Hello Third Trimester! I’ve been in this trimester for some time, but today is the first day I’ve been able to write about this.
I’ve finally listened to my mind, body and others who keep telling me to slow down.
It’s always been hard for me to ‘slow down’ and relax. With less than three weeks until baby boy arrives, I simply must ‘slow down’.
This was me several weeks ago – always on the go to to next thing, making an effort to look good and do my hair and makeup.
On to one work project to the next staying busy to make time go by faster! And it worked – Time flew by and the blog has done better than it ever has both financially and exposure wise. But something has to give.
This is me now. Slowing down, hat, no make up, and a big dress because jeans are cutting off my circulation! Spending time with my family, trying to check my email and phone less to enjoy the simple joys of living.
If I don’t respond to you as fast, know it’s not because I am ignoring you, but rather I am cherishing these last few weeks of pregnancy.
What is the Third Trimester like anyways?
My bump gets in the way of everything. I waddle when I walk and use the restroom every 30 minutes. Costco is happy with my bulk toilet paper purchases.
I can’t bend over without falling. Talk about a hot mess.
I get the weirdest comments from the public. “Girl, you are about to pop!” “I feel like you have been pregnant forever!”
Everyone is very helpful.
Nothing fits. I am nesting like crazy. I’ve cleaned my office, daughter’s room, nursery, and even cleaned out old blog posts that I felt no longer fit my site anymore. What’s next? I guess my pantry, car and closets!
Time seems to stand still in the last month of pregnancy but having more doctors appointments make it go by somewhat faster.
Last week we got to see Drew via a sonogram where the doctor told me it said he was already 7.5 lbs! Say what?! Give or take 20% either way.
I am 4 cm dilated and 70% effaced which means he could come any day or wait it out a few weeks.
Extremely antsy, I find myself daydreaming about making huge life changes (like moving or selling our things to get an RV to travel around the world) until I am brought back down to Earth. I’m pretty sure it’s because I feel like I am missing out on things because I want to stay home instead of being social.
Snap out of it, Michelle – having a baby is a HUGE life change!
See what happens when I ‘slow down’? My mind wanders! I can’t help it.
The nursery is complete.
The car seat is installed.
Maternity photos have been taken.
My close friends and family threw an amazing baby sprinkle brunch that was absolutely perfect!
Bags packed and ready to, we are now in the waiting stage.
Looking back it’s been an interesting and adventurous pregnancy. I am ready to not be pregnant, but also trying to cherish the baby kicks for a few more days.
Drew will make our family complete and then a new adventure will begin.
I can’t wait to meet you little baby boy and see your bond with Chad, Reese and Seth come alive!
Until then, I will keep waiting, cleaning, and napping while I can! I still have two businesses and a family household to run so that will keep me busy enough.
I will KEEP CALM and WADDLE ON!
Thank you to those who have supported me through this pregnancy and a huge THANK YOU to my husband. He has been my rock who has stepped up in so many ways. The man is a saint. I truly lucked out with him. He loves me even on the days I am a whiny baby and I love him for that.
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