The Home Stretch - 3rd Trimester!
It's been a special weekend for ringing in our third trimester with baby Nora.
First of all, I went to an auction Friday night and won a beautiful antique dresser that I had been looking for all over! I really had my heart set on a French Provincial style dresser, but couldn't find one anywhere - except, of course, on ebay for hundreds of dollars, but I was looking for a bargain, and that's why I love the Greenwood Auction! I couldn't believe they had exactly what I'd been looking for, and I won it for a small fraction of its worth. (Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of it yet, but I'll show you soon). I went with a friend and we had a blast - it was like girls' night out!
Secondly, I made it out to the Growing Kids Sale to stock up on winter clothing for our little girl. I got dozens of outfits for a steal on their half-price day. It felt very surreal to be in the baby girls section. "Am I seriously shopping for girls' clothing?" I thought.
Thirdly, I had an experience I wasn't anticipating - a moment of grief over the loss of my dream to have a natural birth at home. All this time I'd been accepting the inevitable likelihood of a scheduled c-section with Nora (because of my history of Cholestasis and an emergency c-section w/ Ian), but I still had some baggage left over from my experience in the hands of America's flawed birthing system. It was healing, though, to cry it out a little and surrender my regrets and disappointments once again to the Lord. While this sounds like a negative experience, I consider it a pretty positive one because of the opportunity to sort out and deal with my buried emotions.
|28 weeks! (Gained 20lbs already)|
I am getting incredibly excited about the arrival of our second child. I still can't wrap my brain around it; we're having another one! I'm really ready to meet her in person. Until then, I'm enjoying the thrill of pregnancy and the sense of joy and thankfulness that comes with it.