Typically people reflect on time that has passed and exclaim how time has flown by. On one hand I can see that. I just hit 24 weeks. When I think about how I’m already six months pregnant with three months to go, it’s mind blowing. But when I really think about it, time has gone by so slowly for me during this pregnancy.
The first trimester was a nauseous blur. I now know I was fortunate to not throw up as much as my friends that are pregnant, but at the time, I had a major pity party. Every day I struggled to find energy to work, do chores, and blog. These last twelve weeks have been wonderful, physically in comparison. But as you may have read on my personal blog, it was not without it’s own stressful situations.
A definite benefit in the second trimester is that I am in love with my belly. My chest on the other hand has grown to a point where I have to order bras online. I thought going into a bra shop was intimidating. I ordered from a random seller on Amazon and paid $40 for the itchiest, ugliest, hugest bra I’ve ever seen. I’m refusing to cut the tags so I can send it back. But dh (dear husband) wants me to hold onto it in case I can’t find a better one. If anyone has a larger bra shop online that they love, I would love a recommendation.
This weekend I am headed to Vegas to speak at a Conference. I LOOOVE Vegas. However, I’ve never been to Vegas when I couldn’t party like a rock goddess. I plan to try new things and explore what a pregnant lady does in Vegas. A weekend full of eating well and having yummy sweets in lieu of alcohol. Who knows, I may enjoy this way more.
In a couple of weeks we start our classes at the Hospital. I pray that they are in-depth classes because dh and I have no idea what we are doing with a baby. Swaddling? Co-sleeping? Birth plan? More like a birth flow chart from what I’ve read. Currently, I’m making our baby shower invites (because I’m a control freak that way). DH and I are going to our first Baby Expo in November. There will be plenty of pics and an article here about that day I’m sure!
I think in the end, I appreciate that time hasn’t flown by. I hope that it continues to go as slowly as possible. Dh and I have a ton of work to do on the nursery. Now we want to put in wooden flooring. We also want to get the roof done. I wonder if husbands can get nesting syndrome. Because I think he has the “fix up the house” bug more than I do. Right now, I want to enjoy every moment “pumpkin” is in there, because I know when she comes out…that’s when the craziness really begins.
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