Officially in the 3rd Trimester!
Baby Size: CLL is still hovering around 13.6-14.8″ in length but now is weighing in at 2.5lbs! The fruit comparison this week is an eggplant.
Fun Facts: Our little babe is growing lots more fat and his/her wrinkly skin is beginning to smooth out. His/her lungs are mature enough to survive if s/he was born now-whoa.
How I’m Feeling: I’m feeling pretty good. I woke up this morning with a crook in my neck, which isn’t the most pleasant (happy birthday to me) feeling, but I think it has to do with how I slept last night. I’m adjusting to my growing belly and continuing with prenatal yoga and some trips to the gym in between. Mach and I had our childbirth education class this past weekend, which was great. Although I felt like most of it was a reiteration of everything I’ve already read, it was good to hear again. I also think it was good for Mach because he hasn’t had the luxury of reading as much as I have these past few months. They took us through everything-and I mean everything! From laboring at home to medical interventions to what we will go through during our post-natal time. I highly recommend this class at the Prenatal Yoga Center. I have signed up for a breastfeeding class (I’m letting Mach out of this one) for late September and then we will be set for classes until the little babe arrives! Below is a photo of Mach (with a 4lb baby doll) demonstrating the baby moving through the model of the female pelvis.
I had my 28 week appointment yesterday with my doctor who was very confident that other than the compression socks and possibly bringing a tennis ball for massage, the trip should be easy breezy! To be safe, we are going to make sure we know where the closest hospital is to where we will be staying. During my appointment I was also tested for gestational diabetes. I had to drink a not so awful sugary drink and then wait an hour to get my blood drawn. I don’t know the results yet but I’m hoping all is okay. It’s just a complication that I’d like to not have to worry about!
We are off to Ireland on Monday for my Sister, Jess’s wedding. There is still a lot of little odds and ends to tie up in the next few days-packing alone is going to be interesting! So, I will be off the radar for the next few weeks!