Oh my goodness. I am stunned when I look at my belly. The sheer size of it is shocking. The old me would've been horrified and so concerned about the growth. But I know that pregnancy IS temporary, despite how it feels.. and I know I will reclaim my own body soon enough. This process seems neverending, yet I can't believe how quickly it's passed. Here we are 9 weeks away from due date. So excited to see this little boy.
I'm feeling pretty good still. Aside from a few mobility issues, some rib pain, and end of the day back pain.. I feel great. Dressing comfortably makes a world of difference. I was never into sensible underwear, shoes, and clothing.. until now! I LOVE comfort.
Pregnancy hasn't been so bad afterall. Not exactly a beauty treatment.. but I'm ready for the next phase. Let's get this baby delivered! Also, I think we may be getting closer to a name.. we have narrowed down 3 choices.
This boy is over 3 1/2 pounds and a little over 16 inches, roughly. He'll be putting on a lot of weight in the coming weeks. I'm told he'll put on about a half a pound a week!
The countdown is on.
This is what 30 weeks pregnant looks like on me. LARGE!
Baby boy is kicking a lot, and he's making me eat a lot of popsicles.
He's about 3 pounds and growing fast..
Just 10 weeks to go.. I may be rolling around by then.
Trying to soak up this time... we are checking off our to-do list..
enrolling in some pre-baby classes..
and just getting excited to meet this little man!
My husband is a champ, taking it all in stride.
This was one of those blissful relaxing weekends I've been dreaming about. Ever since the Europe trip, we've been going non-stop. I was eager for a weekend with no definite plans. So Saturday, we went to the French Quarter Fest to see Kermit Ruffins, and do a bit of sight-seeing. I consumed two Snowballs that day. YUM! Being out in the sun with my honey and some live music was just what the doctor ordered.
I also made a big purchase this weekend.. a kiddie pool for the back yard! It's getting HOT in New Orleans, and I so badly wanted to be in a pool. We have access to a pool, but I haven't made the maternity bathing suit plunge yet.. so I figured a kiddie pool in the backyard would do the trick.. and it did!
I put my tunes on, snagged a trashy novel, and popsicles. It was the perfect set up.
I think it's going to get alot of use for the remainder of my pregnancy and beyond.
Photos taken with Instagram.
We've arrived at the third and final trimester! WOW! This has me excited, a little nervous, and so close to the end.
Hooray! Come on Baby Boy...
We still don't have a name and are currently taking applications.
I made it to work today. I don't know how.. I had a pretty sleepless night.. and it was still thundering and raining!
Last night, I went to bed aching and tired. Either this boy has his feet lodged in my ribcage, or my belly is just growing so fast that it knocks the wind out of me. Because my ribs are SORE! So after laying around most of the evening, I turned in early. Sometime between 2 and 3 I was brought back from a deep sleep by the loudest booming ever. A thunderstorm (with a tornado warning) was sweeping over New Orleans. Not just any thunderstorm-- but the loudest thunderstorm I'd ever heard, accompanied by lightning that lit up the sky to near daylight. The wind was howling, the windows were shaking. I wasn't gonna be resting.
I was up looking out the windows, taking the opportunity to use the bathroom, pacing around. The dog was up, the baby was awake and kicking, husband was groggy but conscious. The whole house was wide awake. I guess
a lot of nights will be like this in the next few months.
So here we are..
How far along? Tomorrow I'm 28 weeks. We're officially crossing into the 3rd trimester! Please don't let the energy leave me.. I still need to do so much!
Baby Size: This boy is over 2 pounds now and packing on the weight.
Pregnancy Updates: I'll be going in for my glucose test at the end of the week. Hoping for a good result.
Bellybutton: Still an "innie" but my tummy felt tight and sore last night. I think that means my innie days are numbered.
Wedding Ring: It's on, but my fingers swelled really bad in the heat after a concert last weekend. Might be wearing a large band soon.
Symptoms: Sore ribs.. SORE. I can't get comfortable. Other than that, I feel great.