7 months

11 Mar

7 months

Monthly pregnancy update – March / seven months

I’m a few weeks late in posting my seven month update. Remember when I said I would be posting more regularly because I am not working for many months while pregnant? Yeah, I’m not quite sure what happened to that plan either. I wish I could say it was due to the fact that I am incredibly busy…but no…my days are mellow. I’ve just had a hard time motivating. My energy level is low so I’ve been allowing myself to just “be”. Letting my to-do list become a list of suggestions rather than a list of musts. This can be hard for a doer like me! Pregnancy has definitely taught me how to slow down. It’s actually forced me to. I’m surrendering.

I’m writing this post from a hotel bed in San Francisco with a latte in hand (yes, I have one cup of regular coffee a day…my OB said it was ok!). I tagged along with Brian on a work trip for a few days. He will be in meetings non-stop but I figured it would be fun to poke around the city by myself for a few days. Although, it’s rainy and windy outside right now making bed and room service sound pretty appealing too. At 7 1/2 months pregnant I also kind of hate to sleep alone right now. This coming from a girl who used to love having the house to herself for a few days. But pregnancy has changed that. It’s not like I am worried I am going to go into labor or anything- I just feel more settled when Brian’s around.

The last month has been filled with growth- yes, I am referring to my belly. Well, let’s be honest…my growth everywhere. I seem to have become very pregnant in the last few weeks. I don’t understand how I can possibly have 10 more weeks of growing to do?!!? Is he a giant or something?? This belly is getting crazy. In the last week alone many strangers have asked when I am due and when I say May they are shocked. I mean where do you go from there, right? It makes for a very awkward encounter.

I’m feeling…HUGE- this belly is getting heavy. Lots of movement- he’s a strong little guy who likes work out all day!

food loves…it would still be fruit but my doc has made me cut back. I have slightly elevated amniotic fluid which is sometimes caused by an excess of sugar and carbs. I’ve also become anemic so my doc has told me to up my protein intake. Which has been hard because meat and fish haven’t been at the top of my list of cravings.

daydreaming about…him. I think about him all the time. I just can’t wait to hold him and peer into his eyes for the first time. I literally get teary when I think about it.

can’t wait to…become a family of four (yes, Frank counts)

least favorite parts of pregnancy this month…the lack of sleep. People keep saying…get your sleep now before the baby arrives and I want to scream…I’m trying!! It’s just impossible to get comfortable at night.

favorite parts of pregnancy this month…feeling him move is still my favorite part of pregnancy. Sometimes I’ll forget I’m pregnant (although, that’s getting harder to do these days) and BAM he will sucker punch me and I am immediately reminded I am not alone. It’s just so damn magical to have a little human growing inside you! Yes, even when it hurts a bit.

I already love you so much little one.

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“Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.” – Carrie Fisher

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17 Responses to “7 months”

  1. Lynn March 11, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    You & your belly look absolutely beautiful Kate. Allowing yourself to just be right now, is very important. These are precious days for you & trust me when I tell you, once that beautiful little being arrives, your earth will shift immensely. All in the most wonderful & incredible way, but our priorities take a whole new meaning. Enjoy the last few months.

    • kate365til March 11, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      Thank you Lynn for your sweet and encouraging words! I know you’re right…I will enjoy these next two months of quiet alone time. Life will never be the same after 🙂

  2. Liz March 11, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    you are GLOWING. Hoping you’re able to reverse the sleeplessness and get in a few good nights soon! xoxo

    • kate365til March 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

      Thanks, Liz!!!! I hope so too!! xoxoxo

  3. Jen March 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    You are a stunning momma! Such sweet words. Happy for you guys …including Frank.

    • kate365til March 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

      Thank you for your sweet words, Jen!! I appreciate them 🙂

  4. righteousbruin9 March 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    You are a precious and stunning human being. Your son will have the best of both parents, from which to build his own personality. Dark, green leafy veggies are essential, these last several weeks, and dried seaweed, if you can manage it. Frank will be a vigilant and loyal “Big Brother”, I can sense.

    • kate365til March 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

      You always leave the kindest comments. Seriously, thank you for always putting a smile on my face. I will up my dark leafy veggies…promise! And I think you’re right about Frank! He’s such a sweet little soul.

  5. Shauna841505 March 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    Ahhh what a horrible time to visit this area! The wind is horrendous and the rain is nonstop! I’ve been hoping for good weather for over a week now! You’re looking amazing and your pregnancy sounds pretty nice so far! Also, I’m happy to know your OB said you can have a cup of coffee a day – that makes me much happier in case this ever “happens” to me! 🙂

    • kate365til March 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      YES! I’m allowed one cup of coffee a day and I relish it. If this does “happen” to you one day…I highly recommend reading “expecting better” by Emily Oster. It really puts the long list of “no no’s” we are told during pregnancy into perspective.

  6. Carolyn March 11, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    Love every minute of it! I so much LOVED being pregnant and, like you, reveling that I am producing a new human in my belly. Not much sympathy from my daughter however. Remember she is due in May. Her husband has been traveling quite a bit both in Europe and US. SO she has to get a 2-year old fed, dressed, and to daycare and be in her office by 8:30 everyday. Believe me she can’t wait for hubby to get home. He gets home from this trip Saturday AND he has assured her that there will be no more travel until after the birth. My daughter was 3.5 weeks early, her husband was 3 weeks early, and her toddler was 3 weeks early. Toddler born in London where parents were working. She was at work one day, came home, and had her baby that night. I actually did the same thing. Starting having contractions at work. Dr advised me to go straight to the hospital. So be prepared. Both my daughter and I were caught off guard. We both thought we still had several weeks to finish preparations. Good luck and enjoy!

    • kate365til March 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

      Carolyn, I love that your daughter and I are having babies SO close!! How fun. I’m feeling for her though. What a trooper she is! I’m glad her husband is staying put after this last trip. I will say that your early birth stories (as long as he’s fully developed and it’s healthy for him of course!) are music to my ears. I keep telling my husband that once he is fully cooked I will be sending him an invite to enter the world. He’s more than welcome to come early! I can’t fathom going late!! If I make it to 42 weeks I can’t imagine how big this belly is going to get! Sending you all positive thoughts!!! xo

  7. SewHaute March 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    💖

  8. Carrie March 12, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Stunningly beautiful!

  9. Diane @ Life of Di. March 21, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    You look so beautiful. Cannot believe it’s almost time for him to arrive 🙂

    PS – I am planning a trip back out to CA this summer. Not sure exact dates yet but I’m thinking sometime in July. I hope we are able to get together 🙂

    • kate365til March 22, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      YAY! I’m so excited that you are planning another LA trip! Is Charlotte joining? Either way I’d love to meet you for a bite at Sugarfish or have you over for a glass of vino! xoxo

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