Hello, third trimester. When did you get here?! I don’t even have the guest room made up for you yet!
I guess it’s high time I actually get ready for a baby to be in my life. I’ve got my glucose test tomorrow morning, but I don’t think I’ve really got much to worry about there. Any time between 10 and 15 weeks from now our little girl is going to be here, with us! We’re both really excited for her imminent arrival, especially with everything falling into place for Husbeast’s enlistment.
Week: 27 – 67.5% done!
Due date: April 16, 2013
Symptoms: The crazy movements in my belly, as well as the giant protruding belly that strangers can now recognize as an imminent baby, are pretty obvious. The total lack of sleep and random hip and tailbone pains keep it real, too.
Feeling: Excited and anxious and hopeful. Things are going to be good!
Cravings: Oatmeal this week. I just ran out of bananas, so I’m going to have to pick up more so I can eat more oatmeal.
Sleep: I still can’t sleep well. Between the baby’s movements and the needy 8-month-old kitten, zzz’s have not been on the menu.
Health: My health is looking good!
Baby’s size: Closing in on two pounds, and she’s going to start gaining rapidly from here on out.
Weight gain: I’m at 15 pounds this week. I seem to be gaining two pounds a week right now, and I don’t think there’s much I can do about it, actually. I hope that with the third trimester here, things will slow down a bit.
Movement: She hangs out mostly on my right, but she’s moving up finally. I get kicked just below and to the right of my belly button now, instead of in my pelvic area. I guess my hips finally ran out of room!
Stretchmarks: Still no new stretchmarks to report.
BabyCenter Update: She’s sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby’s brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don’t bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.
Hubs had his echocardiogram to check for Marfan’s Syndrome on Monday. So far, everything looks perfectly healthy, but we’re still waiting for his doctor to call and confirm, then provide the paperwork for the USAF so my darling can finally enlist, swear in, and have a date set for him to leave for basic.
The first few months being without him are going to be hard, but I’ll have the support of my parents and his father, and I’ll try to take lots of photos and videos so he can catch up when he gets back. It will all be worth it, for the benefits, for our family, and for our country.
Either way, our baby girl is almost here, just a few short weeks left. If these last 13 weeks go as quickly as the first 13, the baby will be here far before we’re ready, but we’ll make it work like we always do!