I can’t believe we’re in the final countdown! This is it….my last trimester before we meet our new sweet baby boy!
Less than 12 weeks until Garrett becomes a big brother and we become a family of 4! Time has started to speed up again, and I’m still feeling pretty good overall, let’s just hope I can keep it up until Baby X decides to join us. Yes….Baby X is what we are calling him as of right now. Dan and I are not exactly close to having a name picked out for him yet, and to be honest, we don’t even have a list of “possibilities yet” Although I’m not too concerned that we don’t know what to call him yet, I still would like to have a name picked out before he is born. Hopefully in the next few weeks, we can get it together and come up with something that we can agree on. I’m pretty sure we’ve got the middle name figured out, just need the first!
We had a few rooms in the house painted, one of them is the room that will become Garrett’s Big Boy Room, and I’m really happy with the colors we chose, now we just need to pick out furniture and decorations. But until we figure out what we want, it will remain somewhat of a “guest room” We have family coming into town this weekend, and for Thanksgiving so it’s nice to have the extra space.
I’m having a much harder time deciding how I want to put this new room together. So far I’ve decided that I don’t want to go with a specific “theme” because like I said this will be Garrett’s “Big Boy Room” for several years to come, but I am not great at putting pieces together without a theme, so this continues to be a struggle for me. I’m hoping that once I get his furniture figured out, it will become a little bit easier and I guess it’s really about time I start to get serious about this….furniture can take a while to come in if you’re not careful. Perhaps that will be a task for this weekend when my Mom and Mother in Law are both here! Helps to have extra sets of eyes!
We’ve decided to keep the nursery as it is, and just make a few minor changes. It’s the smallest room in the house and it shares a wall with our master, so it’s perfect for a newborn. Not to mention, it was just redone less than 2 years ago, so I still like it.
Obviously we have to change the name above the crib, but otherwise, we don’t have much to do, which makes it easier on everyone. I already feel like I’ve got a ton of stuff to do to get ready for the upcoming holidays and new baby so one less thing is much appreciated!
I had a check-up today and everything continues to progress as it should. I’m still exercising regularly (about 5 days a week) spinning, strength, pre-natal yoga, and walking and although I’ve had some lower back pain, and some pelvic pressure as of late, working out actually makes me feel better so I’m going to continue doing it until I can’t anymore, which hopefully won’t be for another 12 or so weeks!
How far along? 28 weeks 4 days
Total Weight Gain: 20 lbs (sheesh)from my first appointment
Symptoms: Still some lower back pain, and heartburn along with some pelvic pressure (most likely because I’m carrying this baby lower than I did G)
Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah
Food Cravings of the week: Caramels, apples
Sleep: Is going alright, but still not great
Best Moment this week: I’m just enjoying the simple everyday pleasures with my family…specifically, the cooler temps and this little guys’ smile!
Movement: All the time, he doesn’t like when anything is pushing on “his space”
Belly Button: It’s at the surface
What I miss: Nothing in particular
What I am looking forward to: My parents in town for the weekend, a family visit to the pumpkin patch, watching Garrett enjoy the season
Milestones: Third Trimester! Less than 12 weeks to go (hopefully)