+ I have been blessed this pregnancy because even though the first trimester came with its woes, the second trimester has been great. This last week has been the first time that I actually felt pregnant. I was laying on the floor by the heater, like i normally do (also like a cat normally would do), & I tried to get up which was surprisingly harder than I anticipated. The lower back pain is real, especially if I've been standing or walking most of the day. Other than my general "I'm happy, now I'm crying, now I'm peeved, oh I'm crying again" phase of emotions- poor mckay- I quite like pregnancy. (Next time I do an update I'll probably be 35 weeks & saying get this child out of me, but until then, I feel good.)
+ I keep buying baby clothes because something inside of me can't say no to polka dot everything. That's my daughter probably.
+ Let's talk about names. Choosing a name for a person feels like a big deal that warrants a ceremony or something. Sort of like the queen of the hospital comes & dubs each child with the appropriate name. That would be easier. I've decided on a name but McKay isn't a fan. I'm going to try the "call her by the name you love until your spouse accidentally starts calling her that by accident" plan that worked for Madeline. It's brilliant. I'll keep you posted.
+ Some stats & facts.
stretch marks: yes, but nothing too extraordinary. Generally non-offensive pink lines on my hips. I anticipate it getting crazy all of the places.
weight gain: yes, 10 pounds which is feel like has all gone to my face but let's not talk about it.
cravings/aversions: my appetite has leveled out which is nice. Oranges but I've always loved oranges near Christmas time. Oh & steak but that is always, pregnant or not pregnant.
purchases & prep: I'm nesting. I'm nesting everywhere I go & can't be stopped. I have the sudden urge to finish all of the interior design projects I've been meaning to execute & fix all of the weird kinks around the house.
movement: yes, yes, yes! I love feeling her wiggles. It's like we are hanging out, watching gilmore girls, & eating mandarin oranges when she is awake.
+ I can't believe that the third & last trimester begins in 2 weeks. I feel like I need to pack my hospital bag already. I know that's crazy. I won't. Maybe tomorrow but not today. Speaking of hospital bags, what are some items that you loved bringing with you & some things that aren't so necessary? Tell me all of the things.