Wednesday, July 27, 2016

28 weeks, aka the 3rd trimester!

We are in the third trimester!
Weight gained: 10.5 lbs
Symptoms: The belly button pain has taken some time off and been replaced by a couple of those terrible leg cramps I had read about. Charlie horse in the middle of the night where you have to jump out of bed to flex your foot. Ouch! Still waking up once a night to pee. And several mini times a night I partially wake up to roll over, it's not so automatic anymore to heave yourself from side to side! And of course baby kicks, can see my stomach moving now. I heard someone can press their ear to the belly now and hear the heartbeat, but so not true, I can't even hear it with my stethoscope.
Cravings: Still fruit. Probably ate a whole watermelon myself and several cartons of blueberries. Also burgers and icecream. We made one trip to Culvers and one to Smashburger. Mmmm. Baby needs that iron and calcium! ;)
Birth prep: Just a couple more classes of our hypnobirthing class, it's been pretty good. And we are trying to make a decision about hiring a doula.
Purchases: A shower dress for me and coming home outfit for baby boy
Days left till my sister arrives: 2
Days left till our baby shower: 3
Days left till babymoon: 29
Days left till due date: 80 (give or take!) :)


  1. Definitely hire a doula! It is weird to me seeing you with a belly. Maybe because your my sister, maybe because I never see you in person. And I can't believe you've only gained 10 lbs!

    1. why do you think definitely? Doug is worried about being pushed aside as my coach/supporter. Reminds me of that magnet Grandma had, too many chiefs not enough Indians, but I don't know, I still think one could be helpful.