten worse. Between the heartburn, back pain, and general physical exhaustion - I am a walking ball of misery. But again, it’s pretty stinking beautiful misery - what is wrong with me?

As I write this, all I can think about is eating a cookie, ooo and cake, and ice cream, and watermelon smoothies, and real Mexican coke… and basically everything. 

And to all you mommies out there, I will be soliciting guest posts and general motherhood and baby advice for my blog for when the baby comes. Please let me know if you are interested! I will appreciate all the advice and support!

Don’t forget to check out previous month here!

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