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Monday, December 22, 2014

into the third trimester


we're a few days away from the start of week 28 and have entered the beginning of the third trimester. wowzers. i can't even believe it. someone pinch me, please. i'm so happy that i've been able to carry our baby, with relative ease, for the past seven months.

weight | at my last doctor's appt, i was up about 18 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. 
while that seems on track for the 35 lbs that my OB wants me to gain in this pregnancy, it feels like a lot. especially since i'm vertically challenged at 4 feet 11 inches.

size of baby | about the size of an eggplant
…14.8 inches and 2.5 pounds. but i'm convinced he's bigger.

gender | a bouncing baby boy.
we are preparing for snuggles with mama, trips to the ER, and his love of sticks. he'll have a lot in common with our pup in this department.

movement | one day i tried to determine his sleep cycles by tracking his movement. 
i recorded 7:15AM, 8:45AM, 10:45AM, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm…and then i just decided that he moves all the time. last sunday, i didn't feel him move at all. it was the longest day EVER. i tried not to think the worse but it's hard when you're used to his movements as reassurance that he's in there and doing good.

fun fact | baby sunshine is showing brain activity now. 
and he'll just keep on getting smarter every day.

sleep | i normally sleep on my stomach so giving that up has meant a lot less good sleep. i wake up several times each night on my back and worry that i'm cutting off the baby's blood supply. i read that you're supposed to sleep on your left side but that's so hard. it's also tough to get good sleep when you're getting up 17.5 times per night to urinate. but i'm doing what i can in the sleep department.

exercise | during the week, i walk from the parking garage to my office and then to/from lunch. 
that's about the extent of my exercise regimen. however, my friend lanie and i have been walking every sunday morning through most of our pregnancies (she's 33 weeks).  last weekend, we walked three hours and i think it's safe to say we overdid it. no more of those long ones.

maternity clothes | i've worn mostly hand-me-downs but i have purchased few pieces here and there...if i find any good sales. like this "so in love" t-shirt pictured.


symptoms | my acid reflux has gotten worse. 
everything i eat...i get the privilege of tasting about 3 more times when i regurgitate my meals. fun! and my back is KILLING me. primarily on the right side. i'm told it is my serratus muscle. it's definitely from sitting so much and using my right arm to reach and type. sitting is awful when you're pregnant. and i do it 10-12 hours per day with my commute and work schedule.

cravings/aversions | i think my child might come out of the womb looking like a cheerio. all i crave is cereal with milk! and occasionally mini-slider burgers.

nursery | it is getting close to being done. 
we got our glider which was a big ticket item. i love sitting in the nursery, rocking and reading to our son. it is already my favorite time of the day.

best/worst part of the week | the worse part of last week was taking my glucose tolerance test. 
ugh. nothing makes you feel crappier than a 12 hour fast, downing 75 grams of glucose, sitting for two hours and then having your blood drawn three times in the same day. but the best part of the week was finding out that i passed said test and do not have gestational diabetes. yay!

what hubby is looking forward to | being able to take our little boy to the dirt bike track and teaching him how to ride.


recent news | a local magazine interviewed me and wrote a piece called "blogging, then baby" which was printed in their december issue. while i was flattered, i was a little disappointed when it published because some of the facts of our story weren't accurate. also some of the published blurbs pulled from my blog were slightly misrepresented. but i appreciate that someone took interest in my story nonetheless.


happy holidays! hope you have a fantastic week.
stay tuned for a huge new year's giveaway with trumpette….
something fun to kick off 2015.


32 comments:

Stephanie said...

You look amazing. I am almost 4 weeks behind you and have gained 17 pounds, so you are doing better than I am. ;) The article in the paper is awesome! Yay for you! I'm so excited for our boys to be here soon! :)

Chelley N said...

YAY for the third trimester! What a blessing!

Lanie said...

Haha! Getting up to pee 17.5 times. The half attempt made me laugh. Many times I lay in bed trying to not have to get up and pee.

Another great maternity pic! Hope you're having a great Christmas! Miss you and yes, we were quite physically challenged trying to finish our walk. Lol.

Jessica said...

Welcome to third trimester, Jessah! What a milestone!!! I know you're so relieved to have made it to this point. Enjoy these last few quiet weeks because soon, baby boy will be out and about, and rocking your world (in the best way possible! ) Can't wait for the giveaway:)

The Jo's said...

I'm vertically challenged as well (5' 0""... thanks for making me feel a tiny bit taller!) and I gained 40 lbs with my baby boy. I freaked out a bit when i saw that final number on the scale, but i was able to lose it all. Don't sweat it.

pocketofblossoms said...

i hope you feel better! it must be crazy to think that a baby the size of an eggplant is growing inside of you! so precious.

xo, k

Newbie said...

Wow...congratulations for the magazine piece...been following your blog for a few days now. Was Inspired to start one of my own...blogging, then baby isn't it?
Happy 28th week and happy holidays. Waiting to read more...cheers

Just T said...

You look so beautiful!

Emma Something said...

Haven't managed to read any blogs for ages and just back online now, reading this made me cry so happy for you guys! I knew you were pregnant but reading this filled me with so much hope for myself! Your determination has paid off! xx

Kristin said...

You're gorgeous! So happy you've made so far with relative ease during the pregnancy!

Suzanne said...

Every time I read your posts I can literally hear the joy shining through your words and nothing makes me happier. You so deserve these moments and I can't believe you're only a few short months away from meeting this little guy!!! xoxo

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Such a sweet and fun post! I love reading your updates and glad you are doing so well!! Your baby boy will be here before you know it! Also super cool you were in a magazine, but super lame that they didn't stick to the story!

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Yay third trimester! Do you have a pregnancy pillow? I thought that my Snoogle was literally the best thing on the planet. It kept me comfortable and on my left side (for the most part).

JoJo said...

Oh Jessah u look wonderful. I'm glad uve had a relatively easy pregnancy. Hope everything continues the same.

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

I also used to get nervous when my baby wouldn't move for a while. Drinking a little Orange Juice usually got the dance party started again. :)

You look great!

Amanda said...

EEK! Third trimester! Oh Jessah, this is just so crazy! This pregnancy is flying by, at least, for me it is. Maybe you feel differently since you have to wake up 17.5 times a night. : )

You look absolutely beautiful! Your bump is PRECIOUS! So happy for you, sweet friend!

Melissa Long said...

What great pictures!

Laura @ Making Baby Provence said...

This was a really fun post! I hope that someday, when I'm pregnant, I'll do something like this every few weeks...if not on the blog, at least for myself. I love it!

Aramis said...

I've noticed that Chalupa Batman is most active just as I'm getting into bed at night. This will not be enjoyable if this trend keeps up when he's here in person! You look awesome! I'm up about the same amount of weight (ok maybe 2 or 3 pounds more...grrr) and I think we're right on track!

Kari B. said...

Oh acid reflux. I feel your pain. I do not miss that part of my pregnancy one single bit. Hang in there! I will tell you this though.... it goes away as soon as you deliver!

You look amazing! Happy 3rd Trimester! The next few weeks will fly by.

I can haz babyz? said...

You are getting so close to the end!!

I hope you have an amazing holiday. Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

Your looking so beautiful! Your almost to the finish line!

Amie said...

You are a beautiful and what a cute bump!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

You look amazing!! How exciting you are in the 3rd trimester!!! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Jennifer T said...

Oops! I may have just left an anonymous comment... If you I just was saying how amazing you looked and how exciting that you are in the 3rd trimester!! Merry merry Christmas to you!! So excited for you and this new year!

Darcie K said...

Yay for the homestretch! Yay for hubs getting a boy to take dirtbike riding! Pregnancy looks amazing on you, Jessah! Xoxoxoxoxo

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

Im kinda nervous about the glucose test, but hopefully I will pass too! Can't wait to see all the nursery pics!

jennambishop said...

The best is yet to come...... I am always looking to the future-- planning, but forget to stop and enjoy the best right i front of me. Simple things, smiles, back hugs while I am searching for the lid to the sippy cup.... the fact that the Trumpette socks actually stay on my 1 yr old's feet..... the best is now, and yet to come. :-)

Janna Renee said...

You are SO cute pregnant!! I'm sure you'll gain the weight the way your body is meant too. You are tiny with a decent metabolism (I assume), so it seems like your body is taking care of itself ;)

mommyfrog said...

So happy for you. Babies are truely a gift. I'd love to win this for my first granddaughter who will arrive in a few weeks.

Judy Feldman said...

Love the giveaway and blog

cmroberts said...

You look great !!! Thank you for this posting and for this opportunity to win. Fingers Crossed !!! I just had my baby boy 1 month ago !!

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