Today I am at 29 weeks pregnant, so I’m well into my third trimester. I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect upon the end of the second trimester and everything we’ve accomplished so far.
Starting the Third Trimester of Pregnancy
I took this photo a few days ago so I thought I’d share it as part of this post.
By the end of the second trimester, Smurfberry:
* Weighs about 2 pounds (or more, since we’re measuring bigger)
* Can kick and poke (and oh boy does he!)
* Has thickened layers of skin, some hair, and body fat.
* Has all 5 senses functioning
Go Smurfberry! You keep on growing nice and healthy, but be nice and let’s not get to be like 9 pounds at birth, OK?
Mine and hubby’s accomplishments:
We’ve got a lot of the big stuff that I know we’re going to need – crib, car seat, and stroller, dresser and changing table, etc. Here are some of the awesome things:
The crib was actually a gift/hand me down. My niece and nephew used it, and my MIL painted it so it would look nice and new for her newest grandchild. She also gave us the adorable Lion King bedding 🙂 We’ve been wanting to use greens and browns in our theme, something forest or jungle themed, so that works out nicely.
Since we’ve already had our destination baby showers with both sides of our family, we already are stocked up on a lot of the goodies we will need. My friends are talking about throwing me a local baby shower too, so I’m excited to finish off my “you will need this” list.
I am starting to feel the effects of the third trimester though. I’m out of breath again, feel huge some days, and have a hard time getting up from a seated position. Nevermind dropping stuff – if there’s no one around to get it for me, I don’t need that item! lol! Heartburn is back and sleeping has become difficult. But, I’m still trying to remain optimistic that it won’t get too bad, and am trying to stay calm about all the unknowns of the labor experience. It terrifies me, but I’m trying not to let the fear take over. Now’s the time to start reading inspirational posts even though I’m not usually into the squishy stuff.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I’d love to hear it 🙂