I do need to post a few more pictures from the past weekend. Here are some of Saffron with her lovely "Blume" hair-do after she woke up from her nap on Sunday.
In other news - this is my last full week of classes. Hard to believe the semester is coming to a close. I have to say, surprisingly, I am a little sad. I really enjoyed both of my classes. Currently I have A's in both of them (go me!), and just have two final tests to get through. I am not too worried and plan on studying this weekend.
I will say that I am glad that the semester is ending, because this week it got COLD! I have still been walking to class because it's good exercise, but man, when it's 2 degrees out with negative wind chill - it's tough. And I can't walk as fast before, in fact, I feel like I am waddling lately, so it's a little slow going.
Which brings me to my next topic - baby stuff. I thought that when you are pregnant, you are suppose to run warm all the time. Well, I am still waiting for that "heater" to kick in. I think mine is broken. I wouldn't say that I feel hot or even warmer than before I was pregnant. Maybe it will kick in when I am in the the third trimester.
And speaking of the third trimester - I reach that milestone on Saturday! I can't believe I have made it that far. Sometimes I am still amazed when I look down and see that growing belly of mine. The weight gain has slowed, which is nice. It only appears to really be in my mid-section. I hope to continue walking every day on our treadmill once classes are done. I think it's made a huge difference this fall.
At the beginning of the week I was thinking how great I am finally feeling while pregnant, although I shouldn't have thought that quite so soon. The past few days have been rather uncomfortable. I do see the light shining at the end of the tunnel, which is good. I remember in July thinking how far off March seemed. Now I feel like there isn't enough time to get everything done by March! I wouldn't say that the time has gone by super quickly, although the past month time has seemed to pick up.
Lately I have been thinking more and more about the actual labor. I know some friends (hi Jacqueline) who have horror stories about it and then other friends (hi Laura) who have had very fast, and relatively uncomplicated labors. I suppose it's only natural to be thinking about it, especially at this point in the pregnancy. Next week at our next prenatal appointment, we'll be touring Labor and Delivery. I am looking forward to it, primarily because I have never spent the night in the hospital. In fact, I don't even know where to go once I am in labor! I can't say that I am terrified of labor or even scared, but it's unknown to me, so I keep trying to envision what it will be like.
Anyhow - I need to get some brownies out of the oven now, but I want to end with one last picture. This week my sister and nephew sent Baby Nimz it's first Christmas present. I was so surprised and touched when it came in the mail, it brought tears to my eyes. It's an evergreen tree that we can plant in our yard!