|The last trimester of my last pregnancy. Very bittersweet feeling.|
How far along: 28 weeks! As someone told me earlier this week, “the days are long, but the weeks fly by” – this is especially true on bed rest!
Total weight gain: I weigh 12 pounds less than my pre-pregnancy weight. At my last midwife appointment, I learned that while I may be gaining weight, the bed rest is likely causing me to lose muscle tone 😦
Maternity clothes: If by maternity clothes, you mean yoga pants and t-shirts, then yes.
Sleep: So tired, and it’s just going to get worse from here on out.
Miss anything: Lots of social events, pedicures, hair cuts, wearing makeup every day (although I will wear it around the house when I have visitors), going outside, and Guinness.
Movement: Tons of it! Each kick, roll, hiccup, and punch is getting stronger by the day. Sometimes the kicks take my breath away.
Food cravings: avocados, Coke (don’t judge, I don’t give in very often), oranges, apples
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of cauliflower when it’s cooking.
Have you started to show yet: Yes, for weeks now. I am feeling large and in charge.
Gender: still a surprise. When my sister was here, we did some old wives tales to see if we could figure it out. Check out this video to see what we determined.
Labor signs: just Braxton Hicks. While it’s not a labor sign, my linea nigra is starting to come through.
Belly button in or out: Still in.
Wedding rings on or off: On and they are kind of loose.
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody. Still very moody.
Looking forward to: A refresher birth class this weekend, making it to 32 weeks.