29 weeks


Another week closer to the finish line!

This week was pretty uneventful on the pregnancy front. The only physical change I have to report (other than my burgeoning belly) is that I am starting to get full quickly during meals. Clearly, Baby C is taking up more room, leaving less space for my broccoli. Seth and I ordered Chinese food on Friday night, and I’m pretty sure it took me a full hour to eat my meal. Trust me when I say that that is highly unusual.

In other news, I am starting to get into checklist mode. It’s a bit early, but I’m starting to think about packing a hospital bag (I’m using this as a guide). Also on my to-do list are to get a breast pump through my health insurance (thanks, Obamacare!) and to hit up a local consignment sale for infant clothing.

As a side note, we used this week’s produce prop to make my favorite frittata. Not to toot my own horn, but it was pretty delicious!

28 weeks

DSC_4623Alright, folks–the countdown is ON. We have officially reached the third trimester, and I’m pretty jazzed about that. Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while knows that I make an annual countdown to Christmas starting at the 100 day mark (September 16th), and this year I’ve combined that countdown with my due date estimate. Just 88 days ’til Christmas and 80 days ’til Baby C!

The highlights of this week: feeling huge and a doctor’s appointment. First, I’m starting to feel a bit like a whale. A shirt that I buttoned comfortably just last week now does not even come close to buttoning. This kid is growing and fast!

As for the doctor’s appointment, I’m up another pound. If I gain a pound every two weeks from here on out, I should be right on target for recommended weight gain. So there’s that. I also received my first RhoGam shot, and I’ll warn you–it’s not a shot in the deltoid muscle. Much to my surprise, it was a shot in the bum. I’ve had steroid shots before in the same location (for my sprained wrist¬†and stress fractures), and, honestly, this didn’t hurt nearly as much. I think Seth had a harder time with the shot than I did–he flinched when the nurse stuck the needle in me! Ha!

Now, as a side note–does anyone have a good recipe for Napa cabbage? Gotta figure out a way to eat this week’s produce prop!

27 weeks

DSC_4435Another week down! The past several days have included some physical changes that are less than pleasant, but I’m not too uncomfortable just yet.

The main symptom I’ve noticed this week is that I have a very itchy belly. My amateur research indicates that this is likely due to the stretching of the skin on my stomach (which seriously gets bigger on a daily basis now). I’ve just been moisturizing like it’s my job in hopes of avoiding stretch marks.

Baby C continues to be extremely active at all hours of the day. I was taking a quiz in class the other day, and he decided that was a really great time to practice his gymnastics routine. He was moving around so much, that I’m fairly certain the person sitting next to me was distracted by my wincing, my moving abdomen, or perhaps both.

I’m also starting to slow down a bit. The past few nights I’ve fallen asleep on the couch (or, in one case, the floor…) at around 9:30. Running is starting to get a little harder too. The second trimester energy boost sure was nice while it lasted!

In other news, I’ve reached the end of the second trimester. Here’s a look at how much my body has changed in just a few months…

2nd trimester

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