It’s official – we are entering the third trimester! How did that happen?! While my body is definitely starting to feel the effects, it’s still hard to believe that this much time has passed and we are entering the final stretch. This week has been a turning point in a lot of ways. All of a sudden I feel much more uncomfortable, much more tired, and and much more overwhelmed. I feel a little bit annoyed that I’m already this uncomfortable because I was really hoping that I had another good month or two in me, but I keep reminding myself that things could be a lot worse and I’m very thankful that I’ve had a pretty easy pregnancy thus far. Here’s to the last third of this crazy journey… I can’t believe we’ll be holding a precious baby girl in our arms in three short months!
How far along: 28 weeks and the size of a large eggplant (yikes!) – about 16 inches long and 2.5 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Mike and I hit the outlets yesterday, and I added a couple more dresses and tops to the wardrobe. Besides a couple of tops and maxi dresses, I’ve pretty much said goodbye to my pre-maternity clothes. It was nice while it lasted.
Belly button in or out: Flat to slightly protruding. It’s questionable.
Sleep: Not so comfortable anymore which is probably adding to my lack of energy. I have officially surrounded myself with a fortress of pillows while sleeping. I still have to have my Snoogle, but I add more pillows around me now, too… there can never be enough. As my belly expands, it’s just not comfortable in any position. Still sleeping on my side, but I toss and turn a lot and wake up at least a couple of times per night. Not to mention, I can no longer sleep in even on weekends. Womp womp. I guess this is nature’s way of preparing me for many sleepless nights in the future!
Best moment this week: Nothing crazy stands out this week, but we’ve enjoyed a nice weekend at home including a date night Friday and evening out Saturday with friends we hadn’t seen in forever. I’ve also started entering the hardcore “nesting” phase. I am trying to get this house in order and ready for Baby Girl! One step at a time…
Miss anything: Sleeping comfortably and just generally moving around more easily. I feel like getting up from the couch is becoming a chore – I can’t imagine how much worse that’s about to get. So thankful to have a sweet husband who does everything he can to help me out!
Movement: Constantly! Kicking, punching, rolls, jabs, you name it! The weirdest thing I’ve noticed this week is that she is now big enough that I can feel her jabbing at both sides of my stomach at the same time. It’s like she is all over the place. Sometimes it’s pretty painful, but for the most part it’s still awesome. I often find myself mesmerized watching my belly change shapes right before my eyes. It’s so crazy.
Cravings: Ice cream!
Looking forward to: Seeing so many wonderful family members and friends next week at my shower some sweet friends are throwing for me! I can’t wait to see everyone! It’s going to be such a fun-filled weekend with the ones I love.