Something about the weeks starting with a 3 is really hitting home for me now. My due date is in July. That seems far enough away. Really, it’s 2. 5 MONTHS away. But when I think of the fact that I am now in single digit weeks my heart starts to pound and I realize that the movement inside my body is IN FACT a baby and not just gas.
Ok pep talk time. (note to self – re-read this after baby arrives)
- I can do this
- I have done it before
- I love this baby
- I am excited about this baby
- I can’t wait to share his name
- I can’t wait to squeeze him
There is absolutely nothing about this pregnancy that is the same as the first one. How does that work!? I mean it’s amazing really, how different it is and I know I have already said it, but it’s so true.
I feel like a cloud has lifted in this 3rd trimester. Typically, the 2nd trimester hosts the glory days full of energy and shopping and excitement. But I have to say, I was pretty miserable. My hormones were nuts and I felt bad a LOT of the time.
Now that I am soundly in home stretch territory, I feel much lighter! Slower, but lighter nonetheless. Physically, I still feel pretty good and my emotions are really getting back under control. Yes, it is good.
Last week I had a terrible 24 hour stomach bug. I don’t know if it was a virus or something I ate, but I can tell you this, Gyros and greek salad shall not touch my lips again until after the baby arrives. Sad.
I am now in the land of OB appointments every 2 weeks. I don’t mind this part. It tells me that we really are rounding the final corner to the finish line! Baby’s heartbeat has consistently been strong, he is growing normally and I have passed my glucose tests! They had me test twice because of Oscar’s size to be sure I wasn’t a closet gestational diabetic. I am thankful that I passed because those starburst jellybeans didn’t eat themselves….
At 30 weeks, I have gained about 17lbs.
Oscar was born at 39 weeks! The clock is ticking friends. Let’s do this!