30 weeks along in my pregnancy has arrived rather quickly for me. For much of this pregnancy I watched as my belly began to swell and grow and could feel the changes happening in me, while feeling my due date remained a bit of a distance away. Being pregnant with my second child has been so very different than my first. With Noah, every little thing and step along the way was a noticed occasion. This time around, I feel the changes and growth have snuck up on me and have surprised me, to see another week go by or that I am standing farther and farther away from the counter when I am cooking dinner. My days are packed with caring for a one-year-old and still managing to keep up with my business as a potter. When I was pregnant with Noah, I soaked in every little moment. This time around it has been more of a blur. I really don’t want it to feel like a blur, though I am happy it has moved along quickly for me at the same time.
One way I have really enjoyed the stages of this pregnancy has been keeping up with my weekly “baby bump journal”. You may remember me posting a weekly image and journal during my whole pregnancy with Noah. I have been doing the same for this little one, but at a much different pace. I haven’t always had the time to sit and work on the journal each week, and to be quite honest, when I have had the time it has ended with me snoozing on the couch! I have been taking the pictures and journaling along the way, but actually creating them has taken some time. Today I am 30 weeks and am all caught up on my weekly journals! If you want to scroll through each one, please do. Weeks 5 through 30 are all posted in a gallery below. Now you can count down the weeks with me!