Third trimester

With this pregnancy, things seem to go by faster.  I’m already in my third trimester, and I don’t remember many occasions of sitting back and relaxing to enjoy the moment.  Life certainly is busier with an energetic toddler at home.  I have to make a conscious decision to sometimes just relax and enjoy all the kicking going on my belly.

We’re much more prepared this time.  Savanna’s room is nearly ready, and she’s not even coming for another 2 1/2 months.  All we need now is a dresser to double as a change table, and we’re pretty much set.

I never thought I’d say this, but I enjoy being pregnant.  Yes, I know it sounds crazy.  What can be so cool about having morning sickness and constant heartburn?  Most days I feel like a whale, feel fatigued, my back hurts and my shoes don’t fit.  But those things are short-lived compared to the awesomeness of a new life.  There’s something just incredible about having this privilege of growing a baby inside of me.  There’s a completely independent person stretching and kicking and rolling and hiccupping in my belly, and in a few months she’s going to come out and join our little family.  What a mind blowing concept!

Even as recent as 3 years ago, I was really on the fence about having a family.  Cliff and I were really enjoying each other’s company and all the traveling we were doing.  Life was pretty damn good the way it was.  Sam was our baby.  We were very content with life.  I was always quite adamant about not having kids because I was so afraid of screwing up a kid’s life.  But in the back of my mind, I always knew that Cliff will be an amazing dad, and I really shouldn’t take away his chance to shine as a dad.  At least if Cliff is the dad, our kids will have a fighting chance of turning out normal.  I guess only time will tell if that theory worked out.  So far I’ve got a 21-month-old who is obsessed with garbage trucks, ice cubes in his water, and chicken curry on rice. Oh, and he bites me.

I’m really looking forward to Savanna’s arrival.  She’s coming in the fall, one of my favorite times of the year.  The weather is generally good in the fall, but cool enough to make you want to cuddle on the couch in the evenings with your favorite person.  It’s time to go pick pumpkins and drink apple cider and stick colorful leaves on windows.  We’ll be making cupcakes and cookies to give to our neighbors for Halloween.  The excitement is in the air with Christmas approaching. 

I can’t wait to see what this girl will be like!

 

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