Yes, that does say “27 weeks,” and yes, my post last week said “25 weeks.” I had to edit it later to note that I can’t count, and that I was really 26 weeks last Friday.
Sweetheart, now you know why Mama didn’t become an engineer.
We’re almost in the third trimester, which seems so surreal. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever, but over the past few weeks, it has struck me just how fast this time is flying by. I should really start taking belly photos sometime soon. Sorry, being a third child and all, you’re probably going to have to deal with fewer photos and a flaky mom…I’ll try to make up for it with snuggles though, I promise.
I finally created a baby registry for you today. I haven’t bought anything for you yet, and I honestly haven’t spent too much time thinking about what we need. Every time I start thinking about it, I get stressed because I realize we need to get stuff down out of the attic to see what we already have before we go buying anything. I swear we’ll actually prepare for you before you come, but we’re just kinda slow with it (third child thing again, sorry!)
It was pretty fun starting the registry. I’m sure we won’t need much with you, but since we’ll get a discount on purchasing items off the registry ourselves, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to make one to keep track of what we need and take advantage of the discount. I tried to go through and list everything we could possibly need, and even a few things I’m not sure about (could be in the attic or loaned out…I really need to get on that), but after I went through everything I could possibly think of, there were only about 10 things on the list. See, your Daddy gives me a hard time about keeping things, but now I think he’s glad I kept so much, so we don’t have to go out and buy much to get ready for you.
I hope you don’t take offense that you’ll have so many hand-me-downs. I mean, I know you won’t care when you’re a baby, but when you’re old enough to maybe read this, I hope you’re not offended. We do plan on getting you a few new, special things that will be just yours, but really, you don’t need a brand new baby swing. I hope that when you’re old enough to read this, you appreciate our attempts at being frugal.
I’ve been thinking a lot about your personality this week, wondering if you’re going to be an anxious baby or chill, if you”ll like to snuggle or want your space, if you’ll be silly or serious. I wonder if you’ll fall asleep anywhere like Ruby–who once fell asleep on the floor while Daddy was yelling at a football game on TV–or if you’ll despise sleep like Sadie– who, even if she didn’t have a biological reason for trouble falling asleep, I suspect would still absolutely loathe it. I wonder if you’ll be sentimental like me, Sadie and Granny, or if you’ll be attracted to the glittering newness of modern things like Ruby and your Godmother. Only time will tell, little one, but I can’t wait to find out.
I’ve also been drinking a lot of water. It’s weird…all my life I’ve been completely addicted to Coca Cola, and had a really hard time limiting my intact with my other two pregnancies, but with you, it’s almost like you’re forcing me to drink water. I actually get caught by the sudden urge to drink a big, cold glass, which has never happened in my life until you started living inside me. I want fruit and veggies all the time, and buttery pasta and spoonfuls of peanut butter (my two favorite things to eat in my other pregnancies) sound horrid to me now. I wonder if you are going to be a really healthy eater, like how your sister Ruby loves “cold and fresh” fruits and vegetables.
It’s so very sweet that you don’t wake me up too often at night to go pee, and I really do appreciate it. It’s really helpful that you don’t kick my bladder too much, although I suspect that has a lot to do with your positioning. I’ll attribute it to your kind nature for now though.
I wish I had more to say about how you are right now, but really, since you’re still on the inside, it’s hard to find much to say. Just know that I love you and I cherish every single day I have with you, my baby. I’m looking forward to these last few months of carrying you around all the time and keeping you safe in my belly, and I’m really looking forward to meeting you. I love you.