...it's nice to officially meet you.
I cannot believe that I've already hit the 3rd trimester. It's the last one! There are no more stepping stones. I'm at 3 of 3. Holy crap. I went to see our midwife yesterday and while I may be 27 weeks pregnant, I'm actually measuring 34 weeks. Here's the picture to prove it:
A few things that have surprised me about pregnancy:
- I actually have had to slow down. Before getting pregnant, I remember thinking that I'd be on that spin bike, spinning my heart out until the very end. I know that this makes me sound naive. I've always been in good shape so I figured I'd run to the hospital while in labour (kidding about that of course).
- Pregnancy has been very humbling. This ties into my point above. I am physically not able to push myself like I used to. I need to walk at a slower pace (a very tough one for me). I need to sit down in order to put on my boots and it's still an effort. Sometimes while walking the dogs in the park, I become so light-headed that I need to bend down to catch my breath. It's amazing that two 2-pound babies have complete control over my body. They stop me in my tracks when I do too much.
- I cry for no reason at all. A few times, Jenn has walked in on me crying. She was obviously worried. When she would ask me what was wrong, through the tears I would say, "I don't know!"
- Shopping for baby products is incredibly overwhelming. There are a million brands of bouncy chairs, bottles, onsies, car seats, cribs, mattresses etc etc etc. We all want the best for our kids but need to be realistic about cost. Not only that, one reviewer will LOVE a product, while the next will hate it.
- It's one worry after another (well, maybe just if you're a worrywart like me). I thought that I would worry less after the first trimester was finished, but apparently not. Every stage of pregnancy brings a new set of worries. And yes, I know that I'll have a lifetime of worries once the girls arrive. I'm happy to say that I've stopped googling for the most part. I'm trying to not worry when I hear one awful story.
The list could probably go on, but I don't want to bore you all! Overall, pregnancy has been a wonderful experience. There have been so many firsts - first positive pregnancy test, first ultrasound - discovery of 2 babies(!), first maternity clothes, first feeling of movement for baby B, first feeling of movement for baby A, first time Jenn felt them move and most recently the first time we saw my belly move from their kicks! It only excites me for all of the firsts that we'll get to experience when our two little girls enter the world.