Sorry for the lack of posting last week, my sweets! I had two photo shoots in Santa Cruz coupled with some frustrating internet issues, which means this post is almost a week late! Oh well, what can you do?
So… I’ve officially made it to the third trimester. It’s a mix of emotions: I am so beyond excited to meet our sweet girl, but I’m also feeling a little nervous about our duo turning into a trio. It’s impossible to prepare, and yet I know it’s going to be the biggest transition of our lives! And as a naturally type A kind of gal, this can be a bit frustrating. My current goal is to stay in the moment as much as possible :)
How far along? 28 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A cabbage, apparently. (I’m kinda over comparing my sweet girl to various fruits and veggies, haha. She’s about 3 lbs and 17 inches long)
Total weight gain: 12 pounds
Gender: It’s a girl!
Name: We have a name, but we’re not monogramming anything or making it totally official until we meet her.
Maternity Clothes: The weather has been nice, so I’ve ditched most of my maternity clothes this week in favor of sundresses and maxi skirts. It’s lovely… I can’t even tell you how much I hate wearing pants!
Stretch marks? I’ve got some little white ones around my belly button, but they’re not bad and hard to see in most light.
Sleep: The combination of heartburn and a squirmy baby makes for very restless nights, but I’m getting used to the lack of sleep and it doesn’t bother me so much. I know it’s only going to get worse once she gets here!
Movement: I’ve officially been feeling this little lady move for HALF of my pregnancy, now. And I’m legitimately worried that she is going to be the most energetic child known to man. I can feel her getting bigger by the day, which is great news, but it means she has officially gotten long enough to wedge her feet in my ribcage and kick away… ouch!!
Best moment this week: I had a blast visiting with my nieces and nephews during their trip to Santa Cruz. I adore them so much, and I especially loved getting some baby time in with our 3 month old nephew :)
Miss Anything: Seriously, all I want in the world is a bathtub that will fit my big belly…
Belly button in or out? In, but definitely getting flatter.
Food cravings: I’ve been craving iced coffee a LOT the past few weeks. I’ve always enjoyed coffee, but I’ve never been a daily coffee drinker. But these days, I’m craving iced coffee every afternoon and doing my best not to overdo it :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: If I’m full and baby girl starts moving a lot, my tummy definitely gets queasy.
Labor Signs: I get Braxton Hicks allll the time, but no real labor obviously
Symptoms: Achey, achey, achey. Plus heartburn like crazy and sore ribs.
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Honestly, I’m all over the place. Some days I’m in a great mood and others I feel totally melancholy for no reason. I’m trying to take each day as it comes and remind myself that nothing is permanent (a good lesson for parenthood, if you ask me!)
Looking forward to: My baby shower is just two weeks away and our maternity shoot is coming up as well… can’t wait!!