30 Weeks {StL Baby Shower Pics}

Hey friends!

How are you all doing this week so far?

Did ya like my super short post yesterday?? Yahhhhh. Sunday night was a late one, but I wanted to share a few pictures with you because I had such a lovely weekend. You will see more pictures later on in this post. Yay!


But first, baby bump update time!

Annnnddd… It’s the big 3-0! I too (like Chelsey & Courtney), feel like being 30 weeks makes it all of a sudden VERY real. Like the realness got real yo.

30 Weeks

Baby Perks is just over 30 weeks today and is about the size of a head of cabbage.

Here’s what Baby Perks has been up to this week:

  • Baby Perks is about 15.7 inches long now, and weighs almost 3 pounds. Oh yes she does–I think she had another growth spurt (as you’ll see below)!
  • A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in the uterus.
  • Her eyesight continues to develop, though it’s not very keen; even after she’s born, she’ll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she’ll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face.

And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:

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How far along? 30 weeks (& 3 days)

Baby’s size? head of cabbage

Total weight gain/loss: It was 18 last checkup (1.5 weeks ago), so something above that? hah. I’ll let you know the next time I go again!

Stretch marks? still zero

Sleep: Not awesome, sadly. I haven’t gotten enough! I didn’t sleep amazingly on my trip (travel usually throws me a bit) and so each morning I didn’t necessarily wake up feeling refreshed, but that’s okay. I’m cool with a few bad nights if the majority of them are good!

Best moment this week: Being with my family! And my StL baby shower!

Miss Anything? Same ole: Lying on my stomach. Super intense workouts. Not having my lower back hurt randomly. Less bathroom trips.

Movement: Like woah! She has been super active these past few days, and now that she is stronger & bigger, dang some of those movements can hurt! She totally kicked my ribs the other day on the plane…and I yelped. #awkward

Food cravings: This week there was a lot of fun stuff! I’ve been eating a lot of cheese, fruit, sandwiches, pizza, nuts, and salads! I’ve also really enjoyed corn on the cob again, ice cream, chocolate, and ginger ale!

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Food aversions: Thankfully, nothing.

Anything making you queasy or sick: That flight to StL. Horrible.


Labor Signs: No. Still haven’t experienced any contractions of any sort.


  • getting up to go to the bathroom allllll night long. Like woah. This week was a bad one in that way (maybe why I didn’t sleep awesomely either?)
  • eating constantly-but unable to eat a lot at once.
  • crying at any moment…
  • getting super stoked about buying diapers!
  • scouring ksl & craigslist for deals
  • lower back pain comes & goes
  • wanting to lie down instead of sit up–sitting is the worst.
  • yarfing on the airplane

Belly Button in or out? In. But it is slowly starting to flatten! (I have a deep one, so this is kind of amaze to me)

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Maternity clothes? I got jeans for later & a fitness outfit.

Baby items purchased? Same stuff as last time — Ergo, pink trash can, orange blanket, & a diaper bag. We also have a car seat, & a Boppy pillow with a cover. And a bunch more stuff! (And now, with the shower, even more! Feeling loved!)

Happy or moody most of the time: really happy! But I am also the crazy crying lady.

Funny moments this week: Too many to count! But my family and I always have a good time…and a nephew, after figuring out there is a baby in my belly, pointed to his belly & asked “baby?” haha. So cute.

Looking forward to: Going through some of the gifts with Jared! And finding a dresser/changing table eventually….


Fitness Thoughts at 30 weeks:

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{pic is from yesterday after teaching BP/CX} More on that For Two Fitness outfit this week!

  • Once again, fitness-wise I feel pretty good. (I feel super lucky & grateful!) And I feel like I say this every week….Personally, I think being active has helped me so so much. I feel more like myself when I get that endorphin high, so I’m definitely less apt to get caught up in what I look like & all that jazz that comes with a changing body.
  • This week I also noticed that my belly is starting to pull my lower back into a rounded position more than normal (duh), because it’s getting bigger. This makes squats a little less fun, but it’s something I am more aware of.
  • Also, I think I am getting sorer quicker? Like I am doing similar movements (squats, lunges, etc), but my body feels more sore the next day than it used to. Probably because of the hormonal changes & the loosening of the joints, but still. It’s kinda interesting. And allows Jared to give me more massages. Lucky guy. 😉
  • I still haven’t really changed anything in my fitness teaching routine other than more sips of water while teaching (I get so hot & sweaty!), drinking my protein shake immediately after & then eating right after that (before pregnancy I’d be lazy about eating, but now I must get those cals in), not lying on my belly, and feeling less like I ‘need’ to add weight to my bar when I tell the participants to. I also don’t jump around as much or do as ‘full out’ movements while teaching zumba when I’m feeling a bit tired.


StL Baby Shower Pics

Saturday my beautiful sisters & mother threw me a baby shower while I was home visiting. It was such a wonderful afternoon! I feel really blessed, loved, and thankful. Baby Perks is already so loved too!

I received a lot of really thoughtful gifts, practical gifts, and fun gifts. Everyone was so generous & kind. Plus, it was just really fun to eat, talk, laugh, and be with women whom I adore & care about.

And the decorations, food, and ambience was just perfect. HUGE thanks to my awesome fam for throwing me such a fun party!! <3

Here are a few pics of the shower!

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{this was my 2nd plate, after everyone left–I had a similar plate but with more food earlier! SO yumm}

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Such wonderful women in my life!

Also, my sisters had prepped a bow/headband/barrette station, where people could make Baby Perks accessories! SUCH a fun idea. I loooovveeed it.

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I received a lot of really cute accessories! I’ll have to snap a pic of a few of them that I got. :)

We also played a few games, including a diaper sniffing game….I think it’s hilarious.

Diapers were filled with various melted chocolate bars, and the diapers were passed around. You had to guess what the chocolate bar was by sniffing & checking out the diaper. HAHAHA. I am a weirdo I guess, but I think it’s super funny.

Check out people sniffing diapers:

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I also received some wonderful gifts-thank you!

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{my cute lil sis took some of these photos–thanks Elisa! And hence why some are a bit blurry & right next to my arm. haha}

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{YAY! Linz and me! Best friends since we were tots.}


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Like I said, I feel really blessed & thankful! Baby Perks is very loved. <3


Alrighty-you all have yourselves a GREAT day!

I’m teaching early BP today, working, and then taking a break & hanging out with Ashley & Hunter. Fun, right?!

What is YOUR favorite baby shower food & game??! How has YOUR fitness been lately–any new workouts YOU’ve tried??! Who is the last blog friend YOU met up with?!

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  1. What a gorgeous shower! I absolutely love that quilt you received as a gift too, so beautiful! :)

    Glad everything is still going so well fitness wise. I can only hope I am able to stay as active as you someday when I am pregnant. I 100% agree that the exercise is probably giving you that extra dose of energy you need!

    • Yes, the quilt was super gorgeous & will match her room & crib bedding. SO excited!

      The biggest things with fitness & pregnancy is being fit/active before getting pregnant. You can pretty much keep doing it all (barring complications) once pregnant. I just prepped myself by getting as strong, healthy, and fit as possible first, and then it’s made the pregnancy/fitness so so much easier. But of course, each person is different!

  2. awwwwwwwwwwww! Glad you had SUCH a nice shower! SO very exciting. 30 weeks does make it very real. I’m telling you- you’re going to laugh the first time you teach/do pump after you deliver. You’ll go to do a row and will stop where your belly used to be. I burst out laughing the first time I did it 😉

  3. your shower was SO fun!! the bow station was my favorite!! and you got so many creative gifts!!!! (still totally loving that filing cabinet!!) glad i was able to be a part of it! love you! xoxo

    • thank you for coming, girl!! <3 I agree, there were some really cool gifts, and I'm so excited about all the lovely things you guys gave me too! Thank YOU! muah xo

  4. Love the accessory table! And get ready for ANOTHER growth spurt. These two have definitely gotten bigger in the last two weeks!

  5. Ahhhh! What a cute shower! I hope mine is even half that adorable. :) My friend is kindly hosting it for me in a couple weeks, and I’m really excited.

    Oh, and I hear ya on the soreness. I’ve been feeling soreness differently too… kinda odd.

  6. Gah, the thought of being pregnant and unable to sleep on my stomach makes me feel incredibly claustrophobic. But I mean, I guess the whole “bringing new life forth” thing probably makes it worth it :).

  7. Love all of the baby shower photos! Looks like so much fun. I’m sure you scored some great stuff! Can’t wait to hear more about it today. :) So excited to see you and your cute bump!

  8. Looks like such a gorgeous shower! I love the princess-themed stuff, too cute. It’s great that everything is going so well for you fitness wise and you’re able to stay so active!

  9. Annie C. says:

    The shower looked so lovely! Congrats!

  10. I love the decorations- too cute!! Glad your shower went fantastic :) I can’t believe you’re already at 30 WEEKS!

  11. You’re adorable. Getting so close!! What a great shower.

  12. You have such an adorable preggers BUMP!!

  13. Cute!! I love baby shower photos :) I can’t imagine how awful it was to get sick on the plane – I hope the way home was much better for you!

  14. LOVE the nail polish idea for shower favors!

  15. Ashley says:

    Such and honor to be a fitness “student”” of yours, and even better was to be included in your baby shower!!! Your family is amazing and it was so special to be a part of it!

    • You’re the best!! Thank you so much for coming & for your sweet gift. Muah! <3 see ya on the other side....with a lil' girl in tow! xo

  16. OOOO – tell me about the storage box with files! Looks genius :) I can’t remember if you’re cloth diapering or disposable but if you’re doing disposable look at the Subscribe and Save on Amazon. We have Em’s diapers and wipes delivered monthly and we save some serious $$! Plus, you qualify for free Amazon Prime shipping for the first year as part of Amazon Mom :)

    Beautiful baby shower!

    • Thanks for the tip on amazon! Yes, def doing disposables. I’d die doing cloth.

      The storage file box was filled with files & tabs that were labeled like “birth certificate” “vaccinations” “doc appts” “1st grade” etc. SO genius. I had to leave it at StL until a later date b/c it was too big to fit in my bag, but I’ll try & take an up close photo of it when I get it!

  17. Looks like a fun baby shower! With lots of good stuff you can use for baby. How exciting!! And…all your food pictures look delish. They’re making me HUNGRY!


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