I'm so thrilled to finally be in my third trimester! I am 32 weeks (33 as of tomorrow) and I can't believe I have less than two months left before we will welcome our little boy into our family! Aaaaahhhh! It's such a crazy thought that I will have a newborn again! I will be starting all over....nursing, getting up every two hours, sucking snot out of his nose with those blue suction balls, having a rear-facing car seat, swaddling, worrying about SIDS, leaking through my nursing pads and waking up in the morning in puddles of breast milk (we made sure to get a waterproof mattress cover this time!, going through 12+ diapers a day, etc, etc, etc. All of those little milestones you and baby meet and then forget about!
I'm doing well. I have lots and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, but that is nothing unusual. With both Anslie's and this pregnancy they started around 5 months and get stronger and longer throughout the rest of my pregnancy. Anslie is keeping me active and I am (somewhat) grateful for that because it's the only exercise I get.
I have a check up on Thursday and hopefully I will not have gained more than 4 or 5 pounds over the last four weeks. If that is the case then I will have gained less than 30lbs at this point in my pregnancy. I don't remember where I was at at this point with Anslie, but I gained 44 lbs total by the end. I'm trying really hard to stay within the 35lbs weight gain recommendation and so far things are looking like they are going in the right direction!
I have been able to hang out with my friend, Melissa, while here in Tucson which has been so much fun. I met her last summer while our husbands taught in Roswell and we became fast friends. She has always loved photography and since I saw her last she's been able to purchase her first dSLR camera. We've been able to spend some time practicing photography techniques and she did a really great job on some cute belly pics for my update this month. Thanks Melissa!
Stay tuned to hear more about my update and other fun things Anslie and I have been able to do on our "extended vacation"!