Reflections & Things I Love at 30 Weeks

I'm officially 30 weeks pregnant, as of today, with our sweet boy....
Only 70 days until my due date!

 I believe this is what they call the home stretch and the one that I've wondered about, and had so many questions about, for a long time. "How will I feel?" "How big will I be?" "What complications will I have?" "Will I feel ready?", were some of the those unknowns that popped up occasionally in my head. 

The truth is, you hear a lot of different opinions right when you become pregnant, and honestly most of them sounded like being pregnant meant nine months of torture and a long list of all the things you can't do. All the things you can't eat. All the crappy symptoms you will experience. All the things you have to miss out on. While I definitely appreciate the realness (it's nice to know what can be ahead!), rarely do you ever hear about the good times and the good things that come along with it!

So, today I wanted to focus on all the things that I have loved so far. 
All the little things that keep me going and have made me appreciate this experience...

+dreaming of cuddling up a snuggled baby, in a warm house, with snow on the ground outside
+becoming someone's mom
+having the energy to cross things off my to-do list
+completing my initial goal of running/spinning 3-4 times per week up until 30 weeks, and being able to go past it
+friends who ask you how you're doing and check in on you
 +leggings and huge comfy sweaters as I'm growing bigger (definitely)
+giving into those yummy cravings and not feeling bad about it
+rubbing my belly and feeling him kick in the same spot right after
+having a great workout after a stressful day
+billy kissing my tummy
+feeling that first flutter or kick
+being pregnant around the holidays, it's fun and makes everything much more meaningful
+folding little baby laundry (which says a whole lot because this girl hates laundry)
+hearing his heartbeat at doctor's appointments and seeing him grow
+being able to experience new firsts with billy
+decorating a nursery
+having friends that are also pregnant and can relate to everything you're experiencing
+warm baths
+the awesome leg/back massages that billy gives me (who would turn those down?)
+hearing family members express how excited they are to meet him
+imagining life with a son

These things are what life is about anyways, right?

That's not to say pregnancy is all rainbows and butterflies, but there are definitely some awesome rainbows along the way. :) We have our 30 week 3D/4D ultrasound today at Ultrasona...so pumped to see our little man! Sorry for all the cheese today, but I think it's important to talk about the AWESOME parts of pregnancy, too!


  1. Such a sweet post Katie! So excited for y’all and little Camden to get here!

  2. "Becoming someone's mom" - I lost it. So sweet!

  3. You're one of the lucky ones to have a good pregnancy so enjoy that! That's probably why you hear a lot of negative things about pregnancy ;) we aren't all so lucky!

  4. Awww I love this! I can't wait for Mr. Camden to make his debut!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  5. Such a sweet post! I know Camden will be so happy that his mama was so happy during this time!

  6. this is such a special post. you're right, i hear so many negative things when people refer to their pregnancies! it might not always be pleasant, but you're smart to look at the positives. and your first questions to yourself are so relevant! I find myself wondering that too. hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth and happy! xDabay

    1. Hi there, thank you so much!! looking at the positives has helped me and I think puts it all into perspective. xoxo

  7. I love your blog and todays post was amazing! Pregnancy kinda scares and after reading your blog, I feel like its so much better! Thank you for focusing on the awesomeness of it and not just throwing out all the bad things and worries. You are fabulous! Keep it up!

    1. thank you so much Laura!! That's not to say there won't ever be scary times or crappy days during pregnancy, but the great days make up for those other times and what I wanted to focus on :)

  8. Love this...so true! And so proud of you and your workouts. I have been TERRIBLE this pregnancy and I know it will catch up to me after. Eek! But being pregnant during the holidays is definitely a ton of fun, can't complain there!

  9. I totally agree! I honestly thought that being pregnant was going to feel like a 9 month hangover (ha!) but honestly, it's been SO GREAT! Granted, I know everyone's experience is different but I have really enjoyed it and I think it's just so amazing. People love to tell horror stories about pregnancy but I think it's great to focus on the positive :) Although I honestly can't believe how fast the time has flown by, my due date is in a little over a month....CRAZY!

  10. Great post! I was thinking about this the other day when reading yet another "Things they don't tell you" post about all the terrible parts of pregnancy. I'm 33 weeks and have also had a great pregnancy. Sure, some days are harder than others, especially now as we get more uncomfortable. But really, things could always be worse and there is much to look forward to! Hope you continue to feel great!

    1. Exactly :) I feel the same, thank you, and I wish you luck with the end of your pregnancy as well! We are nearing the end..woo hoo!!

  11. I can sooo relate and loved this post so much! I am 31 weeks pregnant and we are naming our son Camden as well!!! I love your blog and am so glad you're having such an enjoyable pregnancy :) We are almost there! www.chasingdreamsandcatchinglife.blogspot.com

    1. awww LOVE this! Thank you Amanda and what a great name ;) good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

  12. So sweet...so many amazing moments to look forward to!

  13. Love this! :) Pregnancy is such a magical time... glad you're enjoying it!


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