All of a sudden, we’re starting the third trimester. I have absolutely no idea how that is possible, or how time has gone so fast. I feel like it was mere weeks ago that we were sitting in bed, excitedly talking about the fact that we were pregnant.
I’ve been really feeling the stress now, thinking about how much needs to be accomplished before our little girl gets here. The house has to be cleaned, crib put together, nursery painted, and lets now even talk about the nightmare that is negotiating with an HOA on installing new windows. (Seriously people, they’re white, vinyl, high efficiency windows…. I don’t understand why this is so difficult.) That clock is ticking down fast, and don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to meet her, but knowing that there is so much to be done in such a short period of time is giving me a little anxiety.
Going by averages for this time in the pregnancy, our beautiful little girl is about 16 inches long and 2.5 pounds, and only about 12 weeks away from making her grande debut. Her eyes are open and perceiving light, her taste buds are developing, and if (heaven forbid) we had to have her in an emergency situation, her lungs are developed enough for her prognosis to be good. Her kicks are getting stronger, and she’s putting on weight. It’s the final leg of the journey now.
So, my point is this – pregnancy is an absolutely incredible and miraculous thing, and it flies by before you know what’s happening. Embrace every moment, and every step, throughout the pregnancy. They go by in the blink of an eye. Love and cherish every single milestone, and do your best to be present and not get ahead of yourself.