Hello third trimester! Holy cow! I can't believe we're already to this stage and am reminded over and over again how quickly time seems to be flying. I have my doctors appointment at the end of this week and then we move to two-week appointments which is insane. Officially being in third trimester makes it that much more real (as if I needed other reminders besides this growing bump!) that we'll have two little boys of our own so soon.
This past week included my birthday which was a nice celebration. Although I wish it would have included a glass of wine or a dark beer I felt very special marking another year off the calendar and made sure to indulge in plenty of dessert. J and I enjoyed a nice dinner out followed by a movie and we continued the celebrating through the weekend. I got a pampering mani/pedi, we took Mark to his weekly swim lessons, I got a decent nap which is always a bonus and we enjoyed dinner (and homemade cherry pie) with my mom. My birthday always falls around the Super Bowl which meant we had some of our good friends over for the game and I was able to make a big pan of homemade mac n cheese which baby boy has been asking for for weeks! Not to mention celebrating a Broncos win!
I think nursery prep is officially complete for baby boy as I finished his feature art piece last week and finally found the perfect decor items I was searching for. I still need to finish the binding on his quilt but after a fabric mishap it is officially back on the to-do list for sometime soon. We are STILL waiting on Mark's new chair and hopefully it comes soon so we can get both rooms complete. My mom and I have been chatting briefly about a little Baby Sprinkle the grandmas are throwing baby boy and I and I'm looking forward to celebrating the newest addition to our family. I have no idea when I'll get around to pulling the bins of teeny-tiny clothes from the basement along with all the "baby gear" but I have a feeling it'll still be a while since we're usually so busy.
Overall though it really was a good week. I think I finally had a week where I was complaining less and actually enjoying being pregnant more! I think I've found my groove as to what triggers my uncomfortable-ness (too tight pants, no support of my belly, being too full, etc etc) and have thankfully been sleeping better which just makes for a happier momma. Looking back at my Mark posts I realized how happy my ribs still are with this boy as he is low, low, low! I'm still swelling free but my feet tend to hurt quite a bit depending on how active I am through the day. My wedding rings are starting to get the slightest bit tight so we'll see how long they stay on. And by far the best parts of the week are all this little man's movements, seriously it seems like he's constantly up to something in there. This week his rear-end/back has been hanging out to the left of my belly button and he's been dancing his feet and swinging his arms like crazy all along the right of my belly. I feel him stretch and roll and sometimes my whole belly shakes/quivers and I wonder what he's up to in there. Maybe I'm just more in-tune with it but it seems like he moves so much more than Mark ever did which is fabulous because it puts him in the front of my mind all day long. I love this little boy with my whole heart and I'm thrilled to be one week closer to meeting him on the outside!