28 weeks! Let’s shout it from the rooftops, shall we?
It literally feels like yesterday that I was jumping up and down with that urine kissed stick in the bedroom with Dan – not only could we not believe that we were pregnant, but we really couldn’t believe we had the chance to add another bundle of joy to the bunch. You can read more about that exciting day, here. We found out extra early at 3 weeks along, and these past 25 weeks have truly flown by. (Minus the kidney stone weeks, holy crap.)
So, here I sit, thankfully because going up and down the stairs causes me to lose my breath more often than I would like to admit. This little guy is SO active. Like, “can you guys believe this?!” active, you can see it through my shirt across the room. He stretches and rolls with all of his might and I feel every inch of his darling little baby bod.
I warned those who hadn’t seen me pregnant how I carry, and even those who have still seem shocked when they see my belly. Straight out from the hips, proud to stand out and isn’t stopping any time soon. Thankfully one lady I could have kissed at the counter at the mall said my belly looked tiny, and as much as I know it is all baby, it is nice to hear those comments sometimes rather than the others.
But, at the end of the day, I own this bump. And this bump contains the most precious gift. So while I spend the next up to 12 weeks expanding in size, just deal with it, push in your chair and move out of its way. We’ve got our own area code now 🙂
And behold, the amazing third trimester bump …
Helllllo Baby 🙂
The bump has filled out, my cheeks are starting to get that “pregnancy plump” and the numbers on the scale are ticking up and up each appointment.
Now let’s do the bump update questionnaire….
weight gain: starting with the fun one – I was fairly constant throughout this pregnancy, at 20 weeks I had only gained 13 pounds. It remained that way until my last appointment where I stand at 18 pounds up. And I’ll take it! I gained over 40 pounds with each of the boys, so even if I pack on another 12+ I’ll be at 30, and that’s all good to me. Trying my best to not stress about that side of it all, because it comes off eventually – and I’ve been eating super healthy, so there is really not much I could “change” if I needed too.
comments: the majority of the comments to me lately have been everyone asking me about my kidney stones. and yes, they are gone, thank goodness – so it is really such a relief that hopefully they don’t come back and I am finally comfortable! Brody rubs my belly a lot and says “mom your belly is getting so big!” and Owen squeezes me saying “I’m so excited for the baby!!” This morning Owen asked how the baby comes out, and I told him I push him out of my private parts (there is no jumping around the facts anymore) and he did a great impression of me doing so, and said “Like this! Like your poooooping mom” Exactly like that, Owen.
fears: ask me at weeks ago and with the pain I was in I was fearful I would go into preterm labor. Now, my fears rest where most mommys do – just praying for a healthy happy baby. I don’t see this answer changing much at all.
sleep: insert pregnancy insomnia here. some night, I have zero issues falling asleep. Most nights I just have a hard time staying asleep, just constantly tossing and turning, getting up to pee, being woken up to little jabs and rolls from the little guy. No complaints though, just natures way of getting me ready for sleepless nights all over again.
looking forward to: these next 12 weeks in general. we are jump starting shopping this week, and picking out paint and furniture for the nursery. finally feeling good again has me filled with more energy and excitement to get things going. while 12 weeks may seem like a long time to others, it can fly for a mom to be who already has little ones to keep her busy.
whats grossing me out: myself. the burps, the farts, the panty liners needed … I swear carrying a boy has literally turned me into a boy. Hahaha. Fellow mommas out there know, your body just changes in so many ways it is hard to even keep up with it!
random thoughts: a 3rd boy! really, that goes through my mind a lot. still in shock, still just as happy and excited to see Brody and Owen get to be big brothers all over again. Dan has been a super champ – last month with the kidney stones tested all of our patience, and that man is truly the ying to my yang. and we cannot wait to see what this babe will look like. blonde hair, blue eyes, dark hair brown eyes …. oooo sweet baby, i don’t care – just want to kiss your face!