So I'm 32 weeks along in my pregnancy with baby girl Bethany as of today. :) I've got 8 weeks left, give or take... Jett came 5 days early and since it's common for babies to come earlier than the previous I would expect her to be here sometime around the end of August! Time is finally starting to pick up a little. lol. I am so ready to have my own body back! Sharing your body with another person has to be the hardest thing in the world to deal with. I'm not ready to deal with a preemie or anything like that, but I am ready to be holding that cute little baby girl in my arms and enjoying every moment of my last child's firsts. I am also very excited to finally get back to my weightloss journey!! I am pretty thrilled thinking about how after my 6 weeks of healing is up the weather will be cool enough to start running again! Yay!
I am not proud to say I have put back on a lot of the weight I lost. I'm up about 55 lbs already and the baby is supposed to be gaining around 1/2 lb per week from here on out. yikes! I am very motivated to get back on track though and drop it all over again. I know I've got the know how and the support to get me back in the skin I was just finally starting to get comfortable in.
Here's a couple pictures of me that were taken sometime since the last time I posted pics. 24 weeks, 30 weeks, and Independence day.
My baby shower is happening on July 28th and one of my friends who is coming is a photographer. The shower is being held at an Arboretum so it's perfect for taking pictures at. She offered to take some maternity pictures of me while there, so yay! She's also going to do a newborn photoshoot of Bethany sometime during her 1st week of life just so she can have them for her portfolio, and then I am giving her an old wooden toddler sized rocking chair as a photo prop in exchange for her doing a family session of the 5 of us (Me, my son, boyfriend, his son, and our daughter) sometime later this year. :D
A few of you had been asking me about getting things for the baby. Anyone is more than welcome to order something off our registry if you'd like to help out. It will ship whatever items you get straight to me. We are registered at Walmart, Target, and Babies R Us. You can find me by looking up Jennifer Mercer, due date is September 4th. Of course if you just wanna pick something out yourself and mail it here I can privately message you my address. Thanks guys, we appreciate everything! <3