Saturday, June 2, 2012

Catching Up...

It's been quite a while since I have written, but I have been so busy that I haven't found time to write (or maybe it's just because I am too lazy).  I am six weeks away from my due date which is completely crazy! When my friends or sister were pregnant, they seemed pregnant for years!   With me, my pregnancy is flying by! 

My third trimester has been a breeze just like the second.  I am still not tired (although I find myself slowing down more lately) and I have insomnia most nights.  Fortunately during the day, I feel fine despite the lack of sleep I am getting.  I am unable to work out as much or even walk my dog at a fast pace because of my ligaments stretching and the pressure down low.  It's strange to lose control of my body and not be able to do the things I so easily used to do.  However, I am fortunate that I feel as well as I do.

My mom came in town back in April to help me do the nursery.  While I have not used pregnancy as an excuse to get out of anything (lifting my heavy boxes for work, moving furniture, running up and down my stairs a billion times to haul things up, etc.), I did draw the line with painting because the fumes were just so strong.  So my mom did a great job painting the nursery and the baby's bathroom.  I am amazed at how much time it takes to get ready for a baby!  I find myself doing things every weekend to finalize everything (laundry, organizing, getting more things for the nursery, etc.).  It truly is amazing the amount of hours I have put into getting ready for this little guy.

My sister and good friend threw me a baby shower.  We had a great time, and the support and excitement everyone has for this little bundle of joy is wonderful!  It brings such a smile to my face when I think of all the love this little guy will have around him. Everyone made a page on a computer program that will become a book for the baby, and I can't wait to see what everyone wrote to him.  I love reading so much, so of course this was a perfect activity/gift. 

The following weekend, I went to my mom's house in Lake Geneva, WI and we had a luncheon with my Chicago friends.  We laughed so much and had such a great time!  It was great to celebrate with those people especially since I don't see them very often.  I'll travel back up there in August after the baby is born and spend some time up there with my mom.  I might as well take advantage of not working and enjoy being in a great town for a couple of weeks. 

So... the clock is ticking, and I have a long list of things to do.  My goal is to be entirely ready for his arrival two weeks before my due date.  It seems doable, but at the same time, it seems a bit overwhelming!  I'm not quite ready to evict him especially since my third trimester has been so easy, so I hope he doesn't surprise me and decide to come sooner!  I'm quite content with him cooking inside me.

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