Wednesday, February 19

Third Trimester! 28 Week (Pregnancy Chalkboard Tracker)

How far along? 28 Weeks (only 12 weeks to go!)
Total weight gain: 20 lbs
Maternity clothes? Picked up a few cute pieces from Target’s maternity line that were on sale. Wearing mostly maternity skinny leg pants/maternity tops and midi-pencil skirts to work. Throwing on the leggings and tanks at home!
Stretch marks? No and continuing to use lots of lotion everyday.
Sleep: Sleep is becoming more difficult in the past few weeks. I generally am a side sleeper but I tend to wake up in the middle of the night on my back. You aren’t really supposed to sleep on your back so I keep having to shift around a lot at night. I flip from side to side but rolling this baby over is a challenge. Needless to say, sleep has been a little interrupted.
Best moment this month: This month has been much different than previous months. I have entered the third trimester (yay) and with it has come more aches and pains. I’ve had lots of people asking when I’m due which is a sign I’m looking quite pregnant these days. Baby boy has been very active, mostly shifting all over my stomach, I assume trying to get comfy. Some nights it looks like an alien invasion with what I assume is a limb rising up and moving across my stomach. He is most active once I lay down to go to sleep. Some nights I just lay there and stare at my belly. It’s a fascinating thing! We also received a wonderful gift off our registry from many of our friends, this was a lovely surprise and we can’t wait to celebrate our Friends Shower in a couple weekends with all of them!
Miss Anything? Summer (not baby related) but seriously this winter has to be kidding. It’s warming up this week but I’m not convinced the temperatures are here to stay. I hope baby boy is ready for lots of weekend adventures this summer. I hope he likes sandy toes. Oh, and I miss being able to sit up from the laying down position easily. At this point Aaron has to give me a little push to get up. Ha.
As I mentioned above, he is moving all the time, I don’t even think I notice it anymore. If I pause and focus on my stomach I’ll probably feel him wiggling around. I’m glad he is so active, let’s me know he is enjoying the ride.
Food cravings: I haven’t had many cravings this pregnancy, I’ve tried to maintain my normal eating habits of small meals and a good diversity of fruits and veggies. Cupcakes, gelato and cinnabuns have slipped into the mix but I’m been hitting the gym 4 days a week still so hopefully I’m counteracting some of the sweets.
Labor SignsNo but I do have a tight belly every so often which they say might be Braxton hicks but this is common for your abdominal muscle to tighten up.
Symptoms: Here we go. The mid-upper back ache/pain has been a lot worse lately, this pain also wraps around to my lower right ribs. I have been trying to use a foam roller at the gym and Aaron is being prepped for massage therapy at this point. It’s very difficult to stretch your back so I’ve been mostly doing the cat stretch and trying not to sit for prolonged periods of time which seems to make it worse. My tailbone hurts, I attribute that to my ligaments relaxing in preparation for baby’s arrival. Then there is heartburn but I think for the most part I’ve been spared the horrible heartburn others get. Mine usually happens at night and lasts only a brief amount of time…it’s not so bad it has caused me to give up any foods.
Belly Button in/out?  Barely in, it’s looking more like a winky eye.
Wedding rings on/off? On…oh and Aaron got a new wedding band for Vday…let’s see if this one stays on.
Happy/Moody most of the time: This winter is such a bummer lately, especially since I can’t ski. It’s starting to give us cabin fever and this weekend we are headed out on an adventure. I am mostly happy but by the end of the day I can be a bit of a terror (I blame back pain).
Looking forward to: Seeing our friends in a couple weeks (miss you guys). Spending more time outdoors. Prepping for the arrival of our new playmate.