I'm in my third trimester now! I can't believe I've only got 13 weeks left, and that's if I don't go early again! In the grand scheme of things, that's not very long.
It's really beginning to show, too. I spent most of today in the nursery cleaning, sorting, and putting the cradle together. Bubby spent a portion of the time climbing in and out of the cradle, tossing clothes in the air like confetti and resting his weary body on my lap. (He's got a cold and has been fighting an off-and-on fever all day.) Hubby came home from helping a gentleman prune an apple tree and he found me sitting on the nursery floor in my apron surrounded by neatly folded cloth diapers. He asked what I was up to and I said, "Cleaning and nesting" as I gestured toward the fully erected cradle. He just smiled and chuckled a little.
I love the 3rd trimester. It's the only trimester I feel I deserve to rest in and let the days go by at my own pace. In the first trimester, I don't look pregnant and reality hasn't really set in, so I feel more like I'm sick rather than pregnant. In the second trimester, I'm not that big and it's supposed to be the "energy surge" trimester (it was with Bubby, but it wasn't with this one) so I feel I have to go-go-go. The third trimester, I'm obviously quite pregnant, nesting gets quite strong and preparations are made.
This is also the baby shower trimester! Everyone insists I have a baby shower since I'm having a girl and I missed Bubby's baby shower because Bubby came early. So, my mother, MIL, and friend are planning a shower for me!! I can't wait to see all the beautiful, tiny, little girl things I'll be getting!!
I also have to start preparing frozen dinners for the 6 weeks post-partum. Hubby insists I stay home for those six weeks to make sure baby and I are well. Isn't he wonderful?!
Spring is coming. Baby's coming. This is a beautiful time of year!