We are in the third trimester folks! Yay! On Sunday I was officially 27 weeks and 3 months out from my due date. There are so many pros to the 3rd trimester…
- Baby is coming soon!
- You look pregnant, not fat
- People are nice to you (or you can force/guilt them into being nice)
- Baby is coming soon!
There are also a few cons…
- You are SO pregnant
- Your back hurts
- Your sleep is very disturbed
- Your baby is coming soon! Ah! Panic!
How is baby doing?
Our little “mancub” is now the size of a head of cauliflower and weighs about 2 pounds. He is small, more wrinkly version of what he will look like in a three months. He is a busy guy and I feel him moving often throughout the day. He seems to like loud noises and activity. #allboy If you press on my stomach he will push back at you or kick back when I tap on my tummy. I hope he knows how very loved he is already!
How is mama doing?
See above list of pros and cons. I’ve been having a lot of heartburn, insomnia, and back aches, but for where we are I feel that is pretty good, or at least normal. I’m also starting to feel like we have LOT to do before our little mancub arrives, I’m sure it will all get done, but I’m just now realizing it needs to get done SOONish. 🙂 I’m working out about 3 times a week with official workouts, and trying to get lots of steps (over 7000) on the other days. I’ve definitely felt more winded and “crampy” after busy days or regular strength training so I’m trying not to push things to much. I think this is the point where all the sudden things that used to be totally fine are now more of a struggle and I need to tame my superwoman tendencies.
How is the family doing/is Layla excited/does she get what is going on?
Nate is excited for our little guy to get here too! He is looking forward to baby cuddles and, although the newborn phase is challenging, he actually really enjoyed the little bitty phase last time around. He was definitely my rock during the post-pregnancy crazies.
Layla is still a little clueless about the meaning of the whole new baby thing, but she now knows that her baby brother is in mommy’s tummy, and likes to give him pats and kisses. So precious. It will be sweet to see their relationship develop. I’m not really worried or guilty about her losing her “spot” as the only child. I have a few plans for how I want to introduce her to her brother (gifts from baby to Layla and Layla to baby; if possible, have mama’s arms free for Layla on first meeting), but I don’t have too many expectations for the transition. We’ll just be rolling with it and praying a lot.
I am thrilled to be in the third trimester and to have my spring baby! As it dumps snow outside, I am glad by the time he arrives it will be warmer and we can enjoy being outside as a family in those newborn days. Also, I just made a list over lunch of all we need to do before he arrives and I’m kind of glad we have 3 more months! I know it will go fast!
What is your favorite stage with kids? Newborn-baby-toddler-preschool-elementary-preteens-teens? I know some people who honestly, even though it sounds crazy, their favorite times were toddler and teens! I love that Layla is now talking and expressing herself more, but I adored those baby days too…too hard to pick and this journey is just beginning! I will say the newborn phase was rough, I think I’ve blocked most of the worst out though. 😉