I don’t think too much has changed over the past three weeks since I last updated about the pregnancy. The ninja continues to move a lot, though I can’t remember if it is more or less than with Isabelle. Honestly, why didn’t I write more things down, I swear my memory is horrible. I want to say we are getting closer with names, but really what I mean is that I am getting closer. Jazz is stuck on one name that I absolutely can not get on board with so while he simmers on that, I’m moving forward. (Love you. and no, I still don’t like that name.) I like to do the baby blessing test. Like, in my mind I say the potential name like how we would hear it in the baby blessing- first, middle, last….pause… and continue. Does it flow? Does it accidentally rhyme? Does it sound weird with any family member’s names?
I’m feeling great. Actually, I slept so good last night that I woke up smiling. I still have intermittent bathroom breaks, but what pregnant women doesn’t? I can tell I’m definitely bigger than three weeks ago- sometimes I put on clothes that I haven’t worn for awhile and it’s like whoa, that isn’t gonna work, try again. Loving maternity pants- seriously I will be sad when it isn’t acceptable for me to wear them anymore. Like sweatpants, but appropriate for public. I tend to carry my babies low, which is great for my ribs… but this baby is more torpedo-ish and less watermelon-ish. Does that even make sense? No swelling yet (last time I had horrible swelling in my feet by now) and my wedding rings still fit. Horray.
I have some projects going for the new nursery, but of course they are a few notches down the to do list since Isabelle’s birthday has taken TOP PRIORITY. I can’t talk about it because I will totally cry I can’t believe she is already two- anyway- her party is Saturday and I have some things left to do for that. Not to mention, I’m bursting to put Halloween up, but need to wait ’til after the party. And then do my Christmas shopping. THEN tackle the nursery stuff. I actually hung all of the baby’s clothes up in the closet and it made it much more real to me. You really do forget how small those newborn onesies are. And that there will actually be a human baby in them.
We had pumpkin pie last week for the first time this season. And when I say “we” I really mean “I bought a whole costco pie and pretended to share.” And then GLORY OF GLORIES it rained and hailed. And I had hot chocolate with the fire on while Izzie napped. This is my favorite time of year- throw in my favorite time of pregnancy with all the fun things coming up and BAM. Perfect storm.
Sometimes by the end of the day though I feel more like this: