Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hello Third Trimester!!!

Yay! Today marks 28 weeks - the official start of the third trimester!  Things have been going considerably well since I last updated.  

Size of baby: Baby boy weighs about 2.5 pounds and is around 16 inches long.  

Symptoms: Still feeling pretty good.  I have some back pain that comes and goes in the middle of my back, right underneath the left shoulder blade.  I also have a little bit of lower back pain that sends some shooting pains down my butt.  I seem to feel these the most after a long day at work.  I'm also surprised to see that my ankles have started to swell (especially on warm days).  I don't have an ankle bone by the end of the day - hello cankles!

Weight Gain:  +29 lbs (since 11 weeks)  Am I worried about my weight gain? NOT ONE BIT!  I've waited so long to be pregnant, I could care less about the extra pounds.  My mom loves teasing me about my new chubby cheeks. :)

Cravings: Fruit smoothies for breakfast & barbecue chips to complement my sandwich for lunch.  NO cravings whatsoever for dinner. 

Aversions: Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing, Caprese salads, and Lobster Bisque. 

Sleep: Still trying hard to stay sleeping on my sides.  I'm waking up to pee 2-3 times a night.  I'm liking a pillow in between my legs more than my body pillow.  

Maternity Clothes: New favorite maternity shop - Preggers Maternity in Chicago.  I found my shower dress there!  The weather is really starting to warm up here so next thing on the shopping list is SHORTS and SKIRTS. 

What I Miss: This one will not change - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

What I'm Looking Forward To: The month of JUNE!  Work Shower on June 6th, Birthing Classes that start June 7th, Maternity photos June 18th, and Family/Friends Shower on June 23rd.  

Special Pregnancy Moments: I passed my glucose test!  I love how my little girls at school talk to the baby.  He gets MANY hugs every day - so cute! 

Bump Update: This isn't your traditional bump pic, but all I have for 28 weeks.  This was taken Mother's Day of me relaxing at the pool after my spa treatment.  :) 


Andrea said...

So happy things are going so well! Can't think of a more deserving person :) June sounds like it's going to be a great month!! Love the look beautiful m'dear!

Jesica said...

Aw, you look super pretty and LOVE the swimsuit!

Kelli said...

Hi LC! Love, love your cute bump and suit! So glad to see an update from you. I bet your kids love it!!!!!!!!!!! So sweet! When my sister was pregnant and then had her baby, that was all I talked about. That class was very connected and I still have kids that ask me about her. hugs to you!

Brenda said...

Beautiful picture!!! Happy third Trimester!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

YAY for the 3rd Trimester! Such a cute picture!

Cherm said...

OMG you are so cute with your bump! SO happy to hear all is going well. You sound so healthy and content. Yay 3T!!!

Shelley said...

I think that is one of my favorite preg pictures of you! but it just makes me want to go back!!