Hump Day Bump date – 28 weeks

How far along: 28 weeks + 3 days

Due date: March 4th! I’m pretty confident little dude will be fashionably late though.

Gender: Boyyyyyy – Hayes Wyatt / Hawk / Bubs / I’m sure this list of names will grow tremendously

How big is baby? This week, Hayes is the size of an eggplant and is about 2/2.5 lbs!

This week, baby: Has eyelashes, eyebrows and most likely hair on his head! He’s also starting to open his eyes!

Exercise: Not even going to lie, exercise is a thing of the past…However I did get my ass off the couch and do 15 squats yesterday, the amount of huffing and puffing going on after those squats was extremely embarrassing…Lord help this out of shape mama.

What I’m googling: HA! Y’all are gonna die at this one….Kyle and I totally googled “breastfeeding nipples” the other night!? Justtttttt trying to get myself prepared after hearing 5 million breastfeeding horror stories! Also googling “What to pack in your hospital bag”!

Purchases I’ve made/nesting update: We finally have the majority of our nursery items…however, baby won’t even be sleeping in there at first andddddd we don’t have a bassinet yet, which is what he’ll be sleeping in next to our bed. SO I feel prepared since the nursery is coming together, but in reality i’m totally not at all. The nesting hasn’t fully hit me yet, our house is currently a disaster…really hoping I get that nesting/cleaning machine “symptom” soon that everyone talks about.

How are you feeling?
I feel great the majority of the time! I’m not sleeping through the night so I’m a lot more tired during the day, if I’m forced to be out or stay up past 9 I tend to get REAL cranky.
Emotionally: So happy and excited and thankful. Sometimes I’ll just stare at my belly and start crying because of how happy and in disbelief I am that this is my life right now. Of course I still get scared/paranoid if baby isn’t moving as much and I’m always afraid of something being wrong and me not recognizing it. Every now and then i’ll worry about Kyle and I and how transitioning into parenthood will affect our relationship. But overall I am just over the moon excited to meet our little guy. Oh ya, and I am moody as all hell, and needy and I think I ask Kyle at least once a week if he still loves me…bless him for dealing with my craziness.

Maternity clothes: Yes, never want to wear regular pants ever again.

Sleep: Sleep is getting harder and harder, it’s not even that I’m uncomfortable, it’s mainly that my mind just races, or when I get up to pee I can’t seem to fall back asleep. Guess my body is just preparing me for when baby gets here!

Best moment this week: I think anytime he’s super active is the best thing ever, I love staring at my belly and watching him move around. It’s even better when Kyle’s home and gets to watch/feel it as well! As far as the BEST moment?! Last night I totally asked Charley (our pup) “Where’s brother??” and she came up and licked my belly. I definitely have been trying to train her to do that and I am 100% aware that it was pure luck/accident but it totally made my entire week.

Worst moment this week: Honestly, I’ve kind of been freaking out this morning. Hayes is usually SUPER active at night/ all throughout the middle of the night, and first thing in the mornings…he’s been pretty quiet and it’s stressing this paranoid mama out! So if you can, say a little prayer for me this morning, that he’ll start movin’ & groovin’ so I can relax and stop worrying! This is super unlike him.

Miss anything? Sleeping on my tummy (just sleeping in general lol), lunch meat, beer/champagne!

Movement: He is a wild one! Loves balling up on one side of my tummy and changing positions often. Has been kicking me in the ribs lately.

Cravings/Eating: Blue Bells milk chocolate ice cream! Have been eating it every single night.

Symptoms: I’m starting to get hot flashes more regularly (they freaking SUCK). Achy back if I sit or stand for too long.

How’s Daddy doing? He’s doing great! So much more relaxed than I am which is GOOD haha

Looking forward to: Our next ultrasound appointment and of course seeing his face and meeting him for the first time. 🙂

To-dos this week: Find a pediatrician//Find class to take (suggestions please!)//Write birth plan

Hope y’all enjoyed this weeks bump date!
Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing some gorgeous Holiday dresses,
and also hosting a giveaway!!!


  1. December 13, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Love the bras you featured here. Best of luck to you!


  2. December 13, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I’m not pregnant but it was so fashinating to read… Congrats on your baby boy,

  3. December 14, 2017 / 7:16 am

    My only advice (Not that you asked haha) on the birth plan is to go in knowing that it may not happen the way you want and to trust your ob.

    I had no plan and it was the best thing I could have done because in the end I wound up with a c section since he had the cord wrapped and my ob didn’t how I stopped progressing (went from 4-8 cm dilated in hours and then nothing). Whatever happens is okay. In the end a healthy you and baby is all that matters

    • monicaleeee
      December 14, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Yes I 100% agree with you! I’m going in with an open mind and as long as baby arrives safe and healthy, that’s all that matters!! Honestly the only reason I’m even doing a “birth plan” is because my dr keeps telling me too! haha

  4. December 14, 2017 / 8:53 am

    Wow you look awesome!!!! Love the name Hayes. Excited to follow along in your pregnancy 🙂

  5. December 15, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I am officially obsessed with your blog! you are rocking this pregnancy!

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