Janelle In Real Life: my upside-down life (and 32 week update!)


my upside-down life (and 32 week update!)

This poor little blog has been a little ignored lately.

Life has been cuh-razy as we've been busy packing everything we own into boxes, road tripping to Oregon and back (26 hours total in the car with a two year old), finding out that the place we were supposed to move to was sold out from under us (the DAY before moving day), and now scrambling to find somewhere new to live by the middle of this month.
Things are starting to look up, but I have been so consumed with looking for places to live and searching for things that we need to use amongst all of our packed boxes that I've had no time to do fun things like blogging! So here's a little insta-update and all about being 32 weeks pregnant.

(1) bump photo from 30 weeks // (2) goodies from the Beehive Bazaar (a boutique event with lots of local vendors) // (3) I got my hair done and the ombre is back! In a more subtle fashion // (4) floral sockies and my favorite spiced cider // (5) pretty things from the Bijou Market (another local boutique event) // (6) a maternity look from this week... it's getting a littler harder to dress this growing bump!
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How far along: 32 weeks

Total weight gain: I honestly have not weighed myself at all lately (our scale is also packed so I can't go check). I see the doctor next week so I will know then!

Maternity clothes: I'm all about the maternity leggings and jeans, and still doing maternity tops mixes with regular ones. I'm in love with tunic sweaters... they fit the bump so well!

Stretch marks: Maybe more from this pregnancy? It's hard to tell what's new and what's from the last pregnancy.

Miss anything: being able to bend over without losing my breath. Hubby's always asking me if I'm ok when I stand back up panting.

Movement: all kinds of that! I think he's switched to head down because the kicks are pretty concentrated to my ribs these days.

Food craving: I weirdly enough am not a fan of eating meals right now. I would rather just not eat if I didn't have to... but I do.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope! A teensy bit of heartburn when I forget to take my pill for it but that's about it!

Have you started to show yet: Most definitely.

Gender: Boy!

Labor signs: Just some Braxton Hicks here and there.

Belly button in or out: still in, but getting stretched a lot! It's sort of lopsided too which is weird.

Wedding rings on or off: on for now

Happy or moody most of the time: Because of all the madness happening right now and the fact that we've really been screwed over by the owner and property management company of our condo, I've maintained a constant indifferent mood lately. Or else I would have totally lost my marbles by now. So I'm not moody, but I'm certainly not a glowing & blissful pregnant woman right now.

Looking forward to: knowing we have somewhere else to live and moving in there! And then FINALLY being able to focus on getting ready for baby.

And thank you so much for continuing to read this blog. Sometimes it's hard to remember why I even keep up with this thing or try to grow my blog and it always comes back to the fact that you guys enjoy reading it! Thank you for that validation. Love you all!


  1. You are going through so much right now, I don't know how you are staying sane. You are one strong powerful Mama! Hang in there.


  2. Your moving experience sounds so traumatic! I can't imagine going through that with a toddler and being in your third trimester! Here's hoping things start going more smoothly here on out. You look fantastic!

  3. I hope you find a new place soon. Good luck with everything.