Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Baby Bump: 28 Weeks


Well, we're finally in the third trimester! I seriously can't believe it. On one hand I feel like I've been pregnant a long time & on the other, I feel like it's flown by.

I'm about to start going to appointments every two weeks (starting Monday!). And then in the middle-ish of September I'll start going every week. If you read my last post on a recap of the second trimester, you probably saw that I passed my glucose test so I'm happy for that! August is a super busy month for us. We have baby showers & lots of birthing/baby classes. It's all starting to feel much more real!

So here's the latest scoop on my baby bump!

Baby: About the size of a head of cauliflower or a coconut (approximately 16 in, 2.5 lbs).

How I feel: I think I finally hit my pregnancy wall ha. Lately I feel like I'm carrying a 100 pound basketball in my stomach & the heat really hasn't been my BFF. I've had a few leg cramps randomly, but mainly my back/tail bone area has been my biggest issue. I also think I did something to my knee recently(? ha). Every time I bend down using my knees, it hurts.. So my guess is that I pulled something because it's only in my left knee. I'm also pretty confident I had my first case of Braxton-Hicks the other night. So that was lovely.

Food: I really haven't been craving anything lately. I still want an Icee pretty much everyday, but I think one reason for that is because it's so stinkin' hot outside! I've been trying to be good about what I eat, but I'm also trying to remember to give myself some grace. Growing a baby is hard work, y'all. So sometimes I need that ice cream! Other times I realize I don't need it & I've tried to restrain. It's a work in progress ;)

Clothing: Ha! Remember that time I said, "Maybe I can get away with not needing maternity clothes"? That was funny. I've not bought anything technically labeled "maternity" lately, but I have been buying a size up. I have one pair of jeans that I referenced the other day as my "old faithfuls" because I can still button them. I don't know how. They must be a part of the same line of jeans that the girls from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants wore. Either way, they're my favorite because they still fit me. Most of the time, I'm in Nike shorts or a dress. I do have some maternity shorts that I can wear with cute tops & they're good too. Pretty soon I'll be looking into more maternity/nursing friendly items of clothing.

Sleep: Can't say enough good things about my Boomerang pillow still. Seriously, if you're pregnant, having a hard time sleeping & are wondering if one of those fancy-smancy $50+ pillows is worth it, try this pillow first. And use your $5 off or 20% off coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond for it. In other news of sleep though, I'm still tossing & turning a lot, but it's not been that bad. I've been extremely tired lately. I've been extra thankful for the past couple of mornings I have been able to sleep in!

Best moment of the week: My app says that I can start feeling our baby hiccup now. I maaay have felt that, but I'm really not confident ha.

What I'm looking forward to: So much! We're having our first baby shower next week & then another one two days after that! I'm excited to officially get her room in order. We still have little things to do like hang curtains & decor, but it's coming together! I'm also looking forward to our 4D ultrasound we're going to have of her next weekend! I'm hoping we can see her cute little facial features :). Ultimately, I'm just straight up excited to meet her soon!


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  2. Sisterhood of the traveling pants! That seriously made me lol! Glad you and baby C are well.


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