Third trimester starts now!

Third trimester! Today marks my 27th week. I’ve got about 12 weeks to go. Yes, I did the math right. I haven’t formed cohesive thoughts about the delivery yet. I was recently told that I wouldn’t go past 39 weeks since I’ve been measuring a little more than a week a head. So, I know that in at least 12 weeks I’ll have two sons. {Two baby sons, because when do I stop calling Maximus a baby? Never, right?}

At the beginning of the third trimester we have a lot left to do! For instance, our baby needs a name. Depending on your outlook of time, this may or may not be a big deal. We have one name that I thought was the direction we wanted to go. After a conversation with Bryan yesterday, I realize even though it was his suggestion he’s not 100%. Ironically, I had suggested the name during our first pregnancy. We have zero runner ups or even bench warmers. And of course no middle name. At least the last name is picked! 😉

We also need to find bedding. I struggled with Maximus and I’m struggling again. I have a basic idea and can’t find anything in a reasonable price without having a custom-made set by someone on Etsy. I don’t want characters and that’s almost impossible. I may back off that stance a little and do something with elephants or giraffes or something, but I want color. That seems to be the hardest part. It needs to look boyish, be something that a toddler can have, and use bright colors. Of course we can’t paint the room until the colors are picked. So the room sits in its hunter green glory.

Although Maximus was a summer baby, we have newborn clothes that include pants and sweatshirts. I am very thankful for this! Luckily we have lots of sleeves and pants because it was air condition season so our little babe had to stay warm. I’ve got plenty of receiving blankets for swaddling so I don’t feel the urge to buy newborn clothes. I do plan on buying a homecoming outfit for the little guy. I had originally thought about bringing him home in the same outfit that Maximus wore but I think I want them to each have their own. What do you think?

Lest you think we’re completely unprepared for LBL 2.0, we do have nursery furniture. We actually have the crib in the room. Obviously it’s not setup. But! It’s in the room along with a mattress. The rest of the furniture hasn’t come in yet so I can’t really start cleaning out the guest closet or unpacking the newborn boxes that I keep adding to the room. And the dog kennel is still in there and the dog spends his days hanging out there. So, the crib doesn’t feel like much of an accomplishment.

Ok, I might start to worry! No clothes washed and put away, no blankets ready for snuggling, and no idea what the layout of the room will be. None of the baby stuff has come up from the basement, so it definitely hasn’t been cleaned of Maximus slobber. I haven’t searched for baby hats to keep him warm when he shows up in the middle of winter. We decided that we hated the newborn fleece bodysuit that we had so we have to buy a new one.

You’d be right if you thought I hadn’t read a single baby book this pregnancy. Nothing about the pregnancy and nothing about delivery and nothing about bringing a new baby home. I’m winging it this time. There’s too many unknown toddler experiences to get through. I’ll trust my memory to kick in when this newborn shows up.

Anyone else starting to feel like 12 weeks isn’t a lot of time? Anyone want to do my Christmas shopping for me? Because when am I going to have time to do that.

4 thoughts on “Third trimester starts now!

  1. Jannae L

    Check Pottery Barn Kids for bedding. They have a ton of really cute sheets right now that you could mix and match. Some have animals but they look cool and they have some really cool prints like chevrons. Their bedding sets are expensive but if you find just a sheet you like, you could mix it with things from other stores. That’s where I’m hoping to get new bedding from. 🙂

    1. That’s where I keep going back to also, but I can’t decide. I think I’ll be mad at myself if I don’t do chevron but then I need to pull color in since it’s gray. I know myself well enough to know that I probably won’t get cutsy pillows and wall decor to pull in color. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by the task!

  2. Fiona's Mom

    Don’t worry! You have plenty of time. With both Fiona and Quinn, we started preparing at about 36 weeks. And didn’t have a name for either until they were born. Just enjoy! 🙂

    1. Enjoy?! Who gets to enjoy anything when EE happens in one week! 😉 I’ve been fine so far, but I think the stress of the show is making this feel stressful too.

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