34 weeks pregnant and I’m starting to feel like the big swollen, tired, cranky engine that could. I think I can, I think I can. I remember this last trimester being rough but it’s been a lot harder on me this time around. Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s the fact that it’s a girl as so many people have mentioned to me that carrying a girl is much harder than a boy. While I don’t know if there is much truth in that it seems to be true for me.
This past week my co-workers through me a surprise baby shower. I’m not a huge fan of being surprised or the center of attention when I’m all big and pregnant but it was really a nice afternoon and completely appreciated. The second baby kinda has a lot less enthusiasm around it but my co-workers have been so excited and supportive from the beginning and I love them for it.
Today I picked my Mom up from the airport, she returned early from her winter in Florida for baby watch 2016. Something about her being home makes the fact that the baby will be here in about 6 weeks feel just a bit more real.
I’ve been trying to get things ready for the baby and I finally ordered some nursery decorations. Once it’s all together I can’t wait to share it with all of you. I decided to do something a bit different and steered clear of all the pre-packaged bedding sets. We still don’t have a name, but thanks for asking.
I was in a bit of a book rut and didn’t really like the last few books I started. A friend recommended The Hypnotist’s Love Story, By Liane Moriarty. I’m about 70% through it and I’m still mostly undecided about how I feel about this one. Check back with me next week.
A co-worker signed my shower card, “just think you are one day closer to your next beer” which then had me thinking about my next beer. I love a good, cold beer in the summer and the warm weather beers from Finnegan and The Hughes are a great start to the summer sipping season.
Lindsey from The Motherchic has the most fabulous sense of style and she just happens to be pregnant too. Her floral dress offer something for everyone (even those not expecting), and have me dreaming of spring time and a life after elastic waistband pants.
This post from Scary Mommy completely puts into words how I felt about the first 3 months with a newborn. I’m hoping a spring time baby changes all that for me, but this post definitely reminded me of how hard those early months are.