This week I am finally in the 3rd trimester! I’m right around 28.5 weeks. The thought that I’m going to be having a baby in about 10 or 11 weeks is starting to sink in. I have SO MUCH TO DO! I need to sit down and think of all the things I need to get, too. In my mind I had all this time to get things together, but life goes fast and the time will be done before I know it!
I’m feeling pretty good. I don’t have a lot of pain (something that I was dealing with about a month ago) and I’m so thankful for that! I am tired a lot these days. I start out on Monday morning feeling pretty good, but by the time Friday rolls around I’m almost done for. Haha. I’ve noticed that I can’t DO things like I could before, which means I’m just in that stage of pregnancy and it will be OK! (and it’s only temporary) Before, I could be on my feet and clean my house top to bottom and be happy the whole time I did it. Now, if I were to pull a day like that I’d be feeling it for 3 days afterwards. It’s like I’ve taken a boot camp class or something.
I’m starting to feel a little more laid back. All throughout the beginning of my pregnancy through the middle of the 2nd trimester I was in a constant state of worry. It felt like one thing after another was happening, and I was feeling discouraged. Right now, I just feel at peace. I do have some things that aren’t ideal going on, but the past few days I’ve felt sort of like “Well, it will be OK”. I’m also being a little too lax in the baby gear department (see above). My precious pregnant friends have beautifully completed nurseries, and I don’t even know where the bed is that we are going to place our sweet baby in, or where exactly she’s going to sleep. (YIKES!)
I am at that stage where I am hungry ALL THE TIME. I eat dinner, then I want to eat dinner again. I wake up hungry, eat for what feels like all day but don’t get full, then go to bed hungry. It’s not helping my “do not gain a lot of weight” plan! In the beginning of my pregnancy I didn’t crave a single sweet thing, but I’m sad to say that miracle has ceased to exist. All I want is sweets!
I am starting to get a little uncomfortable at night time. My stomach is getting heavier, and laying on my side it will sort of pull me forward. I can feel it mostly in my back. With my other pregnancies I would stick a thin pillow under my stomach to support it, and allow me to lay more centered on my side – that always really helps!
Other than some aches and pains and having trouble getting comfortable at night, I feel like things are going pretty smoothly! I like smoothly! She’s moving a lot more and the kids are able to see and feel it. I LOVE that part. My clothes are an adventure..haha. I’m thinking I may need a couple more maternity pieces. I finally broke down and got some maternity pants. They’re a little too big (I have a hard time figuring sizes for some reason) but I know I will grow in to them!
I know I haven’t posted very many bump photos, but I’m not very good at taking pictures of myself. I will start trying to get a couple pictures of myself this pregnancy – I know I will want to look back on them later!