30 Weeks and a couple Maternity Pics

       Ahhh 30 weeks seems so far along. I remember looking at my calendar in the first trimester and thinking I will never get to this point, and now it is here and moving forward fast. This pic was taken during the last sesh of our DIY maternity photo shoot yesterday.
Total weight gain/loss: +21
Maternity clothes? Both, but the belly band is getting itchy because it is tight (that could also be my rash). These jeans are my fav. regular pair from Old Navy...they are stretchy so even in pregnancy they are buttoning and comfy!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: good except for I had wasp nests in my suitcase last night during my Mimi's vowel renewal ceremony…woke up with such relief
Best moment this week: Nursery and finishing maternity pics, now I just need to finish editing
Miss Anything?  Running (I cried about it) and a cold adult beverage
Movement: We sit there feeling the solid lumps in my stomach and laugh while we try to guess what part of him it is
Food cravings: Had the best watermelon all summer this week and am now drinking chocolate milk twice a day
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Not this week
Have you started to show yet:  Yes
Gender prediction: BOY!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out?  The belly button is officially flat which weirded Matt out a little
Wedding rings on or off?  On and freshly cleaned
Happy or Moody most of the time: I have my moments
Looking forward to:  Finishing the nursery and our childbirth classes this weekend
       I  drink two glasses of chocolate milk a day now…and a gallon all by myself this week. This would not be considered a weird craving to most people, but since I have been lactose intolerant for almost 8 years and haven’t had a glass of milk in about that long we consider this to be my strangest pregnancy craving. Matt’s half-gallons would go bad and I wouldn’t even know it before; now he can’t even get to the gallon fast enough.
       After editing, I finally broke down and shared a couple maternity photos that are finished. If you haven't seen them, here they are:
30 weeks from the session yesterday 
28 weeks from our babymoon session
       We FINALLY finished taking our maternity photos! I cried in the middle of them due to the harsh sun and wind blowing in the wrong direction at our “perfect location” in the cotton fields...oh hormones. The weather in Houston felt like a hot, wet blanket was laying over me. We drove through the country which eased my mind, then stopped at our neighborhood golf course to finish up the session. Matt kept asking me if I just wanted to try again in a couple weeks. The thought was tempting since I will be bigger, but I just wanted to finish while we were dressed. I love the way most of them turned out I the end. This would make the perfect before/after image for how the day went...
       Yes, the face was a posed one...I was sitting pretty, waiting for Matt to snap the picture when the wind blew my hair (I thought in my face again) and then I heard him start counting to take the pic...so the face was held for all 3 seconds. He then fussed and said it would have been pretty if I would have smiled, so I listened to my "photographer" for the next shot. Staging, taking, and modeling for the pictures is tough to do. I guess I could have just said that is how good my editing is! ;) Cannot wait for you to see the rest!

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