Thoughts on Being Pregnant | Week 31 | My Baby Shower

Week 31 is here!

Baby girl has been moving more than ever! She and I play a game of who can out-poke the other. She'll kick me and I'll push back. This happens back and forth for several minutes. I've always heard how cool it is to feel the baby move, but could not have imagined how much I would like it. She's welcome to stay there as long as she'd like.

I'm feeling a little slower than usual lately. Weddings are done until after she gets here, so I'm going to spend a good chunk of time doing activities of a slower pace. I loved having weddings over the past several months, but I cannot imagine doing another one in my current state. You should have seen me running to grab something last Saturday. HILARIOUS. I'm certain I looked like Humpty Dumpty teetering along.

I have decided not to share any other sneak peeks of the nursery for now. My good friend, Daytona, will be taking my maternity photos and will fully document the nursery as well. Trust me, her pictures will be far superior to any I could ever take with my phone.

I'm going to be honest. I didn't want a baby shower. Back when we first learned of our impending challenges, I thought it would be too hard. Well, my first baby shower was this past weekend. While it was difficult to sit in front of 30 people and open cute little girl presents, I'm thankful everyone came out for it. I do feel loved by so many people - that gives me strength.

Here are a few moments from my shower this past weekend!

My best friend's mom makes these. They are the only brownies that ever need to exist. Fortunately, I have a private stash in my fridge.

My best friend's mom makes these. They are the only brownies that ever need to exist. Fortunately, I have a private stash in my fridge.

Oooooo, cupcakes!

Oooooo, cupcakes!

Me and the moms and aunts. There are a lot of clashing patterns in this shot. Haha! We need to work on our coordinating outfits!

Me and the moms and aunts. There are a lot of clashing patterns in this shot. Haha! We need to work on our coordinating outfits!

My girls! From left to right: Lauren (my soon-to-be cousin in law), cousin Christin, my best friend Kim, cousin Melissa, and cousin Amanda. These ladies are so special to me.

My girls! From left to right: Lauren (my soon-to-be cousin in law), cousin Christin, my best friend Kim, cousin Melissa, and cousin Amanda. These ladies are so special to me.

Of course, I cried a few times, but not as much as when I opened this little crocheted dress. My Granny made this YEARS ago and it was uncovered when she and my Papa moved out of their home. I will treasure this piece always. It's currently hanging in a spot of honor until little miss gets big enough to wear it.

Of course, I cried a few times, but not as much as when I opened this little crocheted dress. My Granny made this YEARS ago and it was uncovered when she and my Papa moved out of their home. I will treasure this piece always. It's currently hanging in a spot of honor until little miss gets big enough to wear it.

There were a billion more photos, but the process of downloading the entire lot and uploading more than I already have exhausted me. Ha! I don't know how you photographers do it!

I am so grateful for this pregnancy and the way it has propelled me closer to God. I don't have much more to say than that for now. Thank you so much for your continued prayers. We are spending most of our time like any other first time parents, filled with excitement and a little anxiety about bringing this new person into the world. ...and wondering how much we will end up spending on diapers. :)