Due Date: November 8, 2013 (Less than 2 months!!)
Gender: It’s a girl! It’s a girl!
Movement: I have finally figured out her schedule (which usually revolves around food). I can feel her moving when I’m on my way to work in the mornings, after my 10:00am snack, and then again when I get home and usually lay down for a few minutes. At night, she is full-go and I even feel her each and every time I get up and use the restroom at night. I always have a couple of minutes when I return to bed that I have to stop concentrating on her moving so I can fall back to sleep.
Feeling: Wow, the third trimester really comes in with a bang! As I’ve mentioned, the energy levels have come and gone and then will return again for a day or two. It seems like I will have two good days in a row and then several exhausting days. I’m definitely getting back in the routine of getting to sleep earlier and earlier each night.
I had a few really rough weeks. My heartburn got so bad that I was throwing up acid multiple times a night. It was possibly the worst feeling ever….laying down going to sleep just knowing that you will be waking up and chocking on your own acid. Then it would take forever to get back to sleep because I had to get rid of that acid taste that had coated my entire throat. Absolutely nasty, I know. At one point (after multiple nights not sleeping in a row), I broke down because I didn’t know how many more nights I could take. Derek convinced me I had to start taking something. As recommended by my amazing pharmacist/husband, I’m finally taking prescription strength Prevacid and making sure I do not eat past 7:30 at night and watch my water intake in the evenings.
Lastly, the pain that I’ve had on my right side has not gone away. In fact, it’s been present for about 3 months now. Car rides really bother me because of this. My doctor assures me it is just muscle pain that cannot get a chance to heal. In the past two weeks, I’ve gotten two or three kicks right to the sore spot and I swear it feels like a knife going right through me. It happened at work when I was in a meeting, and the pen I was holding literally fell out of my hand from the pain. I had to excuse myself because tears instantly flooded my eyes.
Besides these couple of “memorable” weeks, I really cannot complain. Everything else is pretty much manageable.
Food Cravings: Still no cravings. Although, Derek mentioned having a sucker at night could help with the acid…so he picked me up some blow pops. I have to say, I’ve become quite addicted. I really look forward to having one a night.
Food Aversions: None, in fact I finally had soup! I couldn’t bring myself to do it, but when the weather cooled down it finally sounded good.
Clothes: Pretty much a mix of maternity and non-maternity still. I’m loving that the weather is cooling down so I can have some new choices from my winter/fall selection. I’m really looking forward to wearing leggings a lot.
Stretch Marks: None (yet!). I swear my stomach cannot stretch anymore, ha! Hoping it can take whats coming it’s way.
Sleep: Overall, my sleep is good. Besides those couple of weeks and waking up multiple times to pee, I’m so thankful I’m still able to sleep.
Symptoms: Tired, belly button becoming more and more flat, and heartburn/acid
What I Miss: Nothing!
Best Moment: Definitely the past weekend was the best. I felt like Derek and I got so much quality time together. We had a romantic dinner and reminisced all about our Italy trip…we were preparing to go on it at this exact time last year. I’m seriously so thankful for how great Derek has been throughout this whole pregnancy.
- Week 31: Baby Shower my Mom had for me!
- Week 31: aka, Hell Week. I have a feeling I will always remember this week…
- 32 Week appointment- found out our daughter has flipped and is head down ready to go!
- 32 weeks 4 days- the ladies at work threw me a super nice baby shower. We got our rock and play which I’m super excited about!!! Now she will have a place to sleep right beside our bed
- Week 32: maternity pictures and romantic date night
- Now switching to every-other-week doctor's appointments. Getting exciting!