30 Weeks

Hey there, Brother!

We are all getting so excited for your arrival. Everyone keeps saying, “What will we do with a boy?” And honestly, I don’t know … we’re so used to girls around here. What I do know is that we’ll love you to bits. You’ll be our favorite little man; no doubt about that.

XOXO, Mama

How big is baby? I’ve got a cucumber in there! Roughly 16 inches and 3.5 pounds

Weight gain/loss? Hovering right around 160 which is +23 pounds

Maternity clothes? Yes and no. The top and cardigan in the outfit above are both regular, but my maxi skirt is maternity … AND SO COMFY!

Best moment this week? Getting together with friends for a little baby shower to celebrate brother.

Movement? I keep feeling hard little feet punch out around my belly button. I give them a little tap and he wiggles around like crazy.

Food cravings? Spring rolls and this amazing high protein/iron quinoa dish my sister has been fixing for me!

Gender? A sweet little man

What I am looking forward to? Being moved and settled so I can start washing up little boy clothes, packing our birth bag, and working on my little guy’s baby book

Shopping for? The ultimate garage sale — a citywide one, is on June 16th. Seriously can’t wait! We were also blessed with 2 gift cards at the shower so I get to do some shopping at Target and Cotton Babies.

Name ideas? Very much leaning towards Max Valentine, but we aren’t 100%

Reading? The Other Baby Book – definitely like them on Facebook too for great parenting tips, articles, and blog posts

Weekly wisdom? Nap with the toddler as much as you can. 

Milestones? Thirty weeks seems so much closer than being in the 20s. Jemma was born at 39 weeks which seems like tomorrow!

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  1. says

    You look great! I love your little belly button popping out underneath the shirt! Great outfit!

  2. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Seriously … my belly button is out there for all to see! So much more than my last pregnancy!

  3. says

    Getting close!I bet Dominic is excited about having a pal.

  4. SadieDear says

    I love this outfit, and your belly button is too cute, to boot! You are so.close… wow. Enjoy this last stretch!

  5. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Thanks, Sadie :) It hasn't really gotten too warm in the Northwest yet so I'm still waiting to experience the "pregnant in summer" these last few weeks! Embracing every last moment with Jemma, being pregnant, and all that jazz!

  6. SadieDear says

    Maybe it won't be too uncomfortable for you- fingers crossed!

  7. Rebekah says

    You are so pretty Gretchen! I love your style!

  8. Rocio Gonzalez anido says

    you look beautiful and so happy!

  9. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Thanks :)

  10. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Aw … thanks, Rebekah!