Didn’t I just announce that we were expecting? Now, I’m days away from the third trimester!
To stay consistent with the produce comparison, our baby went from an egg plant to a cucumber in the last week. Here is a belly comparison of 6 weeks of growth.
Into the 27th week of pregnancy we go! Taking a cue from my fellow mommy to be Katie, I thought I’d share a few updates.
How am I feeling?
Still feeling good! Everything I have been reading tells me this is the best trimester, but I felt great during my first trimester too-just needed more sleep! I’m preparing for the third trimester to be a little more difficult as I will be GROWING and likely uncomfortable.
15 inches and 2.2 lbs. That is still small, but I can feel her moving around a ton now! Hearing is developing, and she is becoming accustomed to our voices. Taste buds are developed, so she’ll let me know when she’s not a fan of something.
No aversions really–I gravitate towards healthy foods first and give in to some temptations like jelly beans (it IS Easter season) and Jello pudding. I bought a bunch of single serving yogurts at Costco, so the snack monster doesn’t get the best of me!
My doctor expects me to gain on the higher end of 25-35 lbs since I was “lean” to begin with. I think I’ve put on around 15 lbs so far? Being on the high end of that range is a bit scary, but it’s not like I’m going to restrict myself. Now is not the time to worry about my body composition!
It’s still an innie. I think I may freak out just a bit when it becomes an outie!
No swelling, so it comes on an off easily. I take it off quite a bit–especially when I’m training or leading a class.
None. My mom didn’t get any either, so I’m hoping genetics work in my favor!
Starting the nesting process:
My best friend generously gave me her crib, so that item was the first thing in the baby’s room. Lately, I have been scouring Craigslist for a few items and have had some MAJOR success!
I got this Diaper Dude bag that both Spencer and I will use for a great price. It retails for almost $60. Gender neutral, so daddy can haul it around too!
And, I found an entire bedding set with a mobile, window sham, and art in fabulous condition. Here’s a peek at a portion of it:
I’ll show you the rest once the baby’s room is closer to completion.
Finally, Spencer REALLY wanted a recliner or glider for the baby’s room, and I got lucky and found one–barely used for a fraction of the retail price!
Score! Next up, the coveted BOB stroller. Oh yes, you will be mine!
1. Parents, what are some must-haves I should be looking for?
2. When will my feet disappear from view? (place your bets now!)