People keep asking me if I'm ready.
I mean, you'd think after 8 months, I'd be ready. But I still feel like there is more money to be saved, more projects to be finished in the nursery, more precious time spent with my hubby, and more books to be read to "prepare" me for what is to come.
What a joke, right?
I will NEVER be ready.
My hope is that she comes into this world and things will just... fall into place.
Maternity Clothes: Um. Yes. I am ALL maternity. I have friends who just buy bigger "regular" clothes...not I. I feel most comfy in maternity. And I've actually outgrown some of my earlier gear. Yikes!
Gender: GIRL! On this note... since I'm a low-risk pregnancy, I've only had 1 sonogram. So this is all we have to go by in terms of the sex. I've had a few moments lately (specifically after we've put in HOURS of work on the nursery and washing all her little baby girl clothes) where I've thought to myself, "Hmm. Funny if she came out a boy".
I've known 3 people this has happened to.
Let's all cross our fingers...
Movement: Her movements have completely changed. I love them so much. She's no longer kicking or poking. Now, she's simply stretching out, nudging, and rolling all over the place. We feel her little legs and arms all the time. Makes my heart MELT!
She's also ventured up into my ribcage. This does not feel overly comfy.
Sleep: They say that insomnia is very common and I believe 70% of women deal with it during 3rd trimester. I have been BEYOND lucky. I wake up once every night to go to the bathroom, and I barely remember it. I am sleeping so well.
I do wake up every time I have to roll over (which is about every hour) simply because it is a whole process. But I'm still sleeping beautifully.
And I don't feel bad about it. I struggled with YEARS of insomnia. Years. I think now my body is just making up for all that lost sleep. :)
What I miss: *Being able to roll over without looking and feeling like a walrus. *Wearing a cute little Victoria's Secret bikini. *Being able to paint my toes. *Not having to worry about every single thing that I ingest.
Cravings: Starbucks Iced Soy Lattes and Quik Trip fountain sodas. Stop judging. I switch it up and get caffein free half of the time. Can't help it. Let a girl indulge.