How far along? 32 weeks (really 33)
Trimester? 3rd!!! Wooo final phase.
Total weight gain/loss: So far I’ve gained 18 lbs.
Baby size: Large cabbage, 16.69 inches from head to toe, 3.75 lbs.
Maternity clothes? I love maternity clothes, they let my giant gourd breathe.
Stretch marks? No new ones yet. I have some from my last pregnancy but they are still faded silver. We shall see if they expand, darken, or new ones crop up.
Sleep: It’s hard to be comfortable sleeping, I toss and turn at least twice an hour. My pregnancy pillow helps a lot and Brian has been waking up with Hazel to give me bonus sleep hours and time to work on Hypnobabies.
Best moment this week: Honestly this has been a pretty terrible week. The best part would be Brian taking care of me and taking me out to help me deal with my grandma’s death on the 4th. That was a really intense day. Brian’s sister watched Hazel for us. That gave me time with Brian to grieve and do the things my grandma loved which was really nice.
Have you told family and friends: Yes! We announced right when we found out at 8 weeks, we couldn’t wait this time.
Movement: Baby boy is a wriggle monster, he loves to try and escape via my belly-button by shoving his head as far out as he can. It feels pretty gross, but it’s also really cool. He kicks and slides around a lot. He’s still breech because he’s a stubborn little nugget, regardless of all the witchcraft and chiropractic tricks I’ve been trying.
Food cravings: Sweets. I want all the sweet drinks, just anything sugary made for drinking. No candy.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No I feel fabulous as far as that goes.
Have you started to show yet: Hahahaha YES! Feeling enormous!!!!! I can now use my belly as a shelf and I cannot see my vagine.
Gender prediction: We are having a boy, confirmed via anatomy scan at 20 weeks.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? I have a full flatty. My inny wasn’t super deep so it’s as “out” as it’s going to get.
Wedding rings on or off? On, I haven’t swelled at all.
Happy or Moody most of the time: A little depressed and anxious lately. My grandma passed away, Arizona is really hard for me because I love being outside and I just can’t be outside in 100+ degrees, and I’m nervous about my birthing time. I’m still traumatized from Hazel’s birth and am trying to work past that and be calm and prepared for anything. This has been a difficult but beautiful year.
Weekly Wisdom: Whatever happens just roll with it. You can’t control what goes on in your womb-sack so just be happy, calm, and hope for the best!
Milestones: Baby is just growing big and strong. No real changes beyond his growing and his lungs getting stronger. Oh I also see my midwives every other week now instead of monthly.