Friday, January 15, 2021

Third Trimester


It's hard to believe this pregnancy is coming to an end and our little boy will be here any day now.  I got pregnant right at the end of the first shut down and here we are just coming out of our second shut down in PA - it's crazy that this is all still going on!  

The third trimester has been pretty low key and uneventful.  Fall was super busy as was the holiday season so the days flew by - adding in preschool shutting down and not missing many social events due to the pandemic and I can't complain.  

I had a final ultrasound around 32 weeks where he was measuring about a week ahead, the baby's heartbeat continuously checks in around 135-145 and other than a little bit of high blood pressure at one appointment everything has been smooth sailing.

Not much swelling (towards the end with Tatum I had a hard time fitting my shoes on) but that could also be helped by the colder winter months!  Parts of the holidays were exhausting so lots of naps and lots of going to bed early now and getting good nights of sleep.

Nesting is in full force - I finally finished the nursery shortly before Christmas and that was a huge check mark off the to do list.  I've been doing all sorts of little projects, house work and keeping the house clean and ready. The hospital packs were packed over Christmas break, newborn/0-3 month clothes are washed and hung up, diapers have been stocked up and most recently bottles washed and put away - we are ready but also enjoying our final days as a family of three... and final days to get any little tasks I can done!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

This & That

The start of January was a little more welcomed this year than others as we wait for baby brother to arrive and join our family - the countdown officially started on January 1.  It's been nice to have some quiet days to cross a few more items off the check list.

At the end of Christmas Break my friends threw a little quarantine at home baby sprinkle and it was a great day celebrating with good food, good friends, games.

Tatum has been out of preschool since Thanksgiving week and will start back hopefully next week - we've been reviewing the letters he learned in the fall, colors, numbers, etc. and doing some winter crafts until it's time to head back.

I love the craziness of the holiday season, but we've really been enjoying having less to do and also quiet nights.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Low Key Weekend Scenes

Unsure whether or not this was our last weekend as a family of three, we made sure to get in a lot of family time and relaxing time including movie night on the couch, a quiet night in and lots of playing.

Derek took over on Friday morning giving me time to have a nice morning out running errands - Target, Home Goods, etc. and continuing projects/organizing right up until baby brother arrives. Finishing up things for good in the nursery was completed too - we're ready!

Saturday morning donuts for Tatum and to deliver to his friends - He had a gift card from Christmas and loves taking it himself, swiping it and helping Daddy.  Playing with friends, visits with family - it was nice to have these slow paced days and time to enjoy.

The final bits of Christmas finally came down with a few winter decorations going up.  I decided to leave one of our fake trees up to convert into a Valentine's tree - so far I left any ornaments that could be for both holidays and will get to adding the Valentine's touches this week.

Lots of extra attention and walks for my Stella too...

It seems that I was terrible at documenting this pregnancy and taking bump pictures until my final days - there was also plenty of time spent getting baby items like the swing and rocker out of the basement and putting some new ones together.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Scenes from Christmas Break

Christmas Break flew by - it was a very low key and relaxing one with nowhere to go being 9 months pregnant and also nothing open thanks to the pandemic.  Tatum spent at least one day in pajamas!

The day after Christmas Derek's parents visited to celebrate and we had a nice Christmas dinner with both families, lots of attention for Tatum and Christmas Bingo.

The 27th was our lazy play by the tree day - we played with all of the toys and slowly started putting some things away too.

Speaking of putting away, we put our Christmas stuff away a little earlier than usual this year to get ready for the baby - the day after Christmas.  We are however still enjoying our fake trees and garland.

We tried to be a little bit productive occasionally over break - cleaning out rooms and closets and doing a few things to get ready for baby brother - most days were quite lazy though.

Finishing out the holiday season we had a couple friends over for a New Year's Eve party centered around the kids - early countdown, balloon drop, chocolate milk martini's even though they all made it until midnight anyway.