The Third Trimester

Dear Readers,

We’re officially on Bumpwatch.

(Photo by Bumblebee Boots Photography; LC Lauren Conrad Maternity Dress)

How Far Along: 39 weeks tomorrow

Due Date: November 14…but I’m being induced tomorrow! This baby will be making his/her appearance a little early, and that’s just fine by me.

What I’m Wearing: I’m pretty much rotating between a handful of outfits right now. But, thanks to some recent purchases at Stella & Dot (see here and here) and rediscovering old favorites in my jewelry drawer, at least my accessory game is on point.

How I’m Feeling: So excited and so anxious. The anticipation of labor and delivery, on top of being separated from Caroline for two days (and wondering how she’ll react to the baby), has made for a few sleepless nights. But let’s be honest, I wasn’t sleeping much, anyway. I’m like a turtle trapped on its back and really have to get momentum going to even roll over. (Needless to say, Mac isn’t getting much sleep either.)

The baby is measuring pretty large (7 lbs, 7 oz at 37 weeks!), so there’s that, too. He/she has finally dropped, and the head is pressing on some pretty uncomfortable places. The waddle is real, and my rings no longer fit. But, Baby and I are healthy overall, so I’m thankful for that.

What’s On My Mind Lately: It’s the calm before the storm right now. The house is clean, the hospital bags are packed, and the nursery is ready. All we need now is Baby.

What I’m Craving: Lately, nothing. I don’t have much of an appetite these days, although I binged pretty hard on Halloween candy. I think I’m officially over everything pumpkin-flavored, too.

What I’m Looking Forward To: Meeting this baby for the first time and introducing him/her to Caroline. Caroline started our family and this baby will complete it. We can’t wait.

Coolest Moment So Far: Ever since the baby started to become active, we noticed that he/she would go NUTS whenever Caroline was nearby. If she’s snuggled up to me, the baby immediately moves over to where she is and nestles into her. One night, she was lightly tapping on my stomach, and the baby kicked back at her every time. I think we have best friends in the making, you guys.

The next post you read will be a birth announcement!