Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hello Third Trimester

Today is the first day of the third trimester for me.  The beginning of the end.  It feels like time is slowly dragging by... these middle weeks go so slow!!  I think once I hit 30 weeks it'll go a little faster, simply because I'll have more frequent doctor's appointments and also because 30 feels so much closer to 40 than 20 does.  If that makes sense??

I had a super lovely weekend away at a women's retreat.  I enjoyed it immensely, but am paying for it now. I've been sick since I got home, and the time change is kicking this pregnant woman's booty!! Twice this week it's been a mad scramble to get Kate to school on time, and today I woke up 10 minutes before school started, so she was late. 

I don't ever remember being this tired in pregnancy, even when I had 2 small babies and was expecting my 3rd.  It's like the life has been sucked out of me and all I want to do is stay in my gloriously warm, comfortable bed.  My bed is, hands down, my favorite place to be these days. :-D

There are 5 other women who are pregnant right now and we're ALL having a hard time coming up with names! Although, we have finally decided once and for all.  I asked Josh if he could choose any name, right now, what he would choose.  And his answer surprised me.  It's a name that I like, but felt like I had pressured him into.  So we're all set now with a name, FINALLY! :-P

MaryBeth- Josh got laid off a couple of weeks ago, so we lost our insurance.  But the state is giving us benefits, and since I'm pregnant we're totally covered. ;-)  It was a complete shock and totally out of the blue, but in the end it's been a good thing.  Josh is working part time for his dad, so between that and the state benefits we'll be just fine.

Baby Girl continues to shock and amaze me with the strength and size of her movements.  She feels WAY bigger than 2 pounds.  Thankfully she is still in the transverse breech position, laying sideways in my belly, so I haven't had the excruciating pain that I had with Owen from him being jammed up in my ribs/lungs/organs.  All her kicks and movements are on the sides of my stomach or down by my bladder.  And I'll totally take that over the other way any day of the week! Then she can flip head down in my 39th week.  Great plan, huh? ;-)

I hope you're all doing well!  Drop me a line and let me know what's up in your corner of the world.


  1. Happy 3rd trimester! We've been enjoying our new baby niece. There is nothing like the miracle of a baby! And, yes, 30 is closer to 40 than 20 s- whether counting weeks to a new birth or counting pounds to lose!

  2. Wow I am so sorry Josh got laid of after all the traveling and hardship on your family that is just awful. I hope you are at least getting some well deserved help with him being around more.
    Like they say God only gives you what you can handle but I just wish God didn't think I could handle so much.
    I am off to my nephews birthday in North Carolina. I am taking my mom and my 2 nieces, so good times for me.
    Have a great weekend, xo, MB

  3. meant "off" wish they had grammar correct on computers also.