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I’m in the homestretch of this pregnancy. Can I say that when I’m a little less than a month out? It’s really flown by and but I’m still feeling like “Wait, is this really happening?”

The last several months have been a whirlwind of denial, anxiety and excitement. I’ve had so much going on that I haven’t really given myself a lot of time to stop and imagine what life will be like next month when we become a family of FIVE. It still feels weird saying that. I don’t know if it’s something I can mentally prepare for. So I’m kinda just planning on winging it.

Finding comfortable maternity clothes for the third trimester.

Motherhood Maternity Blue Mist Cropped Pants and Pea in the Pod Ruched T-Shirt

Right now it feels a little bit like we’ll be bringing a stranger home. But if my memory serves me correctly, that feeling fades pretty quickly once she’s on the outside and in my arms.

My husband is making plans to take our older two to theme parks and water slides this summer. At the moment I feel like tagging along, or pouting at the idea of missing out. But I’m sure once our little one is here I’ll be thrilled to have some down time at home with just her while daddy heads out with the bigger kids.

I’ve definitely hit the uncomfortable part of pregnancy. I don’t remember it being quite like this before. I mean, I remember having a waddle and swollen feet. But I don’t remember having such a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, and how sore I feel every time I get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I feel DONE.

Finding comfortable maternity clothes for the third trimester.

Motherhood Maternity Off-the-Shoulder Babydoll Blouse and Motherhood Maternity White Maternity Leggings

Maybe it’s my age, maybe I’m just so out of shape. Or maybe it’s a bit of both. I’m only 32 but pregnancy in my 30s feels a lot different than it did in my 20s.

The other times I was also working full-time outside of the home at a news station. Though I did my best to squeeze into and stretch out my regular clothes, this time I’m mostly working from home. But I still have to leave the house and look presentable now and then. As much as I’d like to stay home in my PJs all day it’s just not gonna happen (maybe during my maternity leave!).

Last month I finished up my traveling after the Mom 2.0 conference. At home I’m still shuttling Lil’ J to cheer practices and tutoring, meeting with our builder, going to church, and taking the kids to camp. I’ve tried my best to look somewhat put together for these outings.

Finding comfortable maternity clothes for the third trimester.

Jessica Simpson Maternity Flutter Sleeved T-Shirt and A Pea in the Pod Maternity Cuffed Denim Shorts 

Finding comfortable maternity clothes for the third trimester.

A Pea in the Pod Maternity Ruffled T-Shirt and A Pea in the Pod Maternity Cuffed Denim Shorts 

I’ve discovered some maternity clothes that are about as comfortable as pajamas. Especially all of the pants with the stretchy belly band that goes up over my stomach. And loose cotton tops and dresses. Oh yes the dresses.

The Motherhood Maternity line at Macy makes it look like I’ve made an effort to look cute. I just throw on a cotton top with some cute sleeves with some maternity shorts and done. The orange flutter sleeve top above is one of my favorites and from the Jessica Simpson line. A Pea in the Pod is known as a really chic brand, but my absolute favorite maternity staple has been their Maternity Ruched T-Shirts (pictured below). I have one in white, purple, coral and blue. If you see me out and about over the next month, chances are, I’ll be wearing one of these.

Finding comfortable maternity clothes for the third trimester.

A Pea in the Pod Maternity Ruched T-Shirts and Motherhood Maternity White Maternity Leggings

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”

Accurate.

In these last several weeks I’m trying to get things organized for our baby girl, and just trying to make it through. I finally filled out the pre-registration form for my hospital and mailed it in. I bought our first box of diapers and I’ve organized both kids’ closets and drawers to make room for some baby stuff. Since we are moving early next year I’m trying to get rid of more things than we bring in. But with an additional person joining the family, I’m finding  that’s hard to do.

Physically, I feel so ready to be done but also a little nervous for what life is about to look like. Each day that goes by I simultaneously grow more anxious and excited. I’m ready to break through this final period of uncertainty, nerves and chaos and begin our new chapter of great change.

Let’s do this baby!


You can score all of my maternity looks at Macy’s from the fun Motherhood Maternity line. And the stylish and chic Pea in the Pod line. Which is your favorite?

I heard an unusual notification ping on my cell phone and looked down to read it.

“Congratulations! You’ve entered your third trimester!” My BabyCenter app informed me.

Say what? Already? How did this happen?

If you’ve been here a while you know with my first two babies I was so on top of documenting my journey to becoming a mom, and a mom of two. Weekly photos and love letters. Their pre-baby books were on point. This time around you may be thinking “Wait, isn’t she pregnant?”

Yes, I am! Actually I forget half the time too. Sometimes it isn’t until I try to bend down to grab something, or I feel her kicking me that I remember “holy cow I’m having another kid!”

So many things are so different with your first kid pregnancy vs your third kid pregnancy. These are my most common contrasts.

1. I can’t answer anyone’s questions

How far along are you? How many months are left? Do you have a name yet? I’m losing track of time, I never know how far along I am without checking my app. And unless I have some rotting produce nearby from a recently attempted bumpdate, I usually have no idea. Overall I’m just way more chill and oblivious about everything this time.  No birth plan, I need to set a reminder to pack a hospital bag. I’m just really trying to get by and get as much non-baby stuff done before the baby comes that I tend to forget to plan for all of the actual baby-related things.

2. Embracing the maternity clothes

I don’t know why I put this off for so long, maternity clothes are everything. I got my first pair of maternity jeans last month and now I have three pair, including a pair of maternity shorts and my first pair of destructed jeans. I’m enjoying this pregnancy in a different way. While it’s not the main subject of every conversation I engage in (like the first time), I’m enjoying it in a different, more seasoned way. I love how excited my kids are, and being a more mature mom. I thought I’d be 32 when I had my first baby and instead it’s the age I am with my last. No lie, comfy and cute maternity close make me feel partial regret for not doing this before. And partially makes me wish I was saving these to use again. Or maybe I can walk around with a fake bump or something? Who knows, we’ll see.

I went on a babymoon of sorts as a girlfriend getaway to Disney World and enjoyed the spa and sleeping in. I even ordered a maternity-style swimsuit. I’m living it up people. I’m enjoying my kids and husband who are willing to grab things for me so I don’t have to walk across the room. Or help me take my shoes off, or rub my swollen feet. Just soaking up this stage, while also not overly consumed with it, if that makes sense.

3. Getting the nursery ready then vs now…

First kid: Crib up, room decked out three months prior to birth.

Third kid: What nursery?

I’m not kidding. Lil’ J wants to share a room with her little sister, and I need to make up a plan before that point. I hear laundry baskets work nice. Or we could splurge on another bassinet. I haven’t thought this through yet.

This baby may not get 35 weekly love letters, but she is loved. Actually I’d argue that the amount of love pouring into this belly of mine is far more than the others because there are more people anticipating her arrival this time. I surprisingly feel pretty darn good and I’m getting very excited to meet her.

How did your pregnancy experiences differ with each child?

You can score all of my maternity looks at Macy’s from the fun Motherhood Maternity line, and the stylish and chic Pea in the Pod line. Which is your favorite?

Motherhood Maternity Chambrey Shirt Dress
Motherhood Maternity Tie-Sleeve T-Shirt
Motherhood Maternity Ruched Elbow-Sleeve Dress
Motherhood Maternity Tiered Top
A Pea in the Pod Maternity Ruched T-Shirt
Motherhood Maternity One-Piece Swimsuit
A Pea in the Pod Maternity Cuffed Denim Shorts
Jessica Simpson Maternity Destructed Skinny Jeans

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