HELLLOOOOO Third Trimester!!!!
Time is FYLING by! It feels like yesterday that we found out we were expecting; now we’ve blinked and he’s almost here!
Baby Growth: This week Baby A has grown into the size of a Chinese cabbage! He measuring around 15 inches and two and a quarter pounds. He is blinking his eyes which now have eyelashes; I really hope he has his daddy’s eyelashes, they are SO long and gorgeous! He is adding more body fat to his little body in order to prepare for his arrival and can possibly see light filtering through my womb.
My Symptoms: Other than the occasional ligament pain I’m feeling really good! I’m still moisturizing daily with Mother’s Friend on my belly, chest, and waist, but my hands are soooo dry. It’s probably because I have been washing my hands like a mad woman. There are all kinds of sicknesses going around at school and middle schoolers don’t understand personal space yet, so I’m overcompensating by constantly washing my hands- not to mention the fact that I pee multiple times throughout the day. It’s funny how I used to be able to hold it, but now I soon as I feel the urge people better clear the way. I’ve run out of my class several times this week!
My hair is growing out of control! I’m considering growing my hair out but this in-between stage is driving me nuts! Not only is it the hair on my head but eye brows and leg hair too. One morning this week Brian said “whoa, your eyebrows are thicker than mine!” After I throat chopped him, I spent 10 minutes plucking those beasts! I hadn’t realized I had let them get so wild- thanks honey for keeping it real!
My doctor’s office called this week to let me know I PASSED my glucose test…praise the Lord! That just goes to prove that you can eat a half gallon of homemade ice cream (by yourself) a few days before the test and still pass with flying colors! I haven’t craved anything sweet other than Reese peanut butter cups until now; ice cream tastes SO good to me!
Weight: Speaking of my new found sweet tooth- I’ve gained a couple of pounds this week! I have a feeling my weight will really be up next week when I go for my appointment because the last three times I’ve weighed there it was before 9:00 and this appointment is in the afternoon. Oh well, keeping it under 30 pounds has been my goal from day one so hopefully I can still reach it.
Maternity Clothes: I’m looking for a couple of cute tops and/or dresses to wear in our maternity pictures and at my showers. I’ve only bought pants for this whole pregnancy and have been able to wear borrowed maternity shirts and a lot of my regular shirts, so I’m pretty sure I can justify getting a few really cute things. I see all these girls on Pinterest and Facebook that look super stylish and cute, but I just do not want to spend money on clothes when it could be used on something else.
Movement: He’s still moving all throughout the day now and with much more force! I know I’ve said this before, but it has been my favorite part of being pregnant! I can tell he is getting longer because I felt him move on opposite sides of belly at once this week. I’ve done a terrible job of researching and reading but I would really like to know if he is turning flips or what is going on in there! I get worried sometimes because so many people talk about babies having the umbilical cord wrapped around their necks- so I try not to think about it too much and just enjoy all the kicks and punches. One thing the Lord has really taught me during this pregnancy is that HE is in control of everything. I can either put my complete trust in Him and know that He has my best interests at heart or live a worried miserable life- I’m choosing to trust!
Sleep: I’m not sleeping good at all. Yes, I’m in the bed for 8-9 hours each night, but the quality of sleep is not what it used to be. I don’t feel rested when I wake up which means by 4:30 every afternoon all I want to do is lay around. I’m thinking about buying some cherry juice and drinking it to see if that helps.
Cravings: This week I’ve been killing some York peppermint patties and cherry blow pops!
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: On Wednesday of this week I was able to experience one of the most amazing things in my life. Watching this little guy come into the world…
Reece Clayton Carlyle!!!!
Questions/Concerns: After watching a live childbirth I feel better about “The Unknown” however, I am little nervous about a couple of things: passing out, tearing, the epidural wearing off or not working properly.
Goals: Finish the nursery-painting, assemble furniture, pick up bedding, walk, narrow down name choices, look for ideas on decorating the walls of the nursery and mobile.