I can’t believe I am already in my third trimester!
Its not that I feel like this pregnancy has been going by quickly (its been slooow), but that means little Baby T will be here in 12 weeks!
Beginning of 2nd Tri:
Beginning of 3rd Tri:
Weighs over 2 pounds! It is amazing to me that it took 28 weeks for her to weigh 2 pounds, but in the next 12 she will gain about 5 more. Where is she going to fit?! Right now she is almost 15 inches and the size of a Napa cabbage. I can now feel her all the way up to my ribcage.
She has also grown eyelashes. How cute!
|Pre-maternity shirts keep getting shorter and shorter…|
My heartburn has gotten steadily worse. I have to take a Pepcid nearly every day, and sometimes it only works for a few hours.
I’m also noticing a few more symptoms. I get short of breath very easily. I can no longer see the part of my stomach below my belly button (without the help of a mirror). And as the days pass I am more and more sure that my belly button is going to pop out soon. For some reason I am traumatized at the thought of this. Are you going to be able to see it through my clothes?
I had no idea I had a little wet spot on my shirt. I can no longer see that part of my belly….
I am also developing a dark line down my belly below my belly button (linea nigra).
I get weighed at the doctor this afternoon, but I am guessing I am up around 18 lbs.
I really need the spring weather to kick in, I only have one coat and a vest left that I can button.
Overall, I would have to agree that the 2nd trimester was great. I am so fortunate to have had a fairly easy pregnancy so far.
A couple of people have asked me if I’m enjoying being pregnant. I was sort of surprised to say that I really do love it.
Before being pregnant, I always assumed I would hate it. It looks so uncomfortable, and there are so many restrictions. And not to mention the horror stories you hear from other women!
But I must say, growing a baby inside me has been absolutely amazing so far. Feeling your baby move makes giving up beer, peeing every 2 hours, and needing assistance putting your shoes on all seem relatively insignificant.
I know I am just getting to the uncomfortable stage of pregnancy, but the thought that I am growing a little person inside me has far outweighed any discomfort.
I am more than happy to lay awake at 5am (when baby is most active) and feel her kick and squirm around inside me.
I am hopeful for the third trimester to be more of the same