Aaaaaaand we’re officially in the third trimester!!
Seriously. Sooo, so crazy!
Baby Tooth is just over 28 weeks today and is about the size of a Chinese cabbage or an eggplant.
And there he is from the front.
Here’s what Baby Tooth has been up to this week:
- Baby Tooth weighs 2-1/4 pounds and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels.
- He can blink his eyes, which now sport lashes (aww!)
- He may be able to see the light that filters in through the womb.
- He’s also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Weight gained: According to my appointment yesterday, I’m up to about 19 pounds, which equates to about a pound a week since my last visit…aka, right on target. Woot woot!
Workouts: This past week was a bit lighter. I was able to do a Pilates session and a yoga session (each about 45-50 minutes) and I did get in two brisk walks on my lunch hours which were probably about a half hour each. I totally still count those…we were pushin’ it!
- Sore stomach muscles, and occasionally sore legs/groin area.
- A couple Braxton Hicks contractions.
- Minor low back pain.
- Burping…sorry. It’s gross. Just being honest.
- Many, many trips to the ladies room.
Movement: All day, every day. And he’s certainly growing because I feel him from one side all the way to the other.
Food Aversions: Still pretty much the same…no shrimp or hot coffee.
Food Cravings: Cheeseburgers, sandwiches on rolls (in case you couldn’t tell from this weekend), fruit juice (I bought an orange pineapple juice over the weekend…YUM), peanut butter, yogurt, berries, and ice cream. Basically…I love it all.
Sleep: So-so this past week. I had a few nights where I was really having a hard time getting comfortable and/or would wake up frequently during the night. Those nights were particularly rough on the low back pain. I’m planning on buying myself a body pillow today, actually. I tried getting away without it, but I think it’s time.
Stretch marks? None yet!
Miss Anything? I kinda sorta miss my old energy and stamina. Not that I’m feeling super tired or anything these days – in fact, I feel pretty good! – but it’s little things like being able to do a pushup without feeling like I’m going to die. Sometimes I wonder how I’ll ever get that back…I know it’s totally possible and amazing women do it all the time, but damn, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be easy!
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: A woman that I work with offered to make us a baby blanket/quilt after I was telling her about my issue with not being able to find one I love. She showed me a sample of what she makes yesterday and it was beautiful. I am SO excited! I just need to go pick out some fabrics, so fingers crossed that I’m able to find something.
Baby Tooth continues to put on an excellent show for us almost nightly, so we have a blast watching his moves in there. We think he gave Jay a “high five” the other night.
Belly Button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but I do notice that my fingers get a little swollen overnight sometimes and they get tight.
Happy or moody most of the time: Definitely happy! I’m so excited to be entering into the third trimester already. I feel like these next couple of months are just going to breeze right by.
New Baby Items: I received my third trimester Baby Bump Bundle!
This month’s bundle came filled with some more pretty awesome stuff including new flip flops (will be perfect for that July heat!) and Udder Cover reusable breast pads,
An Udder Cover, which will be perfect for nursing
And some Body Buzz Post Recovery Cream & Perineal Spray from Bella B.
Definitely lots of fun stuff in the third trimester bundle, and I love how they really do hand pick items that are perfect for each trimester.
BumpBundles Discount Code Offer!
From now until May 8th, Baby Bump Bundle is offering 15% off any bundle including BumpBundle, BabyBundle, and even a subscription for all three BumpBundle’s. Just enter code 154STSL at checkout.
And just a heads up…if you want to order now but want to wait to send it later (like for Mother’s Day), that is definitely an option. Just say the date you want it to arrive in the comments of the order along with a card message.
Looking Forward To: Seeing how this third trimester treats me. I consider myself very lucky thus far with my pregnancy, so let’s hope that it continues into these final weeks! This month we also have a few different classes coming up (breastfeeding and childbirth) so I’m interested to see how they’ll go.
Question for the Moms:
Did you take any classes (i.e., childbirth and/or breastfeeding)? Did you find it to be helpful?