Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Third Trimester: Weeks 28 - 31

Up until just recently, my third trimester hasn't been what I expected it to be at all! I expected to feel really heavy and tired. However, during weeks 28-31, I experienced about the same amount of energy as I did in my second trimester! It was really great! The full breakdown is below.

Week 28:
I had a prenatal visit this week. I measured at 32 weeks by external measurement. This made me excited that we might be able to see our little girl earlier than we thought, however; the nurse told us not to count on it. Due date remains the same (Jan. 22nd). I had my glucose test and the orange drink was actually... kind of... good. I know, I must be crazy. But it tasted like flat orange pop.

Week 29:
I had my second baby shower this weekend, and it was amazing! My husband installed blinds in the nursery and a closet organizer. We hung photo frames and shelves, too. We got a lot done this week, and I was feeling great for all of it!

Week 30:
I spent a lot of time in the nursery this week, folding and putting away tiny clothes! I felt a lot of big kicks from baby girl, and some that really startled me! My husband said that one night this week, baby girl kept kicking him in the back as we were sleeping, so he had to move. He couldn't believe that I sleep through that, but I sure do! I also noticed that I could better tell which position she is in this week. My husband and I spent a lot of time bonding with our little girl and each other as we spend a little bit of time each night, feeling her kicks together, and talking about her arrival!

Week 31:
Weird symptom of the week: sweaty palms. Like, really sweaty palms! Prior to this week, I was feeling some lung crowding because let's face it, baby girl is getting bigger! But starting on Sunday, November 16th, I felt a huge relief in my lungs, and noticed that I stopped waddling so much when I walked. It has lasted for over a week now, and I'm thinking it's either from her dropping or from a change in position. Either way, it's been great! I felt extra wonderful this week, my mom thinks I'm nesting because I cleaned the entire nursery (with the help of my husband, of course) and I'm feeling so good! Also, we had a prenatal visit this week, and when we heard the heartbeat, we also got to hear her hiccups. It was so adorable! We graduated to bi-weekly appointments, now. We are getting so excited!

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