My life is completely consumed with school, work, an active two-year-old and getting ready to have this baby. That’s it. I have officially traded in my social life for this thing called mommyhood. Don’t get me wrong, I love it! My son is my best friend. I don’t have to worry about him telling my secrets to anyone and if he does try to, they probably won’t understand him anyways.

Yes, I miss my friends. But it’s very hard to connect with people who live a completely different life than you. While I’m getting excited over big bro/little bro outfits and picking out the hotspots for toddlers to trick-or-treat in the area, my 23/24-year-old friends are picking out outfits to wear to the club next weekend and complaining about a boy that isn’t returning phone calls. The few friends that have kids are either just as busy as me or they live in other cities where I have to get on a freeway to visit and I’m just like no, let’s talk on the phone instead!

So I’ve finally decided to tell people the baby’s name and everyone loves it but his father and my older sister. Their reason for not liking his name is very ignorant. I’ll probably go more in-depth in a later post.

My pregnancy is going well so far. I’m currently 27 weeks, 4 days. Less than three months to go!  But I’m kinda getting to the point of wishing it was over as I get closer to entering my third trimester. I’m getting bigger and I hate it. I was never a big person growing up… always weighed less than 140 pounds my entire life so gaining all this weight all at once bugs me. I know it’s just baby weight and majority of it will go away after birth but every month that my clothing options shrink, I get more depressed. Let’s not even talk about my boobs. My breast has its own zip code. They are out of control. I don’t even want to get measured because I’m afraid of what the store clerk will say.

Honestly, I’m very anxious to see my child’s face. I want to know what he looks like. I want to hold him. I love his little kicks right now, but I want to feel them outside the womb! Every time I see a woman holding a newborn, I get so jealous.

Preparation for Julian’s arrival is coming along well. I have majority of what I need. Just have to stock up on the little items. OH, definitely looking to purchase a baby carrier. Any recommendations? I’m not looking to break my pockets for a carrier but I also don’t want anything that’s too cheap and won’t last.

I also want to stock  up on diapers so I can save a few trips to the store and a few $$$ during my first month after baby. But I’m finding it very hard to stock up on diapers while still buying diapers for my two-year-old. Speaking of which, operation get Jaylen out of diapers and potty trained before January is officially underway! I refuse to change two sets of diapers, although I’ll take Jaylen’s over a newborns explosive poops anyday. (SORRY TMI) 

Potty training sucks, btw. It’s very hard to be consistent when you have a million and one other things to do in a day. Apparently, he went to his dad’s house and actually used the potty for him! I, unfortunately, have been very unsuccessful. I keep reading articles online but the tips that seem to work for everyone are not free to access. Um, I thought we were doing this whole parenting thing as a team guys? You know, sharing is caring … and by sharing I mean free not a one-time payment of $59.99? Completely ridiculous. I pray every day that Jaylen just potty trains himself one day without my help. He learned to crawl, walk, talk, and get rid of his pacifer all on his own so I can only hope and pray it happens again right?

Here are some photos from our mother-son maternity shoot:

- 25 week maternity shoot - Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
– 25 week maternity shoot –
Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI
Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
- 25 week maternity shoot - Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
– 25 week maternity shoot –
Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI
Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
- 25 week maternity shoot - Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
– 25 week maternity shoot –
Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI
Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
- 25 week maternity shoot - Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
– 25 week maternity shoot –
Photographer: Jania from Celestial Photography in Canton, MI
Location: Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI

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