• taryngibb

Hello Third Trimester!

Holy Shit. We're getting close.

I never really expected to make it this far. I'm officially 30 weeks, which means I'm 3/4 of the way through this pregnancy, and just 10 weeks to go. Entering the third trimester in the heat of a pandemic is really something else. It's hard to not have a bit of a pity party for myself, and all of the other preggo's out there. There's really a lot to unpack, but a lot of unknowns all at the same time. First of all, nesting is sooooo hard when you're stuck in lockdown, fortunately BuyBuyBaby has remained open, we've been able to make some purchases off our registry, and have them delivered to home, and picked up in-store when we needed to.

We've been stocking up on a few things so we're ready for the first few weeks with our little guy. His bed is now made with adorable sheets, his clothes our now washed and loaded up in his precious dresser. We have a stroller and bassinet courtesy of my parents, and we splurged on a car seat, so we're ready to make it home from the Hospital! I've been fortunate to get most of this done while I've still had a bit of energy.

How am I feeling? Definitely the most popular question. I have been so grateful for the 'forced' work from home at this time. Waking up is hard, looking presentable even worse. I couldn't imagine layering in a 2 hour commute on top of that. I don't know how all you second time+ moms do it. Once I'm awake, my days have been wildly busy, but with little time leaving the house. I've overall felt great. A few headaches here and there, but my body isn't achy, baby is pretty low maintenance. He moves around a bit in the morning, a bit in the evening, but otherwise the placement of my placenta (Right on the front of my belly) has made it hard to feel him having too many wild parties in there.

We're worrying about little things now, like the cancellation of our shower. We were really hoping to celebrate with all of our family and friends. We're worrying about whether or not Dave will be allowed in the hospital, let alone the delivery room. We're unsure when our families will meet the baby.

In the mean time, I'm going to sit here and love on the cute little baby moccasins and this little vignette I've got started in our nursery. It's something to celebrate, a small victory for this third trimester! (and eat some of my feelings... you know, for the baby!)

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