We are in the third trimester and I want to do another pregnancy update to follow up my second trimester one here! Also, a huge thank you and shout out to my sister in law, MTK Photography who took these beautiful pictures! I can’t wait to have them in hanging in the babies nursery!
How far along: 30 weeks. We have our next appointment tomorrow, then we switch to every other week appointments, then every week, then he’s here!! I love that we are getting so close. I can’t believe how much I love him already, it is mind-blowing to me!!
Dreams: I have been dreaming a few times lately about him being here or about having him! The dreams make me so excited!! So far, I have had two or three dreams about giving birth.. and in my dreams its always been super easy and wonderful and then my baby’s here! I know that’s not how it is really going to go, so I’m not sure what they mean!! But I love having them!
Food Cravings: Everything sweet! Chocolate, cherries and watermelon, I have been loving them on our boating days!
Stretch Marks: We are still good on this! No new ones, but I had some on my hips just from growing up and I feel like they are a little more obvious right now..
Movement: He moves ALL the time! I absolutely love it! Lately it feels more like he’s stretching or rolling around than little jabs which is fun, especially when he really gets going! Blake loves feeling him move too, but he seems to relax or calm down when Blake puts his hand on my belly.
Symptoms: Third trimester I don’t think there is any way to not feel just… pregnant! I feel bigger, harder to move around and get up and down and around. I get tired or out of breath easier. And my legs seem to be getting tight and will get bad cramps sometimes. I think these are all pretty common so I’m not worried about them!
Exercise: I am still exercising, but I am taking it a little easier. I get really tired for a day or two if I overdo it, so I just try to do some type of moving around every day. Even just a little 10 minute walk really makes me feel good!
Baby’s Progress: He is now about three pounds and 18 inches long! Now its just time to fill out and get bigger!
I can’t believe we’re at 30 weeks! It seems like such a big milestone and makes me so excited for him to be here! I love that I get to be pregnant through the summer and my little cuddler will be here in the fall. September is one of my favorite months of the year! Its still beautiful enough to go out, the colors are all changing and its just cool enough to bundle up and stay warm. I plan on lots of walks with the little babe, I just literally can’t wait to meet him! I think it will be surreal.
We have to make a lot of decisions at this point about his birth and care. We’re also working on getting everything together that we will need. We ordered everything for the nursery and we will hopefully have that ready soon! I would love everyone’s advice on what items they LOVED with their newborn! I have two baby showers coming up and I can’t wait! I love that he is already so loved by family and friends. Thank you all for following along with me! This has been the best year of my life so far.