Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 28

I've finally made it into my third trimester!  With delivery only twelve weeks away (approximately) I'm finally starting to feel like the end is near.  Which is actually a little daunting because I feel so unprepared!  Not emotionally, but I feel like there are so many things we need to buy to make B feel comfortable when she arrives.  I guess most parents never feel completely prepared, but my OCD self wants to get as much together as possible.


I'm still feeling pretty great most of the time, but I'm starting to feel the effects of having a bigger belly.  Simple things like doing your own pedicure or tying your shoelaces have become virtually impossible.  Getting dressed is becoming more of a challenge too.  I still haven't invested in any more maternity clothing since my initial purchase at ASOS and I plan on keeping it that way.  So I'm getting pretty creative with the dresses I own and I have high hopes for these next couple months.  Wish me luck!




Little miss B is doing great as well!  I probably won't be having another ultrasound so I won't have any new pictures until she is actually here.  But she is more active than ever!  She likes to start kicking me awake at 4:30am on the dot.  Luckily that's only about fifteen minutes before I actually get up for work so it doesn't bother me... most days.  I learned how to count her kicks just to make sure she's doing okay.  And in case she's being a little lazy, I just have a glass of orange juice to get her moving again.  Maybe I'm the most morbid person ever, but I've done enough C-sections to know that babies are constantly born with their umbilical cords wrapped around their necks.  While it's common (and doesn't interfere with the health of the baby), I want to make sure I keep track of her movements so I can detect any fetal distress.  Becoming a mother completely turned me into a basket case and this is just one of the several things that pass through my crazy head.

My first baby shower is in four days!  I'm really excited to have all my friends over to celebrate our new home and our baby.  While we have had company over, we haven't thrown a party this big in... well, ever!  It's been a little on the stressful side but I have some great friends and siblings helping us along the way.  I am sure it's going to be memorable :)

I think after the 30th week I'll start updating more often.  We're getting close to the home stretch and I want to make sure I document everything.  Since we may not have more than one child I need to make the best of this pregnancy!




  1. Ashley, looking at your Baby bump makes me so happy, there is a Special sparkle in the air about pregnancy that makes me smile. You look so gorgeous and happy. I bet you are so super excited to be a mom soon :-)


  2. Oh on Monday I am having a link up Party to the Topic midi skirts would love if you join us too :-)

  3. How exciting that you're in your third trimester!! I'm so happy for you, darling!

    Xo, Hannah


  4. You're looking radiant :)
    I'm very excited for you! The last trimester is awesome but in a lot of ways its the hardest with bub getting bigger in increasingly cramped quarters and excitement to get it all over with. I hope you're able to relax and enjoy yourself. Don't sweat the small stuff that isn't ready, all she'll need in the short term is you! :)

  5. Oh, exciting! Getting so close!

  6. Looking good! And I totally hear the belly getting in the way thing! I have given up on pedicures and well, anything that requires bending over at this point! You're in the home stretch for sure though!!

  7. You're almost there! I hope you take lots of photos at your baby shower :)

    The Tiny Heart

  8. so pretty!


  9. Time FLIES! It feels like just yesterday you announced your pregnancy. Or B's gender. Gosh... I can't wait to meet her!

    I can't remember if you already mentioned this on IG or twitter, but did the cat dress from Anthro already arrive? I'm excited to see how you style it for your baby shower.


  10. Ahhh I'm so happy for you!! I love that you're still taking these photos.. so cute!

  11. bonjour Ashley, je vous souhaite le bonheur comme celui que vous nous donnez à voir, d'être heureuse et rayonnante; d'un soleil ne peut naître que la vie merveilleuse. bonjour de France: Thibault

  12. Third trimester! Yaaay, that's so exciting, I'm sure you're more prepared than you think you are. I'm super OCD about that kind of stuff too though. You look fantastic, can't wait to see how you style your wardrobe for this last trimester :)

  13. I can't get over how freakin' incredible pregnancy looks on you. :) You're seriously glowing. It's getting so close to push-day! I bet you're losing your mind, waiting. I'd be freaking out if I was preggo. Too much anxiety for me to take. You sound like you're handling it well though! Try a bubble bath or two. Maybe some Yogi kava tea?

    xo Ashley

  14. You look amazing! I'm 26 weeks today and I'm getting very OCD about getting things bought and sorted. X

  15. I love your pregnancy updates! If you start posting more of them, that's totally ok by me ;)

    I'm so glad you're still doing great and you are definitely glowing!

  16. aw, look at those cute curves!! you ARE glowing! nice to hear things are going well.


  17. did anyone tell you that you're the prettiest pregnant mum?? yes,you are!! you really amazed me..

    xo josephine

  18. you look amazing so jealous how you haven't gain any weight I so wish I was looking like you. Im 25 weeks tomorrow and feel unprepaired myself I havent bought much since every one says wait til after the shower but I cant I'm eventually gonna start soon

  19. You look so amazing, and are the cutest pregnant person!! You have an obvious glow and look so happy in these pictures, so it's just contagious.

    I'm sure that if you're not ready yet, by the time the baby arrives, you will probably be as ready as you can be.

    So exciting!!!!

    xoxo Jackie

  20. Your hair looks so good. But that's nothing new. I can't wait to see you share more about being pregnant/with the baby. It's so wonderful. Also every time I hear Baby B's name on tv, I get a little excited for you and Kev. Ahhh! I wish I could be at your baby shower, the invitation just made me so happy/sad and I can't wait to see what you wear and photos from the party!

  21. Ah it's all so exciting! Hope your shower goes great :)

  22. I'm so happy to hear you're both doing well. Looking as beautiful as always. Have a fabulous and fun baby shower.

  23. gorgeous girl! so excited to hear more as you approach your due date
    kw ladies in navy

  24. Wow! It's lovely to read about your journey to becoming a new mommy. :) Hope everything goes really well!

    aka The Belated Bloomer


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