I am officially 7 months pregnant, and am starting to count down the days until my due date. Seriously, the third trimester is not for the faint of heart. With that, here’s my latest bumpdate…
How far along? 32 Weeks
Size of baby: About 16.7 Inches and 3.8 pounds – a bok choy
General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: I’m so emotional, all the time. I have a post in the works on how this pregnancy is kicking my butt and been different from Abbie’s, so I’ll keep it short and sweet here. I’m getting more tired by the day, I’m hating that I’m at the point that I need help for everyday things, and I literally can’t fathom that I still have two months of this. More if she’s late like her sister…
Food Aversions: Nothing, but nothing tastes good either.
Food Cravings: Again, nothing. And nothing tastes good – even my favorite foods. I can’t wait to be normal again.
Health/Fitness: I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday, and everything looks good. From when I started keeping track, I’m up 27 pounds. The doctor has less since they started counting later, but I’m going with the 27…. which is more than I wanted at this point. I really wanted to cap my weight gain at 35 pounds total, and while that’s still possible, it’s also entirely possible I’ll go over it. I have so much less energy nowadays that I am lucky to get 6,000 steps a day. Thankfully, my blood pressure has been okay, but I’m still keeping an eye on it.
Doc Appointments: After the one I had one yesterday, I have another in 3 weeks, then I go to weekly appointments!
Symptoms: So many – I feel like the third trimester hit me all at once. I get tired so easily, have heartburn pretty much every day, and am emotional as all get-out. Everything either annoys me or makes me cry. I’m carrying this little girl all in front, so my hips hurt, my back hurts, and my belly even hurts. I’m hoping some maternity support belts I ordered help with that part, at least.
Sleep: This is the blessing – thankfully I’m still sleeping okay. I fall asleep easily and stay asleep until one of my 1-5 bathroom breaks/night. I am so, so thankful for my snoogle.
Movement? Yep, but she’s definitely starting to run out of room – big movements as opposed to lots of little ones. That and she likes to push, like she’s trying to come out the side or something.
Maternity Clothes: 95% of my current wardrobe is maternity. I did finally get two pairs of work pants that fit correctly, so I’m hoping that’s the last of my purchases on maternity clothes. I have some cute maternity stuff, but I miss my regular clothes.
Miss Anything? Regular clothes. Not waking every two hours to pee. Food tasting good and like it’s supposed to.
Baby Items Purchased: Um…. not much? I think I bought some printables for her room lately and a few random wall things, but that’s it. We need to buy the paint for her room and get that done, and start the process of turning that room back into a nursery. I also need to find a few inexpensive white 8×10 frames for the printables. I think at this point in my pregnancy with Abbie her room was completely done. Sorry, second baby.
Best Moments So Far: My best friend had her baby last week (she was due Sept 14th but had her early) and reminded me that yes, pregnancy does end. And that we got approval to hire a temp at work while I’m on maternity leave.
Most Unexpected Moment So Far: Nothing really – this pregnancy has been pretty textbook.
Looking Forward To: Getting the nursery set up and pulling out all of Abbie’s hand-me-downs – I think it’ll make all of this seem more real, you know? Oh, and maternity pictures… if I can figure out what the heck we’re all wearing.
Abbie: Is her crazy self. I really don’t know how much of this she gets and just how much her life is about to change. She does love her big girl room though, so I’m glad that was a successful transition. I’m hoping she handles the next one just as easily.