I can’t believe I’m finally at this point….week 36!
This last trimester has definitely felt the longest. Whereas the second trimester flashed by like nobody’s business, these last two months have been crawling at snail speed. Or maybe it’s just me that’s been moving at snail speed? Transitioning from lying down to sitting has been quite the struggle. And I swear it takes me five full minutes to put on my socks and shoes. My darling dog is looking behind his should to slow down so I can catch up with him during our walks. The three times I managed to get to the gym swimming pool this past month I end up wading around rather than try for an cardio-aerobic session.
It’s really not so bad that time is slowing down. I have been enjoying my no-rush days with my hubby and the husky. We have been spending long leisurely weekends together, going to the beach, indulging in eating out at pizzerias, taco shops, and dessert parlors, enjoying a lot of quiet time together as a couple.
I have noticed myself really wanting to retreat from the outside world. I’m not very excited about phone calls right now or even leaving the house for the grocery store. And definitely not eager to go to work (thank goodness, I have only a few more days of work!). I am definitely ready for a spiritual hibernation right now, which means lots of quiet moments of meditation, stretching and internal preparation to become a mother.
Last night, I finally had my first dream about my baby. In this dream, I was in a white room. I was laboring on a bed with white sheets. My labor seemed so effortless and felt very relaxed. I remember reaching down to feel her head as she was crowning. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I put her on my chest and then remembered that I still had to wait for my placenta to be expelled. Sure enough it came out on its own. I had a beautiful little moment with the baby and put her in her crib to sleep.
Still doing a lot of visualizations, positive affirmations, relaxation exercises, Spinning Baby exercises (to get baby in a good position), watching natural birth videos, getting educated about potential complications, preparing for how to avoid them, preparing fur child for human child. 100% ready to meet baby girl and welcome her into our family.