28 Week Baby Bump - Third Trimester

We have been a bit busy lately, the Papa more so than I.  We have really interesting news on the job front which I will save for a later post but it is a magnificent opportunity for the Papa and our expanding family.

The past week we spent three days in the city while the Papa trained in the evenings.  I found it really relaxing actually.  I missed the bustle of city life, my old life and the plethora of things to do.  Driving everywhere to do things and get anywhere really weighs on me, not only for the environmental aspect but the time lost in transit.  I find it quite icky.  I love walking and biking everywhere and have since the Papa and I have been together.

It was great to just take the Babes to the park, out for Gelato, to an amazing neighbourhood (Westboro) where I grew up.  We ran into old friends, purchased a Nut Case for the Littlest Babe and birthday presents for the Eldest Babe.  I got to talk everyday to our dear friends which really lit up my life.  Plus I got to indulge in a little cable television...a luxury we don't have here by choice.

All in all, it has made deciding where to live that much harder.  I want to want to be this blissful, frolic in the woods person, but commuting is such a turn off.  I was exposed to so many cultural and social differences in the city that we fear are lost in small town life.  So if it is something we choose we are going to have to work harder to expose our children to different people and perspectives.  It really ways on me because I truly am the deciding factor.  The Papa has told me that he just wants me happy and he really can be content anywhere.  But being a stay at home mama where my office is the home, my thoughts play a huge role in our decision.  It is funny how our complementary personalities have worked so well in our relationship but also can effect the ultimate thing on where to live.  Luckily I have the most supportive partner.

So let me just rant about the amazingness of the Papa for a bit:

-  he lets me sleep even though he is exhausted from caring for the Babes
-  he prepares them breakfast and dinner lately because I cannot stand for too long during the day and always have the urge to vomit
-  he takes the Babes out while I get to read a book or craft
-  he lets me blather on and on about the inner workings of my mind and never expects me to apologize.  he indulges me
-  he makes my heart flutter with his simple kindness and sweetness
-  he puts in a labour intensive day lifting and cutting stone only to come home and play with the Babes

I could go on and on but I really should just end on a pregnancy update:

*  The Littlest of Babes moves so much.  Her head is right down, which probably accounts for me feeling though I am about to give birth.
*  Chronic headaches are subsiding but there were a couple days there when I had continuous tightening and sharp pain.  My midwife assures it is ligaments but they remind me of childbirth.
*  we need to start prepping for babe...SERIOUSLY!!!..I am forgetting mostly about the decor of the room and concentrating on necessities - car seat, homebirth materials, clothing, infant insert for sling, daybed purchase.
*  I can't really chase the Babes any more or push them on the swing.  They can get quite upset sometimes.


The Mama

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