News at Home: 3rd Trimester Finally!
OMG I know I have been pretty much MIA for months and I’m super sorry for that, but y’all pregnancy has been HARD. Yesterday marks the start of my 3rd Trimester – so I’m 7 months (more accurately 28 weeks) now. I have been struggling with lots of nausea and vomiting throughout the 2nd trimester, something I had heard stopped in the 1st… but apparently not for a few lucky souls. I don’t have extreme constant nausea and vomiting like some people, so I’m counting myself semi-lucky. My longest stretch without vomiting is 14 days… current stretch, I’m on day 4 no vomiting (assuming I didn’t throw up on Saturday when I wrote this). I invested in vomit bags to keep in my car because it was becoming dangerous trying to pull over while driving. They come in packs of 15 and I’ve had to reorder twice. So yeah… I don’t exactly have that pregnancy glow they talk about.
In fact, have you seen that movie – What to Expect When You’re Expecting? It’s from like 2012 – so not recent. Well I’m SO Elizabeth Banks character, Wendy (my husband and I watched it this week for a good laugh at our own current situation, that’s why it’s so fresh). They tried to get pregnant for 2 years (we were like 8 years) and while she’s genuinely so happy and trying so hard to stay positive, pregnancy is just rough for her – and she’s watching her mother-in-law (for me it’s a friend who’s about 36 weeks now, but I LOVE her, we don’t have the same tension as they have) have this super easy pregnancy, which just makes your own hard time blow that much more. Here’s a clip that (1) is guaranteed to make you laugh and (2) kind of sums up why I’ve been MIA. She’s pretty much speaking to my soul here.
Seriously, laugh at it with me – if we can’t laugh at ourselves, what have we got, right?
Anyway I’m on summer break and I’m trying to make it productive because there is SO MUCH to do with baby on the way September 14th-ish (boy do I wish I could just get a firm date, my type A personality does not like that I can’t plan his exact arrival moment lol!). I was supposed to teach summer school but there weren’t enough kids this year so I only got to work 4 days. I needed the money, but it’s been a bit of a relief because there are days where I just need to rest. I’ve been working on selecting a doula – I’ve decided to get one because love my husband though I do, he’s going to be a useless birthing coach – selecting a pediatrician, trying to stay mentally and emotionally and physically healthy, reading baby books and making my birthing plan/decisions, prep for having a sub for 60 days after Dante is born, work on a will and guardianship, manage drama with my mom, etc, etc. Overwhelmed yet? I know I am. Hence, not a lot of blogging has been happening. Well, none.
I have been reading though – lots of baby, birthing, pregnancy books for my physical reads and lots of fun audiobooks (finally read the ENTIRE Kate Daniels series, for example). I haven’t been keeping it updated on Goodreads so that’s a goal for sometime this week/month.
I’m headed to a baby shower (for the above-mentioned super pregnancy friend) after the gym today … well yesterday, I’m writing this Saturday morning. My plan is to stay in Sunday and HOPEFULLY actually stop by and visit some of you. But since I woke up feeling fairly good – and hey I’m in the 3rd trimester! – I figured I’d spare a minute to say hi and update everyone! Have a great week!