The Final Stage of Pregnancy

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Today, I am 28 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I have entered into the third and final trimester of pregnancy. The nugget weighs approximately 2.5 pounds and is around 14.8 inches from head to toe. They say that the baby is the “size of an eggplant” and can now blink his/her eyes and that he/she is developing billions of neurons in his/her brain each day.

This. Is. Incredible.

What a crazy, beautiful, strong, magnificent, amazing feeling this is. There is a real baby in there, y’all! He/She moves all the time. And, Nick and I have started our “Birthing from Within” classes on Monday nights to prepare for the day that nugget makes his/her entrance into this world. After our first class last week, it was a really refreshing reminder that, at this point, we should be focusing on the “positive” and the “things that will” rather than the “negative” and the “what ifs.” Like… one way or the other, this baby will arrive, and I need to start focusing my brain waves and energy on getting him/her out and here safely. I am working on a post about my birth plan to share with you all at a later date, so stay tuned for that.

It has also been so fun getting our house ready. Nick and I purchased a queen-sized bed this past week… not that that has anything to do with nugget, except for the fact that the three of us are not fitting in a double bed anymore and I am pregnant and get whatever I want these days (just kidding… but not really). Truthfully though, preparing our living space for the family of three that is about to inhabit it, rather than the family of two, is such a special process that I’ve come to love. Every thought, feeling, action, etc., is starting to reflect the “three of us” attitude rather than “two of us” and that, ladies and gentlemen, is life-changing.

Before I sign-off this week, I want to give an extra special shout out to Nick, who, without any hesitation, reservation, or complaint of any kind, drove to Wendy’s this week… after driving home from work and making a dinner (that I did not see fit to eat for some “weird” reason, haha) in order to buy me a junk-food meal because I was having a major craving that was affecting my mood. You, my love, are the best husband any wife/mama could ask for. I love you ❤

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