Start of the third trimester!
- Baby is 14.8 inches and about 2.5 lbs this week. Food comparisons include head of lettuce and a cucumber.
- Baby is practicing inhaling and exhaling….amniotic fluid, that is. Strengthen those lungs for your debut, little boy!
- Baby is showing brain activity! I wonder what you’re thinking about.
Mood/Feeling: I didn’t feel great this week, but attribute that to overcoming a head cold. Pregnancy wise, I’ve been feeling pretty great. Little guy was extremely active this week and I loved every second of it. I’m starting to feel the extra weight – I sometimes find my hands under my bump supporting some of the weight. I’m feeling a little anxious about all the things we have yet to complete. He’ll be here in three months and that doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to get everything ready.
Symptoms: Continued lower back pain, but that’s to be expected, especially with this extra weight. Much like the first trimester, I find myself making *very* frequent stops to the bathroom. Little boy often puts pressure on my bladder.
Sleeping: For the most part, I’m sleeping through the night. I’m not the heavy sleeper I used to be and sometimes his movements will break me out of slumber. I’d say I wake up once or twice a night, but getting back to sleep isn’t too difficult.
Excited About: I’m excited about finally being in the third trimester. I’m so thankful for having an uneventful pregnancy, but if I’m honest, I’m uncomfortable and want my own body back. I also can’t wait to meet my son.