Somehow this third trimester has flown by, but also felt like forever at the same time. Between putting our new home together, marking everything off of our baby checklist before our girl’s arrival, and the exhaustion that comes from growing a human, I’d say we successfully conquered the whole pregnancy thing.
Week 27: size of a small cabbage
Took my glucose test on 4/8 and felt super nauseous afterwards, but I survived! (and passed!)
I also found out I’m anemic, so now I have to take a daily iron supplement.
At this point I’ve realized that moving and finding new doctors during your pregnancy is a huge pain in the butt, so every day I get to have conversations with our insurance, OB office back in Texas, current OB office in St. Louis, and potential OBs in Florida.
Week 28: size of a cauliflower
Had an appointment (4/15) and ultrasound. They moved my due date up a week to June 28 since baby girl has been measuring ahead, but I’m still going to keep my weekly updates based on my first due date! 😊
– Heartburn is in FULL FORCE
– My days of getting good sleep are coming to an end…
Week 29: size of a coconut
During Easter weekend, we moved into our new home in Jacksonville, Florida! On the 13 hour drive, we had to take quite a few potty breaks since my bladder is running out of room. It’s also starting to get difficult to sit straight up (aka can’t breathe) so I have to recline my seat a bit while I’m driving.
– Little bit of cramping
Week 30: size of a cantaloupe
I can tell I’m carrying more water weight because I have lines from the sheets all over my body when I wake up. I thought they were stretch marks at first, but luckily still haven’t gotten any!
– (TMI, sorry, but if you’re reading you must be interested in what’s going on) my colostrum started coming in this week, so that was weird
Week 31: size of a head of lettuce
Flew to Texas for my baby showers my mom and MIL hosted for me.
– Still can’t really breathe. Ever.
– Starting to get braxton hicks contractions
– I felt like maybe baby girl dropped this week, because I’ve had more cramps and back pain, and I’ve been able to feel her sitting way lower than normal.
Week 32: size of a pineapple
Flew back to Florida to finally get settled.
Had a doctor appointment (5/15) where we filled out tons of paperwork and pre-registered for the hospital. I had to write baby girl’s name for her birth certificate, so things are feeling REAL.
– Hello, more back pain
– I can definitely feel the weight of my belly now
Week 33: size of a dragon fruit
We finally bought a car seat!!! And took our maternity photos! And toured the hospital! What a week.
– Baby girl is moving around a lot, and doesn’t seem to have much room left, so it’s starting to get painful
Week 34: size of a butternut squash
– Exhausted all the time – not sleeping well because our child never stops moving. Clearly she gets that from her dad.
– Still have heartburn, but I’ve been taking medicine every night so it’s not as bad
– Can’t eat a whole lot in one sitting because my stomach is actually running out of space
Week 35: size of a honeydew melon
My first doctor appointment since getting back from Texas (5/30) and found out that baby’s head down (I called it!).
– Waking up every couple hours to pee or because I can’t breathe (I HAVE to lay on my left side, otherwise I’ll start to pass out)
– Belly feels super heavy. If I wasn’t waddling before, I definitely am now.
– Watermelons & peaches
Week 36: size of a spaghetti squash
Had another doctor appointment (these are starting to become weekly outings) on 6/6. They did a non-stress test to measure my contractions and baby’s movement and said I might need to be induced, so we’ll see! Baby girl is weighing exactly 6lbs.
I’ve been having contractions every 2-3 minutes, but no other signs of labor yet. We got to see baby girl practice breathing on the ultrasound, which is just amazing to me!
– Lots of contractions – some painful, but mostly just uncomfortable
– Exhausted and a little bit nauseous now
– I’ve finally hit the point where I’m ready to not be pregnant anymore.
Week 37: size of a small pumpkin
Another NST (non-stress test) and ultrasound, along with a cervix check (6/13). Doctor told me baby girl could be here any day now!
– Hot ALL the time, and we keep our house pretty cool.
– Felt nauseous a couple days this week
– Baby’s kicking my hips now, so that’s new
Week 38: size of a watermelon
NST, ultrasound and cervix check again (6/20). Still having consistent contractions, and baby girl was going WILD the entire time. We had trouble trying to catch her on the ultrasound.
– Still can’t breathe or sleep
– Baby girl’s pushing up against (and kicking) my right side constantly and it’s pretty painful now. Ready for her to be kicking OUTSIDE my body now.
Here are a few photos from my baby showers in Katy and Granbury, along with some of our maternity photos!
Until next time, stay tuned for a blog post on baby girl’s birth story!!! ❤️
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