7 Month Bumpdate!

How far along? 28 weeks!  We're in the third trimester and time is really starting to fly by!  Can't believe he's going to be here soon!
Baby is a: Precious little boy!!
Size of the Little One? He's the size of a head of cauliflower, weighs about 2.5 pounds and is about 16 inches long!!
Total weight gain/loss: About 12 pounds.  Hoping I don't pack on the pounds in this last trimester!
Maternity clothes?  Yes...for the most part.  90% of my tops are still normal tops, but I'm slowly adding maternity tops into the rotation.
Stretch marks?  None, so far. 
Symptoms:  Back pain!  The weight and awkwardness of the belly is not helping me to have good posture so I end up having an achy back by the end of the day.
Sleep: So far, so good.  Other than the whole trying to settle in and get comfortable routine, I can sleep pretty well.
Miss Anything?  Being able to move easily!  It takes more effort to bend over, turn around and reach stuff! 
Movement:  He definitely knows how to be a wiggle worm.  Some days he's pretty calm, but there are other days where he is kicking and punching like he's warming up for kickboxing or something.  Some nights, we'll lay there and just watch my belly move, he can get pretty crazy!
Food cravings:  Not a single thing!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Have you started to show yet:  Yes!  He had a growth spurt this past month, so there's no denying the belly!
Belly Button in or out? In, but it's getting close to flat!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!
Looking forward to: Celebrating baby's impending arrival with dear family and friends at the baby showers my mom and sweet friend, Payton are throwing.
Best Moment? When little mister was crammed in one side of my belly and Jason gave him a push and told him to move over, and then he did!  Even though I haven't had any problems throughout this pregnancy so far, Jason's been taking great care of me and I love that he kisses my belly and talks to our baby!

A Special Sort of Milestone

3 years.  Depending on the circumstances and how you view it, that can either be a short or a long amount of time. Today, Jason and I are celebrating our three year anniversary; and for me, three years feels like an incredibly short chapter on our long journey through marriage.  It's crazy to look back and think of all that has happened in this short amount of time and how much our lives will be changing from this point forward.

In three years, we've experienced what it's like to lose loved ones, gain new family members, change jobs, move homes, make new friends, travel to numerous countries overseas, and so much more.  And it's true that love is just like wine...it gets better with age.  We were madly in love when we got married and today our love is even stronger.  We are constantly marveling at the fact that we complement each other so perfectly.  His strengths are my weaknesses, his weaknesses are my strengths, and we see eye to eye on every important issue.

I am proud to say we are still in the honeymoon phase of our marriage.  Thankfully, we've never had to "work" at our relationship.  We've never second-guessed our choices and we've never had bitter fights.  I'm confident that we can stay in the honeymoon phase because we are constantly working to build a foundation that enables us to grown and maintain a strong marriage.  From our nightly prayers and daily devotionals together to developing our core values and our family's mission statement, we have a vision for how we want our marriage to be. 

And I truly do see our three year anniversary as a special sort of milestone because life before and after this milestone will be significantly different.  The addition of a little one to our family is going to change our family dynamics.  It's no longer going to just be the two of us. And when our sweet, little man comes, our roles are going to change..we'll no longer just be husband and wife but we'll become parents.  We're going to face new challenges that we've never been presented with.  But it's going to be so exciting to see where the future takes us, our family and our marriage. 

I know there are plenty of obstacles and hardships that we'll encounter in the future, but there is no one else I would rather be on this journey with.  God knew what he was doing when he put Jason in my life, because I literally could not have asked for a better man even if I knew how.  Here's to celebrating this special milestone!

Happy Anniversary, sweetheart!