The wait is almost over!
I had a friend tell me the other day, I feel like your pregnancy is the longest pregnancy ever! I giggled, thinking to myself, “Yup, I feel the same way”. Well, I’m so thrilled to say that two thirds of my pregnancy is over and I’ve officially entered my third trimester. My feelings are all over the place. Of course, I am so excited and ready to meet our little baby as we embark on this journey as new parents. I know billions of people in this world have children everyday, but I particularly feel so blessed and honoured to bring our baby into this world and shower it with so much love and care. My life is already revolving around our little one and even more so I love our baby so much that I already feel so protective over him/her. It will be a dream come true when I can hold our little bundle of joy soon!
Entering the third trimester has thrown a few curveballs at me. I’ve become anxious but also slightly nervous. Our nursery is still underway and there is so much to do in our house before our baby comes home. I feel as if time is slipping through our fingers and before we know it, July will be here! Living in a small town has some pretty incredible benefits as everyone is so friendly and helps each other out. I find it to be much more personable than city life. The other day my neighbours brought my trash can out because they knew it would be too heavy for me to pull. Our friends just randomly come over to help us out around the house, especially with the heavy lifting where I’m completely helpless to Maanit. Having such a wonderful support system and a loving community helps ease my stress and anxiety.
The toughest part now is to handle what will be another slightly stressful month of work as I have two big projects I need to complete and unfortunately exhaustion has kicked back in once again – similar to what I experienced in my first trimester. It has also become a struggle at night as I wake up quite often to use the washroom and then takes a good bit of time to get comfortable and fall back asleep. Hopefully I get can as much sleep in now before baby Shah arrives because I’m certain I won’t get any at that time. I also just found out that I’m experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy where my left hand requires a wrist brace to help support and reduce pain I encounter throughout the day. Even though there are some challenges now, this is nothing that I can’t handle and I would do it all over again without a doubt just for my little one whom I can’t wait to meet so soon!!
I know I stepped away for sometime in the month of April from my blogging, but that month ended up being quite busy, including a wonderful trip home to see family and friends who threw me such a beautiful baby shower. Stay tuned as this weekend we will be revealing the gender of our baby and soon after pictures from our baby shower and maternity photo shoot! I’m super stoked for what’s coming next…