September 11, 2011

29 Weeks

It has been a bit crazy in the Stepp house. Last weekend we made a quick trip to Missouri to celebrate two special people who both turned 50 - my dad and Todd's mom. Their birthdays are three days apart which makes it easy on us! Traveling was a bit more difficult than in trips past. On our way home, I was incredibly uncomfortable. I don't know if it was the baby's position or just stomach pain, but at one point we had to pull over and I got on my hands and knees in a parking lot to relieve pressure off of my upper belly. It made me a little nervous, but thankfully the pressure went away and I haven't felt anything like it since. Oh the joys of pregnancy!

We returned and I had one evening at home before taking my last work trip before the baby comes. It's becoming very surreal that we are in the final stretch of this pregnancy. It becomes more real when I say things like, "my last work trip."  The biggest conference in my industry is in Orlando at Walt Disney World every year. I figured if I had to travel one last time, why not make it the "most magical place on earth?" It was great to see colleagues and friends from radio stations I have made over the years. Everyone seemed so genuinely excited for me and offered wonderful pieces of advice. 

While in Orlando I got the chance to see a dear friend from college, Lara, who was a bridesmaid in my wedding. She is due with her little girl next week. I'm sure we were pretty entertaining to watch. Just figuring out how to hug each other with our huge bellies was funny enough! I'm so thankful I got the chance to spend time with her before we both become mothers.

I haven't been great at taking photos of myself. I've been super self-conscious about my weight gain, which I know is silly. But to be honest, the weight just keeps on coming. I've actually already gained the amount I wanted to gain during the entire pregnancy and I have 9 weeks to go! But, I'm going to suck it up. Todd and I have a maternity photo session scheduled for next weekend and I'm sure the photos will be amazing. A good friend and photographer has agreed to take them. Christian (you have to check out his work) was actually my first "boyfriend" in the 5th grade. I thought I was going to marry him. I was ten. But it is pretty funny to think about. My first boyfriend will be taking pictures of me and my husband and our soon-to-be first child!

Crosbi is doing great. She weighs about three pounds and is nearly 16 inches long. She's getting really strong! I think I'm enjoying her kicks more now than I have the entire pregnancy. Can't wait to meet our little girl!

*I'm technically 30 weeks now (almost 31) for those keeping count. I'm just behind on the blog. I'll catch up soon!


  1. You're doing great, girl. And don't worry - I think I gained 40-45 lbs with my pregnancy. Crosbi is rockin' it in there and it'll all be worth it!