Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Third trimester effects
Month 8 commences this weekend, and the third trimester has been crawling by with the normal symptoms. I eat all the time. The baby moves and grooves like a hardcore Olympic gymnast most of the time. All I want to do is frantically clean and organize our little home half the time. My lower back aches which makes sleeping through the night rarer sometimes. And I made frivolous little felt hair clips for this little miss in my belly this one time, as inspired by a dear friend who used to make clips for her little girls. The blue and yellow one is my favorite, reminiscent of my alma mater (and perhaps her future college?). I only have rosie hair clips thus far, but I've a slew of other ideas in my head. I just hope she isn't bald...but I'll love her just the same even if she is!
Alex is so excited to meet this little girl - we were browsing around at a bougie baby store last week, and we saw a charming little wooden kitchen. "Aw, look!" I said, pointing to it. He made a beeline for the playset, glanced at the hefty $200 price tag, and declared, "I want to get this for the baby." "What?!" I exclaimed. "She's not even born yet, and she wouldn't be able to play with it until she's at least 2. And I don't want to spend $200 on a play kitchen." "I just want to get something for my daughter," he replied. It was so endearing that I couldn't help but laugh. We didn't end up getting the kitchen, but we learned that I will probably be the more practical parent, and Alex will be the one who takes her out for daddy-daughter dates at Toys R Us. We are so thankful to the Lord for our growing little family. I am so grateful to my selfless and generous husband who leads me well, and for this little one who already brings joy to our lives.