End of 2nd Trimester

26 weeks pregnant (standing next to our thriving tomato plants)

I’m about 26 weeks right now, which is the end of the 2nd trimester.  That means only three more months before we get to meet our baby! Hard to believe I’ve been pregnant for six months: seems like it was just the other day we were calling everyone to announce the news…at the same time, I feel like I have been pregnant for a very long time.  Funny how time seems to simultaneously be moving fast and slow.

I was out on business travel this week and am soooooo glad to be home.  It is much more difficult to eat as much as I need to, stay hydrated and well rested while traveling.  Sadly, it’s not easy to find REAL food at airports and on the road; in the past (i.e., when I was not pregnant), I would often relax or ignore my real food rules while traveling…even though that often resulted in stomach aches and other negative consequences (my body saying, “Yuck, please don’t put this crap in here!”).  Of course, now that I am feeding myself AND Little Bean, I don’t want to put any junk in our bodies: more difficult, but not impossible, when traveling.

It’s also interesting to observe the reactions I get while pregnant and traveling solo: pregnant lady eating alone at nice restaurant produces inquisitive glances; pregnant lady eating ice cream at the airport garners several knowing smiles from men and women alike.

Aaron in Baby's Room

While I was away, Aaron continued painting Baby’s room and has made excellent progress.  He’s finished with the walls, almost done with the doors, and is about to move on to the floorboards and white trim.

Also this past week, we’ve acquired a good bit more baby stuff, thanks to our good friends Ben and Anna, who gave us a a bunch of baby blankets, changing pads, and books.  Their son Jasper is already four years old and they kindly passed on some of his stuff to us.  Its all great stuff but, as you might guess, I am especially excited about the baby books.

Jasper loved these board books when he was younger. Thanks, Jasper, Ben and Anna!

Anyway, I’m glad to be back home.  Home makes me happy.  I am just thrilled with every day things in our lives: waking up with my awesome husband every day, drinking coffee and morning walks with Tico, working in the yard, going to the growers market every Saturday, cooking together, reading bedtime stories and playing songs for the Bean.  Life is good.

About Stephanie

I am a mother and a wife, lady scientist, gardener, fabulous cook, foodie, world traveler, and aspiring polymath. I like to ignore stereotypes, challenge the status quo and encourage independent thought.
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