Hello third trimester! I am, for the record, bigger than I’ve ever been before but trying to remember all the wise motherly things I’ve learned from having two babies. How this time and stage are temporary, how my body is and will be changing even more in this next year, and that it’s ok and that I need to have patience.
Meanwhile none of my clothes are fitting, and I needed some new maternity clothes stat, because Christmas is the time for family and photos and events, and as much as I love my husband’s sweatshirt I can’t just wear it everywhere I go 😉
I got this burgundy maxi dress from Pink Blush Maternity to wear for Christmas Sunday and fell madly in love with it. Turns out it’s the most comfortable dress in the world! Usually when I get home these days it’s off with most of my clothes and into whatever is comfiest, but I kept this dress on almost all day because it was so dang comfortable. I also got this hoodie, which is equally comfy and cute, and I think I’ll be able to wear it post-baby too. I love it when pregnancy clothes can double as my best friends for the next few months post baby.
I think this is the point where people say “this pregnancy has flown by,” but for me it’s still been slow going. I am so thankful I’m not super sick every day now though and I remind myself to count my blessings and say a prayer of thanks every time I think of those long sick days.
Really 2 months isn’t long at all! My nesting urge has kicked in STRONG and we are quickly trying to finish a bunch of home projects. There was a time a few months ago I thought peeling the ugly wall paper in our rental was the best idea ever. Poor Dan! There’s a lot more work to do but at least the wall paper is gone and paint is in our future. White paint. Hallelujah!
My midwife appointments will move to twice a month, and at my last one I got to check out the new suits at our birth center. I don’t know if I’ll get to birth there or at the hospital, but it’s great to get in the mindset and start thinking about what birth for this third baby will be like. WE ARE HAVING A BABY IN 2 MONTHS! It’s January now, I can say that 😉