Speaking of obsessions, I have a new obsession recently...baby bedding. Since we had our gender reveal party, I have "allowed" myself to begin thinking about/looking at baby stuff and now I can't stop! I'm not a huge fan of pastel pink, so I feel like it is this huge challenge/game to find bedding that does NOT include all forms of pink. It's really harder than you think. I am definitely open to suggestions of places to look because I feel like I'm running out of resources. I actually began looking on etsy.com and have been considering having my bedding made (something I vowed to never do...I'm sure this is the first of many broken vows when it comes to children). Kev said maybe I should just go ahead and order something, but I realized I'm not ready for that yet because I'm having too much fun just looking. I don't feel like I have truly conquered the challenge yet.
Ok, enough about bedding. I have still been able to squeeze into 2 pairs of jeans and 1 pair of dress pants, but they seem to be rapidly shrinking...funny how that happens. I actually wore my first pair of maternity, hand-me-down capris 2 days ago, and it was AMAZING! It was like wearing jean sweat pants. I don't know if I'll be able to go back to my jeans again. I have a work trip coming up in a couple weeks, so I'm not sure what I am going to do then. Two clothing items I have been exceedingly thankful for at work: scrubs (I usually wear them 3x per week for surgery) and my lab coat (so far it really hides me belly). So far, patients have not been able to tell I'm pregnant. I'm dreading the day when they can. I am already asked more questions than I can handle on a daily basis so I can only imagine how much worse it will get when they know.
Speaking of work, I've realized recently that surgery might get rough in the months to come. We had a 3 hour case a couple of days ago, and I felt like I hurt all over by the end of it...my low back was killing me, my legs were aching, my shoulders hurt. I felt totally exhausted that night and just wanted to lay on the couch all evening. I asked the doctor I work with if we could only schedule one hour cases in the third trimester...she laughed. :)
I feel like I'm able to eat whatever, but still have specific opinions about my food on a daily basis, no serious cravings, no heartburn (we must be having a bald baby), no real complaints. I've been able to feel Baby Girl move since about 18 weeks, which is so much fun! I love it! I still have moments/days of panic but it seems to be better. The Lord is so good!
This is probably way more detail than anyone really wanted to know, but now you do.