Due Date: September 15
Baby Size: Baby is now just over 4 pounds. (We get a scan today and will know official weight estimate then) He’s fattening up as he prepares to enter the world soon. I should prepare to gain about a pound per week for the rest of my pregnancy (half goes to him, half goes to me).
Weight gain: 24 Pounds.
Movement: We keep having fantastic reports from Maternal Fetal Medicine, which is SUCH a relief. I feel him so much more these days, mostly at night. He likes to get his legs all cozy up in my ribs and give me a good kicking. Ryan can feel him now too, and we love sharing these moments while parked on the couch in the evening. It’s hard to get comfortable in the car and while sleeping because I feel like he’s really crowding the one side of my belly, diaphragm and ribs.
Best Moment of the Week: My Mom and two of my best friends threw me a baby shower Sunday. It was such a wonderful day to connect with family that I haven’t seen in forever and celebrate with friends. Baby Mac is already so well-loved. This weekend, Ryan’s mom is throwing me another shower for the Philly area family and friends. I’ll post more about showers after this weekend.
Looking forward to: Denise’s baby shower this weekend and Ryan being done with the bar next week! He heads up to Harrisburg next Tuesday and Wednesday for two grueling days of tests and essays. He’s been studying intensely since May and I know he’s going to do great, but also ready for the intensity and stress to be over.
Food Cravings: I don’t know if there just isn’t any more room in my stomach area or if it’s the high heat, but I’m not really that hungry anymore. I’m still craving watermelon and ice-cold water the most.
Mood: SO emotional and irritable and tired. Last week I was so crabby most of the week. It’s hard to make it through the work day and any after work errands or gym trips. The smallest things can make me cry. I’ve gotten a little better since last week, but if I’m being honest, I’m not always the happiest to deal with.
Symptoms: Emotional, irritable, tired, sore back, never comfortable. But, I’m also so in love, excited, and anxious. Counting down the next 7ish weeks is like a 4-year-old counting down Christmas from July.
It’s also getting very hard to workout. I’ve been trying to go to the gym three days a week, but lately, I can barely make it through 30 minutes on the treadmill without wanting to sit down or feeling like the baby is going to fall out. Experienced moms, any tips on how you continued to stay active in your third trimester?
Nursery: I think I’m not experiencing full nesting mode. I think of things that need to be done and I want them done NOW. But then I get too tired to do anything but sit, and then I get irritated that I can’t get anything done because I’m too tired. The struggle is real. But the nursery is really coming together and I will be sharing pictures later in August.