Today officially begins my third trimester! 12 weeks to go! We found out on February 1st that we’re expecting and that now seems like a really long time ago. However, 12 weeks also seems like a really long time to wait. However, I’m fairly positive that it will go quickly. Life is busy and there is a lot do in the next 12 weeks. I’m hoping that the pace and activity will keep my mind focused. People keep commenting on how I finally look like I’m having a baby and I guess that’s a good thing since it is right around the corner!
This weekend, Jeremy and I attended a 6 hour childbirth class at our hospital. It was very informative. I don’t feel like I learned a whole lot because the information was basic, but it was good to process and it started some good conversations between Jeremy and I. One of the things I was looking forward to the most was the hospital tour so I could begin to visualize what our experience would look like. The tour wasn’t super impressive, but it did give me that sense of what to expect and I can picture the rooms now. I guess I have to realize it’s a hospital and not a high-end hotel. There is a difference! On Wednesday, there was a 2 hour follow-up class, but because that was the final night of VBA, Jeremy wasn’t able to attend with me. I took my mom instead. We got to practice changing diapers on creepy baby dolls and we heard a lot about postpartum and infant care. Overall, I’m glad we did the class. It’s not like I feel I’m so much smarter and capable now, but the class does give you good things to think about and talk about as a couple.
In one week, our nursery as gone from a blank slate to full of furniture! Last Friday, Jeremy painted the room while I was away with a friend for the day. This week he assembled all the furniture that has been arriving. We officially have the glider, changing table, crib and dresser ready to go. Jeremy even tacked some of the artwork that came in the bedding set to the wall. The walls are the next big thing for us to figure out. We need to settle on how we’ll decorate them. I’m also excited to add pieces like a decorative lamp or a mobile to make the room feel more homey. The furniture, however, has gone a long way to make me feel like this really is a nursery. I loved watching my hubby put things together. He really is a pro when it comes to stuff like that. Pregnant or not, you really don’t want me setting up a crib! I wouldn’t trust it!
Here are some pictures of the nursery now that we have painted and furniture. I’ll continue to post pictures as the smaller decorative details come into play as well!