Baby Shower & 28 Week Update

These two girls are seriously amazing! They threw me the most beautiful baby shower and I truly don't know what I would do without them! (Aka I text them everyday with pregnancy questions, newborn concerns, literally everything.) 

So blessed to have so many ladies from the "Casey" side of the family to celebrate Baby Magee!

He comes to a baby shower and immediately is holding the only baby there- you think he's ready for our little one to get here?!

~ Dress: Pea in the Pod   |   Food: Alaina's Bake Shoppe  ~

I can't believe how quickly the second trimester went by! Two weekends ago this baby was totally showered with love from families and friends and then as if that wasn't enough, my sweet sister-in-laws had a virtual shower (another post with all of the details coming soon!) for us! I am totally getting into nesting mode already. 

Overall, I've been feeling good! I am starting to hit a tired wave again but I'm not sure if that's just because we've been so busy and had friends in town or this baby really is ready to take over every aspect of my body again- probably a combination of both? 

My favorite part about pregnancy by far is the kicks. I love love feeling this baby move around (and I was definitely one of those before I got pregnant with the reaction of "that's bizarre to have something moving inside of you!) It's so fun to have something so tangible while you're waiting for the little one to make his or her arrival. 

In all honesty, I have two aspects of pregnancy that have hit me the hardest. 1) The body changing. This was something that Ry and I had to kind of brace ourselves for because working on my body has also been something important to me so I will admit there are days that I struggle with the weight gain and the stretch marks and everything in between but I really try to focus on the wonderful miracle at work here. 2) The negative stories that are shared. Our nurse in the newborn class warned us that people tend to tell the worst stories- "My labor was 58092347 hours long", losing a baby in your third trimester, things along those lines. I had (and still do) a really hard time getting those out of my head. I would panic if I wouldn't feel kicks for a few hours (when really I was moving around so I probably missed them anyway.) Again, I go back to the solution of my first struggle and that is just appreciate what is happening. I can't believe in just under 3 months I won't be pregnant anymore and I feel like we just found out. 

Bottom line, Ry and I cannot wait to meet baby magee (and finally know if we have a son or daughter! that part is really starting to kill me) and I am trying to appreciate every moment I have left of rooming with this little one :) 

the outlaw,

christine