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Life Update: Pregnancy (31 weeks) + foster care update

31 weeks — and my belly “popped” significantly this week! (I usually have three major “pops” during my pregnancies. My first pop was around 23 weeks and I’m guessing it will pop for the third time around 36-37 weeks.)

Highlights

This was kind of a roller coaster week for us as we were asked if we would be willing to take in a newborn baby in foster care. After we wrapped our heads around what that would entail, talked and prayed as a family, and thought about how we’d manage two babies, we felt very strongly we were supposed to say yes.

So we said yes… and we were told we would likely be getting the call at any time. And then we waited all week and no call.

Those of you who have done foster care for a few years are probably very, very used to this. But this was our first experience with this sort of thing and it brought a whole host of varying emotions throughout this past week.

(By the way, we still could get the call. Our foster care support worker wisely told me after almost a week of us hearing different messages each day, “Just go about your normal life and just know you might still get a call.” So that’s what we’re doing.)

Notable

So yeah, that was our week in a nutshell. In pregnancy-related news, I’m definitely feeling more pregnant and moving a little more slowly, continuing to require extra sleep, having a little bit of swelling, and getting tired more easily.
However, I’m so grateful for how well I’m feeling overall, how fast time continues to pass by, and how much energy I still have.

Cravings

I’ve been really craving all the carbs this week — which is a bummer since so many of them give me heartburn. But at least I can still eat cereal and I am look forward to eating a lot of carbs once baby is here and I’m so grateful I have been able to avoid heartburn meds by being so careful with my diet!

Weight gain: 23 lbs.

How are the rest of you pregnant mamas doing?

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