Happy 30 and a half weeks! I only have a little over 9.5 weeks left! Isn’t that crazy and exciting!? I just finished eating 3 Baby Cuties (that doesn’t sound right, does it?) which are my new obsession. I love them. I have to confess that I haven’t been as good as I was in November with my no sugar. I’ve done okay but not what I’d like, so I’m making a resolution to eat no sweets until Christmas Eve. That’s just a week, so I can do it! And so I’m sure I’ll be eating more of those Cuties in the next two weeks to help me with my cravings!

I’m feeling pretty good. My ankles have started to swell and while I was hoping to avoid that (I did with Eli), I know it’s pretty normal! I’m drinking tons of water and still exercising 3-4 times a week. I’m measuring perfectly and Jude is moving around in there all the time! Any time I start to get fearful, I just think about him (and pray, obviously). I can’t wait to meet my sweet baby boy, who I get to hold soon! He will be here before I know it! Emotionally, I’m doing okay. I’ve been extra overwhelmed with things lately. I think it’s just being tired and round, raising two boys, teaching 1st grade, feeding a family, keeping a house.. you know those kind of things! I’m really trying to pray through my frustration and stress because I know it doesn’t help anyone! I’m so thankful for my hubby! Bless him for enduring with me! My energy level is low but I do get bursts of it every now and then and I try to take advantage of that when it comes! Currently, my home is in need of a little TLC, so I’m praying for one of those bursts, soon! I’m sure this is just God’s way of preparing me of the days ahead, new baby and messy house!

We had a meeting last week with our doula. She was such a blessing! In January we will have a few labor/birth classes with her. I was so encouraged after our meeting, not only by her but also by listening to my husband ask questions and also just share his support of me and my choices for this birth. Not only does he support me but he believes this is the right path for us as well. When you live in an area where people look at you like you’re nuts for attempting a natural VBA2C, it’s nice to get affirmation, especially from your husband. As I learned in my breastfeeding journey with Eli, words of support and encouragement do a world of good. I am thankful! Continue to pray that God will give me peace during these last two months! I’m still confident in His leading me in this direction. I’m fully trusting Him!

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