My Baby Cuke

Swollen feet, swollen fingers, back pain, rib pain, heartburn, peeing all the time and sometimes uncontrollably.

What am I? An 80 year old woman?!

Nope, just 30 weeks pregnant!

What's the difference between me and an 80 year old woman then? All the movement I get to feel from baby Juice Drop! One of these days I'm going to have to film her movements because it's truly indescribable!

Forget about soccer or softball for this little lady, I think we may have a gymnast on our hands!

How far along? 30 Weeks
Total weight gain: 21 lbs
Maternity clothes? Most of the time 
Stretch marks? Nope J
Sleep: Good, not great...starting to realize what it's going to feel like getting up every two hours
Best moment this week: Celebrating with family and close friends our first Baby Shower! **pics below**
Miss Anything? Being able to go through a whole day without back and rib pain
Movement: Several times throughout the day and night. My new favorite past-time is lying on my side and getting to see and feel her move--the joy of the day :)
Food cravings: Nada
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks, especially when I have to pee really bad...which is every couple hours lol
Symptoms: Back and rib pain, Braxton Hicks, peeing, shortness of breath, and memory lapse
Belly Button in or out? Outie!
Wedding rings on or off? It's on but getting tight!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Our Babymoon on Amelia Island in Florida next week!

Our Baby Shower this past weekend was so lovely! 

Yes, it was 107 degrees outside.

Yes, it felt like it was over 90 degrees inside.

Yes, I was overheated, swollen, and exhausted by the end of the night.

But, we had an amazing time with family and great friends celebrating Juice Drop!

My baby pictures. I can already see that Juice Drop has my button nose :)

I can't get enough of that little cowboy sitting on a pumpkin.

Let the Baby Shower games begin! Who can guess how big I am with a piece of string?

Daddy guessed about 7 inches bigger...thanks.


Someone was very generous and made me feel great!

 Pops almost took the prize but my best friend Erin beat him by 1 inch! :)

Like I said, it felt like 90 degrees inside so Travis had to fan me while I opened gifts!

Best Friends. I'm so happy they could share this day with us!

Grandma Terri (along with my sister and mom) did so much to make this day so special for us!

My Family

Mami (my mom) wanted to be velcroed to Juice Drop all day.

James drove 3 hours to join us. That's a best friend!

We ended the evening with an 80th birthday party for Travis' Grandpa. I mean, just look at the guy--he's stylin' and profilin'! Juice Drop is lucky to have a Great Grandpa as great as he is!

3 Generations :)


  1. Jessica, I just love your weekly updates. Several times, I've went back to the week that I currently am just to compare movements, belly size, and more. So much fun! :) Congratulations!

    1. Thank you, Andrea! Congrats on your little bundle of joy! I can't wait to start seeing your bump :) It is a ton of fun and I wish you all the best in your pregnancy! Miss you, friend :)