{Baby Holt #2} 8 Months

How Far Along: 32 weeks. 

Weight Gain: Not quite sure what happened but I actually lost weight over the holidays despite the million and one homemade desserts I ate. When I stepped on the scale over the weekend I had gained right at 20 pounds. Not nearly as much as I had thought I would have gained at this point but definitely not complaining (; 

Cravings/ Aversions: I am still loving pizza! I could eat it all day everyday. No shame. As for aversions, I'm finally able to eat steak again; however, I can only handle it in small quantities. 

Exercise: The only exercise I've got time for these days is chasing Harper around and running all around the house cleaning and weeding out every space I can find! 

Stretch Marks: So far there are none in sight. I still haven't started using cocoa butter but I'm thinking I should probably grab some next time I'm at the store just to be safe. 

Maternity Clothes: I finally pulled out my maternity clothes bins but haven't actually started wearing the clothes that are in them. With Boston being located behind my placenta, I'm not nearly as round as I was with Harper which has allowed me to wear leggings and tunics much longer than I had figured possible. At this point, I'm curious if I just might be able to make it the entire time without them...

Wedding Rings On/Off: Still wearing them!

Sleep: I'm still suffering from insomnia. I'm exhausted each night but by the time I get Harper in bed and our things laid out for the next day, I'm wide awake. But on the bright side, it's allowed me time to tackle cleaning and weeding out without Harper trying to mess with everything!

Movement: This little guy is quite the wiggler at night just like his sister. Needless to say, I'm already preparing myself for him to have his days and nights all mixed up when he arrives. 

Gender: Boy. 

Symptoms: My acid reflux is still hanging around. I've finally figured out that it tends to be worse when I drink sweet tea and Coke. Needless to say, I've had to cut back on those which hasn't been easy but my throat sure thanks me for it. 

Best Moment This Month: Finishing up little guy's nursery and having our maternity pictures taken. 

Looking Forward To: Our baby shower this month! So excited to see all of the sweet outfits and items that will line his closet and shelves!

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  1. Love this post! Can't wait until the baby is born!

  2. Such an exciting journey for you!

  3. Things seem to be going great!! You look great and I am sure you are enjoying every minute of this time with only one "baby" .. ahhh, I'm getting so excited for his arrival!

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  4. It's so nice that you're keeping track of all these memories!

  5. You look so great! Excited for you!

  6. I love cocoa butter! I use it all of the time. You look so cute and I always crave pizza... can't imagine what I'll crave the day that I'm preggers!

  7. Awww- what a special season for you and your growing family! :-)

    xoxo A

  8. Short and sweet! Love this post. Thanks for letting us follow along!

    Sara Kate Styling

  9. Aww I love this! Great memories. And if only I could eat desserts and actually lose weight instead of gaining. #LifeGoals

    xo Alexis

  10. Looking gorgeous mama!! I lost weight over the holidays as well! I think I was so afraid of gaining weight from the eating I overexercised. Nothing extreme just a few lbs. Girl I'm on the pizza kick too and I'm not even pregnant, #sorrynotsorry.

    I got stretchmarks :/ but I was okay with them because they faded after birth, they're still apparent, but who else is looking at my stomach besides Kyle?

    Glad you're having a good pregnancy from what it seems like.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  11. You are looking fantastic! What a great record of your pregnancy!

  12. Such an exciting time and you look absolutely beautiful!

    Brittany | Southern Soul

  13. You are so stunning! I can't wait to see pics of your shower!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home


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