Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hello...My Name is 3rd Trimester

How Far Along? 28 weeks YAY!  Officially in the third trimester!!  I actually can't believe that it is already here.

Weight Gain? More than I prefer :)  We'll say 25ish.... but the better question is Stretch Marks?  No!  (at least none yet)

Maternity Clothes? Yes please!  They feel so much better that trying to make regular clothes work with a belly band.  But I am still able to fit into some of my pre-pregnancy clothes.
Symptoms? Congested, I blow my nose at least 5 times a day.  I've had one event of sciatic nerve pain, but thankfully that's all so far.   Sleep is getting a little more tricky...I've started waking up for a couple hours in the middle of the night again.
Movement? LOTS!  Sometimes its so much that it makes my stomach sore, but I am in love with it.

Sleep? Besides the couple hours I'm wide awake playing solitaire on my phone...still good!
Food Cravings? Sweets and desserts...but that's nothing new.  Thank you peppermint ice cream...all of Deb's cookies she made...Starbucks decaf peppermint mochas......yummmmm
Best Moment of the Week?  Finalizing our pediatrician and daycare.  That took a lot off my mind!  Thanks to the recommendation of some dear dear friends, we found our pediatrician who is very down to earth.  They have an EXCELLENT set up close to our house and a 24 hr nurse line staffed by the nurses in their office that we'll come to know!  Plus, Dr. Bob had lil Elmo's securing his shoelaces....how can kids not love that?!?!?  They'll fit you in same day, or even in couple hours, if you call with a sick kid.  We felt very comfortable.  Our daycare is a facility...which we were kind of thinking in-home initially.  But with Tim and my work schedule, this place is exactly what we need.  They are always there, they don't take a week or two off for vacation.  They are great with drop-off and pick-up times.  Their staff has been there for awhile and is very consistent for the kids.  I could keep going on and on, we liked it a lot.
Gender? still our baby boy
What I Miss? Nothing...I'm loving this pregnancy.
What I'm Looking Forward To? Our Drs Appt this morning, hopefully I can sweet talk him into an extra ultrasound.  If he shoots me down, then I'm looking forward to seeing more family.  Christmas with Caren is this weekend at our house.  We love it when people come stay with us!
Weekly Wisdom? Appreciate everything, the good and the bad.  Yesterday I had made a to do list for work and a to do list for home.  I didn't make as much progress as I would have liked on either, so in my middle of the night tossing and turning I started thinking/worrying about it all.  I'm so busy.  How's this all going to get done?  After this to do list, then we'll have X event come and then A,B,C needs to be done.  Blah, Blah, Blah.  I didn't like the words coming out of my mind...so I'm changing them.  I made a conscious effort to change them and it's already made a big difference in my stress level...I can just feel it.  I'm lucky to have such a long to do list...and that I'll be able to get it all done.  And I will, one way or another.  This list represents all that I have.  Gifts to buy loved ones - thank god I can afford to show others how much they mean to me, even if wrapped in a little package.  Food and meals to plan for family gatherings - thank god I still have a lot of family still around and that our schedules allow for us to meet up.  Laundry - thank god our washer didn't go out a month ago when we thought it had, that saved us a lot of money.  And so on.....just appreciate life.

Appointments? Today!  And then another in two weeks.
Baby Size?  Over 2 1/4 pounds....around 15 inches long.


Heather said...

Congratulations on being in the 3rd Trimester!!! Yay!!

Di said...

The stress and the lists never stop - the closer I get to my due date, the longer my list gets! You just learn to roll with it!

Nick and Kristi said...

MMMM...I love peppermint ice cream and egg nog....although Im not sure if the nog is safe or not for baby hakes?

Wow on your list but you will get it all done...I have a list myself that seems never ending and I keep adding to it...with all the Dr's and craziness I havent been very motivated to get things done but hopefully I will get some energy or recruit some help:)

Glad things are going so well and Yeah for the final trimester...We are almost there!!!!

heartincharge said...

Decaf peppermint mocha? they have that?! wow! awesome!

congrats on finding a daycare and pediatrician that seem like a good fit. That's two important things off your list!