It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a baby update. Thankfully, there really hasn’t been much to report. Everything has gone as smoothly to this point as possible.
We’ve officially entered the third trimester. I don’t think I’ll call this the home stretch just yet, but I time is speeding up. The house projects countdown has begun. I hope to have much of the punch list completed by the end of the month, but there are a few line items that will move into February — Hopefully not into March.
We attended a childbirth class on Saturday. The class was informative and made me more comfortable with what to expect. I think Liz feels better about it too. There seem to be some stark differences between reality and the movies.
This weekend was the first time that I was able to feel Timothy moving around in Mom’s belly. Liz has been able to feel his movements for a while now, but every time she said to come feel, he would stop until now. That was very cool. It makes the whole thing seem real (not that Liz’s growing belly wasn’t an indicator).
Yesterday I had my hands on her belly and Liz was tapping to see if we could get any reaction and then there was one big punch and we cracked up. It was our first family game!
I had a dream last night that this pregnancy ended like our first one did. I know the situation this time is completely different than with Samantha and there are no signs of problems or distress. This is the first indicator of any what-happened-last-time anxiety for me. Rationally, I’m in a good place. I wasn’t expecting it much anxiety over it since everything has been smooth, but I suppose it is to be expected from time to time.
Less than 3 months to go!
When did you have your first realization that your child was really on his or her way? What did you do to alleviate your anxiety?