hello, third trimester!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Praise the Lord, we're in the home stretch!!!

how far along: 27 weeks, officially in the third trimester!

baby size: Two weeks ago, she was measuring 2 lbs exactly and just over 13 inches long. We'll find out again this week at my appointment with my perinatalogist.

baby's progress: So far, she's looking great!  

weight gain: Let's not even go there right now... I'm not sure where the weight all went but I'm still being told I'm "all belly" (I know I'm not...) but the scale seems to hate me. 

stretch marks: No, and thank goodness. Since the scale hates me, I'm sure if I started to get stretch marks, I'd probably cry my eyes out right now. 

sleep: I wake up after a couple of hours to pee, but it's not too bad other than that. I have started to get bizarre labor & delivery dreams. They're even weirder than some of my pregnancy dreams have been. 

movement: Lots of movement, especially in the evenings when I'm laying down more.

best moment this week: Austen put the crib together and I am almost done with her baby quilt! I am literally beyond excited with how it's turning out. It isn't perfect and I've definitely done a better job with other quilts, but I really love the colors and gold polka dot flannel as the back fabric.  

looking forward to: Her baby shower this weekend!! I can't wait to see family and friends that we love and celebrate her sweet life. Oh, and then get to share her name on social media (!!!). 

food cravings: Pineapple with raspberries. My grocery list to Austen said, "fruit - 2 pineapples" even though we're going out of town in the middle of the week. And always, chicken tacos. 

weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing weird, really. I had a moment on Sunday night where I didn't know if I wanted salad or strawberries. Then, I wanted strawberries on my salad but wanted Caesar dressing not a vinaigrette. I seriously stood in the kitchen for a good 2-3 minutes contemplating this with Austen (he deserves a medal for putting up with my weird food issues). Ultimately, I went with a regular Caesar salad. 

anything making you queasy or sick: Not too much. The nausea has come back, and one spell of morning sickness when I got soap in my mouth in the shower. I am well stocked on my zofran before our road trip because I really don't want to be "that pregnant woman" on the side of the road like I was for our Colorado road trip. 

labor signs: Nope

what I miss: Skiing. I follow what Brian Head, Utah posts and all their pictures of snow and the new lift have me aching to ski down the mountain. I also miss my work clothes like high waisted skirts. I'm tired of wearing the same pair of work pants and two pairs of jeans.

symptoms: Lots of kicks and elbow jabs. Lots of bathroom breaks, and now the reappearance of nausea combined with exhaustion. Whoo.

things that suck: Finding cute tunics that I can wear right now and wear after little pea comes. I don't know why this is so difficult for me, but I'm having the hardest time finding ones long enough! I really want to wear them with leggings so that I can escape my work pants an extra day or two each week, but covering the bump and being a work appropriate length is proving to be difficult. I keep stalking anthro for good ones on sale, and was recently told to look at Forever21 too. Anyone else have good places?!

things that don't suck: love feeling her little kicks, as long as they are not directed at my bladder. I can tap and move my belly around and get her to kick and wiggle back (I'm sure I'm really just pissing her off until she kicks), but I can't wait to go back to Texas where family can finally feel her! 

1 comment:

  1. You look amazing Katie! Luckily, I don't dare too much for stretch marks because I already have them from loosing and gaining weight so many times in my life!

    What kind of labor dreams are you having?

    I'm sure you will be able to ski soon! Baby's first time on the slopes?! Hehe


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