progress & countdown: 32 weeks down & 56 days to go. gah! under two months.
baby size: a jicama.
food & drink: still obsessed with the yummy plant-based, protein-packed smoothies for breakfast. after that, things vary from day to day. some days, it is a ridiculous pile of fruit. or apple with fresh peanut butter and hemp and chia and cinnamon. or a big salad. or veggies with hummus. or a green juice or kombucha with raw nuts. or avocado toasts. even, a big sandwich because those are super tasty. dinner has been primarily plant-based...with a burger or some kind of meat something tossed in here and there.
bump stuff: growing and growing. this is the serious stage of pregnancy, folks. it was all play until now. and it really is hilarious how much the size changes from morning to night. ben keeps telling me that he almost forgets that i am pregnant in the morning but by dinnertime, he is kind of like, "woah! who's the pregnancy lady sitting next to me?" he is kind.
highs: a super nest-y and fabulous weekend. lots of music and project-tackling and dinner dates and playtime. i can't put my finger on it exactly...but there was just something extra slow and sweet about it. AND! oh my goodness. receiving a sweet and generous gift from sakura bloom. they sent me a gorgeous maple linen sling that i am so happy to add to our sling wardrobe. and i am beyond excited to wear our little prince very very very soon.
lows: well, i got my first legit kick to the ribs during church on sunday and it almost made me say some unholy words in the middle of the sermon. that was neat.
new developments: baby weighs about 3.75 pounds and is roughly 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in the uterus (which i have really been feeling lately, every moment pushes and stretches like crazy! i think he is trying to bust out through my belly button...) at this point, mama could be gaining as much as a pound a week (it sure feels that way to me) and roughly half of that goes right to baby (don't really want to think about where the rest is going...). in fact, little one will gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next few weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. baby now has fingernails and toenails and real hair (how i wonder how much he will have and what color it will be...). the skin on baby's body is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up.
meaningful moments & hormones & feelings: i have been feeling happy and optimistic and eager. the countdown is on. and i am going into a bit of a nesting frenzy. i have moments of crazy super strength and energy and i am trying to put those times to good use and get stuff done. it feels good. and my to-do and to-buy lists are thinning out. baby time is just around the corner! just a few more turns of the filofax page...
superficial stuff: just getting creative with the wardrobe over here...and trying to keep rocking the heels on occasion. you know, to prove that i can.
looking forward to: baby bedding and baby swaddles and blankets arriving soon + beginning to stock up on all my birth and newborn and postpartum supplies + oh! and buying more tiny diapers but with adorable boy designs!