I can't believe that we're already into the third trimester! I've started seeing the Christmas countdowns in stores and on the television and it's so crazy to think that before Christmas arrives we'll be holding our precious baby girl in our arms. Seriously, this is getting real...Nick & I are going to be parents!
I did backtrack a bit and do a 27 week recap, so if you're really just SO interested in my updates...click here & it will take you back. Mainly I just went back and recapped so I would have it for my own personal knowledge of where I was in this journey!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: One more week until an official measurement. I did step on the scales about a week ago and I was pretty much right at where I'd hoped I'd be at this point in between office visits. The truth will certainly come out next week, but I feel good about things right now. As I was shopping on vacation I got lots of "oh my gosh you look incredible for 28 weeks" and trust me, those compliments are priceless at this point!
Gender: My precious baby girl Elyse. I'm already dreaming about the fun mother/daughter & grandma (x2)/mother/daughter excursions we're going to have together!
Movement: This is seriously one of the coolest things. My mom and hubby have both been able to feel Elyse's hiccups in the past week and it's so fun to see their faces light up when they feel the movement!
Sleep: I definitely think that God is already starting to prepare me for less sleep than I'm used to. I have been awake the last 2 mornings almost 45 minutes before my alarm goes off. I wake up wide awake and ready to start the day...of course I don't start the day at that point. I should probably take advantage of the extra time, but I definitely stay in bed as long as I can!
What I miss: If I say nothing then that seems crazy, and if I say everything then I kind of feel like I'm whining. But honestly, I don't miss much of anything really all that horribly! Sure I'd love a nice casear salad, or a cold turkey sandwich, or a Dr. Pepper for every meal....but I'm not going to die if I don't have those things. At this point, I'm just trying to do everything I can to make a safe happy environment for our baby girl!
Cravings: My healthy snacks have definitely helped out in this area. Last night I wanted something sweet & cold so I had a cup of Yoplait light yogurt that I had put in the freezer a few days earlier. I put that in a bowl and it was ALMOST like eating ice cream! Oh, I guess one of the things I am sort of craving is Ritz crackers. I crunched up just a couple of those on my yogurt last night and it was oh so good! ha!
Symptoms: I really consider myself so lucky in this area...no morning sickness, no nausea, no heartburn, no headaches. Really my main symptom is my back pain in the evenings and the fact that I become out of breath so much easier! Our bedroom is upstairs at my in-laws house and I was winded every time I walked up those stairs!
Maternity Clothes: My mom and I went shopping this morning and I'm hopefully set for quite awhile. I may have to pick up a few more things, but I really think that most of what I have should help me survive these next few months. We hit up Motherhood and their new fall selections and I found TONS of stuff that I really liked. I picked up a few things for my maternity photos as well as some dresses for my showers. I also got some staples like dress pants and casual shirts. My non-maternity items that actually work are becoming fewer & fewer so this was a much needed shopping trip.
Thanks mom for your help, it's these times when I'm so excited that we have a baby girl on the way!
Best Moment this week: Today I had my pre-screening appointment with my new OB office. I couldn't be more happy. I didn't even meet my actual nurse or doctor (that comes next week), but the whole staff and the environment just made me feel even more at peace about my decision to switch. One of the first things I noticed at the check-in desk was a cross with a Bible verse on it. I honestly can't even remember what the verse was, and it was such a little thing...but I noticed, and it's a BIG deal to me.
Baby To-Do List: My mom has been tackling the bedding and you guys are seriously not even going to believe how beautiful it is. It's cute and classy and elegant and gorgeous all at the same time! I love it and I'm so thrilled to be able to say that my mom has put it all together. Hopefully we'll have some photos in the next few weeks of it all put together in the nursery. So...nursery bedding..check! Now it's time for the details!
And of course for those of you who are oh so curious...here's my 28 week bump pic!