third trimester in review

It has been over 200 days since we found out we were going to be parents!  I never realized fully how long a pregnancy was and how much we still have to go until now. Regardless, I have been very lucky in how I feel during this period and I am incredibly thankful to have been able to enjoy each and every moment of it. While I cannot wait to meet the little guy in 7 weeks (or so), I am really going to miss being pregnant. Each trimester has brought new changes and experiences and every time I think it cannot get better, it does. Yes, there are definitely discomforts but overall each trimester is peppered with so much joy, energy,  and love that these months have been some of my most favorite in my life. Watching David grow into a daddy, watching our home welcome the newbie, watching the belly grow, and watching the baby become more animated and responsive each day has been a miraculous experience. I wish I could take each day and package it up in some memory jar to pull out in the future. I could become addicted to making babies, but let’s see how life is once this little one arrives.

The best part of the third trimester so far:

  • The belly is definitely a bump!
  • Baby boy moves and wiggles and shakes everyday
  • He responds to touch and I swear when I talk with him he does too
  • Maxi dresses couldn’t be more comfortable right now, I feel like I work in my pjs
  • Belly Balm is my new best friend
  • Eating with gusto is such a satisfying part of my day
  • David is taking SUCH good care of me
  • Bella, the pup, definitely suspects something is going on in my belly
  • The nursery is almost complete
  • I still have energy and am able to move around almost like I am not pregnant
  • There is baby gear in kitchen drawers and in the living room now too
  • I am still sleeping through the night (although I suspect this will change)
  • Midwife visits are frequent now and I get to listen to baby’s heartbeat each week
  • It is starting to feel like just mere days until he finally arrives

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The “dis-comfortable” part of the third trimester so far:

  • Flat shoes only
  • Hot flashes always
  • Awkward pelvic pain at random times in a day or week
  • Braxton Hicks contractions during class times
  • Desperate thirst
  • A nasty cold during month 8
  • Delivery (and the pain associated with it) becoming imminent and constantly in my dreams
  • Wedding rings no longer fitting safely

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(my replacement ring)

In our childbirth class, the instructor often talked about the power of positive thinking. While I am sure this “grace” period of the third trimester is closing as we approach the final days and weeks, I am still going to hold out in my belief that the way I have been feeling during this pregnancy will end just as well as it started. And before we know it, this little person will be joining our family and changing everything (for the better) forever. And yes, I am feeling super sappy today =)

 

 

2 thoughts on “third trimester in review

  1. Hi,
    Congratulations on pregnancy and now nearing the end of it! – Am at 24 weeks myself and just started blogging so really enjoying the community here and reading other people’s experiences. I love how positive you are. I do my best to think positive too so love to surround myself with happy stories, though it’s not a picnic every day!
    Will enjoy following your adventure – so I know what lies ahead ;)
    All the best,
    Milly
    http://dambaby.com

    • Hi Milly,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! And, congratulations to you as well!! It will be so fun to follow you as well as. Good luck and never hesitate to connect because we mommies-to-be need all the support and love we can get!

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