I am in my last week of my second trimester! Earlier this week I noticed my energy start to decrease a little from what it had been. I tire a lot more easily and although I am still gung-ho for projects, I crash very easily if I push myself too hard. It is exciting to be rounding that corner into the final stretch! With only 12 weeks to go until 38 weeks, it feels like Caleb’s arrival is right around the corner now.
This week I enjoyed introducing pregnancy yoga into my day via YouTube, and hands down the highlight of the week was birth class with Andrew. I learned so much and feel way more informed and ready for birth now! There was a lot I did not know about labor and I feel much better prepared to avoid common pitfalls and problems thanks to an excellent instructor and seven hours of lecture. The birth class was as unbiased as possible, but I am also all the more determined not to get an epidural after learning more about about the stages of labor and the upsides and downsides to medication. It’s going to be hard to turn down in the hospital so I known I may be eating my words halfway through labor!
The next step is to meet with my doula for my first of two pre-birth appointments and work on a birth plan together. I am excited for Andrew to meet her.
Caleb brings so much joy to my days. His kicks and flops never get old and I can’t wait to meet him! God’s care and protection are an incredible gift.