Time is flying now. A little over 9 weeks to go and I can hardly believe it. In a little less then 2 weeks, we are heading to Hawaii for some continuing education, a little R&R, some sunshine and our final vacation as just the two of us. I am really looking forward to it, though we will be traveling at 33/34 weeks. Thankfully, our hospital system has a hospital over here. Our OB printed our chart and wished us well on our adventure as we won’t be seeing her again until after our trip. After we arrive home, I feel like the countdown will really be on with 6 weeks left to go before the arrival of our sweet little girl. I can hardly believe how fast this trimester is going. I remember our first trimester felt so long and each day a milestone as we waited to get into the safer zone of the 2nd trimester. Timed moved a little more quickly in that semester as I finally embraced our pregnancy and began to enjoy planning for our sweet baby. Of course, with that semester brought the discovery of her gender which has only further endeared our hearts to her. By the way, we are pretty settled on a name though we are keeping it to ourselves until her birth. I thought about maybe sharing it at my shower in early March, but I think I am just going to wait. Early on, we shared a few of our names with people and I was surprised at some individuals blunt and not always pleasant response to some of the names we had been considering. When we found out it was going to be a girl, our previous girl names no longer seemed fitting and soon we came upon the one we now love!
The nursery is coming along. Today, our dresser is being delivered. I don’t think we will have much furniture in the nursery…just a crib, dresser, and a bookshelf. I have opted not to get a chair and am using the dresser as a changing table. I have handmade most of the decor, ideas captured through hours of scouring pinterest and other baby websites. We even took the plunge this week and painted stripes on one entire wall. I LOVE it! It looks so elegant and feminine…just a beautiful space for our beautiful daughter. I love to just sit on the floor and dream of my next move, the next decoration, the best ways to organize. Anyway, I will post a few pix very soon!
I have had no significant bouts of back pain or any real discomforts as of late. I can definitely tell when I have overdone it in the nursery. I am noticing increasing amounts of shortness of breath when I read out loud. It’s interesting that it usually only happens when reading and not talking…but anyway…I can deal with that. Of course, some more tiredness is settling in though this too has been manageable.
I have been really enjoying reading everyone’s updates and blog posts. I feel invested in so many lives and its been so exciting to see many of these women now pregnant. It has been such a joy to follow their journeys through updates and pictures.
Have a GREAT weekend!!!