30 Week Pregnancy Update!
I can’t even believe I just typed the words “30 weeks pregnancy update” to title this post. Holy cow you guys, I’m officially in the third trimester and the end is in sight! Somehow it’s already May and this little girl is coming the second week of July. Craaazzzzy. Many of you have been so sweet to ask how I’m doing since I shared my last pregnancy update, so I thought today I’d take a break from decor and DIY shenanigans to chat baby stuff!
Overall I’ve been feeling really good lately. I have a few random symptoms that I won’t bore you with, like heartburn and hip pain, but that’s just normal pregnant lady stuff. We did have that awful stint around Easter where everyone was sick, but thankfully life has calmed down again and things are a little more normal around here. Of course I’m still tired all the time, but some days are just better than others. Half the time I’m buzzing around like a busy bee, knocking out projects and doing all the things. And the other half of the time I’m struggling to make it through the day and desperate for a nap. It’s a fun balance, really.
My cravings are still predominately all about sugar. Sugar, sugar, sugar. And carbs. Give me all the carbs. It’s so bad you guys. I try to only indulge in about about 30% of what I actually want to be eating. I mean, do you have any idea how many times I take the kids to McDonald’s and I get nothing for myself?? NOTHING. I pass on those delicious fries and burgers so I can eat something “healthy” at home. It’s malarky. But since this is my third pregnancy, I’m very familiar with how fast the weight piles on at this stage in the game. Believe it or not I gained about 55 pounds with Owen and around 40 with Allie. I know, it was A LOT. And it ain’t easy to get off. So right now I’m trying to balance eating healthy while indulging in fun things every now and then. Like cupcakes. And ice cream. And dark chocolate chips straight out of the bag.
Outfit details: Old Navy Maternity Dress//Adidas Shoes//Black Cardigan//Leather Cuff//Necklace
One thing that’s been on my mind this entire pregnancy is what kind of mother I’ll be like with three kids. It’s kind of crazy in a sense–this idea that my heart, which is pretty darn full at the moment, will expand to include one more little person who will rely on me for everything. Will I have enough patience? And energy? And love to give three precious kiddos in a way they deserve to be loved? I mean, three kids is like a whole new ball game. But I LOVE being a mother, there’s really nothing better in the world, so I know I’ll figure it out. I’m just praying God gives me everything I need to be the best mom I can be, all while keeping up with the blog and remaining half-way sane through it all. Surely there’s enough caffeine in the world to get it all done, right? I guess we’ll see. In other news we still haven’t decided on a name for this little girl, which doesn’t totally shock me because we waited until the last minute with my other two. I’m so indecisive in general. Really. It’s a problem.
I’m getting more and more excited as the end gets closer. I’m just so grateful that things have gone well so far and I’m praying for a smooth end to this pregnancy and a healthy baby girl. That’s all that matters. But since this is my third baby, I’m so much more aware of all the things that could go wrong. I’m sure some of you mama’s can relate to this. I know how blessed I was to get two healthy babies and smooth postpartum experiences for the most part, so I can’t help but worry what it will be like this third time around. I think about everything from how the baby is developing, to the labor and delivery, even what I’ll be like postpartum. I worry about it all and I have to really force myself to just relax and let go. It’s a struggle at times, but then I remember that God is in control–I need only to trust HIM. And when worry really sets in, I hold tight to one of my favorite verses: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Let’s end this post with a really cheesy smile, shall we? My sweet husband was kind enough to take these photos and he had me laughing up a storm towards the end of our little photo session. He’s a charmer that one. Anyway, thanks so much for dropping in to see how things are going with this little baby girl. I’m so grateful for all the support you guys give me and the fact that you show up here every day, listen to my crazy ramblings, and give me so much love. I’m truly blessed to have you all! xoxo
You are looking beautiful! Thanks for the update! We really go back and forth on that third baby, and I have a lot of those thoughts that you’re having. But those worries are from fear, and fear doesn’t come from God. You are right to trust HIm, and remember He is in control. You are going to be a great mom to all three babes, and the only mom meant for your kids. Blessings!
You’re so right Stephanie. All those worries and fear don’t come from a trusting place. I wish I wasn’t such a worry-wort! I wish I could be more like my grandmother–she has the most incredible trust in the Lord and I’ve never seen her worry about a single thing. My grandpa died before I was even born, so she’s lived all alone for over three decades now. She’s 90 years old now and still lives alone in the same house. Never once have I heard her express worry or fear about anything. I only wish it came that easy for me. She’s truly mastered the art of trusting the Lord!
Sounds like a great opportunity to have a chat about how she does it…I’m sure she worried, just was still and quietly praying….I have hung onto the line from Anne of Green Gables that says “you can’t change what God determines” which allowed me to stop worrying so much. It will be what it will be, and if we believe He already has a plan for each of us, and we trust (there is that word again, so hard sometimes) Him to “work ALL things, together for good…” then we can learn “to be still and know He is Lord” and rest in His unfailing ways. I loved talking to my gma about life…they knew how to keep it simple, real, and happy. Maybe hers is a name you might consider….if you want name suggestions, just ask! Lots of friends here will help! ????????????????????
OMG I LOOOOOVE Anne of Green Gables! I love that line. And you’re right Faith, I need to figure out how exactly my Grandma does it. I think it’s just become a way of life for her. The second worry arises she prays about it and is done. I need to get in that habit!
You are sooooo beautiful inside and out. Praying for a healthy baby for you and your husband. May God continue to bless you and your family.
I really appreciate those prayers, thank you so much Tammy!
Good grief…could you be any cuter? Baby LVN will be here before you know it! You will be a tremendous mom to three. Thanks for the update!
Oh Jana, you’re too sweet. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your kindness and support! xoxo
I know that’s right and so true. GOD is in control. You look beautiful and so exciting to be anticipating this beautiful angel. 🙂
Aw thank you so much Lynda!
You are truly beautiful and so will your little baby girl. I had 4 children (3 of them 4 years apart, and the last one 15 years later). The last baby was a joy to us all…..the other 3 children adored her as will your children. I bet your hubby and other two children will be thrilled with the new addition…so much fun!
Be sure to keep us all posted on the little one.
Sarah> Sharon Mohon
Oh wow Sharon! Sounds like you have a happy & and full home. What a blessing to get that last baby all those years later. Thank you so much for your sweet words. I really appreciate it!
You look wonderful, Sarah! Good job on balancing the cravings. Keep running to Him, as you know He is the only one that can give us true peace. AND, He promises to give grace in the moment. My daughter and sil are starting to plan their second wee babe, and she keeps saying to me, “Mom, do you think I’m ready for another one?” I keep telling her, “You are expecting the Lord to give you the grace now, for something that has not happened yet. He will give you the grace when you need it. You just need to follow Him in what He is calling you to do.” You’re doing great, Sarah, by HIS grace. 🙂
Sarah> Julie B.
Oh my goodness Julie, I LOVE that advice. You are so right too. God will give me the grace when the time comes and when I need it. Thank you so much for sharing that wisdom with me and all your support. You are so awesome!
My goodness time flies. I cannot believe it’s 30 weeks! You are glowing and could be on the cover of a mommy magazine. I say passing up those McD’s fries is super woman strength and girl, take all the naps you can fit in to your day! How you find the time to blog, be a wife, mom, friend, etc. is beyond me. Big hugs!
Joette Tavernise> Cindy Richter
See, if I was your next door neighbor I could look out the windowindow and see how beautiful you look. As to multiples, I have one child. When she had her 5th(!) 6 mos ago, I asked how would she divide her love that much. My husband(the smart one) said “you don’t divide it, you multiply it” and that is so true. Will be thinking good thoughts for you. Joette
Sarah> Joette Tavernise
haha! Well rest assured Joette I certainly don’t look this cute everyday and if you lived next door you’d see my hot mess. Most of the time I’m in yoga pants and a t-shirt, with my hair in a big messy bun. Thanks for dropping in and I love that idea that love doesn’t divide, it multiplies. SO true!
Sarah> Cindy Richter
Isn’t it crazy Cindy? Time goes so darn fast, it just blows my mind. July will be here in the blink of an eye! Thanks for being here friend. xoxo
You look beautiful! Prayers for you, your family and that little one who’s on its way.
Sarah> lori donohue
Thank you, I really appreciate the prayers Lori!
So beautiful! What great pictures! You have sooooo much love to give! This third baby girl will fit right in and you will be great! It’s a fun ride and couldn’t imagine not having a crazy, fun, noisy and chaotic household! How boring! Love you!
Isn’t that the truth! How boring it would be without all this craziness going on. No way I’d rather have it! 🙂
When are the pix from…there is snow on the ground?! LOL Good Luck with your future little One!
Yep, that’s snow Jo. We had a big snow storm this past weekend and we shot these photos a day or two later. We have snow today too actually! You can check out my IG stories if you want to see it. I was just ranting about how crazy this weather is in Colorado lately! 🙂
Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
You are seriously glowing! You are such a beautiful mama. Praying for a healthy 3rd trimester and transition to life with 3 kiddos!
Sarah> Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
Thank you so much my friend!
You are looking fine Miss Sarah – its a bit of a juggle at first with three – I have no doubt you will figure it out one day at a time. Thanks for sharing your sweet smile with us. Love the verse you shared, one of my favorites… “Be strong and courageous”… Give the family a hug from us
Sarah> Denise J
Thanks for the encouragement Denise, I sure appreciate it!
Sarah I feel like I have two daughters expecting, you are only a month and bit behind our Laura, even tho she is well grounded in the Lord and also a R. N. She also is a worry wort, so now my prayers will be for you both, and as your Gram said put all your trust in the Lord, and my fav. Is Be Still and Know that I Am God, hugs Sandy in Canada
Aw Sandy, you are so sweet! So very kind of you to include me in your prayers, along with your expecting daughter (congrats to her by the way!). I can’t tell you how much that means to me! xoxo
Wow , I remember when you first posted you had a little treasure on the way and now you are 30 weeks wow!! God is so good Sarah and He will surely hold your hand when your little blessing arrives.
Its funny how we worry about things and then God just glides in and enables us to cope in all situations.
I truly love that scripture Joshua 1:9 .. God has been speaking this scripture to myself lately, especially this morning and then I get on here and beautiful you are sharing this scripture.
We are all blessed by you lovely girl.
Sarah> Teresa O’Connor
Wow, that’s so cool you’ve had that exact verse on your mind lately Teresa. It’s definitely a good one and it gives me so much comfort. I’m trying to get myself in the habit of reciting that verse at the first thought of worry, instead of hours later when I’ve worked myself up into a tizzy. One day I will get there!
Sarah, you are so beautiful inside and out. DO you have any idea how much you brighten our days through your blog? I look so forward to hearing from you each day. I have been remembering you and your baby in my prayers. God bless you both.
Aw you brought a big smile to my face Nancy. I sure hope to brighten your day with my blog and provide a bit of relief from the craziness of this world. Thank YOU so much for being here, it means the world to me.
We have 8 grandbabies all under 8 years old. With each baby your heart and love grows more and more. You will be fine. Always keep the Lord close in heart. May each of you be blessed
Wow you have your hands full Rita! Thanks for the encouragement, I sure appreciate it.
You look great! I have 4 children ( 3 boys first, then a little girl) They were all born in the 80’s. They are all grown up and on there own! I am one of 9 children my parents had, and at some point you will just say, hey what’s one more! LOL! God’s Blessings to you!
Sarah> Mary Kaiser
haha what’s one more would definitely apply with 9 kids! Wow, what a busy household the must have been. But even more sweet memories I’m sure. Thanks for being here Mary!
You are too gorgeous. You look amazing. Best of luck and all the prayers in the world for your family. Cant wait to hear a name. Stay happy. The more the merrier.
Dang Gail, you know how to make a pregnant lady feel good. Thank you so much!
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