Good morning friends! And welcome to the third trimester! Whoa.
Hey look, sometimes I wear stuff other than pajamas. :) The new cowgirl boots are an early birthday gift from mom and Ton!
Let me start by saying that the realization that I’m entering the third trimester caused one restless, tossy turny night for me. Laying awake
panicking thinking about all of the things still left to do! And wondering what in the world I did during second trimester? It went kind of like this…
- Omg the nursery.
- The shower is quickly approaching.
- There is a giant tower of unread books on my nightstand.
- Have I been getting enough protein?
- What about exercise? Ugh. I suck at that.
- If second trimester went this fast omg she’s going to be here so soon!
- When will our family come?
- What will her birth day be like?
- This freaking house. Will we ever be MOVED IN? So much to do.
Anyway, then I snap out of it and realize, like always, everything will get done.
I have some clear priorities for third trimester and will let the rest figure itself out. My priorities look like this:
- Preparing (Donald and I) mentally and emotionally with reasonable expectations (be kind to ourselves) and proper priorities (focus on the right things) for birth and beginning parenting.
- Protein protein protein.
- Be as active as I can. This means that if I don’t work in a walk every day, still be active in my daily activities like doing laundry (flights of stairs), walking across campus, shopping, going to yoga. Stretch stretch stretch.
- Finishing reading of a couple of the books I’ve started and only skimming a couple others. There are few topics I like to have lots of info/research on and others we’ll figure out along the way or with advice from friends.
- The essentials like finding a pediatrician, taking a hospital tour, and going to an infant first aid class.
ADVICE FROM GOODWILL LADY
Random story…this weekend I was at a Goodwill in Seattle (because that’s what we do). And this older woman comes up to me and asks when my baby is due. I tell her. She says that’s great. They’re hard work but worth it. I tell her I’m counting on that being the case. And then in a tone that made me feel that all along this is the ONLY thing she really wanted to tell me she says, “Well…I just hope you have a good support system at home.” OMG DO I LOOK LIKE TEEN MOM?! I feel super self conscious for a split second wondering what would give her the impression that I’m not well supported. Ugh. Then I just smile and say yep got a good one of those! Thaaanks.?
But seriously. I do, Goodwill lady.
My girlfriends encourage me and tell me I’m doing great and celebrate my every milestone and growing belly. They are excited to throw me ANOTHER shower even though they just bent over backwards for my bridal shower. They’re the best ever.
Even my work family is constantly supportive, asking questions, telling me that I look great, and offering food, errands, and massages!
My family is always excited about everything I share with them. They are already spoiling this little girl like crazy. And they make me laugh. Like hard Santa belly laughs.
And my husband….oh man. He does it all. He doesn’t just do this stuff because I would like it or he feels he has to, Donald is as meant to be a husband and dad as I am meant to be a mom. He applies stretch oil to my belly and likes it. He cooks me breakfast to make sure it’s full of protein. He works so hard almost to the point of exhaustion at times. He goes to Bradley class and soaks it all up. He researches the best car seats. He’s just awesome.
Having these people in my life - and you know who you are - makes me feel like everything will be perfect no matter what.
Or weekend rather. :) I spend this last weekend in Seattle with my mom and sis for our last girls weekend before the baby arrives! We did what we usually do Shop Till We Drop and eat sushi! It was perfect.
No full update today, just my random thoughts on week 27!