I meant to write a post on reaching six months but then I hit six and a half months and that just doesn't have the same ring to it. Someone on facebook recently posted they were in their final trimester and I realized six months does not equal the third trimester! 27 weeks does. Since I shall be 27 weeks this Saturday, I'm running with this catchy title.
My next milestone is term. I'll sure breathe a sigh of relief when I know if something unfortunate were to happen, the baby would be fine. I had an epiphany this week. I realized as much as I knew this whole situation was in God's hands and I had faith that it would all be just fine, I had the paranoia of something going wrong in the back of my mind all mothers-to-be suffer from. I thought about it and realized I need to have some more faith and feel better knowing it will all work out. It's easy to forget about faith when you get wrapped up in the what-ifs and hope-nots. I'm glad I had my epiphany. Anxiety can't be good for the baby.
All in all I am incredibly thankful for an easy pregnancy thus far. At the six month mark I finally put on some weight. I was so torn about not gaining. On one hand the doctor assured me everything looked good but on the other hand I was concerned the baby wasn't getting everything he needed. I was looking online at some baby site or another and they had an article on health pregnancy weight gain. The books I had been reading kept saying things like, "at this point if you've been following a balanced diet, your weight gain should be 15-22 pounds" which sent me into a panic. This article broke it down by body type and said plainly if you were overweight to start with, you shouldn't be gaining 50 pounds but if you were underweight, 50 pounds might be about right. I realized I've never been a skinny minnie and immediately relaxed about the whole thing. As my doctor said, "The weight will find you."
The week I hit six months I woke up one day two pounds heavier and the next day another three. Of course then I was concerned I might hit that 50 pound mark after all! It was all so sudden! After all that hullabaloo, my weight stabilized and that's the last you're going to hear about how much I put on. I have a feeling Baby M is going to start growing bigger very soon and these glorious days will be but a peaceful memory! I've become fond of "bump shots" and have been better about taking photos. Here is the official six month bump shot:
Aside from that, I've really become noticeably pregnant lately which has brought a lot of attention I wasn't really prepared for. I'm glad I'm not Kim K huge because even in my not-terribly-gigantic-but-also-ready-to-pop state I'm getting all kinds of comments from everyone. "WOW! You REALLY popped." "NOWWWW you're looking pregnant! Oh boy!" "WHOA! Baby on the way!" Yes, guys. I've been knocked up for over six months. Why is this still news to you? It's not as bad as it could be, so I'm just smiling and nodding, but man, it's constant. Cue the six month and one week bump shot:
I'm sorry to say our nursery is still in a lacking state. While we've removed probably 85% of the boxes and things we had been storing there (So much of it went in the trash-- not even things we could give to Goodwill! Mostly papers and trash of no use to anyone!) the room still needs a good day's work to be ready to start painting, installing new lighting, etc etc. Unfortunately, we've got a PACKED August full of commitments, celebrations, appointments and more. It's unreal. That's what makes me the most nervous. It can be done with some time....but where to find the time?!
That's really all the updates I've got. I've been working on my pregnancy journal, reading lots of books on pregnancy and preparing for baby and I want to make a photo book of our journey as well. We're so anxious and excited to go on our 4-D ultrasound appointment in a few weeks. I can't wait to see our baby's FACE! Who is he going to look like?! It's all becoming so real.
At least I've got lots of time to come up with a good title for my next preggo update. Maybe "The Final Stretch"? Can't believe it's nearly here!