Tuesday, April 27, 2010

28 Weeks. 7 Months Down. Enter 3rd Trimester.

We have reached the 3rd trimester and are now considered in the homestretch!  I remember thinking when we first found out we were pregnant that we had plenty of time to prepare, and I remember being grateful that I would be pregnant for such a long time, to give us time to adjust and get ready. 

Well, my friends, we're 12 weeks away from my due date, and 7 weeks away from my personal goal of being completely ready to go for baby girl's arrival, and we still have a LOT to do.  I'm pretty sure we can meet my goal especially since I will be finished with exams in less than 2 weeks - and then I can devote a lot more time to getting her nursery ready, buying the rest of the necessities, etc.

Baby girl is still being compared to the size of a large eggplant.  She now can open and close her eyes.  She also has become a moving maniac in my belly (although she has been a maniac since I first started feeling her at 17 weeks) - but now because she's so much bigger, my belly rolls and shifts whenever she does. 

In terms of this mama here - I'm having trouble making it through a full day without a short nap.  Also, I have become increasingly uncomfortable over the last week.  I'm having more difficulty maneuvering my body, getting up and down from the couch, and changing positions in bed.  I also am noticing that I get very antsy when I've been in the same position (sitting or laying down) for too long, so I'm constantly trying to shift to find a better position.  I'm not sure if this is a little bit early to be feeling uncomfortable - but I am so who knows.

It's amazing how a little fresh air and quick walk can help me though.  On nice days, I try to get outside for a 30-45 minute walk.  I love working on Tessa's training while we walk, and otherwise I just lift my head, listen to the birds chirping, and breathe. 

28 Week Pictures - I have gotten really big - does this seem big for 28 weeks?!


  1. you look great! congrats on being in the homestretch. the time just flies by and before you know it ... your little girl will be here! good luck getting ready for her. :)

  2. Whoa! The homestretch! You are looking great!!

  3. the homestretch!! time really does fly.

  4. Awesome pictures. I think that is pretty normal for 28 weeks. I don't think my size has changed that much from 28-32 weeks. I posted about childbirth classes today. Have yours started yet? Do you like them?


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