I hit 27 weeks this past Friday and I have officially welcomed the third trimester! In some ways I feel like this pregnancy is going so fast! Maybe because I’m pretty sure this will be my last one and I want to hold on to those baby kicks and flips and special time between me and this little nugget for as long as I can. Or, maybe it’s because I’m totally scared at the thought of having a newborn and a toddler! Either way, the closer we get to January, the more excited I get.
How Am I Feeling: I’m feeling GREAT! I love this part of pregnancy! I have a decent amount of energy (during the day at least!), I’m not SOOOO big that I’m uncomfortable but all of the “yuck” from the early weeks is officially long gone! I am starting to get a bit of swelling in my feet when I push it too hard during the day but I’m hoping that’s not a sign of my blood pressure going up in the future or anything like that.
Food Cravings: They’ve calmed down a bit and are much more “tame” now. Apples and peanut butter are topping my list. We’ve also been baking a lot of cookies in our house. I’m not sure if this is pregnancy related or just fall related but I’m loving everything pumpkin as well!
Active Baby?: Oh my goodness – this little guy is SO active. Way more so than his older brother (which is slightly terrifying). And it’s all the time already. At this point with Lucas I usually felt him when I was resting – this little one makes his presence known even when I’m up and moving around.
How Much Weight Have I Gained?: At my appointment at 26 weeks I was up right at 15lbs (although I think it’s really about 17 or 18 pounds). By that point with Lucas I had gained 24 pounds. I’m really happy with my weight gain at this point. Although I may have celebrated that victory a bit too much last week and need to reign in the snacking!
Any Other Pregnancy “Symptoms”: I am already starting to nest like crazy! We’re working on setting up L’s big boy room (we’re going with a train theme) and I decided I needed to organize all of my wrapping paper, gift bags, etc. for some reason yesterday.
My Health Update: In my last update post I mentioned they had found I had marginal placenta previa during my anatomy ultrasound. I went back for another scan 4 weeks later and all was well – Praise the Lord! My blood pressure has also been perfect so far and I’m hoping it stays that way! At the slightest sign of swelling I start to freak out but I think some of it is that I’m going a little crazy with the nesting and it’s still in the upper 70’s here (so the heat is NOT helping). At my follow up ultrasound they said that baby was measuring a week or so ahead so I go back later this week for another one (at 24 weeks he was weighing 1lb 12oz according to their measurements – which I don’t totally believe by the way!). I also passed my 1 hour Glucola test this time (I failed with Lucas and had to take the 3 hour – which I passed) so no Gestational Diabetes for me!
Overall this has been a wonderful pregnancy. Yes, it’s harder being pregnant with a toddler but I’m loving everything about growing this little nugget. I know I’ll be sad when our special time together is over, but I can’t wait to welcome him into this world!