Sooo…we’re moving…yet again!  The apartment drama I alluded to earlier?  That was it.

We're moving

BUT, things turned out a-ok because we’re staying in the same building on the same floor AND getting a slightly bigger place with more closet space. The best kind of move if you ask me.

The only down side to all of this is that I’ll be more pregnant than ever.  Thank goodness for good friends and [potentially even] Task Rabbit.

I won’t get into the details as to why we have to move, but let’s just say it was a rough couple of weeks because we thought we were signing a three year lease on our current place.  Also, we have a pretty big life change coming up in a few short months.  Thankfully, it had nothing to do with us.  In fact, our current landlord actually helped us find this new place.

BIG LESSON LEARNED:  Staying as positive as possible really is the best way to face tough situations.  As I said to Vishnu quite a few times, “What’s the alternative?

All’s well that ends well I suppose!

25 Week Update (fair warning…random thoughts ahead)

Whenever someone asks me how I’m feeling, my response is almost always the same.  “The baby is great. I’m feeling great…just getting bigger!”

The one word I like to use to describe this stage of the pregnancy is big.  Vishnu says I feel bigger than I look, but that’s just it.  I absolutely love my round pregnant belly…I just feel big.   I feel big when I roll out of bed or switch sides while sleeping.  I feel big when I have to squat down and pick something up.  I feel big when I have to put my shoes on.  I feel big after climbing the stairs at the train station.  Honestly, it has nothing to do with my actual size.  It’s just that my new size takes some getting used to, especially when it comes to daily life!

Other than the big factor, I randomly find myself lost in a sea of thoughts.  None of which have to do with the baby himself.  More so the logistics of having a baby.  It’s weird because I’ve never once been worried or anxious about actually having a baby and all the changes that come with that.  My thoughts tend to gravitate to things like how am I going to juggle being a full-time mommy with a full-time career while being married to a very much full-time resident physician.  Or how am I going to get food on the table every night.  Or will I be able to make time for exercise at some point.  Or how is it going to work when Vishnu’s on nights.

Look, I obviously know it’s all going to work out.  Millions and millions of people make it work every single day, and I have no doubt that we’ll figure out our own rhythm and all that jazz.  It’s just funny to me that I’m thinking about the logistical elements right now versus thinking about keeping our little human alive.  The latter part is something I’m excited about.  I’m lucky to have 16 weeks at home with our little guy, and I can’t wait to get to know him.  By no means am I saying those 16 weeks are going to be easy, especially the first few, but that’s not something I dwell on.  Every new mom (and mom in general) goes through the hard stuff.  It’s the juggling piece that makes me scratch my head.  But like I said, Vishnu and I are a strong (and fun, if I do say so myself!) team, and  I know we’ll be just fine.

Other thoughts that come and go…

  • We’re only going to be a little family of two for a few months now.  I selfishly want all the Vishnu time I can get!
  • This pregnancy is flying by.  The other day my sister mentioned how I only have 3/8 of the way to go, and it really stopped me in my tracks. How is that possible?
  • Who is our baby going to look like?  I hope he’s a mix of both of us!
  • I wonder what the people at the gym think when I walk in and hoist myself up on the EFX machine.  I’m hoping it’s “what a badass!”

Well, that’s week 25.  So far so good!

Happy Friday, all!  Make it a great one.

By Parita

4 thoughts on “Apartment Drama + 25 Week Update”
  1. I’m glad you got the apartment stuff sorted out!! that’s crazy! I’m so excited for you- you’re going to be such an awesome mama! I don’t have any personal experience so I don’t have any advice, but I know you’ve got this!

  2. Your 25 week thoughts are the same ones that I had throughout pregnancy. The happy side of those post call days/ nights is the look our 3 month old gets the minute she sees my husband after 2 days! You’ve got this 🙂

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