Oh boy, the holidays sure have been busy and it’s not even Christmas (yet)! Let’s see if I can even find pictures of these weeks that have FLOWN past!
(25 weeks, before we moved)
I’m officially in the 3rd trimester. I think I might be in a bit of denial that this baby will be here in less than 12 weeks (and that’s if I go 2 weeks over my “due date”). Adeline and I were “talking” in the car today and it absolutely hit me that our time as just mommy & Adeline is coming to a close. Of course, we’ll still have time together (and I love doing mommy/Adeline dates), but it’s all just feeling a bit more “real” lately. I think actually looking pregnant has helped the reality sink in, but I do think that our recent move + the holidays has kind of pushed thoughts of who this baby girl might be to the back burner.
(27 weeks, sometime after Thanksgiving and our move!)
Weight: Up 12 lbs. I think? I’m guessing I’ll gain a little more than the 15 I did with Adeline
It’s scary to count down the weekends- we only have 10 weeks (+2, possibly) before baby girl is here! Holy cow! Check out this photo that we had taken at church this weekend. Adeline KILLS me in this photo! So much adorableness!
Settling into our new house has gone well. Adeline LOVES the house, and she runs laps down our hallway. I think she can appreciate the extra space. I’ve been a bit frustrated by this growing belly because I just cannot move things as easily as I used to. I mean, I suppose that’s normal and all, but getting rooms organized has been a little bit hard when I have to rely on Daniel to move big boxes. The house is coming together- no photos on the walls and we haven’t really put any effort into decorating yet, but that will come with time! Furniture is in the correct room, and things are finding their place throughout the house. Baby girl’s room is a work in progress- right now there’s a dresser and a twin bed (for Christmas guests), but not much else! I’m hoping to make a few pieces of artwork like I did for Adeline’s baby room before this girl arrives!
I’m trying to think of anything else pregnancy-related that I want to note… Oh! I definitely feel the weight of our little girl now. I noticed feeling the same thing at about 28/29 weeks with Adeline, too. I think baby is supposed to weigh 2-2.5lbs, and when she sits a certain way, it just feels like a little weight in my lower belly! I don’t feel like I noticed the gradual increase in weight, but now that she’s got a bit of heft, it’s just a different feeling. I haven’t been sleeping awesomely at night, I feel like my mind has trouble shutting off in the evening and then my body is ready to go really early. But, I don’t feel tired, so I’m trying to take advantage of the morning energy to get in some workouts and some ALONE time!
I’m starting to be able to tell if I had a really active day at the end of the day. I’m usually on the couch (on the computer) after Adeline goes to bed because my body just kind of feels tired. I’ll get up to prep lunches or finish some housework, but usually, my feet are up and I’m glued here :) Let’s just say I’m savoring the quiet evenings that we currently have!
I really want to write this new baby a little letter, so I’m hoping to have a spark of inspiration soon. I remember writing little notes to Adeline in my pregnancy recaps last time, and I’d like to make sure this little girl has at least a couple. She is going to change our family, but we’re very much looking forward to meeting her and welcoming her in to our little world