HELLO THIRD TRIMESTER! I cannot believe I am already saying that! I know another twelve weeks is a long way to go. But then I also think on my first pregnancy and at this point (unbeknownst to me) I was only eight weeks away from having a baby. And when that realization hits me, I panic a bit. Things are really rolling along with our new home and construction, we have meetings and appointments left and right, and I haven’t even thought about pulling out any of our old baby things. That bassinet won’t unpack itself! I did learn my lesson last time, and will have a bag packed for myself and baby by 34 weeks, because nothing irked me more than a surprise early delivery than being deprived my ability to pack and plan everything to my liking! 12 weeks, you guys, 12 weeks! Also, excuse the lazy chalkboard and looking like I haven’t slept all week. Because my toddler has influenza, my chalkboard is lazy, and I literally have not slept all week.
How far along? 28 weeks
Gender: little baby boy
Total weight gain: big weigh in will reveal the truth this morning, but based on the scale at home, 20-22 pounds, depending on if I decided to eat five pieces of cake for dessert or not.
Maternity clothes? yes, but still quite comfortable in leggings and my London sweaters from Express. I am SO glad I stocked up on a few (I have four!) during their big winter sale this year, because I wear them to work all. the. time.
Stretch marks? nope, still using the baby belly bar every day. This is also motivation to keep the weight gain in check! Rapid weight gain is often where the stretch marks can happen.
Belly button in or out: in
Sleep: terrible this week. My other baby has influenza A, and I have spent my nights watching the precious boy sleep and making sure his temperature stays at an appropriate place. Sick babies are the worst. On top of all that, the pregnancy insomnia is returning, I am pretty sure.
Exercise: I did some workouts last weekend, but this week has been baby snuggles, medicine distribution, and lots of laundry to take care of my sick boy.
Best moment this week: Honestly, none. I have felt on the verge of tears constantly because I am so sad watching my baby be in so much pain. My mom did point out that this is probably one of the few times I will hold both of my babies at the same time and have them both be perfectly content, so that is something to remind myself of!
Miss Anything? Sleep. And I could really go for a sugary cold Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Less than 3 months to go!
Movement: So much movement. And all over the place lately, too. The kicks had been really isolated to my right side for about a month, but now I am feeling lots of rolls, jabs, and action all over the place. As long as he stays head down, I’ll take it!
Food cravings: Not much this week. Loving the Fiber One brownies I have been having for dessert to help cut down on my sugar intake, though!
Symptoms: Insomnia, otherwise my mind is all over the place this week so I haven’t really noticed anything.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!
Labor Signs: no!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I wouldn’t say I have been ‘moody’ this week, but as I have already mentioned multiple times, it has been a rough week, and I am glad to see it ending!
Looking forward to: 50 degree temperatures and sunshine! Hoping everyone is finally feeling better and we can enjoy spending as much time outside as possible!