Our little cabbage is finally making her presence known. I'm gradually seeing this bump of mine expand and people are starting to notice I'm pregnant now. These photos were taken at 29 weeks but today I finish up my 30th week. It feels so good to finally see that first number change after so long. Although I can't complain, this pregnancy has flown by quicker than I expected. Only 10ish weeks left!
-My bellybutton has officially popped which helped me discover a freckle I never knew I had:)
-Many women talk about how their stomachs get itchy because their skin begins to stretch. Hasn't happened to me. Instead, my upper back has decided to itch. Like CRAZY. I probably look like a monkey half the day trying to scratch it.
-Improvisation is becoming my mantra when it comes to dressing this cabbage bump. Hair ties are my jeans best friends. I'm trying to make it the rest of the way without buying maternity pants. Fingers crossed!
-Fatigue is making it's delightful return this semester.
-Bending over is quite difficult as of late. Putting socks and shoes on has never been so much work and always leaves me breathless.
-We've had several challenges communicating different issues of pregnancy to doctors, nurses and pharmacies this last month. I've walked out the pharmacy door in tears after using the extent of my French vocabulary and finally giving up. If there is one thing I continue to learn through this process it's that God is gracious and always faithful. So many people from our church have offered their help; some of which are people we've only met once and hardly know. They have tremendous hearts and I am deeply humbled by them. After walking out the pharmacy door in tears, God forced me to go beyond my comfort zone, pick up the phone, call a lady I only met the night before and finally ask for help. She jumped at the opportunity. Problem solved. I've realized my own lack of giving myself selflessly to others around me. And like I said, it's quite humbling.
-And my sweet, sweet husband has given himself more than anyone I know. I'm so incredibly thankful for him and couldn't do a moment of any of this without him. Thanks babe! xxx