It is official, we are in the 3rd Trimester! Do you know what that means? 11-13 more weeks and we’re gonna have a baby! Here is an obligatory, albeit reluctant picture of me, 42 inches ’round, kicking off my 28th week.
Being pregnant is still really awesome. Ryan and I took a tour of our hospital on Saturday, and it was… hospitally. The private rooms/bathrooms are really nice, albeit small, and I think there will be just enough room for our birthing tub (but I can tell why they say you can only have a small tub). My midwife assures me our birth plan will be followed exactly how we want it (medical crisis aside, of course) which is encouraging. I think I’d be more comfortable if I could call the hospital and ask them specific questions, like, “Is there anyway to have less sterile lighting, can I use aromatherapy, etc” Mostly aesthetic questions. My midwife and my hypnobirthing sign will tell the nurses to take it easy on me, and I’ll be in the tub (ideally) for most of the labor, so they won’t be able to poke and prod me. The goal is to be IV and needle free for the whole delivery! We’ll let you know if we accomplish that.
But for now, getting things ready for baby is a going to give me plenty to fill up my days. Most recently I completed the crib set, complete with bumper, crib skirt and my first crib sheet. I have plans to complete the mobile, frame my pictures and create a center-wall piece. If I’m feeling crazy I might actually finish those dresses! Yeah!
Now off to cleaning and organizing impulsively…