How far along: 28 weeks! Woohoo third trimester!!
Due Date: Jan. 31, 2014 (It was Feb. 1 for a while, then they changed it by a day.)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Uh, way too much! Ha! Let's just say every pregnancy there is a number I try hard to stay under and I'm already just 8 lbs below that number. Not looking good with 12 more weeks to go. :/
Maternity clothes: I've been in maternity clothes since around 6-7 weeks
Stretch marks: I have a few from my second pregnancy but haven't gotten any more, so far, with this one.
Sleep: Great, except for the part where I'm waking up ten times a night to pee or waking up after having some weird dream or nightmare.
Symptoms: Tired, achy, hormonal, emotional, going a little crazy... and heartburn has just kicked in big time. The normal pregnancy stuff.
Food cravings: Nothing major at this point
Food aversions: Not too many at this point
Labor signs: Nada
Belly button - in or out? Neither, really.
What I miss: Feeling a little more sane, not having heartburn, being able to walk without aching. That said, I've actually been feeling pretty good overall.
What I am looking forward to: The day the baby is born! I can't wait to meet him or her and find out what we are having!
Movement: I feel the baby several times a day.
Milestones: Reaching the 3rd trimester! And, I can't believe it, but I'm already starting appointments every 2 weeks until the new year, then it's every week.
How big is baby: According to BabyCenter: By this week, your baby weighs 2 1/4 pounds (about the size of a large eggplant) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his or her head to her heels. He or she can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With his or her eyesight developing, he or she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. He or she is also developing billions of neurons in his or her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
Gender: Still don't know
Names: Nothing for sure yet except for the middle names. I *think* we've almost decided on a girl's first name (for the fourth time!) but can't swear to it. Then there's a boy name I've LOVED for about 3 years, and would almost certainly use, but the husband isn't really crazy about it so I'm still looking for that perfect name we'll both love.
The worst moment of the week: (Just adding this one in.) Fasting for HOURS before my stupid glucose test, getting to my appointment, barely chocking down the nasty beverage, then throwing it all up 30 minutes later. Lucky me. I get to do it all over again (well, hopefully not the throwing up part) in 2 weeks. Yay
Best moment(s) last week: Feeling the baby move and I think the movements are getting stronger. Reaching the 3rd trimester! And feeling pretty good physically. I also picked out going home outfits for both boy and girl.
Actually I'm torn between two outfits for a little boy. The one above is from Target and my kids' favorite.
But I also like this striped suit from Carters.
And I really love this sweet baby girl outfit from Target. It's hard to see here but it has little white elephants all over it. I love elephants so this is perfect! We also picked up a headband with a pink flower for a baby girl.
After this I just need to pick out girl and boy baby books and I think that's the last of the gender specific stuff we'll need at the hospital. We can get by with gender neutral blankets and towels for sure and everything else I have picked out is pretty generic anyway. I've already sorted through J and C's newborn clothes and I'm surprised at how few newborn outfits I saved. Most of their stuff was bought second hand so I guess it wasn't worth saving after they were done with it. Once our new baby's born we're going to have to run out and buy some newborn outfits.. not that I'm complaining. New stuff is always fun. I told the husband to plan on a trip to Target on our way home from the hospital. :)
I'm so excited to be in my last trimester. Twelve weeks doesn't seem like long, in a way, but I know this is the part that tends to drag on forever too. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this baby comes a little early like our other two!