I made it to the third trimester! :)
I am 28 weeks, 1 day today.
Overall, I feel great, although my "symptoms" are definitely increasing in severity / annoyance level as I get further along. I have a lot of heartburn, nasal congestion like you wouldn't believe (yup, this is normal), and back pain when I stand too long. My energy levels are decreasing. I also have pain in the front of my belly, by my belly button. My appendix ruptured when I was a teenager, and so I have a very large scar that spans my entire midsection (vertically). Apparently, it is causing my stomach muscles to separate as my belly grows. Awesome, right? It hurts, a lot.
Seriously though, symptoms aside, I am so, so, so amazingly happy right now! I can't believe that Bug and I have made it this far. I feel very blessed, and am extremely grateful for every day that he stays in there, moving about and growing inside me. I am still reeling from the fact that this might end up being a normal pregnancy. I was always hopeful, but that hope was often overshadowed by fear. It is so amazing to be able to just enjoy being pregnant, like everyone else. :)
It is good that most of my activity restrictions have now been lifted, as life has become very busy as of late! We are moving in just over a week, as we need an extra bedroom to accommodate the little man. I have been packing very slowly, doing a few boxes a day. To be honest, it has been hard - my energy levels have plummeted, so even doing a little bit a day has been exhausting. My blood pressure is apparently very low right now, so that might have something to do with that as well. Anyway, I am taking it as easy as I can in the circumstances, and am trying to be very careful to not overdo it. I obviously won't have any part in the actual move.
I am so excited to start decorating Bug's nursery. :) It is going to be where the master should be, so it will be huge, with a private bath and walk-in closet. I don't even know what to do with all of that space! I have been holding off on buying all but a few big ticket items until we are in the new place, but I have many of them picked out. I am in love with this monkey rug from Pottery Barn:
We have also decided on this rocker and ottoman in chocolate brown, also from Pottery Barn:
The rocker converts to a regular chair, which will enable us to move it into our living space after it has served its purpose in the nursery. Knowing this makes the price a bit easier to swallow.
We have also purchased the crib, and the stroller (Uppababy Cruz). Still though, there is so much left to do! I can't believe that I am due in less than three months. And to think, we will have to unpack and set up our new home in the interim, as well as make sure that we are ready for Bug's arrival. Just the thought makes me tired. :)
On that note, I am off to do some more packing! With a huge smile on my face. :)