truth be told friday marks 26 weeks. i’ve intentionally posted these updates about a week behind the actual mark to simply give myself time to reflect. that aside, this means i’m nearing the last trimester and the end of this ‘honeymoon phase’ of pregnancy. it seems very surreal! in fact at my last doctor appointment i was handed a brochure for tips and information on counting kicks which apparently is something you do in that final trimester. turns out it was my last appointment before i get to that point. yikes!!
though we didn’t do a lot on the baby front this month we did manage to take care of a couple big items. first and foremost we named our son. baby sobo’s name will be carson taylor sobotka. taylor is a namesake and we had a couple to choose from which made the middle name easy. coming up with a strong first name on the other hand was certainly a challenge. had we found out we were having a girl it would have been different – in fact, we had/have a name picked out – it just seemed so much easier. we’ve been ‘practicing’ using this name for awhile and feel confident. hopefully he likes it! (naming a person is an incredible task!)
second – we found a daycare provider and are really excited about her. this was a tremendous relief given the fact that we had an ideal budget in mind, we both work nearly 30 minutes away from our home, and we have high expectations. our provider checked all the necessary boxes which sincerely puts me at ease and will make going back to work so much easier when the time comes.
here’s what else:
-more organized – i’ve created a list for a list for nearly everything; including christmas stuffs (when you have a december baby i feel like this just comes with the territory)
-calm – maybe it’s the baby’s movements or the fact that fall is almost here but i’m feeling far less anxiously lately
-pizza hut cheese sticks
-starbucks pumpkin spiced lattes – i can almost assure you this has less to do with pregnancy as it does with the recent chills in the air
-eggs – i was made physically sick two days in a row after eating them 😦
-at my request he’s been reading to the baby a couple times a week – carson apparently likes it because he seems to be exceptionally active during those times
-thinks the babe will be a ginger like his mama
-entered carson in his first family contest (without my knowing) and….carson won! in our competitive family it was naturally protested, to no avail. bragging right remain in tact!
-a mix of what’s left in my closet with room to grow and maternity wear
-heels continue to be my go-to work shoe
-a night of sleep on my stomach
-a nose that’s not so obnoxiously sensitive – seriously!