My toes are disappearing, my belly has rounded out, my back is most certainly starting to ache, and tying my shoes is a task. It must be the third trimester, y’all!
It’s unbelievable how quickly pregnancy has flown by, and I am both anxious and thrilled the closer I get to my due date. The cooler the temperatures drop, the more my mind starts to wrap around the idea that this is all actually happening and that December is fast approaching.
So, how am I feeling and where are we on the whole “prepare for baby boy” thing?
Great question… we are REALLY behind. We have so far built a crib, almost finished one dresser, and failed to start the second dresser. KILLIN’ IT, you guys. Our entire set is from DaVinci Baby, which I will be showing more of here in the near future when I do our official nursery reveal! We need to paint the walls, add shiplap to one wall, and we have zero baby items other than some cute onesies and Solly Wraps. Being I am a very scheduled and timely person, it is both shocking and stressful to me that our nursery is nowhere near being done… haha. But, I know it will be (right, P Mor?) 😉 We have, however, as I mentioned last week picked out our stroller, carseats, and all that jazz. Which, I will say, has made me feel more prepared and educated on this whole baby thing. Before picking them out, I had no clue what I even am supposed to buy or what goes on what, or how to transport a baby.
We started our birthing classes last Monday, and those are every week for a few hours for the next 6 weeks. I am extremely happy with our decision to do this class, and highly suggest it for first time mommas. Especially so if you’re aiming for a non-medicated birth like I am doing. Paul and I go together, and they speak to a lot of questions that we both have. Paul will be trained as a coach how to help me through labor, and I am getting great advice for pushing through the contractions, how to achieve the type of birth I want, etc. It is scary, for sure, but also exciting.
We have our registry just about finished, which is great because all of our showers are coming up in October! We used Baby List for an easy-access, online universal registry. We also will have a Babies R Us registry for our people who would rather touch and pick out things in person.
How am I feeling? Well, I have gained 13 pounds so far from my pre-pregnancy weight, and I feel really good! We are 81 days to my due date which is NUTS, and I can feel the anxiousness that comes with that. But other than the third trimester aches and pains, and insomnia setting in (me and 3 AM have become good friends as of late), I am feeling pretty darn good.
Dress: Pink Blush