it feels surreal to say out loud + truthfully, “we’re in our last week of the second trimester”. I say truthfully, because I’ve imagined what entering the final trimester might look + feel like, but it’s now a reality! my imagination was spot on + completely off. I feel huge (and getting bigger by the second) + occasionally, I look huge too. (that’s in my perspective). but I’ve heard from others “you’re huge” + “you’re all baby”. I prefer the latter if we’re taking notes. my biggest peeve about the huge comment (although probably not far off), I feel good and rather normally sized for a 27 week pregnant woman. maybe I’m not, but let me think it. also, I’ve been “working out” (treadmill walking) + eating as I would if I wasn’t pregnant. so, I’d like to think what you see is ALL BABY. let it grow as big as it needs for us to have a happy + healthy baby in three short months. and for goodness sake, call me huge behind my back. or when I wear my horizontal striped maternity tee, because I’m clearly asking for it. (word to the wise: don’t buy maternity shirts in horizontal stripes. thank you old navy for taking it off the shelves).
27 weeks pregnant.
our very first piece of furniture arrived this morning for the nursery, this beautiful rocking chair. it comfortably fits my 6’4 husband, who I will be sharing the night shift with. in our minds, we’ll be spending quite a bit of time in that chair – it should be the bees knees. it is. we’ve also been stocking up on reading material + an abundance of baby shoes, because they’re the absolute cutest. ever. our little one will be coming home in these newborn moccasins. (and that may be the one + only time they fit. I’m willing to take that chance). I’m in a weirdly calm phase when it comes to nursery prep, or lack thereof. we have three months and everyone prepares at their own pace. I know it’ll be perfect + ready when we need it to be.
when it comes to nursery prep, quick to complete or take your time? which were you or will you be?