2.11.2015

bumpdate: 8 months.

How far along: I'm 35 weeks today -- so over halfway through 8 months of pregnancy! whoohoo! almost there!

Size of the baby: According to the My Pregnancy app our baby is the size of a honeydew melon. She is roughly 18 inches long and she weighs around 5.25 pounds. 

Gender: little miss Violet Mae

How do you feel? My energy has slowed down a little bit and I feel like I am eating all. of. the. time. Otherwise I feel great!

Eating/Cravings: Eating: not to bore you but oatmeal, apples, avocado toast with scrambled eggs, hummus and veggies, and burgers and fries are still on heavy rotation. Craving: steak spinach salad with tons of blue cheese, s'mores oreos, and bring on the girl scout cookies --- samoas, tagalongs, shortbread (mom if you're reading this please send cookies!! I can't find any in Charleston.)

Miss anything? I miss the other 95% of my wardrobe...it'll be nice to get back into those clothes eventually.

General mood: Excited!! My friend Caitlyn just had her baby and I got to hold him last night. He was so cute... it made me reallllly excited to meet our little girl.

Fears: This month has been pretty easy going and stress-free, I just hope it lasts.

Sleep:
Violet likes to dance every night right when I lie down for bed and she wakes up around 5 a.m. I'm afraid she is going to be a "sleep-all-day/ party-all-night" girl.


Workouts:
I'm still keeping up my workouts and I try to be active at least 5-6 times a week. H and I like to visit the gym, and take long walks together. When I can't make it to the gym I like to workout at home. I have modified my workouts to avoid intense yoga poses-- this YouTube video is one of my favorites.


Things I am looking forward to: Attending the rest of our baby classes --newborn essentials and infant CPR.


Best moment this month: Our rocker has finally arrived! We set up the "nursery" in the living room...it'll work for a few months.

Shout out to my baby daddy: Thank you H for spending his Saturday at an all-day birth education class with me. He did an OBGYN rotation during med school, so he was already familiar with the majority of the information that was covered. But it was really important to have him there with me and I learned a lot! Now I know what to expect when you start going into labor and throughout delivery (and what pain management options I should consider). We also got to tour the hospital and view the labor and delivery rooms. IT'S GETTING REAL!

Maternity clothes: I'm still living
 in tank tops, cardigans, and leggings (sooo thankful that I work from home). 

Purchased/ Currently in my shopping cart: It's all about the baby these days (and I love it) -- I recently purchased a few things for her diaper bag (face wipes and a wet bag), and thank you cards from Minted. I also bought myself a nursing sleep bra, some nursing tank tops, and a super comfy fleece sweater.
-xo-
Jillian
p.s. I'm hosting two great giveaways -- enter to win an adorable onesie or toddler tee and a LOVE art print or mug over on instagram!
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37 comments

  1. You're so close!!!
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  2. It's funny... I always knew I wanted to be a mom more than anything, but until I had my son four months ago, I never got weepy or sentimental when I saw pregnant people or read posts like this. Now that I understand and know the joy and excitement so firsthand, I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU. Enjoy every moment. Truly. It's so, so great.

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  3. You are seriously so amazing with your workouts!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. SO close girl!! You can also order girl scout cookies online now :)

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  5. Not much longer! So exciting!!

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  6. So exciting that you are getting so close to meeting Miss Violet! You look fabulous too lady. Good work on keeping up with exercising! I need to get some nursing tops/bras too. Let us know how you like the ones you ordered.

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  7. So exciting!! You look amazing!!! Only a few short weeks left!! Woohoo!!

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  8. So close! You look great! Working from home, especially towards the end of pregnancy, is so nice!! So excited Caitlyn had her baby!!

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  9. Just a few more weeks! loving the glider.

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  10. Wow you are so close! Looking beautiful! :)

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  11. Final countdown!!!!!! YAY, gorgeous! xx

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  12. Though I'm sure you miss your wardrobe, I absolutely love that sweater/cardigan/over layer you're wearing. The finishing on it are perfect!

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  13. oh my goodness, it is soon close and so real! and i'm not even the pregnant one, but i am like nervous excited for you! mostly excited of course! and all of your eating / craving made me super hungry. avo toast with eggs, yum!

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  14. Oh my gosh! Almost done! I cant wait to see your little princess!

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  15. So cute! You sound like you're doing awesome too! You're going to be a great mommy!

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  16. Eeek not too much longer!! So glad to hear you're still feeling good and yay for meeting Caitlyn's baby boy! He looks absolutely precious!

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  17. So exciting–and you look absolutely gorgeous! Lady, I think you might have been built to be a beautiful mama!

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  18. You look beautiful! Nice work on keeping up with the exercising too. I hope that the rest of your month is stress-free and that you continue to feel good. :-)

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  19. You look great! Getting so close!

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  20. You look so great my friend!! Count me in for brunch next Sunday!
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  21. Get it girl, love that you're still so active! That's a neat pic too!

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  22. You're almost there! So exciting

    Sent Caitlyn our love and congratulations!

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  23. you are inching closer and closer my dear... savor these last few weeks!!! OXOX

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  24. SO jealous you got to meet Rowan! You're next, hot mama ;)

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  25. Getting so close! When both our girls are up all night we should chat!! Parker has the same schedule as Violet now. Isn't it crazy how hungry you are lately? Maybe an hour after we eat dinner I'm hungry again. Luke always asks me where I'm putting all this food! :)

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  26. OMG you are almost there!!!! :) So happy you're still feeling great and staying active. I think I really slowed down at 9 months because there was so much pressure after standing/walking for a while. You are just the prettiest preggo ever! :) Can't wait for you to attending your birthing class. I learned so much and it really prepared me for what to expect.
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  27. You look fantastic! Almost there, mama! Love the name! These last couple weeks are SO long, but so special!

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  28. how exciting! your pregnancy, for me, has flown by! i can't believe she's almost here!

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  29. This little guy is up at night too and dancing all through the night! I have a feeling that he'll be a "up all night-er" too. Fingers crossed that's not the case for us! BTW-looking fabulous as ever!

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  30. Look so cute. I'm sure you can't wait till the baby is here.

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're baby bump is ADORABLE!

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  32. Eek you're so close!! You look adorable!! So glad y'all came to visit Rowan, only a few more weeks until his bff Violet gets here :)

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  33. Wow!! You're so close - so exciting keep up the good work with all of your workouts ;) and keep eating those cravings! Food tastes SO good when you're pregnant xoxo

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  34. you look fab! fingers crossed for an easy next few weeks :)

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  35. You look great!! You're getting so close. I am so excited for you :)

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