One of the most common questions I see mommas-to-be asking is what in the world do I need to keep a tiny human happy, healthy, and alive? I know that I, personally, read basically every single one of these articles that exists on the internet, trying to put together the perfect registry. We don’t want to buy things we don’t need, but it’s hard to know what you’ll actually use and what’s just marketing.
When I was pregnant, I read exactly one million birth stories (give or take ;)). I refused to read anything that wasn’t positive, because I didn’t want to fill my brain with the thousands of scenarios that could go wrong. So, for a long time, I hesitated to share my birth story, because it’s not exactly positive…
Everything changed the day I saw those two pink lines.
And yet, for a long time, it felt like nothing had changed at all. Since I still looked more or less the same, and the people I came in contact with every day had no idea that there was a little person growing inside of me, it was easy to forget that it was happening.
Maybe it’s the number of times I’ve moved, but over the years, I’ve found myself becoming more and more minimal. I don’t like having extra, and a clean space with just a couple of high quality, useful, beautiful things makes my heart SO happy. So when I got pregnant, I knew I wanted to keep things minimal and simple…
Now that our little baby girl is here (and has been for over a month!!) and my pregnancy is officially over, I finally feel ready and able to write about the entirety of my third trimester. In a lot of ways, it feels like forever ago that I was pregnant… but in a lot of other ways, it still catches me off guard sometimes to find myself NOT pregnant.
Today my pregnancy app told me that I’m officially in my third trimester, and even though I knew it was coming, it’s still a bit of a shock. We just have three more months until we meet our little babe, and with every kick and roll I feel it gets a little more real