28 Weeks Pregnant!
Third Trimester is here!
Weight: Probably +21 lbs. The baby books are saying I should expect to gain 11 ish pounds this trimester. This terrifies me because it seems like a lot of weight, even if it would still keep me under the 43 lbs I gained during Ella’s pregnancy.
Sex: I keep thinking of baby as a boy now, but still have a nagging feeling that baby is going to be a girl. I cannot even commit to my guess as to what this baby will be. I can however guarantee it should be human.
Cravings: I don’t know if it counts as a craving, but with my 3 hour glucose test looming, I have been in a “give me all the sweets!” mood. Pumpkin soup.
Aversions: Healthy food, sad but true…this week at least.
Symptoms: A very twitchy bump. Ever increasing heartburn. Aching back and hips (although that can also be attributed to carrying a toddler).
Mood: Happy, grumpy, tired, hungry, anxious. The usual for a pregnant lady.
Sleep: The books weren’t kidding when they said “sleep may become more difficult starting in the 28th week.” Yep, I have gone from sleeping like a brick, to struggling to fall asleep, get comfortable, stay asleep. All of it.
Missing: Wearing a swimsuit without feeling like my boobs are going to fall out.
Exercise: Everyday walking, and swimming and walking in the sand while enjoying a weekend at the beach. Toting a toddler, sand toys, and boogie board up the beach is a difficult workout while 28 weeks pregnant.
Clothing: I rocked my maternity bikini while at the beach, but I also braved the bare bump and wore my pre-preggo bikini too. It felt a little strange running around with my big belly hanging out but I also felt cute preggo; which I know I didn’t feel this late in Ella’s pregnancy. While I don’t believe most superstitions, I do enjoy the spirit of them; so I wore my Griffindor stripe t-shirt on Monday for the solar eclipse. I was not about to miss it and stay inside but one of the “protections” I read about said to wear red. Unfortunately, I don’t have any maternity shirts in red, so I figured red stripes across the belly should work. I did pass on the red panties (it was laundry day and all red pairs were dirty) and safety pins to protect from the bad juju of the eclipse. I continued to wear my bracelets and Fitbit through the eclipse breaking the “don’t touch metal” superstition.
Nesting: Accomplished nothing on this front this week and I can feel the clock ticking. Only 12 weeks to do it all!
Baby Position: I am increasingly certain sea monkey is head down, and staying there for the most part.
Toddler: Ella had a great time at the beach. She enjoyed playing in the sand, seeing all of the birds, and warmed up to playing in the gulf; although her enthusiasm for the water decreased as the size of the waves increased over the weekend.
Highlight of the Week: Beach Weekend. Crepes and shrimp scampi pizza. Sand between my toe, salt air in my lungs, and floating peacefully on the waves. And flying my kite; which only ever happens at the beach. The solar eclipse, although I was not in the path of totality, was pretty cool too.
Looking forward to: Knowing for sure whether I have gestational diabetes. Fernandina Beach for Labor Day!