Monday, January 17

A Sad Farewell to Trimester #2

Well, I'm about 28 weeks along now which means I'm in the seventh month and starting the third trimester. While I'm happy that everything is going well with the pregnancy and that the baby seems to be progressing at a healthy rate, I'm a little sad to see the second trimester end, especially since this third one looks to be coming in at full force. So I thought I'd make a list of some of the things I will miss about my second trimester and at the same time point out why I’m already a little unexcited about the third.

I will miss... 
·         Having enough energy to complete the tasks on my to-do list (not just come up with the list)
·         Being able to fairly easily get into and out of the car or the bed or just chairs in general (instead of feeling like a beached whale that needs a kick start every time I move)
·         Feeling relatively free of aches and pains (rather than feeling as though my hips, ribs, and spine are all shifting into places they don’t naturally want to go)
·         Needing a maximum of two Tums per day (I’m either going to have to visit Sam’s for econo-sized antacids or swear off ketchup, mustard, citrus fruit, Italian, and Mexican food until this is over)
·         Being able to put on socks and shoes or pick up something I drop (without feeling like my face is turning purple or that I’m about to pass out)
·         Having enough room to sleep in our full-sized bed (instead of needing a body pillow that is equivalent to having a third person there with us)

All joking and complaining aside though, I think I have had a fairly easy pregnancy so far, and according to some of the stories I’ve heard I really don’t have too much to grumble or whine about. We go back to the doctor in two weeks and we’ll get more pictures of Brock at that appointment. We’re getting his nursery all ready and have most of the furniture now, so I hope to post pictures of that soon. As a matter of fact, as I write this I’m sitting in the glider rocker we got today for his room, and I may have found the seat I will occupy for these remaining 2 ½ months because it’s feeling pretty comfortable! : )

Saturday, January 1

Merry Christmas Brock!

Even though he hasn't made his arrival yet, Brock received several Christmas gifts. Here are a few pictures of the cute little things he was given. I guess he was on Santa's nice list this year... let's hope it stays that way next year too!

Grandmother (Kathy) got Brock several outfits, including this matching "cowboy" set with a little horse bib. I was a big fan of the star on the booty as you can see.

I love these socks that look like shoes that were a gift from Michelle and cousin River.  

This was Dad's favorite gift from Grandmama (Elaine). He was a big fan of sock monkeys when he was a kid, and she found this sock monkey jack-in-the-box. I don't think Blaine really wanted to give it up, and I'm actually not sure that he did, but he is at least letting it sit on the bookshelf in Brock's room for the time being.

And here are all the outfits Brock was given for Christmas (minus one sleeper that wouldn't fit in the picture). I am very much looking forward to dressing him up in all of them, and I couldn't help but think about next year's Christmas when he'll be almost nine months old and crawling around opening his own presents. Things are going to be very different for our little family next year I believe, but we're very excited about the changes in store!