The short version: the third trimester is definitely sneaking up on me. After a few months of deciding that this whole being pregnant thing isn’t actually all that bad — now I’m getting lower abdominal muscle soreness, lower back soreness, major fatigue, swelling hands and feet… It’s still not as bad as it could be (or will be), but it’s becoming an annoyance. Not being able to do the things I used to be able to do… it bothers me. I’m not ready for the “pregnancy waddle” to be taking effect, either. Not yet.
We bought some clothes for Junior this weekend, both at a yard sale and at Old Navy. At the yard sale, we picked up a hat and a few onesies, and the Old Navy grab bag scored us a couple of shirts and several onesies. Next up on the shopping list for Junior will be pants and sleepers. As my Mom pointed out on Facebook, I never really fit into newborn clothes, so we’re keeping to mainly 3-6 month sizes, although we do have a healthy collection of 0-3 month stuff and a few newborn clothes (just in case).
I also splurged on a few online purchases for myself: a dress from Destination Maternity (hopefully to be worn at my baby shower), a couple of Bravado nursing bras, and some maternity underwear (because the larger-sized plus size undies just aren’t cutting it). I hate to buy stuff that I won’t be wearing after September or October, but I just can’t justify being uncomfortable for the next few months, either. Plus, the nursing bras will be in use for who knows how long, and should be worth the investment.
My main goal for this week is to get the kid’s room ready for a crib, since Aaron and his dad will be purchasing and transporting and assembling next week or the week after. (Well, his dad will be involved in the transporting part, anyway.) We’re also on the lookout for an inexpensive dresser that can double as a changing table. We have a few leads on Craigslist — which reminds me that I need to e-mail said leads shortly.
Slowly but surely, we’re getting ready.