Bumpdate: 30 Weeks from Greece!

How Far Along: 30 Weeks
(for now!)

Size of the Babe: Enormous
the apps say 3 lbs...we'll know for sure on Monday

Gender: baby boy

Fun Fact: the Greeks, especially Greek women, are very protective of pregnant women. I have been admonished for flying, reminded to wear sunscreen, commanded to sit on public transport, command to sit in shops, told what I can't eat and clucked at while taking the (one million) stairs. The men are much more inquisitive than they would be in the States and always ask how many months I am and if it's a boy. Every time I say that it is indeed a boy, they celebrate with Justin. If I was under the impression that I would get to openly guzzle wine while in Greece, I was quickly corrected when I was brought a special virgin welcome cocktail even after I said a mixed drink with a sip of champagne mixed in would be just fine.

Symptoms: ooooh the symptoms. Well, with all of the traveling, flying and walking my feet and legs are swollen to the point that I think my skin will split. I'm drinking tons and tons and tons of water but nothing prevents the swelling. The day we were in Athens I told Justin that I just couldn't hang anymore and I swear in that instant my hands began to swell to the size of balloons. We could see them swelling. It was unreal. I'm also very, very sore. My legs and back aren't used to hiking all of the stairs in Santorini let alone with an extra 20 lbs strapped to the front of me. Basically, I'm very much in my third trimester taking a trip for a fit person who is years away from birthing her first kid. I do the best I can and when I get tired we lay by the pool or take a nap or stop for something smothered in olive oil and plan for the next
day! Also, my husband would like me to admit that my snoring has gotten out of control. He told me that it's gotten worse since we've been here (I blamed the soft bed) and he tried to record me on his phone in the middle of the night to prove it.

Loving: every single meal. Bread, amazing olive oil, sweets for breakfast, gyros with french fries on them, sips of Justin's red wine, breakfast on our balcony, chocolates on my pillow, the view of the Caldera from our room, the Santorini sunsets, watching my husband get a fish pedicure. This really has been an amazing trip so far and I feel so lucky to be here with my husband celebrating 12 months of marriage and our baby boy on the way!

Loathing: being in a country known for red wine and not being able to have any, flying for 10 hours straight, not being able to do all of the things I want to do, being sore and huge.

Husband: officially hates fish pedicures. Just like Kim K. Diva.

(I'm going to frame this pic and put it on my bed side table...he hated those fish eating his feet so, so much...I just couldn't stop laughing at him! Look at his fists!)

I think Justin probably misses having his normal travel buddy a teeny bit (which is completely understandable). We travel really well together and this trip I just haven't been able to hold up my end of the team....it makes me a tiny bit sad too.

Wedding Rings: ha

Belly Button: still an innie but the baby pushes it out sometimes

Movement: yep. We're a bit off schedule thanks to the time change, but still bouncing around right into my bladder at every turn.

Maternity Clothes: mixing and matching...and yes, I'm rocking a two piece bathing suit. I have to be careful with all of the walking because my thighs rub together so hard they get a rash (seeeexy) and sadly my feet are too swollen to wear anything more supportive than flip flops so it's definitely an adventure.

(my bump looks like a big beer belly in this pic...but trust me, it's huge and round normally)

Best Part of the Week: the whole darn thing!

Worst Part of the Week: the flight over. Uncomfortable would be an understatement.

Missing Most: wine, wine, wine, vineyard tours, wine.

Can't Wait For: I don't ever want to leave Santorini but since I have to, I can't wait for our growth ultrasound on Monday to see how big Baby Gray is....and seeing his little face will be the best bonus!

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  1. Love it, cutie mama. You are looking gorgeous per usual. Just keep soaking up all that yummy greek food for now...and then next trip go straight for the wine for days!!! :)

  2. Oh my gosh I love all of these photos, it looks so beautiful there. That one of the pedicure is hilarious! You are definitely brave for doing all of that walking at 30 weeks. Love that scarf too! Hope the rest of your trip is amazing and full of some R&R!

  3. What gorgeous photos, looks like you're having the trip of a lifetime, swollen appendages and all....soak up that sun beautiful girl!

  4. Great pictures, pretty lady! You are so stylish being pregnant. Ill have to take tips one day.

  5. Looks like you are having so much fun!! Jealous of your anniversary/babymoon trip!!

  6. This makes me so excited for our anniversary trip next month! We are going to Greece! I'd love to know where y'all stayed and everything! We haven't quite figured that out, but we know we want to stay in Santorini.

    Beautiful photos!

    1. We're at the Pezoules in Oia and love it! We looked into staining just outside of Oia but I'm glad that we decided to stay in town.... I'll do a detailed post as soon as I get back! xo

  7. It looks like you guys are having an amazing trip, Greece looks incredible! Also, you seriously have some awesome maternity style, all your outfits are adorable! Enjoy the rest of your trip! xoxo

  8. Beautiful photos! Would love to hear more about how you planned your trip (where to stay, what to do, etc.) after you return!

    1. I'd be happy to do a detailed post, especially since we had kind of a tough time trying to decide where to stay! We're staying at the Pezoules in Oia and absolutely love it!

  9. you look amazing!!! So impressed with your traveling- hope y'all are having a wonderful time!

  10. you look beautiful!! have the best time, eat LOTS of feta!!! and be careful walking around those steep hills in greece!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  11. This post had me laughing. Especially the snoring!! Girl you are doing everything right! Your instagram photo made me want to call into work "perma sick" and move to Greece! Safest travels home to you and I too am excited to hear about Baby Gray's progress!

  12. Great post! So glad I found this! I am getting ready to fly to Greece next week at 25 weeks pregnant. Any recommendations that made things easier for you? I'm a bit nervous since I won't have my husband with me. I'll have two friends with me and we'll be in Santorini and Mykonos. Thanks for any thoughts!

  13. Great post! So glad I found this! I am getting ready to fly to Greece next week at 25 weeks pregnant. Any recommendations that made things easier for you? I'm a bit nervous since I won't have my husband with me. I'll have two friends with me and we'll be in Santorini and Mykonos. Thanks for any thoughts!


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