This pregnancy has felt a little strange. On one hand, it’s gone by relatively quickly and easily (which I’m SO grateful for) and on the other it’s been difficult emotionally. I think that’s because there’s so much anticipation for how much a second baby will change the life of our first and we haven’t had a lot of time to process that (remember that toddler I mentioned?). Now that we’re about to meet our newest bundle of joy, soaking it in (as much as I can) has been the hallmark of this third trimester. If you want to read about the first or second trimester please feel free to get caught up! You can also check out how we revealed the gender and how we decorated the nursery!
Week 28: Nursery Design
We had a good doctor’s appointment and we’re so glad that Foster keeps growing and getting stronger. It still doesn’t feel “real” that we’re having another baby so soon, but I’m sure it will sink in sometime!
Friday we looked at paint colors for the nursery and had a pretty difficult time deciding. Jon’s vision begins with paint and mine begins with fabric. You’d think that would work fine, but it really doesn’t. We’ll figure it out soon.
At the end of this week we left for our babymoon in Hilton Head! It was so much fun to go on an extended date.
Week 29: Babymooning
We continued our babymoon this week – visiting the lighthouse on Hilton Head, canoeing (reeeeeeally bad idea at 7 months pregnant, in case you were wondering), and stopping in Savannah on our way home for lunch at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room. It was a perfect and very relaxing trip. We did get a call on our way home though that Graham was sick with a high fever, so we spent the rest of the weekend helping him feel better.
I went shopping for fabric for the nursery and I’m SO excited about how it’s going to look!
Week 30: 4-D Ultrasound
We ordered some orange crate labels for the nursery and they. are. PERFECT! We couldn’t be more excited about how they’re going to look.
Tuesday of this week we got to see Foster’s face for the first time in a 4-D ultrasound. It was so fun! He looked a lot like Graham does now, but nothing like Graham did in his 4-D ultrasound, so we’re not sure what that will mean once he’s actually here. I can’t wait to see what color his hair is, but the tech said it looks like he’s a bit of a baldy like Graham was.
We started assembling the crib in the nursery on the weekend. It should all come together soon!
Week 31 and 32: Decorating the Nursery
These weeks were all about buying nursery decor. We finally decided on fabrics as well as the rest of the furniture we’d use. IKEA assembly isn’t my favorite thing ever, but it’s worth it.
Week 33: Nesting
That nesting instinct is kicking into high gear. I made quite a long to-do list that I want to check off before Foster arrives, so we started at Home Depot. We were able to mulch the front and back flower beds, hang some awesome decorations Jon got me for Christmas in our hallway (took us long enough!), and repair our toilet. I felt so handy!
Week 34: Graham Gets Ready
This week I did some more nesting by going on a cleaning kick. I definitely feel it now when I overdo it, so I suppose we’ve reached that point in the pregnancy. We bought some items off our registry, which also helped me feel more prepared to welcome Foster home, and we took Graham to Disney Springs so he could pick out a gift for Foster. He chose a sweet little baby blue Mickey and he was SO proud of his purchase. I can’t wait to see him give it to Foster!
Week 35: Maternity Photos and REALLY Feeling Pregnant
The Braxton Hicks contractions are starting to increase and sleeping is becoming much more difficult. It’s only 4 weeks until we can meet Foster, but they’re going to be 4 very uncomfortable weeks.
We took our maternity photos this week at Dickson Azalea Park and I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out, especially considering we didn’t hire a photographer. Here are a few of my favorites!
Week 36: The Nursery is Done!
At my appointment this week everything looked good. I’m 1 cm dilated already, but that probably doesn’t mean much because Graham came almost 2 weeks late. A girl can dream though!
We actually ended up at the hospital because of a bit of a scare this week, but fortunately everything checked out alright. Better safe than sorry!
We finished Foster’s room this week when we bought the GIANT wooden Florida that hangs on his wall. I’m so happy with how everything turned out!
Sunday was Mother’s Day and it was wonderful. We went to church, then had lunch at home and Jon and Graham gave me some lovely gifts. I even got to go out to a nice Italian dinner at Pannullo’s on Park Ave!
Week 37: Jon Goes a Little Crazy
We had our 37 week appointment and everything still looks good! Only one more appointment until we get to meet Foster!
Jon got a little bit of a crazy whim (a little nesting of his own, perhaps?) to finish buying new kitchen appliances. We already replaced our dishwasher, but the range, microwave, and fridge were also original to the house (15 years old) so it was about time for something new. We’ll take delivery of them just in time before Foster arrives!
Week 38: The Last Week!!!
We didn’t do much this week because Graham got sick over the weekend that started the week. I’m grateful that it happened when it did, though, because he’s all better in time to meet his brother!
Over the weekend we did some last minute cleaning to get the house ready, took Graham to the Science Center for some play time, went on one final date night for a while to Cafe TuTu Tango, and went to a friend’s Memorial Day party. It was so nice to relax and enjoy one final weekend as a family of three!
We get to meet Foster tomorrow (I’ll be exactly 39 weeks)! I’m so excited and, though I’ve got a few posts scheduled already, I’ll be away from adventure-blogging for a while as we get used to life as a family of four. If you’d like to follow along with all of our new baby adventures over the next few weeks make sure you check out my Instagram feed!