Guys, it is starting to feel like I’ve been pregnant forever. And as my doctor said “well it’s been 35 weeks, so you kind of have been!” But also, 35 weeks!!! We’re so close and I kind of can’t believe it! We still have a few things left to do (CPR class, breastfeeding class, sterilizing stuff) but man am I starting to look forward to holding that little baby on the outside of my body rather than on the inside.
I’m not terribly uncomfortable, to be honest, but laying on my back/stomach, eating medium rare beef, getting that giant pregnancy pillow out of my bed, drinking a beer (or like half a beer because my tolerance already wasn’t high and I am sort of scared 😋) and just generally moving around normally again are starting to sound so so appealing. Also, as we finish up baby preparations and have either finished (or put on hold in the case of bigger projects) house decorating, we’ve found ourselves sort of bored. I honestly can’t wait to be too distracted/busy/tired to look at my phone for what feels like 16 hours a day 😁
This baby is the wiggliest! I swear he is hardly ever not moving around, so I am starting to think he doesn’t sleep and that is genuinely concerning because Joey also keeps reminding me that he does not do well on little sleep. Eek! I’ve been doing some inversions, getting on all fours and bouncing on the yoga ball to help baby get in a good position and I think it’s working because he’s head down and centering up in there! My back definitely still hurts but my parents gave Joey some massage pointers and it’s really felt so good! And KNOCK ON WOOD but the indigestion I’ve had since the second trimester is suddenly way better/basically gone?? Perhaps it’s because I’ve stopped cooking five tomato-heavy recipes a week 😂
Other third trimester happenings have included our baby shower of course but also interviewing and picking a pediatrician (seriously sucks to have to do those things by yourself because of COVID), getting my TDAP shot, finishing the nursery (that post is still coming, I promise!), celebrating our last child-less anniversary, lots of walks to the coffee shop and with the pup (but otherwise very little actual exercise), the return of the need for naps, just so many loads of baby laundry (HOW??), a very brief bout of pregnancy insomnia and just so so SO many middle of the night trips to the bathroom (I will not miss this at all!).
In case I don’t get a chance to say it later, I just want say I’ve really really enjoyed this pregnancy. There are lots of discomforts and worries, sure, but I have mostly felt so happy and healthy and like I thrived during this time. I’m so so grateful for such a smooth experience so far. It’s made life so easy and fun and I do not take it for granted ❤
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I love Labor Day Weekend! I knew this one would be different — no in-person Rockies games, no social gatherings, no going out to dinner, no bike rides anywhere (Joey will barely let me do the dishes, let alone ride a bike!) — but I thought it could still be good and it truly was ❤
Friday night, we tag-teamed dinner, so Joey made grilled salmon and I made those WAY OVERSAUCED green beans (oops!) but it was all really good! And then we watched I’m Thinking of Ending Things. My sister texted me halfway through and said “We’re watching the worst movie!” and I definitely knew she was watching the same thing we were. Not going to lie, we were confused about what was happening and had to look it up afterward (when it made much more sense!) but I still liked the creepy/weird vibe and I thought all the performances were just so good! Toni Collette forever ❤
I got a Saturday morning snuggle from this sweet pup! 95% of the time, if Joey gets up before me, Andi will go downstairs with him and never return, so I was elated when he bounded back into our room after Joey left for a run. He didn’t even wake up when Joey came back inside!
Undercooked eggs (and just undercooked things in general) are a no when you’re pregnant but I asked my OB and she said eggs were fine just as long as they were pasteurized and thank god because Eggs Benedict sounded so good! We ordered from Snooze and it HIT THE SPOT! Plus that sweet potato pancake is just my favorite.
Joey was on a roll after his run and was cleaning the bathroom at 8 AM?? Then post-breakfast, he mowed the lawn, hung some hooks in the nursery/baby’s bathroom and mounted our baby monitor while I read in the rocking chair (the best!) and then who knows what we did the rest of the day! I think I made some cookies to stash in the freezer and Joey was getting prepped for his fantasy football drafts the next day.
I should mention my back has been killing me for the past week! I blame my father-in-law who asked me how my back was feeling and at the time, it felt so random because my back had been totally fine and it’s hurt since that day 😑 I can’t tell if it’s doing things or if it’s sitting still and not doing things that makes it hurt but the heating pad/lying down has helped.
We made an eggplant (with Japanese eggplant from our garden!) and tomato pasta bake for dinner, then decided to take a walk to get ice cream. We brought Andi and he only minorly panicked over being in a new place. They had Space Junkie (!!!) and I got Joey a femur-sized waffle cone of Buttermilk Cupcake and German Chocolate Cake and it was comically huge! Back at home, we watched The King of Staten Island (which is finally available to rent for $6) and it was about what we thought it would be. Which is to say Pete Davidson was funny albeit immature and the movie was unnecessarily long. I mostly liked it but I’m not sure it really had any narrative arc. Oh well!
Happy Golden Anniversary to us! That’s six years! On Saturday Joey asked me if I’d gotten him a present and I don’t know if it’s a brag or an embarrassment to say it hadn’t even crossed my mind to get a card, let alone a present 😬 Luckily, we were on the same page 😋 We lost our anniversary photo photographer (Chris and Amanda moved back to Illinois last year ☹), so we had to rig it up ourselves but good enough! We obviously had to take a masked one as well 😂
I made us pancakes and bacon for breakfast and then we sat outside until it got too hot. Andi even got a little brush, then gave me this moody pose when I tried to snap a pic. Did I mention it was HOT all weekend? We hit 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday wasn’t much cooler. So once it started to heat up on Sunday, I hid inside for the entire rest of the day.
I’m trying to get a few things in the freezer for when baby comes but not too much because A) our freezer isn’t so big, B) we have plenty of good take out options here in Denver and C) my mom can cook (as she keeps reminding me ❤). Plus, who knows, maybe we’ll still manage to cook! But I did want us to have a quick breakfast option, so I threw these egg sandwiches together and I think they’ll be really good!
After that, Joey had two fantasy football drafts that took up basically the rest of the day, so I hid upstairs and read/took a nap, then at 7, I left to pick us up an anniversary dinner from Cart-Driver. We hadn’t had that clam pizza in so long, so it tasted extra good. It was also literally raining ash outside (Colorado has a bunch of fires going on ☹), so it was an indoor celebration and I totally forgot to take a picture but I think you’ve seen enough photos of that clam pizza 😋
Labor Day! We had a small list of things we wanted to get done and except for packing our hospital bag (which I’m hoping to still do this week), we got it all taken care of. First, we grabbed coffee at Black Eye (which is finally back open!) then ate breakfast and watched The Kitchen before installing both car seats in our cars. Please don’t judge our fake baby because Joey kept making jokes about getting one until I finally actually got one 😂 Andi was acting like a total weirdo and just sitting straight forward next to the car seat and we thought it was really funny! Hopefully the car seats pass inspection 🤞
The rest of the day, we sort of alternated between relaxing on the couch and getting stuff done. I made us some graham crackers for dessert later and Joey cleaned the bathrooms and covered up our garden/flowers because no joke, it was supposed to go from 90 degrees to 37 degrees with a chance of snow!!!! I’ve seen some whacky weather in Colorado but this tops the cake. Those fires sure could use some moisture though, so I’ll allow it. I took a quick photo of the planter my sister got me just in case it didn’t survive, so I could see just how much it’s grown since she first gave it to us!