MAMA MARZ | 3RD TRIMESTER, WHO DIS?

March - Yay! We're expecting!
April - Move to Texas!
May- Finally get over the nausea and enter the 2nd trimester!
June- Win an Instagram contest and meet the most amazing moms to be in San Fran!
July- Plan baby shower with my family!
August- 3rd Trimester is here!

These last 6 months have been a complete whirlwind. I have no idea where the time has gone but here we are! It's the home stretch, the final countdown, we're here!

BABY A

Baby A has been such a joy in the womb. He or she is about the size of a papaya (about 13-15 inches in length and 1.4-2.2 lbs). I can't even take it! The kicks, punches, and squirms are a feeling I can't describe. I think it's a level of love I just haven't experienced yet. I just can't want to see his or her face. By the way I'm back to thinking it's a boy. I can't stop saying "he" when I talk about the baby. Boy you can sure drive yourself crazy with trying to figure it out though. 

MY BODY

I've been feeling pretty good! I've experienced some nausea and round ligament pain but most days I have tons of energy and mentally I'm doing well! I've noticed I have to be careful not to do too much, though. For instance, a few days ago we painted the nursery and I was on my feet for 2 hours. After that my hands and feet were swollen and cramping. My whole body hurt by the end of the day. I have to learn to pace myself and work on projects in shifts. 

I also have experienced carpal tunnel in my left hand. My midwife said that is normal to experience during pregnancy. I wear a brace at night because that is usually when it hurts. I can never figure out where to put my hands when I sleep. The brace helps to keep my hand in one position though.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Our shower is in September in Cleveland! I can't wait! My family has been working so hard to make this such a wonderful day for us and Baby A. I'm looking forward to celebrating and seeing our family and friends.

Alonzo and I have been working on the nursery! The crib and mattress got delivered this week, thanks to my mother-in-law. I’m putting the final touches on the dresser this week. I will share what we have so far in the nursery next week. It's all coming together nicely. We are so grateful for our families and friends for all the gifts we've received so far! It certainly takes a village to raise a child. 

Until Next Time!

xoxo,
MARZ