well here we are already. one week into my third trimester. in some ways it has flown by and in others i find myself wishing it were over. all in all this pregnancy has been easy and thankfully very healthy but as you may remember from the last time we did this, i don't particularly love being pregnant. i am so lucky that my body handles it well and i haven't had any major complications but this go around has been a bit more painful than the last. comfortable sleep escaped me long ago and my pelvic pain makes it hard for me to walk by the end of the day but i'm coping well (no time to wallow when your chasing a toddler).
speaking of my toddler, we are trying to prepare eleanor as best we can for the big changes that are about to take place. we talk to her daily about her baby brother, we bought her this book, and her own baby to take care of. when you ask her where her baby brother is she smiles and points to my belly and she even gives her baby brother kisses. she's at an age where she loves to help mama and papa do things and i can't wait to see my big helper taking care of her brother.
we're trying to prepare for the little man's arrival but truthfully we aren't at all ready. i've gone through bins of clothing, washing what was gender neutral, storing what has sentimental value, and getting rid of what doesn't. we pulled out baby things, washed the insert for the ergo carrier, and set up a play area. i scrubbed eleanor's bloom fresco chair, washed the padding and straps, and set it up for a baby again. (eleanor will use a different high chair) so in some ways the cleaning, purging, and organizing has me feeling very accomplished but we have yet to get some pretty major things, like a crib.
with our travels to europe and cincinnati for the holidays i know that this next month is going to fly by and then before you know it we will be a family of four!