It has come to my attention that some of you might be interested in a baby update so I thought I’d share a bit about my pregnancy so far. Let’s start with a picture. As you can see, I’m growing quite a bit! Here’s a picture from the beginning of my second trimester as compared to the beginning of my third trimester. I’m actually 29 weeks today, but I thought it was good to compare the beginning trimester pictures.
I feel like I’m growing daily, and my preschoolers comment on it frequently, so it must be true! My doctor is very pleased with how well I and the baby are doing. The baby has been active with flips and kicks and turns since Week 19 on the dot. It was Week 22 before Andy felt the kicks I’d been feeling, but now we both enjoy watching and feeling the baby move. Still, I wonder why babies are most active at night?
I haven’t had any cravings to report. I still love my chocolate but that is nothing new! I have found myself drinking lots more plain water – and it tastes good to me. Since I had to force myself to drink water pre-pregnancy, this is a good change!
Since I’ve reached the third trimester, we’re starting the final count downs to my due date of March 27th. It’s amazing how quickly pregnancy goes! I have been thankful that my energy has stayed high throughout this pregnancy because I still have lots to do.
I had my third trimester blood work along with my glucose test at my doctor’s appointment last Friday. Lovely! I’ve also been bumped from 3 week appointments to 2 week appointments. Andy and I also took our Childbirth class at the hospital last Saturday so we can check that off the list.
We were blessed with several boxes of hand-me-down baby clothes from one of my preschool families. I spent Christmas break washing all of those clothes and sorting them by sizes. Baby clothes are so cute when they are small! In addition to that, our families gave us lots of adorable baby clothes for Christmas. Andy and I spent time looking at strollers and car seats over break. It’s a little overwhelming to read all the reviews but I think we’ve finally settled on the Chicco car seat.
I’m working on getting the baby’s room organized. It’s Andy’s job to get the crib set up (another thoughtful hand-me down from another friend). I’m still stockpiling diapers and other household necessities for when the baby arrives. Of course, we’ve been trying to get what extra sleep we can, although the baby doesn’t always allow me to do that, it seems!
Well, that is an update on my life as we wait for our baby. Less than 3 months to go, and I’m sure it will continue to hurry by! Any advice for me in the final trimester? Any things I should add to my baby to-do list?