December 13, 2011

The big 3

28 weeks today and LOVING month seven!

This picture is too hilarious not to share. Baby girl kicked me pretty hard and it showed, haha!

We sailed into our 3rd trimester (the big 3) on week 26 and, so far, it rocks! I love it! I'm back to feeling emotionally normal which is a HUGE improvement in my world. That's pretty much why it rocks! I still have energy to get things done, which mega rocks, and I've gotten major ego boosts about the size of my belly TWICE this week. Even my husband is contributing by saying sweet things like,

"baby, I'm really impressed at how well you're carrying her. I've seen women as far along as you and they're twice as big." Love that man:)

Other then the few weird weeks 18-22, I still don't have any back pain and I couldn't really tell you what a Braxton Hicks feels like. Still no stretch marks (PLEASE STAY THAT WAY) and only minor swelling. Even I'm surprised at how lucky I've been with these things. Maybe I paid my dues in emotional instability? LOL.

Things I HAVE noticed: I'm moving much slower these days and I tire out quicker. I still have energy but after a day of cleaning and being on my feet mostly, I'm down for the count the next day. My hips are really tender by nightfall, I'm sleeping a lot less and breathing is getting harder. The past few days I've been dealing with dizziness and feeling faint but I drink over a gallon of water a day. However, my doctor will probably just tell me "drink more water" when I ask him about it...

Sugar cube is doing well, from what I can tell. I've been looking forward to week 28 for sometime because that means Baby "G" has a 90% chance of survival if we had her early. That knowledge did wonders for my peace of mind--- once we made it!

She did give me a scare yesterday after noticing I hadn't felt her move within a 24 hour period. She didn't wake me up yesterday morning like normal either. I immediately started to worry about my dinner choice the night before--- feta and spinach stuffed chicken. I know you're not supposed to eat feta while pregnant but I also hear as long as it's pasteurized, it's fine. I ran out to the trash can in the garage and started tearing at the bag like a mad women, trying to locate the empty cheese package. I could have SWORN it said "pasteurized" but wanted to be sure. Yup, it said pasteurized. I started eating fruit, drinking juice, shaking my belly. Nothing. I started to really worry then. Finally I ate something that I know she loves---A lemon. That did the trick! She's been kicking and punching me ever since:)

We finally got our house decorated for Christmas this weekend so I leave you with these!
My mother in-law gave R and I those moose our first Christmas and I just love them!

Stockings hung by the fire with care!

The cutest little bird you've ever seen-- This is my favorite:)

A picture of our tree will have to wait. It's currently leaning very heavily and looking very pathetic. But the hubby promises to fix it after he comes in from the woods today:)

I hope everyone is enjoying their own little slice of Christmas cheer!


  1. I just joined your site. Love you & your decorations. Papa is coming home Saturday. He is sooooooo!!! excited. Love You, Mom

  2. That is too cute that she loves lemon!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I did the Chinese calendar thing this morning and it said it's a girl. That's what I suspected and wanted all along. We'll see though. I'm not going to run out and buy a bunch of pink just yet.

    You look great for being in your 3rd trimester. I'm pretty sure I'm bigger than that and I'll be 20 weeks on Monday.


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