I am full term this week, y’all. Officially full term! Lord willing, at some point in the next few weeks I’ll be having my third unmedicated birth at the Birth Center. I know many people who have accidental unmedicated births and do just fine, I’ve read countless birth stories of women who just stumble into unmedicated labor intentionally without any prep and are cool as a cucumber. That’s not me. It takes a lot of work for me to get in the right mental state for the marathon that is labor but here, the third time around, I’m feeling more prepared than ever. Here are the things I do to get ready for the big day.
I am 32 weeks pregnant this week which means I’m technically five weeks into my third trimester. WILD. My second trimester absolutely flew by but it certainly wasn’t as easy as my previous second trimesters have been. We’ll get into all of that right here.
Whether you consider yourself a girly-girl or not, florals are the best reminder that Spring is indeed on it’s way. I’ve always had more of a classic, neutral style but in the past couple years I’ve found my floral pieces to get so much wear that they’re worth the investment 100 times over and have become a bit of a neutral themselves.
For my first pregnancy, I fell into the first-time-mom trap of thinking I needed a while wardrobe of maternity clothes and I’ve learned my lesson. I simply didn’t need that much stuff for what boils down to a five month period of time, but I still wanted to feel put together and, most of all, to feel like myself. Here are the pieces I’ve been loving to make that a possibility.
Oh how we prayed for this day.