I made it to the third trimester! I've definitely been nervous about this trimester, worried that I'd feel as exhausted as I did during the first trimester. And when Week 27 hit, I did feel more tired, but I think a lot of that has to do with the constant to-do list running through my mind. I'm not sleeping as much as I should because I'm trying to cram a million things into the next three months. Up until now I've kept busy making plans, and it seems like I'm finally checking things off my list.
I feel much heavier than I did in the itty-bitty baby bump days. I know at some point I'll look back on Week 27 and think, "That was nothing!" But for now, my body feels enormous. Picking things up has become much harder and getting off the couch requires more maneuvering. Everything I do takes longer than it used to.
K and I started our birth class this week, which focuses on having an empowered birth, no matter what type of birth you want. We're learning our options so we can make informed decisions about what is best for us and our baby.
This week we took a weekend getaway to Nashville, TN. While we were there we visited the full-size replica of the Parthenon and took a walk in sunny Centennial Park. We celebrated my birthday and our last out-of-town trip before the baby arrives. I can't believe I'm the age I'll be when I have my first baby. It's something I always wondered about when I was growing up, and now the time is finally here!
We also started interviewing doulas this week. It keeps my anxiety level in check to know we'll have someone with us throughout the entire labor and birth who can offer comfort and support. She can also help us remember all the things we're learning in our birth class that I'm certain we'll forget as soon as labor starts!