I am officially into the third trimester and 7 months pregnant!! I can’t believe it. I know I keep saying this but that’s because it’s true-the time is flying by. I wish it would slow down a little just so we can enjoy being pregnant a bit and enjoy out last months together before our little one comes. Don’t get me wrong, I am so excited to meet her…but I also realize these are the last few months of our lives where we won’t be parents. Isn’t that weird? Not to get all mushy on you, but it really makes you think about life and getting older. It’s amazing we’re having a baby, but that also means everyone in our lives is getting older… I hate that part. I want everyone to be around forever..is that so much to ask?
It looks like the last time I updated you guys on my pregnancy was when I was 6 months..oops! Let’s compare belly pics-only 4 weeks apart:
Technically that says 23 weeks but I think it was more like 24…I was a little behind. Here’s this weeks:
Lookin’ pretty round wouldn’t you say? Here’s a breakdown of how things have been:
How far along? 28 weeks- 7 months pregnant!
Total weight gain: 16 pounds according to our last Dr. appointment but I’m thinking more like 20 at this point. We have an appointment next week so we’ll see!
Maternity clothes? You bet!! I only wear maternity clothes now. Every now and then I try to wear a shirt that’s not maternity but it usually ends up being too short. I just ordered a maternity swimsuit too..sexy I know.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Ehhh I’ve had better. My right hip kills me during the night and I have no idea why? So that wakes me up a bunch. I’ve also been a little sick lately, I think a sinus infection so not being able to breath doesn’t help either.
Best moment this week: Feeling her move. She’s so big now you can basically feel her body in there. My husband thought he could feel her bones through my tummy which is so weird. She does more flowing movements now instead of just jabs…it’s so weird..seriously. But amazing.
Miss Anything? I miss taking afrin so I can sleep at night! That would be really helpful right about now!
Movement: All the time! I love it.
Food cravings: Nothing too weird. Every now and then I get a random craving like last week it was Corn Pops cereal…why? I have no idea. I haven’t had corn pops in probably 20 years. So random.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing in particular makes me sick but the last few days I’ve been getting nauseous off and on. I read that sometimes nausea comes back in the third trimester so we’ll see….
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? In…there’s really nothing there to pop out.
Wedding rings on or off? Off most of the time…I got sausage fingers!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Symptoms: So many where do I begin? Nothing terrible though just standard. I’m starting to get aches and pains sometimes in my back but nothing terrible. I also get cramps sometimes when I walk too much…like I’m working too hard?
Looking forward to: Doctor’s appointment next week. I love hearing her heartbeat! We’re almost done with this doctor actually. Soon, we will be going to the hospital once a week for checkups!
Exercise: This week exercise has been nonexistent. I haven’t been feeling that great so I don’t want to push it and get really sick so I’ve stayed away from the gym. I’d like to get back there as soon as possible though and do some walking and weight lifting.
Overall, things are good! I just can’t get over the fact that I’m in the third trimester. I couldn’t fall asleep last night because I kept thinking about the night (or day) I go into labor. I know it’s going to be totally fine, but I am definitely freaked out. I can’t decide if I want an epidural or not. I may just leave it open and whatever happens happens. I think it’s easy to say “no epidural for me” but I’ve never actually experienced labor so it might be one of those things that’s easier said than done.
I have no problem with an epidural though and kind of think it’s a shame some people feel bad if they ask for one. As long as the baby and mom is healthy, do what makes you comfortable! There’s no shame in having an epidural. The other thing is, I’m sure it’s easy to have a birth plan then once you’re in labor, everything changes. You might not have a choice in the matter so who knows..we’ll see!
Anyway, enough baby talk…the winner of the Simply Bar giveaway is….
Dena at 40 Fit in the Mitt! I asked my husband to pick a number and lucky number 13 it was…congrats Dena!
Any fun weekend plans? Do you guys have any thoughts/feelings about epidurals? Two totally unrelated questions :).